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

August 1, 1977

Jim Doty completes his first service order for Manchester Steel, founding Expert Crane and beginning our 40 year long history of “Service with Integrity.”

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Expert Crane purchases the Cleveland Beacon product line, stepping into the manufacturing side of overhead cranes.


Expert Crane partners with R&M as a Master Distributor and expands into a larger facility.

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


Expert Crane purchases Southside Service.

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June 1994

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

Expert Crane expands into their Cleveland Headquarters and purchases Akron Crane and Conveyer.

McKissick mechanism


Expert Crane purchased Overhead Crane and Service Corp.


Expert Crane releases intelligent tandem control panel offering additional operational safety features.

April 2014

Expert Crane expands to the current 50,000 square foot facility at 5755 Grant Avenue in Cuyahoga Hts., OH.

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

Expert Crane TX mechanism


Expert Crane releases the MX product line, offering a single girder solution following the heavy duty ideals of its predecessors.

Expert Crane releases a “Basic” version of its control panel offering the same safety features in a more cost effective package.

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