Maxim Crane Works Acquires Solley Equipment & Rigging



Maxim Crane Works and Solley Equipment & Rigging  closed an agreement that Maxim Crane will acquire Solley Crane, a family-owned companies in the Central Tennessee and Northern Alabama regions.

The combination of Solley Crane and Maxim Crane enhances Maxim Crane’s full-service, nationwide crane rental and lifting solutions platform and expands its operations in one of the nation’s key geographic regions.

With Maxim Crane’s coast-to-coast footprint, providing engineering, equipment rental, turnkey lift services, rigging and heavy haul and transportation services, Solley Crane’s team and customers will gain access to one of the largest modern fleets of full-service lifting solution equipment in the world. Further, Solley Crane’s position as one of the largest providers of mobile crane services within the company’s growing regional markets will enhance and expand Maxim Crane’s presence in these markets through the addition of the Solley Crane fleet and the expertise of Solley Crane’s industry professionals.

Bryan Carlisle, CEO of Maxim Crane, said, “The Solley Crane merger provides access to one of the most experienced teams of crane professionals in the region. They have an outstanding reputation and their fleet provides customers with a ‘best in class’ brand of products, parts, services and rental equipment. We are excited about this amazing combination and look forward to providing our team members and customers with the additional geographic coverage and services that Solley Crane and its team bring to our company.”

Ronnie Solley, owner of Solley Crane, is proud of his company and the opportunity that the team has to join with Maxim Crane, stating, “Solley Crane was started by my father, Ray, and the business has been the heart and soul of our family and employees for nearly 50 years. This merger will ensure that our employees, families and customers continue to enjoy the type of service, safety, and commitment that they have had in the past and guarantee that our business will continue for the next 50 years and beyond. We know the Maxim Crane Team extremely well and believe that this is a perfect combination that will allow both teams to thrive by working together toward common goals of safety, service and success.”

Founded in 1972 by Ray Solley and now owned and operated by his son, Ronnie, Solley Equipment & Rigging provides crane rental and related lifting services including all types of construction and industrial projects throughout Central Tennessee and Northern Alabama.

Founded in 1937, Maxim Crane is one of the largest lifting solutions businesses in North America. It serves more than 10,000 customers through its fleet of over 2,600 cranes and 56 branches. Maxim Crane’s full suite of lift solutions include operated and maintained cranes, bare rental cranes, heavy haul/rigging services, and value-added advisory services.

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