About Us

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Crane Safety Inspections

Our number one goal is to make your workplace safer. We do this primarily by providing true third party inspections of industrial equipment such as cranes, bucket trucks, forklifts, and more.

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Experienced Industry Professionals

Our experts are available to perform inspections as well as consult on new equipment purchases and accident investigations. Visit our Credentials page to learn why we’re the best in the industry.

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Live and Online Courses

Our sister company, Cranes101, offers courses, live and online, for your safety certification and crane operator licensing needs. Visit the Cranes101 page to see the current course listings and calendar.

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Where We Serve

We provide safety inspections for cranes and other industrial equipment anywhere and everywhere.
Here are some of the locations we travel to most frequently.

Within the United States:

We are also happy to travel nationwide!


  • US Virgin Islands
  • St. Croix
  • St. Thomas
  • Greenland

If you need an inspection in a country not on this list, please reach out to us, as we may still be able to make it happen.

Our Team of Industrial Safety Professionals

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Jenn MacLeod

Vice President
Jennifer is an experienced and certified construction safety professional that has worked in the industry for nearly twenty years. She apprenticed under her father, Jay Sturm, a well-known safety expert and one the industry’s most knowledgeable and trusted experts. Today, she oversees a dedicated staff, performs training and inspections internationally, and has branded the business to be recognized by industry leaders. She is proud that most of the customers that started with her back in the early 2000’s are still using the company today.

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Alex MacLeod

Alex brings an extensive background of hydraulic and heavy equipment mechanics to the team. His experience began with building trucks and heavy equipment over ten years ago, and has evolved into operating a multitude of industrial and construction equipment, including personnel lifts, overheads, and all mobile cranes.
He is also a NCCER certified examiner and crane operator.

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Jay Sturm

Jay, now serving as technical advisor to CATS, is an active member of the ASME crane code writing committee, as well as an ANSI Z133 committee member. In addition, he consults as an expert witness regarding crane accidents. His vast industry knowledge and commitment to the safety standards are built into everything the Cranes companies do.

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Maria Sturm

Scheduling Specialist
Maria has been with CATS from Day 1 and has dedicated the past 20 years to the growth and support of the company. She has worn many hats in the business, starting with customer service and scheduling inspections to managing the HR department and coordinating in-house safety training and procedures. Maria brought her experience as a successful business owner along to create a solid foundation for CATS from the beginning.

Diane Hamilton

Customer Service Specialist

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