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MISSION STATEMENT

“TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN OVERHEAD CRANE AND HOIST DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES THROUGH PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY AND INTEGRITY!”

1973-1977

Expert Crane Owner Jim Doty begins career at Euclid Crane Company gaining experience as a machinist and plant assembler, lastly moving into field crane service.

August 1, 1977

After completing the first service order for Manchester Steel, Jim Doty founds Expert Crane and begins the 40-year history of overhead crane manufacturing and offers “Service with Integrity.”

1983

Expert Crane purchases the Cleveland Beacon product line, which was the company’s first step into the manufacturing of overhead cranes.

1984

Expert Crane partners with R&M as a Master Overhead Crane Distributor, and they expand into a larger facility. 1984
The Beacon product line was sold, and Expert

1989

The Beacon product line was sold, and Expert Crane restructured their business plan around overhead crane service.

1991

Expert Crane purchases Southside Service.

June 1994

The Excel “DX” overhead crane line is released, offering a custom engineered overhead crane with minimal downtime and readily available parts at a fraction of the maintenance cost of their competition.

Expert Crane expands into their Cleveland Headquarters and purchases Akron Crane and Conveyor

1999

Expert Crane purchased Overhead Crane and Service Corp.

 

2002

Expert Crane releases the intelligent tandem control panel product which offers additional operational safety features to their overhead crane products.

2009-2012

Second generation of the Doty family celebrates their college graduation and starts their new careers at Expert Crane.

April 2014

Expert Crane expands to their current 50,000 square foot facility at 5755 Grant Avenue in Cuyahoga Heights.

2015

Expert Crane releases the TX overhead crane line, offering a solution for customers between the DX platform and packaged hoists.

2016

Expert Crane releases the MX overhead crane line, offering a single girder solution following the heavyduty ideals of its predecessors.

Expert Crane starts manufacturing a “basic” and intelligent version of its overhead crane control panels.

2019

Expert Crane acquires Conlift, Inc., an overhead crane supplier headquartered in Rootstown, Ohio.