Able Machinery Movers acquire LL Rigging, Expands skilled rigging

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX – Able Machinery Movers, a heavy machinery-moving and rigging company based in Grapevine, Texas, announced today the acquisition of LL Rigging, which specializes in custom rigging and relocation of commercial machinery.

The acquisition adds an experienced group of skilled commercial riggers and sales staff to the Able team, enhancing its ability to attract and serve more customers. Simultaneously, LL Rigging’s existing customers will benefit from Able’s higher capacity and scheduling flexibility, as well as its additional geographic reach in the Dallas, Houston, and Austin/San Antonio markets.

“In today’s climate, finding dedicated, skilled team members is more critical than ever, and we are thrilled to have the experienced technicians of LL Rigging joining our business,” said David Krieger, Able’s president. “With our combined capabilities, we can provide high-quality heavy equipment rigging, loading, transportation, assembly/disassembly, clean room installation, and project planning services to even more customers throughout the state of Texas.”

Able was founded more than 60 years ago and has developed long-term relationships with a notable list of multinational customers, including Bell Helicopter, General Electric, TDIndustries, Tetra Pak, and Texas Instruments, among others. Able prioritizes completing projects safely, on time, and within budget, and its customers rely on Able’s experience moving placing heavy machinery in areas with limited maneuverability, as well as its ability to work in sensitive environments such as data centers, clean rooms, and hospitals.

“In terms of service, dependability, and know-how, LL Rigging and Able are a perfect match,” said LL Rigging sales team leader Thomas Brumit, who joins Able’s sales department alongside fellow sales team leader Roy Brumit. “We are delighted to be part of such a respected and high-quality company.”

LL Rigging, a division of Austin Rigging and Crate, has long provided heavy equipment rigging and machinery moving services for customers in a variety of industries, including semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, medical, fine arts and antiques, and wineries and distilleries. The majority of its team members are clean-room badged for specialized work in semiconductor fabrication environments, and the company maintains an extensive fleet of rigging equipment and machinery for use in customer projects.

Able, part of the Satori Capital portfolio, operates according to the principles of conscious capitalism, a business approach that emphasizes extraordinary long-term outcomes for all stakeholders. It has developed a culture centered on exceptional customer service, efficient operation, and dedicated support for its team members. To learn more about conscious capitalism and Satori, visit

“It was a genuine pleasure to work with Able and Satori on this transaction,” said Veronika Pele, co-owner of Austin Rig & Crate. “Their teams were efficient, flexible, timely, and always true to their word. I’m so gratified to know that LL Rigging’s customers will continue to receive exceptional service and its employees will have new opportunities to advance in their careers – it’s truly a win for all involved.”


Based in Grapevine, Texas, Able Machinery Movers is a leading equipment-moving and rigging company serving commercial and industrial customers. Since its founding in 1957, Able has built a reputation for safely completing complex projects on time and within budget. Able has operated throughout Texas from DFW and Houston and in October 2020 opened an Austin location. Visit for more information.


LL Rigging has long provided commercial rigging services to customers in the Dallas area, offering custom rigging solutions, oversized load transport, millwright services, logistics support, permitting, and more. Visit for more information.