In 1968, Deep South Crane & Rigging opened as a family owned and operated industrial electrical contractor. Rough terrain cranes were a necessity for most projects at the time and the company responded to the need by offering to rent this type of machinery to its clients. Soon after, Deep South began exclusively renting equipment to customers. With the growing demand for larger capacity cranes, Deep South fully committed to the heavy lift and heavy haul business by purchasing additional equipment as well as investing in their first 300-ton lattice boom crane and hydraulic transporters.
By the late 1980s, things were looking up. The demand for cranes exceeding 1,000-ton capacity began to increase; however, Deep South discovered that most high-capacity cranes manufactured in the United States could not handle the job at hand. Company representatives sought equipment across the Atlantic, but European cranes were too heavy and did not meet U.S. DOT’s highway transportation restrictions.
Determined to find a solution, Deep South called upon its years of expertise and intricate knowledge of the crane and rigging industry and set out to engineer and manufacture its own crane. History was made in 1993 when Deep South’s VersaCrane™ was unveiled. Specifically designed to work in petrochemical facilities and other areas with restricted space, this technological marvel stands as a true innovation in the crane and rigging world.
Today, Deep South is an international operation with sales offices and teams located strategically across both North and South America to provide world-class service to clients no matter their location.
Our Projects Begin with Safety
Even before our team members set foot on a worksite, our personnel have evaluated the entire project with safety in mind, so that every step of each individual task is performed with caution and diligence. From the protective equipment our employees wear on the outside to the mental focus they display on the inside, safety is at the forefront of every job.
Deep South is a dynamic, creative group of men and women who work together to be the best in our industry. Our culture reflects what we value, and it all starts with safety, which we believe is the foundation of our business success. We strive for expertise and the quality and innovation it enables. We value service through authentic, respectful relationships with each other and our clients and partners. We build trust with straightforward communications and ethical actions. And none of it would be possible without teamwork, which helps us learn, grow and move forward together.
Ultimately, we want to be judged by our customers’ success; respected for our honest, hard-working, safety-first approach; and valued for advancing our industry. With this vision in mind, we work hard every day to create the right environment for realizing it.
Deep South Crane & Rigging, LLC has formed a sister company, DS Americas that will focus solely on serving both the Latin American and Canadian markets. Drawing on Deep South's many years of experience, DS Americas provides unique, timely and safe turnkey heavy lift and transport solutions in the petrochemical, energy and heavy industrial sectors.
Through nearly five decades, we have built a legacy of dedicated team members. Join our team of industry experts today.