In 1954 from his home in a south suburb of Chicago, John Lanigan envisioned a better way. Forty years later the result is a multinational corporation providing machinery and solutions for the transportation and material handling industries worldwide.
Early on, Mi-Jack distributed self-propelled rubber tire gantry cranes (RTG), and focused on the railroads and ports of the United States. As Mi-Jack pioneered new methods and technologies in intermodal transportation, other industries soon found the RTG crane equally effective in increasing productivity.
Mi-Jack expanded its business to providing operating services, and then distributing construction equipment. In the early 1980's, Mi-Jack purchased the manufacturing rights to the cranes it had been selling, which helped open up new national and international markets.
Today Mi-Jack is recognized worldwide as an industry leader and innovator. Corporate headquarters remain in Hazel Crest, Illinois. In addition, the company maintains four regional operations headquarters, five sales offices and over 60 Intermodal Terminals. What was started on the kitchen table now comprises sixteen divisions and companies.
Mi-Jack's Hazel Crest headquarters is an ISO 9001,2000 certified facility, and produce Translift and Travelift RTG's, now in use on six continents. Travelift cranes have capacities ranging from 15 to 325 tons, with dimensions customized to customer applications.
Mi-Jack Intermodal is the undisputed leader in providing equipment to the railroad and port intermodal industry.
Mi-Jack has long recognized the importance of the global marketplace. International sales have grown annually creating a network of dealers servicing countries around the globe. International Intermodal Services, Panama Canal Railway Company, . Mi-Jack Systems and Technologies, Technical Services International, and Walter Payton Power Equipment, Howell Tractor, Greenfield Products, MJUE, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Travel Concepts, MJ Promotions, French Leave Resorts, MJMC, Mi-Jack Canada, Travel Concepts, The HotRod Barn are all Part of the Lanco Group of Companies.
As Mi-Jack and the Lanco Group of Companies continues to grow, its goal will not be forgotten, says Lanigan. "Our business philosophy is simple. We strive to be the leader in any market we service and we do that by providing superior products and superior service." Nor will its roots be lost, he adds. "We treat our old customers like new ones and if you always give the customer a little more than what they came, they tend to come back.
Mi-Jack Products, Inc. 3111 W. 167th Street, Hazel Crest, IL. 60429
PH: (708) 596-5200