Our History

Serving you for 40+ years

Founded in 1975, by Dale Currie, the company began achieving success as an overhead crane supplier to the demanding aerospace and manufacturing industries in the Pacific Northwest. The corporate headquarters, engineering, manufacturing, service and parts distribution facility is located in Pacific, Washington, just 25 miles south of Seattle.

A new facility in Vancouver, WA was established in 2005 to serve our southern Washington and Oregon customers. The Anchorage, AK facility opened in 2008 to serve the Petroleum, Mining, and Construction industries throughout Alaska.

In 2021, Washington Crane & Hoist began a new chapter in its storied history by joining the American Equipment family of businesses. Washington Crane’s partnership with American Equipment provides greater resources, enhanced product offerings, and expanded geographic coverage enabling Washington Crane to become a national, one-stop shop for all our customers’ crane, material handling, and service needs.

Innovative Manufacturing

Today Washington Crane continues its long tradition as an innovative company that is constantly adapting and expanding its core expertise in order to meet customer requirements. We manufacture equipment to the highest quality standards from components supplied by industry leaders. Our customers receive reliable products with predictable performance that provide years of service.

Experience & Infrastructure

Washington Crane has the financial resources, corporate infrastructure and manufacturing capability to support a large variety of projects while maintaining customer delivery commitments. Our experienced team can design, engineer, manufacture, install and service an overhead material handling system that will improve your company’s productivity and sharpen your competitive edge.