PSC Crane & Rigging

PSC History

About Seventy Years Ago...


In 1933, Earl F. Sever Sr., had the foresight to create a business that would withstand the turbulent times of the depression. Through hard work and determination, Earl took the initiative to found PSC Crane & Rigging. He along with his personnel traveled throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana focusing primarily on demolition and plant dismantling.

As the country entered W.W.II, Bill Lear of Lear Avia Corp. moved his company to Piqua. PSC Crane & Rigging was the prime contractor to rig all the equipment out of the existing plant, which was then unloaded and installed in Piqua. In turn, this allowed PSC Crane & Rigging to enter the Machinery Moving, Rigging and Crane Rental Industry.

Due to exceptional growth, Earl Sr. brought Earl Jr. onboard and instilled in him the many high quality standards he had developed through the years. Earl F. Sever Sr. proved he was a man of determination, learning many new trades and aspiring to be a success. He was a 'working mans' man and built long term relations on the foundations of: Trust, Honesty, and Hard Work. Every employee was his friend and considered family.

Today, those same beliefs have been carried forward by Earl F. Sever Jr.and Earl F. Sever III (Lynn) as PSC Crane & Rigging extends into its Fourth Generation - Randy Sever – Executive V.P. Business Development and Jim Sever - President/CEO.

After attending The Ohio State University, Randy returned to Piqua joined the Ironworkers and graduated from their 4 year Apprenticeship Program. A few years after having worked in the field Randy quickly progressed from Foreman to General Foreman and soon became the company’s lead estimator project manager.

Jim attended Wright State University, where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management in 1996. Upon completing college, Jim returned to PSC Crane & Rigging as the assistant office manager. Jim learned the individual aspects of all of the administrative functions and brought new technologies and their related efficiencies to the forefront.

Both have served in their current capacities since 2011.