Bay Crane Buys Capital City Group

 Feb. 21, 2022 - The Bay Crane Companies Inc. (Bay Crane), the largest provider of specialty crane and rigging equipment services in the northeastern United States, has continued its expansion into the Midwest by buying Capital City Group Inc. (Capital City), Columbus, Ohio.

The acquisition makes Bay Crane one of the 10 largest crane service companies in North America, and gives it 15 full-service locations.

Capital City is one of the leading crane and rigging companies in the midwestern United States. Brian Gibson, president and shareholder, has been the driving force expanding the family-owned business founded by his father, Chet, in 1993.

“We have had an outstanding relationship with Brian and his very talented team for many years,” said Kenneth Bernardo, CEO of Bay Crane.

Bernardo added that Capital City has sustained growth and outstanding service through business cycles and that Brian Gibson will continue as president of Capital City.

“We are excited to become part of Bay Crane, one of the most successful crane rental companies in the country,” said Brian Gibson. “Joining with Bay Crane will enable our company to better service our customers with an increased geographic footprint and broader product offering.”

“With the acquisition of Capital City and the recent acquisition of Gatwood Crane in Chicago, we have made a substantial commitment to our expansion into the midwestern United States,” said Bernardo. “Our fleet in this region will include Liebherr models LR 1600, LR 1400, LR 1300, LR 1200, LTR 1220 as well as Tadano GR 1600, GR 1000, GR 150 and GTC 1200. We further enhanced this fleet with several recently added 770 US ton capacity Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1s and will soon be taking delivery of a Liebherr model LTM 1750-9.1. Our unparalleled industry expertise and large diversified fleet ensures that our customers have access to the best state-of-the-art, one-stop-shop for all their crane, rigging, and specialized transportation services.”



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