National Steel Car

Cherokee, AL | Client: National Alabama Corporation

H.S. Williams Company provided the cranes and installation of over (180) one hundred-eighty gantry, single-leg gantry and overhead bridge cranes for Yates Construction and their partner Walbridge Construction on the National Steel Car manufacturing facility near Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

This 2.2 million SF facility utilizes a modern design with sustainable features and is the largest LEED-certified building in the world. Facing massive logistics issues due to the size of the building was a challenge easily overcome with HS Williams experience and knowledge in crane erection.

Project Size
Manufacturing Plant
2.2 million SF
Plant length over 1 mile long
640 acres

180 material handling cranes
Crane Design
Brad Ayers P.E.
Platnick Crane
Bluefield, WV