Wagstaff Crane, Murray, Utah, has acquired Bronson Crane, a Potain self-erecting tower crane dealer. With the acquisition of Bronson, Wagstaff Crane expands its range of services to its Utah customers, and takes over all the assets and business functions of Bronson Crane, which will continue to trade under its existing name and operate from Wagstaff’s Murray facilities.
Bronson Crane became a Potain dealer in 2008 and has been the top self-erecting crane dealer in the United States since 2011. Bronson has built up strong relationships with many key contractors over that time and is especially strong in the wood-framing commercial construction and masonry market in the territory. To further serve the area’s lifting needs, the Bronson/Wagstaff team now offers NCCO training and certification at its premises.
Earl Bronson, the company’s founder, has built Bronson Crane from the ground up over the past two decades, and has been largely responsible for introducing self-erecting cranes to Utah and the surrounding region. He will continue to support the team at Bronson Crane.
“We’re excited to join Wagstaff and look forward to continue to support our customers in their projects,” he said. “We’ve worked hard to build this company over the years and develop this important market. We’re confident we’ll continue to grow with Wagstaff and expand self-erecting crane construction.”
Bronson Crane will be a welcome addition to Wagstaff Crane, its new parent company, where it will slot in perfectly alongside its Manitowoc mobile crane offering.
“For almost 60 years, we've offered the most complete line of hydraulic cranes in the Intermountain West,” said Jim Wagstaff, co-owner of Wagstaff Crane and now Bronson Crane. “In that time, we’ve operated virtually every type of Manitowoc mobile crane there is. Now it’s time to expand our services even further by taking the logical next step and providing Potain’s tower crane offering, too.”
To visit Bronson Crane’s website, click on bronsoncrane.com.