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Highland Machinery & Crane is a Benton Harbor, MI based company specializing in the removal and sales of new and used overhead bridge crane systems, used metalworking machinery, and appraisals. Our mission is to increase the efficiency and profitability of our clientís companies by providing cost-saving solutions for their manufacturing and material handling issues. We intend to meet that goal by building strong relationships based on trust and integrity, and supplying our customers with a reliable and consistent source of industrial equipment.

With 28,000 square feet of crane-serviced, heavy industrial warehouse space, Highland Machinery & Crane keeps a full and diverse inventory of cranes, runway systems, and metalworking machinery. And if we donít have the right item in our inventory, our extensive network of clients helps us find exactly what you need. In addition to being a warehousing dealer, we also provide numerous other services. Extensive training in appraisals and valuations means Highland can price your machines according to up-to-date comps using industry standard practices. We also broker machinery and cranes, sell on consignment, organize auctions, and liquidate anything from single machines to entire facilities. Or if youíre just looking for a place to store your equipment for a while, our 25-Ton crane can quickly load and unload your items. So please give us a call, and we will ensure that your industrial equipment needs are met to your satisfaction.

Meet the Owners

Jim Patterson
After an education in plastics, Jim Patterson gained experience in machinery appraisals and valuations at an international auction firm. This knowledge helped build a solid background for understanding numerous machine processes, uses, and values. That background was then put to further use in the used machinery industry, where Jim spent several years refining his sales skills. Through personal and peer learning, he quickly developed an effective sales strategy based on helping the customer first. This honest and ethical approach, coupled with both his knowledge and sociable nature, has proven to be a winning formula.

C J Pawlowski
C J Pawlowski is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. During his final year and after receiving his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering he was part of a two-person technology startup. His work involved research and technology development for innovations in motion control, as well as the design of a new infinitely variable transmission. Prior experience relevant to this business includes engineering work at a paper conversion and punch and press machine manufacturing company, as well as a full machine tool apprenticeship program.