About American Crane

For more than 50 years, American Crane & Equipment Corporation has been a trusted innovator of high-quality specialty lifting equipment. As a leading manufacturer of cranes, hoists, and other material handling equipment, along with a variety of parts and components for standard, custom, and nuclear applications, we’re committed to high quality products and customer satisfaction in an industry where there is no room for mistakes.

At American Crane, GRIT Matters: we put perseverance, heart, and integrity into everything we do. That is the core of our culture, and it’s the foundation for the values that drive us to put our people first and delight our customers with the high-quality solutions that make their lives easier.

Our Facilities

Our facilities feature a 226,000 sq ft combined capacity of manufacturing space and 150 ton lifting capacity. American Crane has one of the largest floor type horizontal boring mills in the Northeastern United States along with an onsite 200 ton load testing tower. This expanded manufacturing capacity, coupled with highly skilled labor, allows American Crane the scalability to meet future market demands.

From the Start

American Crane made the strategic decision to maintain its robust in-house resources for engineering, manufacturing and field services to ensure consistent quality and schedule adherence. Our engineering staff consists of seasoned mechanical, electrical and structural engineers, including world class nuclear seismic experts. American Crane’s engineering capabilities include mechanical and machine design, structural design and analyses, dynamic modeling and seismic, failure modes and effects analyses, complete control system design, remote systems, automated systems, software development (including real time graphics), complete licensing success with NRC, and support for 50.59 evaluations.

As a supplier to the nuclear industry, American Crane has maintained a Quality Assurance Program since 1996 that meets both 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, and ASME NQA-1 standards. This quality program has been audited by commercial nuclear utilities, NUPIC, and DOE contractors. Non-nuclear augmented quality programs are also available. American Crane’s welding is performed to AWS D1.1 or D14.1 standards and our in-house non-destructive testing is performed by SNT-TC-1A qualified personnel.

Our Latest Capabilities!

American Crane’s Service & Parts Department can provide services such as load testing, product support, outage support, retrofit and upgrades, OSHA and other inspections, spare parts and custom fabrications. Our parts department maintains an online catalog (store.americancrane.com) of over 40,000 items featuring standard cranes & hoists, rigging, trolleys, lifting devices, spare parts & much more.

GRIT Matters

Our Capabilities

We strive to be your go-to partner for specialty lifting equipment and associated services:


Our experienced and highly trained professional engineers are licensed in multiple states. Using the latest software and engineering equipment, we offer both mechanical and electrical engineering solutions:

  • Mechanical and machine design
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Dynamic modeling and seismic
  • Failure modes and effect analysis
  • AutoCAD, MathCAD, SolidWorks, ANSYS, and SAP2000 Advanced
  • Complete control system design
  • Remote and automated systems
  • Software development, including real time graphics
  • Explosion-proof designs


Because we do everything you need in-house, we’re committed to maintaining a clean, safe facility with state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced manufacturing team. Our welders are certified via AWS D1.1, D1.5, D1.6, or D14.1, and we offer high-level material preparation, a UL508-certified electrical panel building shop, CNC and plasma cutting capabilities, large boring and milling machines, and much more.


Our 5,000-square-foot indoor testing facility includes overhead cranes and a 75-foot adjustable test runway, and we have 500 tons of test weights and lifting devices available for rent. Outside, we have a 200-ton load testing tower. We’re committed to ensuring every product works the way you’re expecting it to.

Quality Assurance

To ensure the efficiency and safety of your equipment, our quality control process is multifaceted and customized to the application. We offer in-house non-destructive testing and coating inspections, service level 1 coating for safety related applications, safety related components and commercial grade dedication, and graded controls based on your requirements. We also do complete functional testing before we ship your products. Our standards and certifications include:

  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B and NQA-1 quality program for nuclear projects
  • NUPIC-Audited QAM-96 program
  • AWS D1.1 or D14.1 welding standards
  • SNT-TC-1A-qualified NDT personnel
  • CMAA, HMI, ASME standards committee member
  • UL508 shop certification of electrical panels

As Your Expert, Craftsman & Partner, our team is available 24/7 throughout the year to ensure you have access to the parts and services you need. With preventative maintenance, emergency service, on-site service and repair, and crane and hoist inspections, modifications, and repair, we’re as committed to you and your cranes after your purchase as we are when we help you design and build them.

We’re passionate about ongoing growth and learning to ensure we can always offer you modern, cost-effective solutions. That focus on innovation has brought us this far, and it’s how we’ll continue to design, build, and service the best cranes in the industry. We look forward to partnering with you on custom solutions that match your needs. Contact us to learn more.