DESHAZO Crane Company Launches Growth Initiative and Seeks Acquisitions to Meet Increasing Customer Demand

By May 12, 2021May 13th, 2021Press Release

Bessemer, AL – May 12, 2021 – DeSHAZO LLC, one of the US’s leading manufacturers and servicers of custom-built overhead cranes with the capability to engineer turnkey automation solutions for construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, and distribution projects, today announced it is seeking strategic acquisitions to continue its successful growth trajectory and expand its business operations. The Company has appointed Carl Marks Securities, a national investment banking firm, to assist it in identifying and pursuing conversations with local and regional crane businesses in the U.S. that would be potential additions to the DeSHAZO family of companies.

Founded in 1972 and based in Bessemer, Alabama, DeSHAZO is a multi-generational family business that designs, manufactures, services, automates, and installs custom-built overhead cranes used in a variety of applications from light industrial to CMAA class “F” mill duty service. DeSHAZO currently has over 25,000 working cranes in service across North America, South America, the Middle East, and Asia. The company has 500 employees and operates over 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering complexes.

“We like to say that we’re not just in the crane business—we’re in the solutions business. Strategic acquisitions are the right solution for DeSHAZO to be able to grow into an even stronger business and meet the expanding needs of customers worldwide,” said Guy K. Mitchell III, CEO of DeSHAZO. “Our custom-built cranes elevate projects for our clients, and we want to continue to advance and grow our business by expanding our geographic reach, enhancing our competitive advantage, and strengthening our supply chain.”

With manufacturing and construction mounting a strong comeback, and a renewed focus on infrastructure projects, DeSHAZO is seeking strategic acquisitions to meet growing customer demand and expand manufacturing capabilities into new geographic regions.

For more information on DeSHAZO and its growth plans, interested parties may visit or contact Jon Bushnell of Carl Marks Securities at 908-399-2306 or

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