Crane Carrier shutting down Tulsa manufacturing
Employees Robert Karnes (left) and Melvin McClarrin work on the cab of one of the new CNG powered Trash Trucks which will be used to pick up Tulsa's trash starting in October, taken at Crane Carrier Company in Tulsa, Okla., on May 9, 2012, the cab pictured will be the only one painted pink for cancer awareness. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World
- Crane Carrier timeline
1946: Founded as a company that modified and reinforced surplus military vehicles for the petroleum industry.
1953: Began custom engineering its own heavy-duty Class 8, diesel and alternate fueled truck chassis.
1974: Engineered the Centurion, the first vehicle of its kind specifically designed for the waste management industry applications.
1995: Crane enters several more heavy truck markets, including vehicles servicing cargo terminals.
2013: Crane is purchased by the Hines Corporation.
Wednesday: Hines announces it is moving Crane manufacturing operations to Ohio.
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 1:02 am, Thu Jun 19, 2014.
Crane Carrier Company, a Tulsa-based maker of custom-built heavy-duty vehicles for 68 years, is closing its plant here and transferring manufacturing operations to Ohio.
The Hines Corporation, the Spring Lake, Michigan, company that purchased Crane last June and also owns Kimble Manufacturing Company of New Philadelphia, Ohio, announced the move of Crane’s manufacturing operations to Kimble in a news release received Wednesday exclusively by the Tulsa World.
Robert Evatt 918-581-8447
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:02 am.