Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) Presents “Why CMAA?”

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America  (CMAA)has launched an illustrated video as part one of its communication series dedicated to raising awareness of the unique capabilities of its members. The illustrated video demonstrates how CMAA members distinguish themselves in the areas of standards development, best practices, and level of expertise when solving overhead material handling applications.  The video also highlights key reasons facilities continue to rely on the long-standing experience of CMAA members when developing plans for the workplace and closely matching products and systems to the job being performed.  The complete portfolio of products and services offered is also displayed along with why the organization has been viewed as the industry leader for more than 50 years.

The video can be viewed at

John Paxton, President of CMAA, commented on the many important points presented in the new video. “The CMAA video highlights the members’ capabilities, their commitment to engineering standards leadership and their focus on safety. The video also provides an overview of why leading facilities continue to confidently purchase overhead cranes from CMAA members. These members represent the leading crane and crane component suppliers not only in North America but worldwide and they have a broad range of technical and solution capabilities.”

Complete information about CMAA and a look at its member companies may be obtained by visiting the CMAA website at

CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

CMAA is an affiliated trade association of MHI. MHI is a leading non-profit trade association representing the U.S. material handling, logistics and supply chain industry -- the Industry that makes supply chains work. MHI members are material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment, systems and software manufacturers; consultants; systems integrators and simulators; third party logistics providers and publishers. MHI provides educational, business development, networking and solution sourcing opportunities for its 800 member companies and for the larger community of manufacturing and supply chain professionals. MHI produces the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain events in North America, ProMat and MODEX.


Mary Alyson Ammons

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