About Us

In 1908 Henry Trester started an electric motor company. His dedication to service and distribution for the Milwaukee manufacturing community began the Trester legacy four generations ago.

Trester Hoist and Equipment was established by Rick Trester in 1995 to provide specialized knowledge on products and applications to both distribution channels and manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin. In 2015 Robyn Trester-Vaupel purchased Trester Hoist and Equipment.

Metropolitan Crane and Hoist was founded in Milwaukee by Leo DeWane in 1987. What started as a single skilled crane technician, grew to a custom crane builder with a reputation for customer service and an experienced service team. In 2018, Metropolitan Crane was acquired by Trester Hoist.

We are now part of Lift Solutions Holdings Company – a national industrial lifting solutions company focused on inspection, repair, and replacement products for overhead cranes, hoists and below the hook products.