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,” says Craig Hayward, President, Mazzella Companies, based in Cleveland, Ohio. “We value this relationship and the opportunity to supply the Minntac and Keetac taconite plants from our Virginia, Minnesota, location.”
Hayward continues, “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 new 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,” Toman adds.
Mazzella Companies is a privately owned business, founded in 1954, that 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, Mazzella is a leading manufacturer of world-class overhead cranes and also provides overhead crane services.