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Industrial Machinery & Equipment Moving

American Industrial Werks is a provider of heavy machinery moving, machine assembly and precision leveling services located in the greater Chicago area, servicing industry needs nationwide. Rigging, moving and reinstalling heavy equipment is our core business, therefore whether your need is delivery of a new machine to your factory or the complete relocation of your plant across county we have the equipment and knowhow to rig, move and reinstall everything from heavy industrial to the complex and clean. We are prepared to work with delicate equipment in clean room environments, taking great care to protect your floor, or tackle the messiest of jobs such as those in steel factories and chemical plants.

Turnkey Plant Relocation - American Industrial Werks can handle your entire plant relocation, from project planning to complex lifting to transportation. We're experts in dismantling and re-installing heavy equipment and machinery. When you are moving and setting up the entire plant, you can be confident that American Industrial Werks will get the job done right.

Industries we serve include: Aerospace, Food & Beverage, Electrical and Energy, Municipalities, Schools and universities, Manufacturing and Fabrication, Printing, Construction, Medical Imaging and Pharmaceutical, Paper Mills and Chemical Plants.Every job is unique, whether it's heavy, sensitive, clean or fragile. Each client's job requires a plan of attack that is cost-effective and safe to protect your investment. Our crews have the expertise to ensure your project is successful.



Skidding & Crating Services

Skids and crates are an essential part of machinery moving and plant relocations. American Industrial Werks provides custom build services to secure and protect your valuable machinery and equipment.
When relocating your machines to Mexico, Canada or another county don't have your load get caught in customs because you didn't use properly treated and stamped wood per ISPM-15. Stamped and certified HT wooden shipping crates, skids, pallets, and dunnage provided by American Industrial Werks will help insure that your shipment gets to your destination undamaged and without costly customs delays.
Custom Sized Crates and Boxes
Custom Sized Skids
Mexico and Canada Certified
Wood Dunnage

Turnkey Plant Relocation Services

American Industrial Werks relocates large plants and small shops across town, across the nation and even to Mexico or Canada.Relocating an entire plant or shop requires talent, experience and proper management at a price that won't break the bank.
Capabilities Include:
Demolition and Dismantling
Electrical Disconnects & Reconnects
Machine Foundations
Machinery & Equipment Storage
Machinery Moving & Rigging
Trucking - Vans, Flatbeds, Drop Deck
Machine Installations and Millwright Services
Leveling and Alignment
Welding and Fabrication
Warehousing, Custom Crating and skidding
Cleanroom and Machine Handling

Equipment Available

Air bearing for clean rooms
Boom lifts to 80 foot

Concrete anchoring equipment

Cranes 30 ton to 250 ton

Electric power bar

Flat bed, step decks, double drop, RGN, and van trailers

Fork trucks/Cushion Tire/LP - Capacity: 5K, 8K

Heavy rigging to 100 tons

Hyster S150’s, 26K, 30K

Machine leveling equipment

Mechanical and Hydraulic jacks to 1000 tons

Over dimensional trucking and permitting

Polly dollies 10 ton to 40 ton

Scissor lift up to 40 foot

Stair climbers and swing staging

Steel dollies 30 ton to 100 ton

Swivel dollies

Versa-Lift – 25/35, 40/60, 60/80, 75 Ton Twin Lift

Welders and plasma cutter


Municipalities Schools and Universities (Industries Served)

Municipalities, water treatment plants, schools and universities can offer some challenges when it's time to update equipment. Decisions regarding removing or installing heavy, bulky items, such as boilers, either through a window using a crane or up the stairs using forklifts and gantry systems are weighed for safety and cost. But there is always a way to get equipment in and out, whether it's down stairs, using second story window, through a hole in the floor or a hole in the roof.
Our services include:
Machinery moving and installation
Generator and boiler replacements
Heavy hauling
Demolition and scrap removal
Rigging leveling & alignment
Machinery & equipment Storage
Shoring and bracing
On site welding

Medical Imaging & Pharmaceutical (Industries Served)

American Industrial Werks service can move and install your sensitive medical grade equipment.
We are experienced in:

Clean room conditions

Ensuring material & equipment cleanliness at your location.

Following protocols

Construction (Industries Served)

Our crews work on construction sites with general contractors as well as directly with the client. Our rigging and moving services provide the tools and manpower to get the supplies and equipment where needed, when needed.
Construction services available
Heavy hauling and lifting
Machinery and equipment installation
Rigging, leveling and alignment
Scrap removal

Printing (Industries Served)

When it comes to heavy lifting, securing and transport of sensitive printing equipment our team can handle it. We are familiar with moving manufacturers such as:
Kodak, Komori, Harris, KBA, Man-Roland
Miller, Mitsubishi, A.B. Dick, Ryobi

Manufacturing & Fabrication (Industries Served)

If your line of work is Manufacturing & Fabrication American Industrial Werks has many services to help keep your business running smoothly.
Construction & Demolition:

Custom Steel Fabrication:

Machinery Foundations & Pits:

Machinery Moving & Rigging:

Mezzanine & Bridge Crane Installation:

Electrical & Energy (Industries Served)

American Industrial Werks assists many electrical contractors with the installation or removal ofelectrical/energy equipment. Our estimators and crews work with you to help you win the contact and complete the project.
Lower new switchgears down elevator shafts and into position.

