Founded in 1944, Ramsey Industries is comprised of three subsidiaries: (i) Auto Crane, (ii) Ramsey Winch and (iii) Eskridge. Under the Auto Crane brand, the company provides a comprehensive line of truck-mounted telescopic cranes, crane service bodies and accessories. Under the Ramsey Winch brand, the company offers a broad range of industrial and consumer winches. Eskridge manufactures high-torque planetary gear drives, auger drives an multiple-disc brakes for OEM and distribution customers. Products are sold through a network of truck equipment dealers and OEMs to a diverse group of end-user markets including non-residential construction, oil and gas, towing and recovery, municipal, mining and energy/utilities.
Gridiron Capital originally invested in Ramsey Industries in 2006 and built on the Company’s foundation of the Auto Crane® and Ramsey Winch® brands by acquiring Eskridge® in 2007. During Gridiron Capital’s holding, Ramsey expanded its management team, significantly increased margins and cash flow, shortened lead times, introduced numerous new products, expanded its intellectual property portfolio and diversified its end markets and customer base. Ramsey Industries was sold to a financial investor in November 2017.