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Our History

IPS CRANES began operation in 1988 when a group of employees from American Hoist combined their talents and established a small company called IPS. Their vision was to provide the crane industry with top quality replacement parts and services in a quick and efficient manner.

In December 2001, IPS CRANES purchased the American and Ohio Locomotive Crane assets of Ohio Industries. These assets consisted of inventory, patterns, engineering/manufacturing drawings, material specifications, crane records, and other information essential to the manufacture and supply of American and Ohio Locomotive Cranes, their service parts, and technical support. This purchase made IPS an OEM and be able to provide a full line of products and services.

Today, IPS continues to add to its capabilities by designing and manufacturing specialized equipment for the mobile crane industry, as well as innovative redesign of existing equipment.

Our Mission Statement

"Exceeding all standards"

Press Room

Vadnais Heights Business Guide:  Women in Industry

IPS Cranes Receives National Certification as a Women-Owned Business       News Release

Building Community Partnerships during MN Manufacturing Month  News Release

IPS Metro Receives National Certification as a Women-Owned Business    News Release

Duluth News Tribune: Building booms:  IPS CRANES poised for growth in Duluth

Watch the “World’s Greatest!” TV Show                                         News Release

IPS CRANES acquires AMERICAN and OHIO Locomotive Crane Co.  News Release

“World’s Greatest!” TV Show Featuring IPS CRANES:                  Press Release

Enterprise Minnesota Magazine: Rapid Ascent: IPS CEO Jackie O'Connell

Greater MSP Business: Interview with CEO Jackie O'Connell

Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corp: IPS: A good community member

IPS CRANES Introduces the IPS Metro Crane:   Press Release


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