The Hoosier Crane Service Company
"Precision Welding & Fabrication, Inc. is very pleased with the quality of our two recently purchased 3 ton overhead bridge cranes. The electrician that did the electrical connection to the cranes said that the electrical components are of very good quality. We had a couple of questions during the purchasing phase as well as during the assembly. These were answered very promptly by your service staff. If we have need of any more cranes, we would certainly do business with Hoosier Crane again."
Dave Sermuks, President
Precision Fabrication & Welding, Inc.
Why should you choose Hoosier Crane?
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We are a family-owned business located in Elkhart, Indiana. Because our reputation is on the line, we make sure that our customers are 100% satisfied. To guarantee your satisfaction with our products and services, we employ Hoosier values: Honesty, old-fashioned work ethic, and person-to-person attention.
In an effort to be your #1 crane resource, we
- Overhead crane products from leading manufacturers
- Online ordering of overhead crane, hoists, kits and parts
- 24/7 emergency overhead crane repair services
- On-site overhead crane repairs
- Overhead crane fabrication and installation
- Overhead crane operator training
- Overhead crane inspection services
- Overhead crane technical support
What is a Hoosier?
As soon as the nickname "Hoosier" came into general use, speculation began as to its origin. Among the more popular theories:
When a visitor hailed a pioneer cabin in Indiana or knocked upon its door, the settler would respond, "Who's yere?" And from this frequent response Indiana became the "Who's yere" or Hoosier state. No one ever explained why this was more typical of Indiana than of Illinois or Ohio.
Indiana rivermen were so spectacularly successful in trouncing or "hushing" their adversaries in the brawling that was then common that they became known as "hushers," and eventually Hoosiers.
There was once a contractor named Hoosier employed on the Louisville and Portland Canal who preferred to hire laborers from Indiana. They were called "Hoosier's men" and eventually all Indianans were called Hoosiers.
A theory attributed to Gov. Joseph Wright derived Hoosier from an Indian word for corn, "hoosa." Indiana flatboatmen taking corn or maize to New Orleans came to be known as "hoosa men" or Hoosiers. Unfortunately for this theory, a search of Indian vocabularies by a careful student of linguistics failed to reveal any such word for corn.
Quite as possible is a facetious explanation offered by "The Hoosier Poet," James Whitcomb Riley. He claimed that Hoosier originated in the pugnacious habits of our early settlers. They were enthusiastic and vicious fighters who gouged, scratched and bit off noses and ears. This was so common an occurrence that a settler coming into a tavern the morning after a fight and seeing an ear on the floor would touch it with his toe and casually ask, "Whose ear?"
We like to think the word started when people started asking "Who's Your Crane Service Company"?
Our answer here at HOOSIER CRANE SERVICE COMPANY will always be "We Are Your Service Company!"