Northern Crane Parent Company Acquires Mullen Crane

Edmonton, Alberta-based NC Services Group (NCSG), the parent company of Northern Crane Services, announced the acquisition of Mullen Crane & Transport. Mullen Crane was established almost 30 years ago by Ray and Ellen Mullen in Soda Springs, Idaho. Today with its Manitowoc and Grove crane fleet, it provides transport and heavy lift services to the energy, chemical and petrochemical industries as well as infrastructure in the states of Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Utah. Mullen Crane has extensive experience transporting and installing wind turbines.

As part of the transaction, Ray Mullen has been appointed to the board of directors of NCSG in addition to continuing to manage Mullen Crane. Mullen, together with his senior management team, will be reinvesting into NCSG. “We are excited to partner with such a well established and reputable company,” said Leo Davis, NCSG CEO and co-founder. “Like NCSG, Mullen Crane is very much a family business, and we are excited to welcome the Mullen Crane team to the NC Services Group of companies. Ray and his family have built a tremendous business and we couldn't be happier to welcome the whole team.”

“The acquisition is a very significant step in our strategy to strengthen our position as the lifting & heavy haul solutions provider of choice,” said John Stevens, NCSG President and COO. “Mullen Crane & Transport will be our platform company in the U.S. Northwest, which will allow us significant opportunities to grow organically and through additional acquisitions. Their experience in the heavy lift, wind turbine transportation and erection business will be a huge benefit to our overall operations.”

“The partnership is exciting for us and our customers as additional capital and resources provided by NCSG will allow us to continue to provide an outstanding level of service to our customers,” Mullen said. “In addition, we are excited about the synergies between our company and NCSG.”

NC Services Group is a Northwest Capital Appreciation company and also the parent company of Trans Tech Contracting and A-1 Crane Services Inc.