The beginnings of today’s Illinois Crane dates back to 1925, When Mason W. Haigh opened a distributorship for Cleaveland Tramrail Equipment, offering the newly-emerging industrial world of Central Illinois innovative material handling products. Products that are designed to make manufacturing more productive! Through the Great Depression of the 1930s…During World War II… and finally The New Deal, a period of history when the industry really began to flourish, Mason Haigh’s company not only survived some very tough times, but the company grew, offering more and more products and services that made the manufacturing process easier for its customers.
The years following World War II saw an even greater need for factory automation, and Mason Haigh’s material handling specialists worked hard to meet the demands of improving factory productivity. The company not only met the challenges of the burgeoning industrial revolution but also at the same time, built on its reputation of customer satisfaction. The company became known as a single source supplier of quality cranes, hoists, monorail, and conveyors… providing reliable equipment designed to meet the ever-growing needs of medium-to-heavy industry.
As the company began providing more products, they also began providing more customer services in related fields, as well. Expansion of consulting, equipment installation and maintenance services gave rise to the present company. And, because of customer demand, a new focus on custom equipment has also been an integral part of the company’s current operation. With this rich tradition of providing quality products backed by outstanding service and support, today’s Illinois Crane has become a Midwestern leader in practical solutions for material handling in a wide range of manufacturing applications including the following:
Recognizing the importance of keeping manufacturing facilities running smoothly and being productive, the company also offers 24-Hour, 7-Day Emergency Service as an added convenience to its customers.
To this day, growth and change continue at Illinois Crane. The same vision that was present at its founding stage still exists today, as the company continues to look for new ways to better serves it’s customers, through expanded service, Inspection and training programs. With a continuing emphasis on helping customers achieve success, Illinois Crane Incorporated is your key to ” Moving Manufacturing Forward” in the midwest!
Started out as Mason W Haigh and Sons
The company made a hoist division and named it Illinois Crane
The company name was changed to Illinois Crane, Inc.