• Training Centers

    Crane Tech is proud to maintain some of the most thorough and advanced training centers in the US.

    We have locations in Tampa, Houston, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Morgan City. Our state of the art Tampa Training Center has more than 19,000 square feet under roof, and is equipped with five 5-ton overhead bridge cranes, mobile cranes, aerial lifts, hundreds of slings and rigging hardware and lift objects designed to teach proper load handling. The classrooms are designed for maximum comfort and ease of learning.

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  • Training Programs

    You won’t find a better value or more thorough programs. Whether you choose a scheduled seminar or on-site training, each service is supported by four decades of continual improvement and expert instruction.

    Programs are available to meet OSHA, MSHA, API and specialized government requirements such as DOE, US Navy, US Corps of Engineers, and more.

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  • Inspection Services

    You won’t find a more comprehensive inspection than those provided by Crane Tech.

    Our fully qualified crane inspectors provide an unbiased equipment evaluation to help ensure safety and compliance. When thorough inspections are completed and concerns remedied, personnel working around the equipment are safeguarded, the life span of your equipment is extended, and your financial risks are mitigated.

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  • NCCCO Certifications

    Crane Tech is an active participant on several NCCCO Committees. In fact, through a licensing agreement the NCCCO employs Crane Tech's proprietary learning management software. This donation vastly improved NCCCO committee work and prompted the NCCCO to award Crane Tech a continual Platinum Award. With active participation since 2001, and detailed knowledge of the NCCCO process, why choose any other company?

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  • Consulting Services

    Consulting services are a key benefit of your partnership with Crane Tech. Our staff can write lift plans, develop or review crane, rigging, and associated material handling policies, provide technical guidance for legal cases, or provide a gap analysis audit to help you evaluate how well policies, procedures, and training are meeting company expectations and requirements. When it comes to material handling you just won’t find a more capable partner than Crane Tech.

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Our Clients

University of South Florida
US Coast Guard
Exxon Mobile
Department of the Navy - United States Marine Corps
US Department of Energy
United States Coast Guard 1790
Westar Energy
  • Teamwork

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    We are one team working in concert to draw on unique skills and abilities with a unified clear purpose. We encourage diversity and equal opportunity to enable maximum potential. Our dedicated and experienced team is our foundation—without it we cannot succeed.

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  • Integrity

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    Honesty and fairness are what we live by. We will always do what’s right, and understand that trust is critical. We stake our personal and professional reputations on the excellence of our work. Compromising integrity means failure - we refuse to fail.

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  • Commitment

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    We are proud to be consistently associated with the highest standards, unsurpassed quality and personal attention to our client’s needs. We are measured by the strength of our character and unwavering commitment to do what’s right - all the time.

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Welcome to Crane Tech – A New Industry Is Born…

Teddy Roosevelt on Steam Shovel CraneThis photograph of President Teddy Roosevelt at the Panama Canal in 1906 hung prominently in our late founder’s office as long as anyone can recall. Charlie “Doc” Collier would wait while visitors examined the photograph’s detail then joined them in a smile of pride at the sight of Roosevelt; wearing his signature Brooks Brothers white suit and Panama hat while sitting on what must have been a very greasy Bucyrus Erie steam shovel. The picture inspired Doc and reminded him of the inexpressible reality of an untrained workforce. When Doc sold his home to finance the start-up of Crane Tech, his goal was to create a business that would stem the tragic losses continuing to plague the 1970’s workforce. Crane and rigging accidents were costing industry billions each year through material losses and wasted downtime. Doc’s vision was to bring safety to the men and women working in the field by educating them to recognize hazards and teaching the skills to work safely and efficiently. This photograph kept Doc focused and helped sustain his drive and the drive for those who hoped to work very long at Crane Tech. Doc was a people person and a driven man who believed in his vision; that all men and women can put in a good days work and return safely to their family at the end of each day.

The photograph depicts an ambitious nation rushing to solve a great problem, and symbolizes the good in the American workforce. But, Doc saw the true cost of the Canal; the pictures of toiling and injured men not taken, the devastation from an undisciplined workforce, and well-meaning workers unprepared to recognize the dangers inherent with construction activity. This photograph reminded Doc that for every fifty miles of canal length more than five-hundred workers died. Doc would say; “Workers is just too matter-of-fact. We’re talking about fathers, brothers, husbands and young men.” Continue Reading…