Highland Machinery & Crane is a Benton Harbor, MI based company specializing in the purchasing, removal and sales of new and used overhead bridge crane and support systems (rail, runway, and columns). With our versatile equipment fleet and experienced rigging crew, we handle everything from 1-Ton workstation cranes to 100 Ton + x 120’ bridge cranes.  

Highland Machinery & Crane’s equipment list includes:

TriLifter TL100 w/ custom control system for crane work

TriLifter rigger boom attachment w/ platform for reaching 35’+

VersaLift 40/60 with extended mast/boom option

Rigger boom attachment w/ platform

Broderson IC-200 carry deck crane

Telehandlers and triple stage 15K lift trucks

We specialize in working in low-headroom environments where cranes must be lifted from underneath. Our large inventory of custom-built platforms, lifting racks, and attachments allows us to set cranes at heights typically reserved for mobile cranes, meaning no roof penetrations or risky “tight-rigged” slings

With 85,000 square feet of indoor crane-serviced, and two acres of outdoor crane-serviced, heavy industrial warehouse space, Highland Machinery & Crane keeps a full and diverse inventory of cranes and runway systems. And if we don't 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 items 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 you're just looking for a place to store your equipment for a while, our six 15 - 25 Ton cranes 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 small 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.