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Crane Engineering Now Part of ESi

It’s official. Crane Engineering is now part of ESi. A multi-disciplinary firm, Crane Engineering has a forty-year track record of providing industry leading forensic engineering and investigation services to clients for accident investigation, industrial applications, insurance subrogation and product liability litigation.

“Today is an exciting and historic day for both our companies. This acquisition represents a significant milestone in ESi’s continuing strategy of increasing the depth and breadth of the services we offer to meet the specialized needs of our clients, both large and small," said Michael Stevenson, CEO of ESi. “Crane’s vision aligns perfectly with our own -- combining industry-leading experience and deep technical expertise to provide clients with the high quality, high value services they know and trust.”

Key Benefits of the Acquisition:

  • Expands and diversifies our portfolio of services – The Crane Engineering team brings high caliber technical talent in a range of high growth and complementary areas, further broadening and diversifying ESi’s service portfolio and adding strong sector expertise in automotive and vehicle technology, oil and gas, fire protection, building sciences, manufacturing and transportation. Crane also adds to ESi’s suite of data acquisition and forensics capabilities, augmenting a core competency ESi will leverage across its global client base.

  • Supports strong growth in Civil, Structural & Environmental and Fire & Explosion practices – This acquisition is well-timed to build on the strong year-over-year growth in our Civil, Structural & Environmental and Fire & Explosion practices. Finding top technical talent continues to be a high priority, and the Crane team adds specialized domain expertise in building design, materials, systems and components, and fire behavior, prevention, equipment and suppression.

  • Establishes a local presence in the upper Midwest – This acquisition accelerates ESi’s strategic geographic expansion in the upper Midwest. Crane’s reputation for excellence gives ESi another well-established, local presence in a region where there is a growing demand for ESi’s services, bolstering the company’s ability to provide rapid local response.

  • Enhances global reach and flexibility – Together, ESi and Crane have developed an integration plan that is already bringing the benefits of this acquisition to clients on several large-scale projects. Not only does this work confirm the natural fit between the two companies, but clients have had an opportunity to experience firsthand the advantages of our increased local responsiveness and expanded global reach.

“Here at Crane Engineering, we already feel like we are part of the ESi family,” said Tom Crane, President and CEO of Crane Engineering. “But we’re most excited by what this means to our clients -- access to the expanded capabilities and industry offerings of the combined organization. It’s the best of both worlds. Local access backed by a global network of top notch resources.” 

“Historically, ESi has an excellent track record of scaling our operations for the benefit of our clients -- enhancing responsiveness while continuing to build a collaborative team landscape across our technical disciplines," said Will Pinkston, President and Chief Operating Officer of ESi. "This will ultimately provide a higher level of value to end clients by ensuring that we can match the right expertise and technologies to fit the scope and complexity of a particular project. Crane Engineering shares a common character and culture, along with the technical leadership and strength to support our client-facing mission. It’s a powerful combination.”

To hear more about what this acquisition means for our clients, check out our video here.

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