Morgan Engineering: Serving the Iron and Steel Industry for 150 Years, since 1868 Morgan Engineering has built a legacy as a world leader in material handling systems. They provide the innovative technology and engineering expertise to move your business forward all while giving back to the community they serve.
About Morgan Engineering
Large-scale industrial overhead and gantry-type cranes are the core of the Morgan Engineering business. They build cranes to suit any application – from 20 to 300 feet long and 5- to 900-ton capacities for the severest of applications and the harshest of environments. Their work contributes to stadiums that are home to the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, and the US Open!
Morgan Engineering is well known throughout the world as the leading designer of overhead electric traveling cranes, a holder of thousands of patents and designs, and manufacturer of more than 30,000 cranes. In addition to custom overhead cranes for aluminum companies, steel mills, electric power plants, refuse facilities, container handling and general industry, Morgan manufactures equipment such as transfer cars, ladles, scrap buckets, presses, manipulators and most large fabrications. For almost any large fabrication job, you can trust Morgan Engineering and their team of experts to take your project from design to completion. Their goal is to exceed customer expectations through quality products, value, and on-time delivery.
Alliance Roots Since 1871!
The history of the Morgan Engineering Company begins with Thomas Rees Morgan, who was born in 1834 in Wales and began working in a coal mine when he was just eight years old. In 1865 he immigrated to America and worked at the Cambria Iron Company in Johnstown, Pa. He opened his own shop in Pittsburgh by 1868. The business moved to Alliance in August 1871. In 1894, when Mr. Morgan’s partner sold his interest, the company was renamed the Morgan Engineering Company. Watch the video they made for their 150th Anniversary! It shows a timeline of all the changes and growth the company has seen!
In addition to its large manufacturing footprint, Morgan’s Alliance heritage is evident in local landmarks like Glamorgan Castle (built in 1904), named by its builder and owner the late Col. William Henry Morgan. At the time of its construction, Col. Morgan was the president and principal owner of The Morgan Engineering Company which was founded by his father, Thomas Rees Morgan.
Making Alliance Stronger
“Alliance – its people, its economic infrastructure, its civic arena–is our heartbeat.”
Morgan Engineering regularly supports the institutions that strengthen Alliance, which Morgan Engineering and many of its employees call home. Their support extends to schools, nonprofits and companies through corporate support and volunteerism. In the schools, they support sports teams, reading programs and experience opportunities like the annual trip to Washington. Morgan Engineering also backs the food pantry, YMCA and other organizations that help those less fortunate in our community.
Business leadership is where they demonstrate their commitment to Alliance. Through Chamber and Alliance Area Development Foundation work, Morgan Engineering partners with other businesses to draw new enterprises to the community and help companies based here to thrive. They subcontract work to Alliance-area small businesses to keep the exchange of dollars and value here in our community. And as Morgan Engineering continues to grow its global footprint, they plan to keep their headquarters here in Alliance where they know they can rely on their employees and community to bolster their growth.
More to Know About Morgan Engineering
Morgan Engineering employs around 100 people in its 700,000 square-feet space on 75 acres in Alliance. At Morgan Engineering, they know that success is not driven by state-of-the-art technology alone. They recognize that their team members are the backbone of the organization and the force that creates and sustains value for customers; “Having the right people in the right place will always remain our greatest asset.”