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American Equipment, Inc. started 49 years ago in Ken Zimmerman’s basement. Back then we only offered conveying, packaging, and lifting equipment in Utah and Idaho. Fast-forward through three moves and amazing expansion to locations in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado. Our in-house crane fabrication, parts, service, and material handling are valued all over the United States today.

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1969 – American Equipment operated a small office offering, conveying, packaging and overhead lifting equipment in Utah and Idaho.

1979 – American Equipment moved to a small sales office which later expanded with a repair shop and warehouse.

1989 – American Equipment moved to a larger facility with capabilities to expand sales and service. Additional Service technicians were added for servicing overhead cranes and hoists.

1998 – In house crane fabrication was added to American Equipment list of services. This space also provided the capability to do modernization of customers’ cranes and hoists.

2000 – An 11,000 Sq. Ft. crane fabrication facility was add to our present facility. The facility housed two Ten (10) Ton Cranes. At this time a training facility was added to do in house training of our technicians and offer crane inspection training for our customers.

2005 to 2013 – Eight branches were opened in Gillette WY, Casper, WY, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Rock Springs, WY, Grand Junction Co, and Denver Co.

2009 – ISO 9001:2018 Certification was completed and American Equipment became an ISO 9001:2018 company.

2010 – Two more bays were added to our facility for fabrication and paint. This was an additional 6,500 sq ft.

2013 – An additional Fab Shop was leased to increase our crane building capacity.

2017 – ISO 9001:2015 Certification was completed

American Equipment, Inc. has over 100 employees throughout the company. This includes (10) Regional Offices located in 4 different states.

American Equipment, Inc. offers popular products that come with unmatched reliability and support:

  • Overhead Cranes
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Overhead Bridge Cranes
  • Industrial Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Material Handling equipment
  • Parts & Services

We also have a variety of conveying and overhead lifting parts and equipment to handle all of your lifting and overhead needs. Modernization and upgrading of old cranes, is a specialty of ours as well.

American Equipment, Inc. has grown a lot since we started out 1969, but we’ve never waivered in our commitment to our customers. We are proud to be a material handler in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado, and a shipper of cranes to every corner of the nation.

With 10 locations we are ready to serve you, so stop by, give us a call, or fill out an online form today!

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