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American Crane and Equipment Corporation Manufacture Turbine Cranes: The Gentle Giants of Overhead Lifting Equipment

American Crane and Equipment Corporation recently engineered and manufactured turbine cranes for several generating stations. In the world of cranes, turbine cranes are some of the largest and most powerful overhead lifting machines made. Douglassville, PA November 11, 2016 American Crane & Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has recently completed the...

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Norheim Hoist meets CMAA Class D Duty of up to 60 Ton Capacity.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Norheim Hoist meets CMAA Class D Duty of up to 60 Ton Capacity.

Available with capacities ranging up to 160 tons, Norheim Hoist meets requirement of Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) Spec # 70. With two speed hoists and trolley controls of up to 20 horsepower, utilizing standard magnetic contactor controls, hoist allows lifting speed to increase for loads that weigh up to 30% of the rated load capacity. Unit can be utilized for foot mounted,...

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American Crane & Equipment Corporation Increases Columbus McKinnon Product Offerings
Fasteners & Hardware

American Crane & Equipment Corporation Increases Columbus McKinnon Product Offerings

As a long time Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO) channel partner, American Crane announces additions to at least 11 CMCO product lines, now available for shipment. The additional offerings are driven by the company’s mission to provide a wide variety of equipment in order to meet the specific requirements of the application. DOUGLASSVILLE, PA - American Crane Equipment Corporation and...

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American Crane and Equipment Corporation Helps Lift Salmon Across the Cushman Dams in Washington State
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American Crane and Equipment Corporation Helps Lift Salmon Across the Cushman Dams in Washington State

American Crane designed and manufactured two 5 ton jib cranes, featuring corrosion resistant components to safely operate in an outdoor aquatic environment. All gearing, including the drive motions and gear rack, was designed with a minimum service factor of 2.0 for heavy duty service. Douglassville, PA - When Tacoma Power re-licensed Cushman Dams 1 and 2, the Washington Department of Natural...

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American Crane Completes the First Lift for Orion
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American Crane Completes the First Lift for Orion

American Crane & Equipment Corporation's overhead clean room crane helped to lift and stack the Orion crew module. The stacking took place inside the Final Assembly and System Test (FAST) cell inside the Operations and Checkout facility at Kennedy Space Center. Early last month, American Crane's 25 ton double girder clean room crane (with single failure-proof hoist) strategically lifted and...

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Lifting the Future of Spaceflight!

American Crane & Equipment Corporation's Customized Crane lifts and moves the Orion Spacecraft throughout the Kennedy Space Center Operations & Checkout Building. Amity Township, Douglassville, PA – NASA is currently using one of American Crane & Equipment's Single Failure Proof Cranes to assist Lockheed Martin personnel to move the Orion space capsule inside the Operations & Checkout (O&C)...

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Expansion: American Crane & Equipment Corporation Completes Engineering Addition and Begins Construction of Manufacturing Building
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Expansion: American Crane & Equipment Corporation Completes Engineering Addition and Begins Construction of Manufacturing Building

Amity Township, Douglassville, PA – American Crane Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has completed phase one of its two phase expansion, financed by PNC Bank with engineering provided by Boyer Engineering. The first phase of construction includes a 2,500 square foot engineering addition with 11 cubicles and 3 offices. The offices and cubicles are...

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American Crane Is Keeping America's Bridges Well-Traveled and Safe

America's infrastructure is all over the news these days.Â-  A recent report claims that U.S. highways and bridges will need a staggering $2.5 trillion in upgrades just to survive for the next few decades. It is a fearsome number especially during a time when cutting back on spending is one of the main things on Washington's mind. No matter who is in power, someone is going to have to deal...

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American Crane's World Class Service Department

At American Crane & Equipment Corporation, our service department is second to none. We feature seasoned field and in-house technicians that include certified crane inspectors, certified welders, expert riggers, and proven fitters. Put them all together and the American Crane service team can do everything from emergency calls to preventative maintenance and inspections, repairs, rebuilds and...

