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Hiab acquires roll-off hoist maker Galfab


September 10, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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Galfab's roll-off hoist. Photo: Hiab

Hiab, a division of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of the U.S. demountables manufacturer Galfab.

Galfab makes roll-off hoists and related equipment for the domestic waste industry, and now joins Hiab’s Demountables, Forestry & Recycling Cranes business area.

Galfab’s equipment will be included in Hiab’s nationwide U.S. sales and service network. The agreement to acquire was announced Aug. 21.

Galfab was launched in 1992 by the Galbreath family. Apart from the roll-off hoist designed by Don Galbreath, it also offers other products including compactors, containers and self-dumping hoppers.

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Its headquarters and main manufacturing site are in Winamac, Ind. Galfab also runs two sites in Phoenix, Ariz., and Houston, Tex.

The company currently employs around 100 people, who will all transfer to Hiab.

“I warmly welcome Galfab and its employees to Hiab,” says Scott Phillips, president, Hiab. “This is an exciting opportunity to create growth for both Galfab and our demountables business.”