History

It is useful to understand where you’ve been before deciding where you want to go. Our history has served as a foundation of who we are, what we believe and what we value.


Back in 1954, James Mazzella formed a business by providing the most basic of lifting devices—wire rope slings that were braided by hand.

It wasn’t the cleanest and certainly not the easiest job around – but it was fundamental to the industry. This gut-level standard of performance defined the company in 1954, and it defines the company to this day.

From the shop floor to the front office, every employee knows and understands the no-excuses, customer-first mentality that is threaded throughout the company. In every customer interaction, we instill confidence and comfort.

The company has grown organically through the decades by expanding its product offerings and by entering new markets. It has done so by securing new customers and nurturing those historic relationships. And it has grown by acquisition.


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1954

Jim Mazzella formed a business by providing the most basic of lifting devices, along with wire rope slings that were braided by hand. 

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1973

Mazzella became a CM repair facility. 

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1983

Indusco celebrated its 75th year in business. 

 

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1985

Indusco acquired Jacob Gichner Co. This acquisition allowed Indusco to offer its customers a full line of tools. Later, J. Henry Holland Corporation joined the Indusco family. 

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1989

Indusco doubled its size in less than six years through the acquisition of another firm also known as…“Indusco.” 

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1990s

Indusco acquired Anchor Wire Rope, Hampton Rubber Company and R/W Connections.

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1990

Mazzella purchased the Cleveland branch of William S. Adler. 

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1996

Mazzella received its ISO Certification.

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1999

Mazzella acquired Crane Builders of America and Mentor Lift Hooks. 

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2003

 Indusco acquired Alabama Sling Center from Wire Rope Corporation of America (WIRECO). 

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2004

Mazzella acquired Sheffield Metals and celebrated its 50th year in business. 

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2005

Mazzella acquired Detroit Wire Rope Splicing Corporation and Progressive Crane Inc. 

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2008

Indusco celebrated its 100th year in business. 

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2011

Mazzella Companies is formed through the acquisition of the Indusco Group: 

  • Indusco Wire Rope & Supplies 
  • J. Henry Holland Corporation 
  • Alabama Sling Center 
  • Tennessee Sling Center 
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2012

Mazzella Companies acquired KCI of Alabama, Inc. to strengthen its crane service business.

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2014

Mazzella Companies celebrated “60 Years of Excellence.”

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2015

Mazzella Companies acquired New Tech Machinery Corporation and Rouster Wire Rope & Rigging Inc.

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2017

Mazzella Companies acquired FHS, Inc. 

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2019

Mazzella Companies acquired Nasser Machines to expand New Tech Machinery’s gutter machine line.

Mazzella Companies acquired Denver Wire Rope.

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