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Mazzella Holding Acquires The Indusco Group

Mazzella will nearly double in size as it takes on the 103-year-old Indusco, based in Baltimore, MD.

CLEVELAND -- Mazzella Holding Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Indusco Group. As a result of this acquisition, Mazzella Holding Company nearly doubles in size and employs over 300 individuals. Indusco and Mazzella Lifting Technologies now form one of the largest independently-owned companies in the overhead lifting and rigging industries and will provide "one-stop shopping" for customers.

The newly acquired Indusco is a 103-year-old company based in Baltimore, MD and was previously owned by Howard Schloss. It also consists of a network of rigging shops located along the East Coast and in the South that support a diverse customer base. This network includes Indusco companies, J. Henry Holland Corp., Alabama Sling Center and Tennessee Sling Center. Indusco has built its 100-plus year reputation on quality products and dependable customer service.

In addition to its headquarters in Baltimore, MD, Indusco has additional locations in Capitol Heights, MD, Chicago, IL, Virginia Beach, VA, Hampton, VA, Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN and Memphis, TN.

"Our employees are excited to combine forces with another experienced, family-owned industry leader," said Craig Hayward, president of Indusco. "Personally, I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with Tony Mazzella and his management team, many of whom I have known for the past ten years. Tony and I share a common vision with respect to building organizational strength through the implementation of best practices and continuing our growth through the acquisition of other family-owned and operated businesses within our industry."

Mazzella Lifting Technologies is a 57-year-old family-owned company based in Cleveland, OH. In addition to its status as a major Midwest provider of wire rope and rigging hardware, Mazzella Lifting Technologies also engineers and manufacturers below-the-hook lifting devices, manufacturers overhead cranes and services overhead cranes.

In addition to its headquarters in Cleveland, OH, Mazzella Lifting Technologies has additional locations in Canton. OH, Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Pittsburgh, PA and Charlotte, NC.

"The organization resulting from this acquisition offers far more than an expanded geographic footprint," said Tony Mazzella, president and CEO of Mazzella Lifting Technologies. "The enhanced product offering and value-added services will enable our team of experienced personnel an increased opportunity to grow market share and expand our relationships with our customers."

Tony Mazzella and Craig Hayward will be responsible for running Mazzella Holding Companies. To learn more about Mazzella Holding Company, visit these web sites:

About Mazzella Lifting Technologies

Founded in 1954, Mazzella Lifting Technologies offers all styles of slings, cranes, hoists, engineered lifting devices along with the training and in-field inspection and repair services that support the products. Mazzella serves many market segments, including: steel, construction, energy, vehicle and durable goods. The prestigious Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University named Mazzella to its list of the top 100 fastest growing Northeastern Ohio companies in 2001, 2002 and again in 2007. For more information, visit

About The Indusco Group

Founded in 1908, Indusco brings an unmatched level of commitment of dependability and service to customers over 100 years later.  In addition to serving contractors and steel erectors, their diverse customer base also encompasses the shipbuilding, mining, military and transportation industries throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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