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Giveaway: Jazz Tickets

Mountain Crane is excited to give out, not only a pair of tickets, but a group of 10 tickets to a Utah Jazz basketball game.

The winner will join Mountain Crane for a game of their choice in Mountain Crane’s Jazz Suite with prime seating for the game and a delicious food se-lection.

PS3 Winners

Due to the large response to last month’s giveaway, Mountain Crane has decided to give away 4 PS3 Game Consoles. These prizes will be personally delivered to the respective winners of the drawing.

Employee Spotlight

Thayne Smith is a heavy haul truck driver and safety committee member for Mountain Crane. He has been with the company since the beginning, dating back to 2005. He is considered a “jack of all trades” and has found many uses for his skills at Mountain Crane. His favorite thing about Mountain Crane is he enjoys the diversity and variety of his work as well as the people he interacts with.

Thayne currently lives in Murray with his wife, Kellie and has 8 children, ranging from ages 26 to 11. In his spare time, Thayne participates and sponsors race cars in short-track racing at Rocky Mountain Raceway. specifically in the Superstock and Figure 8 classes. He currently holds the track record for the Figure 8 Class.

Thayne also likes to go boating with his family at Lake Powell and enjoys travelling. An interesting fact about Thayne is he has held over 30 jobs in his life and was never fired from any of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mountain Crane Service would like to provide the opportunity for customers to ask questions regarding our staff, our equipment, our services, or any other work-related topic. We will feature select questions in future newsletters. Individual answers will also be provided in a timely manner.

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Top 40 Under 40: Paul Belcher

Paul Belcher of Mountain Crane Service was recently presented Utah Business Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 2012 Award. This award recognizes talented and ambitious leaders who have created new entrepreneurial ventures or are directing established companies before reaching the age of 40.

Paul is a co-owner of Mountain Crane Service and graduate of both USU’s MBA program and Thunderbird’s Master of International Management program. He considers it a privilege to work with his dad, Lon, and Uncle Vern.

The past seven years of company ownership have been an adventure and he looks forward to many more years working with his friends and family.

Bushton, Kansas Crane Lifts

During the latter half of December, Mountain Crane Service completed several lifts at the One Oak Fractionator Expansion Project in Bushton, Kansas. There were three consecu-tive lifts over the course of three days.

The first two modules weighed 121,000 lbs. each and were lifted at a 130 ft. radius. The third lift weighed 165,000 lbs. at a 160 ft. radius. Each of these lifts was executed safe-ly and efficiently.

The fourth and heaviest lift came in at 450,000 lbs. at a 84 ft. radius. This was sig-nificantly less weight than the lift had been planned for and the crane was originally con-figured for, which led to some minor compli-cations.

Fortunately, Mountain Crane’s talented team, led by Travis Horton, was able to work through the problem and complete the lift without any delay or difficulties.

Each of these lifts utilized a Demag CC2800 Crawler Crane with Super-Lift attachment. We’d like to thank Barnhart Crane and Turner for their excellent team work on these heavy lifts.

Giveaway: PS3

Mountain Crane would like to give a lucky participant a brand new PlayStation 3 Video Game Console for our November Giveaway!

Just in time for Christmas and a favorite among Mountain Crane employees, this gaming system would make an excellent gift for under the tree.

Enter Here to win this awesome prize.

BYU Ticket Winner

Congratulations to Michael Daniels with Layton Construction for winning tickets to the BYU football game! With a score of 42-7, we hope you enjoyed the game!

Employee Spotlight

Mike Rose is a talented crane operator who has been with Mountain Crane for almost five years. He first became interested in the crane industry because of his father. Mike Rose’s favorite thing about Mountain Crane is that the operators seem more like a family than co-workers and everyone is a team player.

Mike is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He recently got married to his wife Julia this last year at Oregon Beach and it was a very special occasion for him and his family. He has one 13 year old son still at home named Jordan.

In his spare time he enjoys riding four-wheelers as well as sport shooting. He also enjoys rebuilding old cars and ATV’s.

Safety Booklet Available as PDF

Mountain Crane’s safety booklet is now available for download as a PDF on our website. This safety booklet contains helpful resources in creating a basic lift plan , selecting the right rigging for your job, hand signals, and other on-the-job tasks. The booklets are 1/4 page and have been extremely valuable for anyone working in the field. We have now made these resources available to those who have access to a computer. If you would like to request free copies of the booklet for your employees, please send an e-mail to

In addition to our safety manual, Mountain Crane offers many other resources so please check out our safety page at