Crane Manufacturers Association of America
The Crane Manufacturers Association of America(CMAA) is an independent trade association
Industry trade group
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in the United States
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. It is affiliated with the United States Division of Material Handling Industry. The voluntary association of CMAA members has existed since 1955. Member companies represent industry leaders in the overhead crane
A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus move loads beyond the normal capability of...
market. CMAA, formerly the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, is an incorporated organization of leading electric overhead traveling crane manufacturers in the United States and an affiliate of Material Handling Industry.