Progressive Crane opened in 1968 as Progressive Electrical Systems, Inc. when president and founder, Wayne Goforth, decided to start a service organization focusing on crane repair and services.
Progressive Electrical Systems, Inc. began its coverage in Cleveland and continued to blanket the state of Ohio, working on virtually every make, model and type of crane. Tens of thousands of cranes are currently serviced within the Progressive network of offices and through the Local Service Tech organization.
Progressive started engineering and manufacturing cranes in 1972. Between 1972 and 1976, Progressive continued to grow and expand by adding additional products and services, and also concentrated on the manufacturing processes and offering customers quality field services.
In 1976, Progressive Crane opened a manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, to ease freight costs and improve local service to the southern states.
In 1989, Progressive Crane purchased Cleveland Beacon® Manufacturing, a crane manufacturer founded in 1946. This purchase allowed for a more diverse offering of
product lines and components. Many crane assemblers and end users are consumers of Beacon Line products.
In 2005, Progressive Crane was acquired by the Mazzella Companies, which has continued internal product and market development, making it a significant provider of a wide range of overhead cranes and end trucks. The company has on-staff engineering and computer-aided design, along with SolidWorks capability, to build customized indoor cranes and runway systems
to a lifting capacity exceeding 150 tons.
Today, there are thousands of Progressive Crane installations throughout the United States and abroad. We welcome the opportunity to address your overhead material handling needs and thank you for your lifting confidence.
Progressive Crane is a leading manufacturer of world-class overhead cranes with more than 40 years experience. We engineer and build custom solutions ranging from light-duty economical cranes to large-capacity, high-duty cycle cranes with welded plate-box girders.
Our work is done in full compliance with CMAA, NEC, OSHA and ASME standards. We have extensive electrical capability, as well as AWS certified welders.
Progressive Crane provides in-house engineering and can also furnish PE (Professional Engineer) stamped drawings and calculations. All drawings are done in SolidWorks—this reduces calculation time and increases productivity, which saves our customers money. Also, being electronic, the calculations and drawings may be e-mailed to further save time. This is an ideal solution for companies with fabrication capabilities, but with no in-house engineering.
We believe it’s logical that the engineers who design your crane also design your runway structure. Our engineers utilize SolidWorks to create your runway designs, in strict accordance with CMAA, ANSI, Uniform Building Code, AISC and American Welding Institute standards and practices.
The same rugged quality that goes into our cranes is applied to our runway structures. In many cases, the same craftsmen and welders who fabricate your crane also produce your runway structure.
A correctly installed runway structure ensures a smooth-running crane system. Our installers are runway experts with experience established over many years and hundreds of installations. They have developed unique skills and special tools to make installations quick and easy.