Wagstaff Crane acquires Bronson Crane

By Hannah Sundermeyer25 May 2021

Through the acquisition, Wagstaff will expand its product portfolio with Potain self-erecting cranes and offer NCCCO training and certification.

With the acquisition of Utah-native Potain self-erecting tower crane dealer Bronson Crane, lifting specialist Wagstaff Crane is poised to offer an expanded range of services to customers in Utah. The purchase of the self-erecting tower crane specialist sees Wagstaff take over all its assets and business functions, although Bronson Crane will continue to trade under its existing name, and operate from the Wagstaff building in Murray, UT.

From left to right: Ronnie Wagstaff, Jacob Neilson, Kevin Wagstaff, Judd Wagstaff, Whitney Tucker, Jan Bronson, and Earl Bronson. Not pictured: Jim Wagstaff, Ron Wagstaff and James Wagstaff.

Bronson Crane, which became a Potain dealer in 2008, has been the top self-erecting crane dealer in the U.S. since 2011, the company said. To further serve the area’s lifting needs, the Bronson/Wagstaff team now offers NCCCO training and certification at its premises.

“For almost 60 years, we’ve offered the most complete line of hydraulic cranes in the Intermountain West,” said Jim Wagstaff, co-owner of Wagstaff Crane and now Bronson Crane. “In that time, we’ve operated virtually every type of Manitowoc mobile crane there is. Now it’s time to expand our services even further by taking the logical next step and providing Potain’s tower crane offering, too.”

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