EZ-RIG crane making impact

20 March 2008

Father and son Art and John Mora are marketing their EZ-Rig material handling crane to contractors t

Father and son Art and John Mora are marketing their EZ-Rig material handling crane to contractors throughout the US. The machine can reach to 20 feet and has a capacity to lift 2,500 pounds

Art Mora of Ojai, CA invented the first prototype EZ-RIG Crane about eight years ago. A portable material-handling crane, the EZRIG fits through a doorway and in tight spaces, and the design allows the crane to spread its legs with outriggers and extend its boom to 20 feet. It is designed to lift, pull, drop, drag and load up to 2,500 pounds in complicated situations with an electric winch and 150 feet of cable.

Mora's son John Mora saw a need in the market for such a machine and began building a business around the product, which is popular with HVAC contractors, sheet metal contractors, pipe fitters and other businesses. The cranes have been used on jobs ranging from hanging statues of museum buildings to loading materials onto boats.

“There's nothing comparable on the market,” said John Mora. For the first few years, the father and son duo sold the cranes to companies they worked for, for example, Western Air and Refrigeration, Inc.

“We literally were using our own tool on the jobsites,” said Art Mora. Last year the two quit their day jobs to market the product nationwide. The younger Mora handles sales and marketing while the elder Mora concentrates on manufacturing and design. The company has new models with advanced features in development.

Corporate clients include Southland Industries and AAMCO. For more information visit www.ezrigcranes.com

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