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MEI Rigging & Crating Expands into Northeast with Acquisition of A&A Machinery Moving

MORRISVILLE, Pa., July 7, 2021 — MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC (“MEI”), a leading provider of rigging, machinery moving, millwrighting, mechanical installation, commercial storage, crating, and export packing services, announced that it has acquired A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. (“A&A”) based in Morrisville, PA. Founded in 1990 by owner Albert Lykon, A&A has grown to become one of the Northeast’s […]

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Historic steel press finds new home

Leigh Valley Press News – September 22, 2020 Another remnant of the city’s old manufacturing might has moved to join the growing collection at the National Museum of Industrial History. The Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s historic bending press, long ensconced as a curiosity behind Wind Creek Casino, underwent a massive, weekslong operation, detaching and hauling all […]

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Relocating historic 350-ton Bethlehem Steel Hydraulic Press

Leigh Valley Live – September 18, 2020 Workers continue the process of relocating a massive 350-ton hydraulic press, originally installed at Bethlehem Iron Company in 1891, from its location Sep. 18, 2020, near Wind Creek Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

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Massive machine from Bethlehem Steel’s ‘super power’ days moves (slowly) to new home

  The Morning Call – September 18, 2020   A 900,000-pound piece of Bethlehem Steel history is on the move.   Crews on Friday took hours to free and transfer just a 135-ton segment of the massive hydraulic bending press from its base at Wind Creek Resort, as a complex process is underway to relocate […]

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Riggers & Machine Movers - What Do They Do_

Machine Movers & Riggers – What Do They Do?

Rigging or Machine Moving is the art of moving, lifting, landing or assembly/erection of large or heavy machines and loads. Sometimes it’s not even that the load is overly large, but that it’s in a location where installing or moving it requires the load to travel through environments that are remote, difficult to access, or […]

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60/80 Versa-Lift Guiding New Cooker into Plant

Cooker Replacement at Rendering Plant

“Cooking” with No Downtime A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. was contracted to replace a Dupps cooker unit at a Central Pennsylvania rendering plant. The cooker unit, with an assembled weight of 141,000 lbs., was replaced during the off-hours of a second and third shift to avoid downtime and maintain production. Project Scope: Phase 1 – Receive […]

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Why Hiring Qualified Machinery Movers is a No Brainer

Why Hiring Qualified Machinery Movers is a No-Brainer

No two industries are exactly the same, just as no two machines are exactly the same. There are many different sizes, shapes, and weights of machinery; some pieces being massive in size and weight. Due to the sheer size and weight of some machinery, such as a 500 Ton Verson straight-side press, lifting and relocating […]

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4 Ways to Dispose of Idled Machinery

4 Options for Disposing Machinery

In the sports world, there comes a time when the General Manager of an organization has to make an important decision when it comes to players on the team: Keep an aging, veteran player vegetating on the roster, trade the veteran player for a player in return, or release the veteran player; making room for […]

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Why You Shouldn't Fear Buying Used Machinery Blog Post

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Buying Used Machinery

Whether you’re an established manufacturer or a local start-up machine shop, when you’re looking to purchase machinery, you typically consider two options: buying new or used. New machinery certainly has its pros, and businesses will opt to source new equipment based on assumptions of advantages such as better efficiency and cheaper maintenance. Likewise, buying used […]

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Move a Vertical Milling Machine

Simple Steps to Move a Vertical Milling Machine

Proper Lifting and Moving Techniques for Vertical Milling Machines “You mauled that milling machine! You mauled that milling machine!” This is what Tim Cromwell, Manager of Sales & Acquisitions of A&A Machinery Sales heard in the aftermath, as two unqualified operators moved a Bridgeport Mill at an auction. Due to the Mill not being properly […]

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Riggers Insurance

Does Your Rigger Have the Right Insurance?

Does your rigger have the right insurance? Here’s how to check in 30 seconds or less.  So you invested in a new machine. You hired a rigger or machine mover to unload that new, pricey asset and move it into location inside your plant or facility. Like most buyers today, you require the rigger to […]

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2019 Safety Crane & Rigging Award

A&A Machinery Recognized with Rigging Safety Award

A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. received the 2019 Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) at its Annual Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 27, 2019. The SC&RA is an international organization comprised of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations.  The SC&RA Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award […]

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