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American Crane Works, Inc. (ACW) is a distributor/dealer for two overhead crane manufacturers. We provide turnkey projects, from design to installations throughout the United States. All new equipment is backed by superior service that is second to none.

General Crane

General Crane Service, Inc., a major crane and hoist manufacturer in the Charlotte area, has provided new equipment across the United States for over several decades. Their manufacturing capabilities range from small 500-pound capacity single girder cranes to 50-ton double-box girder cranes in excess of 100-foot spans.

Below are some of the General Crane Services' capabilities:
  • Top-running/under-running cranes
  • Single-girder cranes
  • Double-girder cranes
  • Built-up trolley units
  • Custom trolley frames
  • Custom-built below-the-hook devices
  • Runways and monorails


Morgan Engineering Systems, Inc., manufacturer of ALLMARK™ Cranes, is a Division of the "Alliance Machine Company" (Morgan/Alliance) and has been engineering and manufacturing cranes for over 90 years. Morgan Engineering, a member of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) and Material Handling Institute (MHI), is recognized throughout the world as one of the premier builders of heavy, large-capacity overhead cranes.

Building cranes is what Morgan Engineering does best! Morgan/Alliance is the number-one supplier of overhead cranes for use in the steel industry, an industry that demands optimum performance and durability. The majority of hot metal cranes purchased for the steel industry in the United States were designed and manufactured by Alliance Machine. From a 25-ton, single-hook, hot metal crane used in a mini mill to a giant 425-metric ton, hi-speed, hot-metal crane equipped with a unique four-motor hoist, Alliance cranes stand up to the rigorous demands of the metals industry with superior performance.

It is specialty equipment at its best, and just one example of Morgan's impressive engineering and manufacturing capabilities that can also be used to successfully handle coils, slabs, billets and blooms, plates and a variety of other products.

Morgan/Alliance has been around Steel Mills longer than anyone, and no one is better equipped to design and manufacture the complete range of cranes and specialty equipment needed in today's metals industry. Plus, it's all backed by the same quality service and support needed to assure years of reliable performance.

Morgan Engineering's unique ability to design and manufacture overhead cranes and specialty equipment provides Morgan/Alliance the ability to offer our customers complete material handling systems.

Lift, rotate, transfer, and move your complete operation with high-quality specialty equipment from Alliance Machine, builders of world-class cranes and material handling systems!

Trust built on performance, and performance built on quality! There is only one name when it comes to equipping your operation with the heavy-duty overhead cranes needed to assure maximum productivity, cost-effective operation, and total reliability. It is the same name that has been lifting the loads of industry since 1901, the name more steel mills know and trust, and the name that will help drive the industries of tomorrow. Morgan Engineering Systems/Alliance Machine Company: Simply the Best!

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  Start up of single girder crane.

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  Customized controls.

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  Top running trolley assembly.

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  A product of General Crane Service, Inc.

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