Canada-based NC Services Group Ltd., parent company to NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Ltd., has bought out Prince Rupert-based business, Doug’s Crane from Broadwater Industries.

Founded in 1984 by Doug Mackereth, Doug’s Crane supplies and maintains cranes in the west coast port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

“Doug’s Crane has a 29-year history of providing crane and lifting solutions to its many customers in the Prince Rupert region and we are thrilled to be partnering with Doug Mackereth and the rest of the Broadwater management team,” said Ted Redmond, president of NCSG. “We will continue to provide crane services to the Prince Rupert market and plan to grow our crane and heavy haul fleet in this market to meet the needs of current customers and the proposed LNG and other projects in the region.”

Doug Mackereth and the other owners of Broadwater have taken an equity interest in NCSG, and will work closely with the company to grow the crane and heavy haul services business in the Prince Rupert region.

The acquisition takes NCSG’s fleet to nearly 300 cranes, 200 lines of hydraulic platform trailers, 190 conventional trailers and 65 tractors. The company operates a network of depot across North America.

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