Receive and store large UPS units and related equipment, deliver and set for computer data centers.

Remove and install new generators

Remove transformers and take to scrap.

Food and Beverage (Industries Served)

American Industrial Werks serves the Food & Beverage industry. When it comes to heavy lifting and transport of sensitive equipment, look to our team to handle it.
Our services include:

Building additions

Conveyor customization and installation

Heavy hauling

Machinery & Equipment Storage

Machinery and equipment installation

Packaging & crating services

Rigging leveling & alignment

Aerospace (Industries Served)

American Industrial Werks serves the aerospace industry in more ways than one. When it comes to heavy lifting and transport of sensitive equipment, look to our team to handle it.
Building additions

Conveyor customization and installation

Heavy hauling

Installation of machinery and equipment

Machinery and equipment storage

Packaging and crating services


Municipalities Schools and Universities (Machinery Moved)


Cooling Towers

Electrical Switchgear



Machine Shop Equipment

Motor Controls

Portable Class Rooms

Printing Presses

Re circulation Pumps



Water Heaters

Medical Imaging & Pharmaceutical (Machinery Moved)

Mammo Units
MRI Units
CAT Scans
CT Scanners
Linear Accelerator

Construction (Machinery Moved)

Alternative energy (windmill & solar)
Manufacturing plants

Office buildings

Power plants


Strip malls


University & high schools

Printing (Machinery Moved)

Bindery Equipment


Perfect Binders

Pre-Press Equipment


Saddle Stitchers

Screen Printing Equipment


Xerographic Equipment

Manufacturing & Fabrication (Machinery Moved)

And much more

CNC machines



Injection mold machines


Milling machines



Press brakes



Electrical & Energy (Machinery Moved)

Solar Panels

Switch Gears


Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) units

Windmill Components

Food and Beverage (Machinery Moved)


Can Seamers

Case Packers & Sealers

Case Unloaders


Conveyor Systems

Coolers & Warmers

Cooling Towers



OvensCan Line Systems

Packaging systems

Pallatizers & Depallatizers


Processing equipment


Shrink Wrappers

Tray Loaders

Aerospace (Machinery Moved)

Aircraft engines
Wet blast machines
Wet peening machines
Wheel blast machines
Cleaning systems
Material handling systems
Aeronautic testing equipment
Machine shop and fabrication machinery
Welding systems
Conveyor systems
Machines and equipment loaded/transported for air transport.
Fuel and water tanks
Many other machines and equipment related to aerospace manufacturing and facility operation.


Versa-Lift 25/35 Forklift

2-stage direct roller mast
3 section boom reaches 23' high

Boom removes in minutes with special boom stand

Horizontal boom retracts while using forks

Onboard scale

Only 5' wide and a 6' 4" wheelbase

Poly tires to protect floors

Propane fueled

The Versa-Lift® 25/35 has a unique frame that extends 3', which enables it to pick up 35,000 lbs at a 24" load center

Total weight: 34,502 lbs.

Versa-Lift 25/35 Forklift Image

Versa-Lift 40/60 Forklift

3 section boom reaches 26' high
Boom removes in minutes with special boom stand

Horizontal boom reaches 72" and retracts back when using the forks

Onboard scale

Only 6' wide and a 98" wheelbase

Poly tires to protect floors

Propane fueled

The Versa-Lift® 40/60 has a 40,000 lb capacity at 36" load center. With it's unique frame that extends 4', pick capacity increases to 60,000 lbs.

With four 4,000 lb counterweights that can be removed easily with a small forklift, shipping weight is reduced to 42,000 lbs.

Versa-Lift 40/60 Forklilft Image

Versa-Lift 60/80 Forklift

3 section boom reaches 26' high
At 78,000 lbs with six counterweights this forklift is transported on two legal weight trailers

Boom removes in minutes with special boom stand

Onboard scale

Only 10' wide and a 98" wheelbase

Poly tires to protect floors

Propane fueled

The Versa-Lift® 60/80 has a 80,000 lb capacity at 36" load center, with it's unique frame extended 4'. At 22" and frame extended this forklift capacity is nearly 100,000 lbs.

Versa-Lift 60/80 Forklift Image

75 Ton Twin Lift.

The TWL075, 75 Ton Mobilift will pick and carry 150,000 lbs. This double boom design provides two lifting points, telescoping counterweight, and has a lifting height to 36 feet.
Standard telescoping counterweight extends 5’ using two (2) hydraulic cylinders.
At 77,850 lbs with four counterweights this forklift is transported on two legal weight trailers.
All wheel drive
Wheels: Full capacity wheels with heavy duty anti-frictions bearings.
Four (4) 28” diameter, 14” wide front wheels.
Two (2) 22” diameter, 12” wide rear wheels.
Polyurethane tires to protect floors.
Dimensions: 7’ 10” wide and a 11’ 10 ½” wheelbase (16’ 10 ½” with extended counterweight)
Propane fueled (LP gas).
Standard telescoping counterweight extends 5’ using two (2) hydraulic cylinders.

75 Ton Twin Lift Image


Examples of Machines American Industrial Werks has moved
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Versa-Lift 60/80 Forklift
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Video - Unloading Heavy Press

Video - Moving a 35,000 lb. Mazak

Twin Lift - 75 Ton Image
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Versa-Lift 25/35 Forklift
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