SL 50 reveals the top 10 specialized lifting companies

By Hannah Sundermeyer21 March 2022

Ranking the top 10 specialized lifting companies in North America.

The top 10 crane-owning companies in North America were revealed in American Cranes and Transport’s March issue with its annual SL50. The top 10 companies were as follows:

1. Mammoet Americas

With a Specialized Lifting Index of 372,800 tons, Mammoet Americas secures the number one spot for the SL 50. The company’s largest specialized lifting unit is its Mega Jack system with a capacity of 5,732 tons. The company also reports 29 branches and 2,500 employees. 

2. Barnhart Crane & Rigging 

Memphis, TN-based Barnhart performs work in all lifting sectors in North America. Barnhart Crane & Rigging has 55 branches and 1,500 employees. With a SL50 index of 302,804 tons, Barnhart’s largest specialized lifting unit is a Barnhart Modular Lift Tower with a capacity of 6,000 tons.

3. Fagioli, Inc.

Fagioli, Inc. reported an index of 288,000 tons with the company’s Fagioli Self-Propelled Skid System boasting a lifting capacity of 70,000 tons. The worldwide company has four branches and 124 employees. 

4. Emmert International

Based in Clackamas, OR, Emmert International has three branches and 100 employees. The company reports a SL50 index of 82,350 tons. It’s largest unit, the Emmert Lift System, has a lifting capacity of 3,250 tons. The company’s fleet also includes 584 other specialized lifting units.

5. Edwards Moving & Rigging

With 135 employees and nine branches, Edwards Moving & Rigging has a SL50 index of 68,557 tons. The company’s largest specialized lifting unit is a Hydrospex Strand Jack System with a lifting capacity of 880 tons. 

6. Deep South Crane & Rigging 

Clocking in at 50,900 tons on the SL50 index, Deep South Crane & Rigging was formed in the heart of the heavy industrial U.S. Gulf Coast. Deep South’s largest specialized lifting unit is their Deep South Specialized Jack System at 16,000 tons lifting capacity. The company’s fleet also includes 13 strand jacks and 107 other specialized lifting units. 

7. Bay Ltd.

A newcomer last year, Bay Ltd. maintains a top ten spot again in 2022. The worldwide company has a SL50 index of 47,250 tons and its Dorman Long Strand Synchronized Lift System has a lifting capacity of 15,400 tons. 

8. Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions

Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions participated in the SL50 for the first time this year. The company has an index of 45,550 tons and a diverse fleet of 14 strand jack units, two gantries and three other specialized lifting units.

9. Sarens

Sarens is a powerhouse with 12 branches and over 300 employees. The company reported an index of 31,875 tons. Their fleet includes two rubber tired gantries, 27 gantries, 282 strand jack units and 159 other specialized lifting units. 

10. Engineered Rigging

Russellville, AR-based Engineered Rigging has five branches and 20 employees. The company reported an index of 28,700 tons. Their largest unit is a Enerpac JackUp JS-500/2000 with a lifting capacity of 2,200 tons. 

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