Mobile Crane Co. Seattle WA.

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Over 100 years in the crane business

As leaders in the Pacific Northwest construction industry for over 100 years we have participated in many of, and witnessed all of, the changes and innovations that make this industry unique and exciting. The unwavering belief by three generations of family ownership in the ideals and principles of value, safety, fairness, honesty and integrity have been the cornerstones of our past success and are our guiding principles for the future of the company.

Mobile Crane Co. has provided our expertise and hoisting services on thousands of projects in the Pacific Northwest over the last 100 years. We look forward to doing so for many more years to come.

Timeline Summary

1902MacRae Brothers General Contracting establishes road, bridge and commercial building business. Begin owning heavy construction equipment.
1935E.J. White Sr. joins MacRae Brothers as Chief Engineer, Head Estimator and Construction Services Supervisor.
1942E.J. White Sr. designs wheeled "wagon" or mobile cranes for MacRae Brothers' use on the Spokane Street Viaduct project. Cranes manufactured by the General Crane Company. MacRae Brothers starts in-house equipment rental division specializing in cranes, derricks, gradalls, pile equipment, conveyors and other types of construction equipment.
1950E.J. White Sr. purchases all rights and assets of MacRae Brothers and related business divisions including MacRae Brothers equipment rental division.
1960E.J. White Sr. changes the general contracting division name to Western Bridge Company, rental cranes to do business as Mobile Crane Co.
1962Peiner Crane's U.S.A. subsidiary "American Pecco" asks Mobile Crane Co. to represent and introduce tower cranes into the Pacific Northwest construction market.
1972Mobile Crane Co. is asked by American Pecco to include man/ material hoist in its rental business.
1986E.J. White Jr., Professional Civil Engineer, leaves New York to return to Seattle to assume management role at Mobile Crane Co.
1994Mobile Crane Co. divests itself from the taxi crane service business by selling entire truck crane fleet.
1994Walter White joins Mobile Crane Co. to work in the operations department. Responsibilities include maintenance, testing, preparation, delivery, and site service for tower cranes and hoists.
PresentMobile Crane Co., Inc. provides tower crane, personnel/ material hoist and derrick equipment and services to the Pacific Northwest construction community.

A small portion of projects constructed by MacRae Brothers/ Western Bridge Company include:

  • Spokane Street Viaduct (2 sections)
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct
  • Northport WA Columbia River Crossing Bridge support piers
  • I-5 Ship Canal Bridge (north approach)
  • I-5/ I-405 Southcenter Interchanges
  • WA SR 520 Portage Bay Viaduct
  • Aberdeen drawbridge across Chehalis
  • And many others