Capabilities Statement

American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) is a privately held international material handling company with locations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.


  • Corporate Headquarters – Douglassville, PA
    • Approximately 200,000 square feet
  • Service, Parts and Standard Crane Division – Douglassville, PA
    • 20,000 square feet
  • Manufacturing Support Division – Essington, PA
    • Over 100,000 square feet


Products and Services

  • Custom Cranes and Material Handling Equipment for most applications including Nuclear, Aerospace, Explosion Proof, and Single Failure
  • Standard Pre-Engineered Industrial Cranes
  • Full Line of Industrial Hoists
  • Specialized Equipment including Bridge Maintenance Travelers
  • Below the Hook Lift Beams and Grapples
  • Field Service Support

Crane and Hoist Types

  • Single and Double Girder
  • Gantry
  • Stacker
  • Jib Cranes, Wall, and Base Mounted
  • Monorail and Base Mounted Hoists


  • Mechanical and Machine Design
  • Structural Design and Analyses
  • Dynamic Modeling and Seismic
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analyses
  • AutoCad, MathCad, Solidworks, SAP200, and ANSYS
  • Complete Control System Design
  • Remote Systems
  • Automated Systems
  • Software Development including Real Time Graphics
  • Complete Licensing Success with NRC
  • Support for 50.59 Evaluations


  • State-of-the-Art Material Preparation
  • Certified Welders per AWS D1.1 / AWS D14.1
  • Certified Welders per CSA W47.1
  • Electrical Panel  Shop
  • UL508 Certified Panel
  • Machine Shop with CNC Capability


  • Load testing up to 200 Tons
  • On-site Support
  • Product Support
  • Outage Support
  • Retrofit, and Upgrades
  • Inspections
  • Resident Technicians for Continuous Site Support

Spare Parts

  • Dedicated Spare Parts Group
  • Parts available for ACECO (American Crane) Cranes
  • Authorized Distributor of AL-Vac, Budgit, CM, CMCO, Chester Hoist, Coffing, Gorbel, Little Mule, Munck, SAFLIFT, Shaw-Box, YALE & more
  • Authorized Stocking Parts Distributor for Columbus McKinnon
  • Custom Fabrication for UniqueParts
  • Nuclear Safety Related Crane Parts
  • Engineering Support
  • In-house Machining


  • Safety Training
  • Operator and Maintenance Training
  • Custom Programs

Quality Assurance

  • Mature 10 CRF 50 Appendix B/NQA-1 Quality Program for Nuclear Projects
  • Welding Controlled to AWS D1.5 or D14.1
  • SNT-TC-1A Qualified NDT Personnel
  • Graded Quality Controls based on Customers’ Requirements

Cage Code: 57335
D&B: 05-563-2376

NAICS: 333923

 Contact Information:

Corporate Headquarters

531 Old Swede Rd
Douglassville,PA 19518 USA
Toll Free: 1-877-877-6778
Tel: 610-385-6061
Fax: 610-385-3191
Service, Parts, & Standard Crane Division

1440 Ben Franklin Hwy
Douglassville, PA 19518 USA
Toll Free: 1-877-503-2972
Tel: 484-945-0420
Fax: 484-945-0431

Standards & Licensing:

Our cranes are manufactured to CMAA Specifications 70 or 74. We can also supply cranes that meet ASME NOG-1 requirements. Certifications are not issued for these standards.

American Crane has Professional Engineers licensed in multiple states. Numerous employees hold state-specific licensing and authorization with various state’s Board of Registration.