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Taylor Crane acquires Reliance Crane

Taylor Crane & Rigging has acquired all of the remaining assets and goodwill of Reliance Crane and Rigging of Phoenix, Arizona, following the retirement of owners Cecil and Jane Pelts.

The assets acquired include: Manitowoc crawler transporters, Scheuerle hydraulic modular transporters, Rail trucks and cars, Towers, Hoists & Box Girders from 200 to 1,100 tons, tower sections and jacking frames. The deal also includes all intellectual property including drawings, engineering, photos and client lists.

Taylor hopes to use the acquisition to expand its services within the power & heavy industrial sector.
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Jennifer Taylor Despotovic, Marko Despotovic, Jim Taylor Junior and James Taylor III with some of the recently purchased equipment.

The equipment is currently located in Catoosa, Oklahoma and Phoenix, but is being relocated to Taylor's bases in Coffeyville, Kansas and Tulsa Oklahoma and integrated into its fleet.

Taylor has a reputation for challenging rigging jobs and was involved with the development of Custom Mobile Equipment’s Versalift 40/60 heavy forktruck.

The Pelts purchased Reliance Truck in 1953 and repositioned the business to Reliance Crane and Rigging during the 1960s and 70s, when they were heavily involved with lifting and transporting material for nuclear power stations.