An American Manufacturing Legacy, Still Going Strong

Adapted from an article in Industrial Machinery Digest. Meet the family-owned overhead crane manufacturer that got its start in the founder’s garage, and today stands as one of the few remaining all-American crane builders. Each crane, from gearboxes to cabs, is engineered and built in the same Oak Creek, Wisconsin facility. While many other manufacturers…

Rotating Trolley Unit

Doing It All

Zenar embraces vertical integration and customization. Adapted from an article in Manufacturing Today. John A. Maiwald and Brad McKendry founded Zenar Corporation in 1972. Both had previously worked for a crane manufacturer near Milwaukee and were knowledgeable about engineering though neither had a college degree. They founded Zenar in a small building in Oak Creek,…