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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 Builders is established and 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 Technologies takes their 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. manufacturing facility 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 Technologies also becomes a 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”
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More Useful Information About Crane Technologies

Crane Technologies is an industry-leading company with over 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.
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