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  • Today, Lorain is a brand of rough terrain crane, Middle East
  • Based in Waverly, Iowa.
  • Lorain brand cranes are sold in the Middle East.

Historical Overview:

  • 1894

    Founded in Lorain, OH (USA).

  • 1964

    Lorrain merges with Thew Shovel Company forming Thew-Lorrain company

  • 1967

    Thew-Lorrain Company is acquired by Koehring Company

  • 1987

    Keohring cranes & excavators division (including Lorrain Group) is acquired by Northwest Engineering

Product Past Current
Rough Terrain Crane true true
Lattice Crawler Crane true false
Truck Crane true false
Self Erecting Tower Crane true false

Distinguished Historical Accomplishments

  • 1918

    Lorain designed 1st rubber-tired crane.