PHOTOS: A look inside the Manitowoc, Grove and National crane factory

Updated Jul 28, 2018

On a recent visit to Manitowoc crane headquarters in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, the company gave us an in-depth tour of its manufacturing facilities. We snapped some photos along the way and have gathered them all up in the gallery below to give you an idea of what the birthplace of Manitowoc, Grove and National cranes is like.

Manitowac Crawler in Warehouse

A Manitowoc crawler in the later stages of assembly.

Manitowoc Crawler During Assembly

Engines in Warehouse

Engines waiting to be installed on the assembly line.

Manitowac Crawler Assembly Line

Welding Portion of Assembly Line

This pegboard-like apparatus assists Manitowoc welders as they assemble the lattice booms. The large blue frame can be positioned on the pegboard to hold the pieces of the boom in place while the welders make their welds.

Welding Work

An example of the impressive weld work done by the folks at Manitowoc.

Assembly Work at Manitowoc Grove Plant

Assembly Line at Manitwoc Grove

Manitowoc Grove Warehouse

Equipment at Manitowoc Grove

Workers at Manitowoc Grove Plant

Employees Working at Manitowoc Grove

Worker on Assembly Line

Welders at Work

These robots greatly speed up manufacturing times within the plant.

Welding Portion of Assembly Line

Grove Manufacturing Co

This is the actual garage in which Grove Manufacturing Co., was started and where the company’s first cranes were built. It now resides just outside the factory where Grove cranes are built today.

First Garage of Manitowoc Grove

This is the third crane ever built by grove. It was assembled in 1951

Third Crane Ever Built by Manitowoc Grove

Backside of Crane Built by Manitowoc Grove

Manitowoc Grove Equipment in Garage

Equipment in Old Manitowoc Grove Garage

In the early 1990s, Grove brought this model to ConExpo as a concept design of what the company predicted cranes would look like well into the 2000s.

Concept Design of a Crane

Employee at Manitowoc Grove Plant

Outside of Manitowoc Grove Plant

Pallets at Manitowoc Grove Plant

Outdoor Garage at Manitowoc Grove Plant

Interior of Manitowoc Grove

More Pallets at Manitowoc Grove Warehouse