ABOUT MAGNETIC LIFTING TECHNOLOGIES US
Magnetic Lifting Technologies US (MLTUS), A Crane 1 Business manufactures industrial lifting magnets for the scrap, steel, slag, rail, and foundry industries. We also engineer specialized and niche magnets for a wide and growing range of businesses. As a full-service provider of magnetic system technologies, we have the ability to custom design, build, inspect, service, repair, and support any make or model of electromagnet.
Magnetic Lifting Technologies US (MLTUS) manufactures industrial lifting magnets for the scrap, steel, slag, rail, and foundry industries. We also engineer specialized and niche magnets for a wide and growing range of businesses. As a full-service provider of magnetic system technologies, we have the ability to custom design, build, inspect, service, repair, and support any make or model of electromagnet.
MLTUS was conceived in 2008 by Rick Frischolz, International Sales, Marketing and Training Manager. Rick saw an opportunity for renewed growth in the industrial and scrap handling magnet sector and, after began to draft a business plan for a new company that would focus solely on electromagnets, with an emphasis on quality and service.
For over a year, MLTUS existed only as an idea until a holiday trip in 2009. While visiting friends with his wife, Rick was introduced to Richard Rich, Wholesale Manager of Pittsburgh-based material handling company. After hearing Rick’s outline for a new lifting magnet company, he arranged for Rick to meet with H&K Equipment’s co-owners, George Koch and Pete Cicero.
Rick traveled to Pittsburgh to discuss his business plan with George and Pete, the first in a series of meetings that would lead to MLTUS’s founding. As the plan for MLTUS was developed, Rick was later accompanied by Dan Love, an engineer with nearly 40 years of experience, and Kim Kasler, a leading sales manager in the industry. Along with another industry expert, Mike Gordon, this group would go on to form MLTUS’s core management team.
On July 1st, 2010 in leased factory space at a facility in Struthers, Ohio, MLTUS was launched with Rick and Dan as its first two employees — and with a list of orders already waiting. Under the direction of George and Pete, the new team at MLTUS pioneered a different way of doing business. Armed with a small but passionate staff, they created a business model that put quality products over cutting corners, that put customer satisfaction ahead of profits, and that put American engineering front and center. They set out to design and build lifting magnets that would redefine the industry and show the true potential of electromagnetic material handling, a mission that continues to guide the company today.
We are excited to announce that in 2022 Magnetic Lifting Technologies US became part of the Crane 1 Services.
New Location, Enduring Vision
After an auspicious start, MLTUS quickly outgrew its Struthers facility and began searching for a new location. Unable to find a suitable existing building, H&K Equipment opted to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility that would be optimized specifically for MLTUS’s process. A site was located 20 miles east of Struthers in the RIDC Neshannock Business Park in New Castle, Pa., and ground was broken in 2013.
Pushing through delays that included wet weather and record-breaking cold, construction on the new facility continued through the winter and spring and finally wrapped in the second quarter of 2014. The new facility, which included offices, a conference room, and 35,000 square feet of shop space, became fully operational in the summer of 2014.
Since moving to its new headquarters, MLTUS has continued to innovate with new products and practices that are reshaping the industry. In late 2014, even in the midst of moving, MLTUS introduced a new magnet cooling platform for hot applications and also unveiled the Armadillo Lead Protection System, winner of a 2015 Best Practice Award from the National Slag Association.
In 2015, MLTUS received the 2015 Impact Award from the Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation in recognition of the economic benefits MLTUS has brought to the region. Today, over a decade after Rick’s first vision for a new type of magnet company, MLTUS continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of electromagnet systems in North America and beyond.
About Crane 1 Business
Crane 1 Services takes pride in providing the highest valued services and quality products in the overhead material handling markets by creating mutually profitable and trusting relationships with Crane 1 clients. Embedded in Crane 1 culture are five Core Values: Accountable, Safety Conscious, Positive Collaborative Problem Solvers, Humility and Passionate Customer Service as a guide in every decision that we make.
Being able to give unbiased maintenance advice because we are not an OEM manufacturer assures that our repair / replace recommendations are based upon our technician expertise, and broad equipment experience, which is always at the forefront of our thinking and always in the best interest of our customer. Our goal simply stated is to maximize our customers’ uptime at a minimal cost. Our program is designed to address our customers’ operational challenges.
By using our Maintenance Management System we can confidently analyze our customers equipment to lower emergency repair cost and plan for the appropriate corrective and preventative maintenance saving our customers thousands of dollars each year in downtime.
For more information about MLTUS and how we can help your business, please send us an email or call 1-877-50-MLTUS to speak with a member of our team.