Learn More About Crane Technologies and Our Exciting History
Our Company History Since 1946
We are known for high-quality services. Our experts have an industry experience of over 65 years. Read below to learn more about our history.
1946:Michigan Crane & Conveyor begins building equipment
1947:Medallion Crane Buildersis establishedand begins building built-up special hoists
1973:Metro Crane Service begins performing crane installations, inspections and preventative maintenance programs. The company works in conjunction with MIOSHA personnel to help in developing safety inspection guidelines for overhead bridge cranes and trains many of MIOSHA’s original inspectors
1981:Crane Equipment Supply is established to provide crane service companies a one-stop shop for parts and equipment
1991:All of these companies are combined into Crane Technologies and housed in a single facility
1998:Crane Technologiestakestheir complete product line from built-up hoists to crane components nationally, setting up a network of dealers and distributors across the country
1999:Crane Technologies is named the exclusive distributor for Black Bear products in the eastern half of the United States
2000:Crane Technologies moves into a new 50,000 sq.ft.manufacturingfacility and starts applying “lean manufacturing” practices to reduce overall costs and improve its product and service quality
2003:ISO 9001 certification completed. Crane Technologies has become one of the largest crane service companies in the state of Michigan and now has more than 30 dealers across the country
2004:Crane Technologies wins the first-ever U.S. Navy WHE-MAC Competition and is awarded the first WHE-MAC contract. Crane Technologiesalso becomesa master parts and equipment dealer for the Crane Mart Group
2008:Michigan economy tumbles into recession, but Crane Technologies continues to grow as a result of exceptional customer service, custom-engineered products and superior attention to detail
2012: Crane Technologies is nominated
for Chrysler’s “Sustainability Supplier of the Year”
Crane Technologies is an industry-leading company withover 65 years of experience
in crane design, deployment and safety training. Since 1946, the company has been building
equipment, supporting the material handling industry by means of reliable equipment repair options, safety training and education. The knowledge, experience and availability of our staff ensure clients operate their business, without interruptions, in a safe environment.
Crane Technologies has been manufacturing Michigan
Crane™ brand cranes in Michigan since 1946. We're one of the largest OEM crane manufacturers, currently operating in the Midwest, and take pride in being an industry leader and innovator. Our early adoption of lean manufacturing has now led the way to the current implementation of GREEN manufacturing. Also, as a result of our practices, we were recently nominated by Chrysler for their “Sustainability Supplier of the Year” award.
Crane Technologies is available to assist you with the repair, maintenance and safety of your cranes, hoists and other electrical equipment. We're available 24/7/365 to help your company avoid costly downtime and get your equipment back on line. We strive to ensure that our customer's employees are working in a safe, secure environment. Contact Crane Technologies today. There’s no project too big or too small for us to handle.