National Crane celebrates 75th anniversary

By Hannah Sundermeyer23 March 2022

National Crane is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. The company was founded in 1947 as Burg Manufacturing by Marlo Burg in Nebraska.

The company will be celebrating the milestone throughout 2022 by highlighting its most popular models, projects and people.

The company’s first product was agricultural weed sprayers, but in 1963 it changed its name to National Crane Corp., to reflect its expansion into boom trucks. Grove acquired the company in 1978, and it became part of the Manitowoc portfolio in 2002. 

Today, National Crane is a globally recognized brand behind numerous patented lifting technologies and boom truck models spanning across several crane generations. 

“We’re extremely proud to celebrate National Crane’s 75th anniversary with the brand’s loyal customer base,” said Aaron Ravenscroft, president and CEO, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. “It has been an incredible journey for National Crane, and we are confident that the future will bring continued success. We would like to thank all the employees, customers and crane operators that have contributed to the business over the years and look forward to the next 75 years and beyond.”

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