Serving WESTERN CANADA for 35 years

About Us

Our Mission

It is the mission of Overhead Cranes & Machinery Ltd. to be your premiere source for quality and safety in cranes and machinery in Western Canada. We aim to recognize the needs of Western Canadian companies and provide the engineering, design and manufacturing that delivers on those needs and keeps you and your team safe under extreme conditions faced in the industrial environment. To ensure our products are accessible to all, we have offerings that are low cost to very high quality.

We are proud of the fact our overhead cranes and equipment for Canadian industry are built right here in Canada. From frigidly cold winters to blazing hot summers, we are well versed in the challenges extreme conditions can provide for machinery and cranes and we manufacture accordingly.

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Meet the Team
cranesand machinery James Leighton President

With more than 35 years of experience in the overhead crane industry, more specifically in the Western Canadian marketplace, Jim is your go-to person for all things crane and machinery related. Jim puts his experience to work by specializing in consultation, design, budgeting and installation of overhead crane systems.

Contact James

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cranesand machinery Jamie Leighton Sales

Jamie is the person you want to talk to when you are ready to purchase a new or used overhead crane. Jamie is very knowledgeable and while he is a high intensity, fast-paced sales representative for overhead cranes, he is very approachable. In his spare time, Jamie is an active individual who has forged strong ties to the community due to his involvement in playing, coaching and teaching soccer. 

Contact Jamie

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“Scott Builders Inc. (Edmonton Branch) has used your company's services in the past with great success. I have personally been involved in two projects that were executed on time and on budget. From the quote stage to completion, you were the single point of contact. This was very beneficial from a communication standpoint as any issues that did arise were dealt with quickly and fairly. I would not hesitate using your company's services again on any project.”
- Pat, Operations Manager at Scott Builders

“I have had Overhead Cranes & Machinery install a couple different crane configurations for me, and have nothing but good things to say about their work. The sales staff is kind and courteous, and responded immediately to any questions or concerns that I had through the quote phase. The engineering department came up with professional drawings and documentation in a very quick fashion. And the install team was very easy to work with, and met all delivery and installation dates. I would have no problem recommending Overhead Cranes & Machinery to anyone for their lifting needs, as I am confident that they would have the same pleasant experience that I had. ”
- Dan, Production Manager at Lockwood Valves

“As the President of Seko Construction, I have subcontracted Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales Ltd. to work on various projects for my company in the Edmonton area. The owner, Jim Leighton is very professional with his bidding and execution of work provided. On all projects, the company was very communicative and concerned in meeting our schedules and needs for the completion of work required. Staff associated with Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales Ltd. were just as professional and experienced which carried out in the execution of the work provided by them. Jim Leighton and all his staff were easy to work with and the equipment provided functioned excellent. We would not hesitate in recommending this company to others and look forward to working with Him and his team on future projects. “
- Steve, President at Permasteel Projects Ltd.

“We recently sub-contracted Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales Ltd. to supply and install bridge cranes on a project for Superior Pressure Vessels in Calgary, Alberta. The project involved three 15 ton running double girder bridge cranes on 200 LF of runway. Jim Leighton was very easy to work with and the cranes were functioning well. We would not hesitate to recommend Jim Leighton and plan to work with him again in the future.“
- Bob, Vice President at Bridge Crane Supply & Install

“We have used Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales Ltd., on two sizeable Overhead Crane Projects. One project incorporated two Door Flap Systems that allowed our cranes to travel outside at both ends of the building. Jim Leighton led the Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales team from the consultation and quotation stages and remained as Project Manager for both installations. Mr. Leighton was responsive, attentive and professional with both projects and his team mirrored that attitude. Both projects were completed in a timely manner and continue to work to our expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Overhead Cranes & Machinery Sales Ltd. and Mr. Leighton and look forward to working with them in the future..“
- Duane, President at Academy Petroleum Industries