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Mazzella Companies Acquires Piedmont Hoist & Crane

This acquisition positions Mazzella as one of the preeminent manufacturers of overhead cranes and lifting equipment in North America.

Mike Close

CLEVELAND, OH – Mazzella Companies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Piedmont Hoist & Crane based out of Winston-Salem, NC. This acquisition positions Mazzella as one of the preeminent manufacturers of overhead cranes and lifting equipment in North America. The addition of Piedmont’s engineering, manufacturing, and technical expertise allows Mazzella to provide the highest quality crane buying experience, from design, fabrication, and installation, to after-sale service and support.

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Starting in 1993, Piedmont Hoist & Crane has grown from a small service company offering inspections and repairs, into a crane manufacturing company that offers pre-engineered crane systems, as well as specialized process equipment for the most demanding of environments. Piedmont enhances its offerings with advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities, including the design and construction of both pre-engineered and custom-engineered hoists, along with rotating and fixed-axle end trucks. Additionally, Piedmont provides specialized services such as crane installations and system modernizations. Effective immediately, Piedmont Hoist & Crane will operate as Mazzella Piedmont. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

“We are thrilled about this acquisition and what it means for our dedicated team members. Keeping our employees together and joining a privately held organization allows us to preserve our strong culture. This also provides us with the opportunity to expand our team and our capabilities. The cultural fit between Piedmont and Mazzella is exceptional, and we are excited about the synergies that will come from this union. Together, we will continue to grow our business as we strive to become the market leader in crane equipment manufacturing,” says Rich Burns, President and CEO of Piedmont Hoist & Crane.

“We are excited to welcome the talented team at Piedmont Hoist & Crane to our organization. This acquisition unites two industry leaders, combining our individual strengths and expertise to significantly enhance our engineering excellence. Our aligned cultures and capabilities will drive synergies that enhance our services and deliver even greater value to our customers. By integrating our systems, quality, and innovative processes, we will set new standards in overhead crane engineering, design, manufacturing, and service. Together, we are poised to deliver the best solutions and support in the industry, ensuring our customers benefit from unmatched innovation and equipment reliability,” says Matt Mazzella, President of Mazzella.

About Mazzella Companies

Mazzella Companies employs over 1,300 individuals in 50+ locations in North America. Mazzella is the largest independently owned company in the overhead lifting and rigging industries and is a manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of lifting products for industrial, commercial, and specialty applications. In addition, Mazzella is a leading manufacturer of world-class overhead cranes, specialty machinery, and overhead crane services. Mazzella Companies’ diverse portfolio includes Sheffield Metals, a manufacturer and distributor of coated and bare metal products for engineered metal roof and wall systems and New Tech Machinery, a manufacturer of portable roof panel and gutter machines recognized as the world’s finest portable rollformers.

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