Cleveland, OH, October 1, 2012
Mazzella Lifting Technologies, a manufacturer and
distributor of lifting and rigging gear has opened a new branch in Virginia, Minnesota.
The Virginia facility is in a central location for serving the local Taconite Mines and
other general industry in the region. Mazzella is providing lifting and rigging products
and inspection services. “We see the Mazzella Companies’ expansion into the Mesabi
Range of Minnesota as a natural progression of our long-term relationship with U.S.
Steel. We value this relationship and the opportunity to supply the Minntac and Keetac
taconite plants from our Virginia, MN location.” says Craig Hayward, President,
Craig also states, “Our Branch Manager, Todd Toman, has over eight years of
experience working in the U.S. Steel taconite facilities. His professionalism and
relationships within the plants will offer us a unique perspective and opportunities with
these businesses and others within the region.”
Mazzella will maintain an inventory of: wire rope, chain and synthetic slings; wire rope;
rigging hardware; hoists; hoist parts; pullers and other related rigging products.
“I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge base of the Mining Industry and
all heavy industry on the Iron Range, and feel especially fortunate to be able to do
that as part of the Mazzella Companies. Mazzella Lifting Technologies is unique to
Northeastern Minnesota in that it’s not only a distributor of product but also an innovator
and fabricator of what we provide for lifting devices.” says Todd Toman, Branch
Manager of the Virginia facility.
“This ability to creatively solve problems for our customers and to be able to provide that
expertise locally is precisely what sets us apart from our competitors for the long term”,
Mazzella Companies is a privately-owned business, founded in 1954, and employs
over 350 people at 18 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North and South
Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois and Minnesota. A
manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of lifting products for industrial, commercial
and specialty applications. A leading manufacturer of world-class overhead cranes. In
addition, Mazzella provides overhead crane services.
Some of the major markets Mazzella serves are: Mining, Steel, Construction, Energy,
Vehicle and Durable Goods.