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MEI Rigging acquires Harnum Industries, Harnum Crane

May 18, 2022  By Don Horne

MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC, announced that it has acquired Harnum Industries, Ltd. and Harnum Crane Service, LLC.

The announcement was made by Dan Cappello, CEO of MEI.

“We are excited to welcome Harnum to the MEI family. It is an honor to have been chosen by third generation owner Keith Harnum as worthy stewards of his family’s business, and we look forward to continuing the professionalism and high level of service for which the company is known. The Harnum name is synonymous with rigging excellence throughout New England, and we are thrilled to further expand MEI’s presence in the region,” says Cappello.

Founded in 1933, Harnum is a premier industrial and commercial rigging, crane, and related services company in the New England region, serving a diverse set of end markets including telecommunications, industrial gas, food & beverage, and biotechnology.


Keith Harnum will continue to lead the day-to-day of Harnum under MEI’s ownership.

“I am excited to partner with MEI and begin a new chapter for the company,” says Harnum. “MEI’s commitment to quality and safety make them a natural fit for Harnum, and I look forward to leveraging our combined resources to continue our growth and create new opportunities for Harnum customers and employees.”

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