Northern Crane CEO Leo Davis spoke to Cranes Today back in July, when the firm had just bought rental firm A-1 Crane, and hinted such a move was likely: “We plan on organic growth, but also some acquisitions, not just in cranes, but in crane related businesses such as transport.”

The company started its expansion drive at the end of 2006, when it was sold to Northwest Capital Appreciation. At the time, Northwest Capital partner John Jacobs told Cranes Today, “Our goal is to add to it – to use it as a platform company and add additional companies to it.”