Amazon Warehouse

The Client

Amazon Warehouse, Canton, Ohio

The Customer Need

When the new Amazon warehouse in Canton, Ohio, required extensive construction, CEI Crane & Rigging was entrusted with providing rough-terrain cranes, boom trucks, and operators for two critical tasks.

Solution Summary

CEI successfully fulfilled the requirements of two separate contractors involved in the construction of a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center. The tasks included setting roof insulation and building a soundwall to minimize noise impact on neighboring homes.

Setting Roof Insulation

The first contractor engaged CEI to assist in lifting 4’ x 8’ sheets of insulation onto the building’s roof. CEI deployed a 40-ton boom truck and a 30-ton rough-terrain crane, along with a skilled operator. This task, although routine for CEI, showcased their expertise in handling such jobs for various institutional facilities.

Building a Soundwall

A second contractor, responsible for constructing a mile-long soundwall as part of Amazon’s facility plan, required CEI’s crane services. CEI supplied a 60-ton rough-terrain crane and an operator to lift buckets of concrete for the wall’s construction.

Reaching for Success

According to Brian Selinsky, President of CEI, the unique challenges of these jobs necessitated the reach that only a crane could provide. Whether placing roof insulation or pouring concrete for the soundwall’s foundations, CEI’s equipment met the demands of the construction.

To enhance safety and efficiency, CEI also provided communication assistance, including headsets and walkie-talkies for lifting over buildings. Additionally, the company offered signal persons when necessary to overcome obstacles in the crane operator’s line of vision.

Responsive Customer Service

Understanding the dynamic nature of construction projects like the Amazon warehouse, CEI emphasized responsive customer service. Brian highlighted the office’s commitment to ensuring customers have all the necessary equipment precisely when they need it. In cases of short gaps in service, CEI leaves equipment onsite to minimize disruptions.


With over 50 years of experience, CEI continues to provide exceptional crane and heavy haul services. Their dedicated team and specialized equipment make them the go-to choice for tackling even the most challenging projects. If you require crane services, rigging, or haul transportation, contact CEI for reliable and professional solutions.