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WF Steel & Crane has reached an agreement with CRS Cranesystems Inc. to acquire their aftermarket division assets

April 8, 2024

To our Valued Customers both loyal to WF and CRS Crane Systems.

Dear Customers,

We are pleased to announce that WF Steel & Crane has reached an agreement with CRS Cranesystems Inc. to acquire their aftermarket division assets. WF is an industry leader in design, manufacturing, and servicing of all types of Overhead Traveling and Jib Cranes, so by adding the CRS service locations and employees, this gives us the ability to reach more customers throughout Canada. Existing WF customers nationwide will benefit by the additional service locations, specifically in Langley BC, and Mississauga, Ontario to better serve customers in those areas. WF will ensure that the CRS service customers continue to get the high-quality service that they have come to expect. CRS customers in addition to the brands that they currently buy from CRS, will benefit by getting access to the WF crane brand that includes an in- house engineering team and comes with GH components. We also take this opportunity to welcome all the CRS customers and employees and we look forward to working with all of you.

Important notes for CRS customers.

Please note that all invoices from CRS Crane Systems dated April 5th or older are to be paid to CRS Crane Systems as original. For all work on or after April 6th, CRS customers will need to set up WF as a new vendor with the appropriate WF EFT banking information, as all futureinvoices will be coming from the appropriate WF company with these payment instructions.

What about CRS customers that have orders in progress with CRS? WF will ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for CRS customers and will make all efforts to make sure their work gets completed as originally ordered. WF will work with these customers to ensure Purchase Orders issued to CRS get closed out and new orders issued to the appropriate WF company, so the work can be completed on schedule.


Ian Olthuis Managing Director

WF Steel & Crane Ltd.

WF Steel & Crane is Excited to Announce Completion of Expansion at Flagship Location

Edmonton, Alberta WF Steel & Crane Ltd. is very excited to announce that we have completed our expansion at our flagship location at 2107-6 Street Nisku.  The expansion added 25% more production space to a total of 48,000 square feet of indoor steel processing and fabrication space.  In addition, we installed a 100 x 330’ outdoor 20 ton crane way to unload raw materials and load conveyors in order to feed production.  In the processing area, in addition to our Peddinghaus CNC Plasma cutting table and Angle Master we added a new 2021 Peddinghaus BDL 1250/9D Drill line fit with 1250-510 band saw that will double our current steel processing capability.  This facility has heavy overhead crane capacity with 29’ under the hook so ideal for shop assembly of steel modules.

110,000 Square Feet of Manufacturing Space

The expansion completed at our 2107-6 street facility combined with our 602-22 ave facility gives us over 110, 000 square feet of manufacturing space and has allowed us to end our lease at our Shop 2 410-24 ave facility without losing production capability and will therefore make WF Steel & Crane more efficient and add more value to our customers.

The Shop 2 move out will be completed by the end of the year and a result there is some equipment that will no longer be needed, such as overhead cranes and steel processing equipment and sold at our November 2nd auction.

If anyone is interested in the items available at our November 2nd auction, they can view the items at the following link:

One last announcement. We surveyed our employees and they voted that we change the names of our facilities.

  • 2107-6 Street formerly shop 3 will now be known as “South Plant”.
  • 602-22 ave formerly shop 4 will now be known as “North Plant”

We are excited for the future and thank you for your attention.

Ian Olthuis,

Managing Director.

WF Steel & Crane Has Officially Landed in Southern Alberta

Calgary, Alberta (July 1, 2020) WF Steel & Crane, has officially landed in southern Alberta.  After 30 years of servicing out of Edmonton, the opportunity and need to open a secondary location in Calgary has arrived.  WF Steel & Crane services and repairs cranes from a variety of manufacturers.  They provide inspections, repairs, and general servicing much like the needs of a regular car.  They provide maintenance programs, testing, training, and other safety solutions as required.  The new Calgary branch will allow WF Steel & Crane to better service its customers in the area by providing improved emergency response times and lower cost service.

WF Steel & Crane has been operating since 1987.  They are a privately owned Canadian Company and support the local economy by employing over 200 full-time Albertans and by building long-term business relationships with key local suppliers.  WF Steel & Crane specializes in manufacturing of Steel Structures ($52m Sales in 2019) and Electric Cranes ($15m Sales in 2019) for the Western Canadian Industrial and Commercial Markets.

“WF has had many loyal customers in the Calgary area who were willing to pay for us to travel from Edmonton to do their crane service work.  After careful consideration and years of planning we now have committed to opening a Calgary location to repay that customer loyalty and expand our services to new customers in Southern Alberta.  We are so excited for this opportunity to serve the Calgary market in a much greater way.” – Ian Olthuis, Managing Director

WF Steel & Crane strives to manufacture crane and steel products of the highest quality, design, and specification, but WF Steel & Crane does more than just fabricate steel and cranes; they build solutions.  They work with their clients to find the best solution, while considering the project’s schedule and budget limitations.

The opening of a second location is just the beginning of what looks to be a promising expansion.  The Calgary location is located at 170, 7307 – 106 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2C 4Z8.  The WF Steel & Crane Calgary location is in full operation and ready to take on any structural steel fabrication or crane servicing needs.

About WF Steel & Crane: WF Steel & Crane is the leading crane manufacturer and structural steel supplier in Western Canada.  Since 1987, WF Steel & Crane has been servicing Alberta out of their Edmonton/Nisku location.  In June 2020, WF Steel & Crane opened a second service location in Calgary, Alberta.  If you would like to learn more, please visit or email [email protected]

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