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TNT Crane & Rigging Acquires JMS Crane & Rigging

Nov. 12, 2021 - TNT Crane & Rigging Inc. (TNT) has acquired the businesses of JMS Crane & Rigging Co., WM Services Crane & Rigging Inc., and Big Ray’s Equipment Co. LLC, together referred to as JMS, headquartered in Billings, Montana.

JMS is a full-service mobile crane and heavy-haul transportation provider primarily serving the wind, power, petrochemical, and refining markets.

The company was founded by the Mullen family in 2012 and is led by Ray Mullen, CEO, and his children John, Bill, and Jennifer Mullen. The JMS companies bring a long history of operational and service excellence to the crane and rigging industry. They operate more than 30 cranes as well as a sizeable fleet of heavy-haul trucks and trailers.

TNT’s acquisition of the JMS companies expands TNT’s geographic footprint to include Montana and Idaho, a strategic position for serving the region’s surging wind-power market and refineries.

Michael Appling Jr., CEO of TNT said that TNT’s partnership with JMS demonstrates TNT’s continued commitment to leadership in the crane and rigging industry. He said it also strengthens TNT’s support of the nation’s wind energy market.

“Our management team considers Ray an icon in the crane industry. We welcome him, his family and the JMS employees to the TNT family,” said Appling. “We are excited to work together with John, Bill, and Jennifer to integrate our businesses.”

Ray Mullen and his family will continue in their current roles. “TNT is the right partner for JMS at this point in the growth and development of our business,” said Mullen. “We have been blessed with amazing employees that have made us who we are today. This will allow us to continue to provide superior service to our customers and most importantly expanded opportunities for our employees.”


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