01 June 2019
The American Cranes & Transport ACT100 Index of North America’s top crane-owning companies saw substantial growth over the past year. The top 100 companies added 182,796 tons of capacity for a total capacity of 2,618,656 tons. For the second year in a row, the ACT100 charted growth in almost every category we rank. In 2018 the ACT100 index was 2,495,860 tons and it was 2,365,977 tons in 2017. This growth can be attributed to three factors: sustained economic growth in North America, mergers/acquisitions by the top 10 companies on the list and the addition of several new,higher capacity cranes by the larger-scale companies.
This year the number of branches fell from 738 last year to 725 this year. While there was strong growth for new locations and branches among the top 25 companies on the list, there seemed to be a retrenching by the lower 75. While companies may have consolidated, employee growth was quite healthy. Total employees in 2019 is 35,486 as compared to 31,907 workers in 2018 and 29,287 in 2017. Still the ACT100 has not reached the peak we saw in 2015 of 37,040 workers.
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