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Grove Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Crane Manufacturer Grove Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2022

April 11, 2022
Crane manufacturer Grove is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, a major milestone for one of the world’s most renowned and prolific crane manufacturers.

Crane manufacturer Grove is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, a major milestone for one of the world’s most renowned and prolific crane manufacturers.

Grove was launched in 1947 in a garage in Shady Grove, Pa. The Grove brothers – John and Dwight, and Wayne Nicarry – were building farm wagons when they realized they needed a more efficient way to move raw materials. John Grove designed a rudimentary rubber-tired crane, which became the first Grove mobile crane. Over time, Grove would manufacture the first mobile, hydraulic industrial cranes, and Grove would transition from a farm manufacturer to a crane company.

Today, Grove is a worldwide brand with operations around the world. It became part of the Manitowoc crane brand portfolio in 2002, and continues to grow its line of all-terrain, rough-terrain, truck cranes, and industrial cranes.

“We’re extremely proud to celebrate Grove’s tremendous journey over the past 75 years,” said Aaron Ravenscroft, president and CEO of The Manitowoc Co. “A milestone like this affords us the opportunity to look back and admire what has made Grove successful while inspiring us to drive toward our future goals. For Grove, it’s a tradition of performance, reliability, durability, innovation, and support. Our sincere gratitude goes out to our customers and the crane operators that helped promote the Grove legacy.”

Grove plans to share stories about its people, products and history on its social media channels as well as its website at: https://www.manitowoc-lookingup.com/. It will also pay special tribute to the company’s legacy at Bauma 2022 in Munich.