Simmers Crane Design & Services

erie:  (814) 217-9737

pittsburgh: (412) 502-5104



Documented frequent and annual crane and hoist inspections can be difficult to keep current – we're here to help. Our electronic inspection program simplifies the documentation.  Don't let yourself get buried in details. Contact us instead.  In addition to supplying electric chain hoists, we are also able to offer overhead cranes, wire rope hoists and Gorbel cranes for sale.

Electric Chain Hoist and Crane Repair

chain hoists - western Pennsylvania
erie: (814) 217-9737
pittsburgh: (412) 502-5104 


We have experienced technicians working day in and day out on helping people inspect, maintain and repair their overhead cranes and chain hoists. Find out how our services can help keep your business running strong.  Whether it is Harrington Hoists, Coffing Hoists or any other brand, we can help.  Crane repair and crane maintenance  are our specialties.

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Simmers Crane Design & Services Company was founded in 1958 by Charles Simmers, former Chief Engineer with Koppers Co. and Vice President of Engineering with Morgan Engineering Company. Mr. Simmers recognized the need for a specialty engineering group to serve the steel industry, and was able to staff his group with engineering personnel from major crane and mill builders.

Initially providing engineering services only, Simmers became a Division of Pollock Research and Design, Inc. in 1966 and has expanded its' capabilities to include complete engineering services, field services, crane repair and materials for cranes, weight handling, mill, special, and category "A" nuclear equipment and chain hoists.

Providing services both domestically and internationally, Simmers, along with its' sister division Reading Crane & Engineering Co., is an OEM supplier.

Simmers is accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor to inspect, test, and certify Maritime shore based material handling devices such as cranes, derricks, spouts, etc. which require certification under Federal regulation 29 CFR Part 1918.

Industries served include: Steel, Heavy Fabrication, Manufacturing, Aluminum, Specialty Metals, Utility (Fossil Fuel, Hydro and Nuclear Plants), Paper, Construction, Automotive, Mining and Dockside Material Handling.