Industry giant Michael Liptak passes at 91
June 21, 2022 By Veritak.net
Michael Liptak the co-founder and driving force behind ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio has died, having passed away on June 18 at the age of 91.
Liptak started out as a dump truck driver working in a quarry, before starting his own crane rental company in 1964, when he and his wife Marvine, along with brothers Larry and Jake – who died last year – founded ALL Erection in Independence (Cleveland), Ohio with the purchase of a 46 tonne/52.5 ton American #20.
The four built the business up over the years through sheer hard work, determination and commitment, then in 1978 they acquired Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental of Wisconsin. This was followed by the opening of an aerial work platform division in 1980.
That same year it moved into West Virginia, buying a branch in Nitro from ACE. The company continued opening new branches and spreading its coverage, moving into Georgia in 1989 and acquiring Jeffers Crane Service in North Western Ohio in 1995. The move into Tennessee came in 1999 when it also acquired a branch in Elkhart, Indiana from Central-Rent-A-Cranes.
Further branches were opened in the Carolinas, Alabama and Louisiana, making it the largest privately held crane rental company in North America, with a total of 33 branches across the continent, a fleet of more than 3,500 cranes, and more than 1,500 employees.
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