Eagle West Acquires Three Crane Companies

Eagle West Cranes Inc., Abbotsford, British Columbia, has purchased three southern Alberta-based companies. The company announced the purchase on Tuesday of Cox Crane Ltd. in Medicine Hat; Cox Hoisting Ltd. in Lethbridge; and Custom Cranes Ltd. in Brooks.

Eagle West will take ownership of these companies on May 30, 2008, and the current owner of Cox Crane Ltd., Lee Cox, will become the district manager for all three companies. All company names and the hourly workforces will remain intact under the leadership of Cox.

The three companies have 16 cranes (6 boom trucks and 10 hydraulic cranes) ranging in size from 17 to 100 tons.

“When the highly skilled operating teams and cranes from these locations work together with the existing talent and fleet of our Calgary-based division, Stampede Crane & Rigging, we will have a significant presence and ability to serve the customer base in southern Alberta,” said Jim Barkman, Eagle West Cranes president and CEO.