Shannahan Crane & Hoist

Industrial Crane & Hoist Services in St. Louis, MO

Quick communication and quality service mean we can give you a material handling solution that will cover your entire process from installation to training. 

Our company provides complete Sales, Engineering, Parts, and Service for the major material handling equipment manufacturers.

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Is your building not capable of supporting the crane system you need?

Finding competent service in your area that can give you an entire solution with innovative engineering can be challenging. Just because another company’s prices are lower doesn’t mean you’ll actually be getting the right system for your needs, with the service required.

Let's work on a solution TOGETHER

We’re here to help you solve your problems. We’ve been helping businesses like yours for over 60 years. We carry all major lines of products and are recognized as the Midwest’s top distributor of the lines we carry. That means we receive the largest discount from our vendors and can pass those discounts on to you.

Why choose Shannahan Crane & Hoist?


Safety Training

No one else in our area offers full safety classes and training as we do.

Turnkey Fabrication

We are there every step of the way so we can address any issues that may arise. No work is outsourced unless completely necessary.

Factory-Authorized Service Center

Provides after sale piece of mind. Product warranty handled by SCHRS. Get back up and running with little to no downtime.

Our Process

Rebuilding and Modernizing your equipment is a great way to update your present crane and hoist with new modern parts, saving you the cost of a new piece of equipment. You can save an average of 30 to 40% of the cost of new equipment by modernizing your existing system. In addition, efficiency will be greatly increased as well as overall plant productivity and safety.

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Step 1

We will gather basic information to determine your needs.

Step 2

We will email our proposal for you to review. If more info is needed we will schedule a meeting to go over details - this is the preferred action as we would always like to do business face to face.

Step 3

We will confirm the scope of the project quoted and provide drawings, if appropriate.

Step 4

We will work with you to install and train on the new equipment when necessary and you can get back to work!

What Our Customers Say

Alexa G.
Alexa G.
Shannahan Crane & Hoist has been servicing our company, Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. for over 5 years. The team at Shannahan Crane has consistently demonstrated a level of expertise and dedication that is unmatched in the industry. Their deep knowledge of cranes and hoists, coupled with their commitment to delivering top-notch service, has greatly contributed to the efficiency and productivity of our operations. We have come to rely on their exceptional solutions for all our lifting and material handling needs. Moreover, the professionalism and integrity exhibited by the entire team at Shannahan Crane & Hoist have been remarkable. From the technicians who maintain our equipment to the customer support staff who promptly address our queries, every interaction has been characterized by their friendliness, reliability, and willingness to go the extra mile. Their responsiveness and timely assistance have minimized any potential downtime, ensuring our operations continue smoothly. We, at Arch City, wholeheartedly recommend this company to anyone in need of reliable and top-quality crane and hoist services. They truly deserve every accolade for their outstanding work!
Very professional company, always have the best representatives to deal with.
gina B.
gina B.
I cannot say enough about this company. Extremely professional, as well as great quality. Great attention to detail, very please all around.
Nate K.
Nate K.
Great crane group to work with. Very organized and well trained staff to tackle any lifting problem you can throw at them.
Dave B.
Dave B.
Worked with this company since the 80's and they continue to be provide superior products and are run by top-quality, customer-oriented people.
Kelley P
Kelley P
A family owned business for generations that knows their stuff
John O.
John O.
Great people, great selection and excellent prices! Highly recommend!
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Our Services

Annual Safety Inspections

Shannahan Crane and Hoist's Inspection and Preventive Maintenance Program is designed to keep your equipment in optimum running conditions, reducing downtime, and add life to the equipment. It will, in turn, save you money in repair and maintenance costs.

Certified Load Testing

Shannahan Crane and Hoist has the Certified Weight Testing Equipment and the experienced personnel to perform the required tests on your premises, and prepare the required certification reports.

24 Hour Emergency Service

The Repair Program puts at your service the extensive experience, knowledge, and capabilities of our maintenance staff, equipment, parts accessibility and facilities to service any manufacturer's crane and hoist. Our maintenance staff is on call 24 hrs a day, seven days a week.

Operator Safety Training

Shannahan Crane and Hoist offers a complete factory authorized training program to teach your personnel the prescribed safety procedures for all your cranes and accessories.

Equipment Upgrades

Rebuilding and Modernizing your equipment is a great way to update your present crane and hoist with new modern parts, saving you the cost of a new piece of equipment. You can save an average of 30 to 40% of the cost of new equipment by modernizing your existing system.

Engineering Design

Shannahan Crane and Hoist Sales Engineers, by interfacing with the end-user, will take your project from its inception, then design, manufacture and install a system to meet your needs.

Don't make a costly mistake...

Choose Shannahan
Crane & Hoist

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Some companies will quote the least expensive equipment in order to make the sale. We quote the PROPER equipment that is correct for the application while keeping the overall cost in mind. We’ve been around a long time and want repeated customer business. We understand the headaches of having to live with a product that doesn’t operate as expected. We are careful not to put you in that situation.


Get the satisfaction that the system you've purchased is of high quality and is working well in your application.


Feel confident that a personal relationship has been established with us and that we are quick to respond if any issues arise.


Get consistent follow up on how your new equipment is serving you, along with service and sales calls and periodic check-ins .

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