Keystone Crane's facility is located on 10 acres along the banks of a river in a valley on ground that was the encampment site for the Continental Army during the Whiskey Revolution of 1797. An 18,000 square foot facility with two drive-through bays, parts warhouse and service area, the facility was designed and built specifically for Crane Builder usage. Keystone Crane is owned by Bill Krueger who runs the operation with Bill Jr.
In November of 1951, Bill Krueger started work as a scheduler at the Shaw-Box Crane Works in Muskegon, Michigan. Bill worked inside for 15 years gaining knowledge in large, heavy-duty cranes and hoists.
In 1966 Bill moved his family to Pittsburgh when he wnt into field sales for the then Dresser Crane & Hoist Compnay selling heavy duty cranes to the steel industry. In 1976, Bill left Dresser and went into business for himself under the name Keystone Crane. He operated as an agent for Philadelphia Tramrail.
In the early 1980's Bill began selling other lines of products and got into fabrication and service. As the business grew, he made the usual moves from home office to rented office to rented top to owned shop to the facility in Canonsburg, PA. In 1983, he became a crane builder when his former employer, Dresser, asked him to build crane systems for them.
Keystone's 10 employees design, sell, install, and services I-beam and box girder cranes as well as hoists, jibs, and work-stations throughout several states from the Canonsburg facility.