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American Crane Designs and Manufactures Explosion Proof Cranes and Hoists for Hazardous Areas
Material Handling & Storage

American Crane Designs and Manufactures Explosion Proof Cranes and Hoists for Hazardous Areas

American Crane and Equipment Corporation's customers utilize cranes and hoists in many different environments. Some are relatively safe with few noticeable hazards, while others can be downright dangerous. If you have followed the news at all, you might have noticed that as the world's manufacturing base has grown, so has the number of explosions from flammable liquids, vapors, gases, and...

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American Crane & Equipment Corporation names Karen P. Norheim President and COO

Oddvar Norheim named Chairman and CEO Douglassville, PA - September 17, 2019 -- American Crane & Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom designed electric overhead cranes and other material handling equipment, announced that on September 17th, Karen Norheim was named President and COO. Long-time President and CEO, Oddvar Norheim, will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO. Karen...

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Company News

American Crane & Equipment Corporation Launches GRIT Matters™ Campaign

GRIT Matters™ at American Crane & Equipment Corporation DOUGLASSVILLE, PA. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 14, 2018 - At American Crane, their Mission is to be Gritty! In January of 2018, American Crane & Equipment Corporation began a series of launches of a new campaign within the company called GRIT Matters™ to help reboot their company culture. What does that mean? Well, the definition of grit is as...

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ImmERge Labs' New CPR Virtual Teachable Moment at American Crane & Equipment Corporation

AUGUST 09, 2017 - American Crane recently had the opportunity to open their facility to the ImmERge Labs, an Upstart company spun out of the University of Pennsylvania, to introduce their employees to some of the newest and most innovative technology being applied in the medical field today. After recently completing their official CPR certification training, American Crane’s employees had the...

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Philadelphia region engineering majors support high school robotics team

A women’s high school robotics team demonstrated their creation to students enrolled in the Philadelphia regional undergraduate general engineering degree at Penn State Great Valley last week. The teens explained their development process and intense preparations for a statewide competition next weekend. The team from the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova previously had visited the...

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What Is So Cool About Manufacturing?

Recently, a group of middle school students visited American Crane & Equipment Corporation as part of a student video contest called "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?” The contest is part of a program (created by The Manufacturers Resource Center) called "Dream It Do It PA". This program was created to introduce students to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

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Material Handling & Storage

American Crane and Equipment Corporation Manufacture Turbine Cranes: The Gentle Giants of Overhead Lifting Equipment

American Crane and Equipment Corporation recently engineered and manufactured turbine cranes for several generating stations. In the world of cranes, turbine cranes are some of the largest and most powerful overhead lifting machines made. Douglassville, PA November 11, 2016 American Crane & Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has recently completed the...

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Norheim Hoist meets CMAA Class D Duty of up to 60 Ton Capacity.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Norheim Hoist meets CMAA Class D Duty of up to 60 Ton Capacity.

Available with capacities ranging up to 160 tons, Norheim Hoist meets requirement of Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) Spec # 70. With two speed hoists and trolley controls of up to 20 horsepower, utilizing standard magnetic contactor controls, hoist allows lifting speed to increase for loads that weigh up to 30% of the rated load capacity. Unit can be utilized for foot mounted,...

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American Crane & Equipment Corporation Celebrated Manufacturing Day with Tours for Middle and High Schoolers

American Crane Equipment Corporation Celebrated Manufacturing Day with Tours for Middle and High Schoolers American Crane celebrated Manufacturing Day (October 7, 2016) this year by inviting two local school districts to tour their plant and learn about careers in manufacturing. The two groups of middle and high school students also built a Rokenbok gantry crane that was fully operational....

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American Crane & Equipment Corporation Increases Columbus McKinnon Product Offerings
Fasteners & Hardware

American Crane & Equipment Corporation Increases Columbus McKinnon Product Offerings

As a long time Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO) channel partner, American Crane announces additions to at least 11 CMCO product lines, now available for shipment. The additional offerings are driven by the company’s mission to provide a wide variety of equipment in order to meet the specific requirements of the application. DOUGLASSVILLE, PA - American Crane Equipment Corporation and...

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American Crane Celebrates Thanksgiving with the Greater Berks Food Bank

Local manufacturer launches charitable Thanksgiving campaign by donating a can of food for each parts order placed during the month of November. DOUGLASSVILLE, PA – Eastern Pennsylvania’s American Crane and Equipment Company, leading manufacturer of cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment, components and parts, proudly announces a holiday food drive partnership with the Greater...

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