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Month / May 2014

Staying Connected on the Road

My husband and I lived in our 5th wheel for 3 years while traveling from one rural town to the next, working on different road construction jobs. This left me with a lot of free time on the weekends. Most of it was spent trying to pay bills online, check my email and the bank […]

Flashback Friday

Employee Highlight! Sean, you have been with C. Crane for a long while, how long has it been? 15 YEARS! I began in March of ’99, so I was still a rookie when the “Y2K” scare was in full swing. You have worked in just about every department, where did you start? I started out […]

Flashback Friday

  Due to a rapidly expanding company C. Crane’s 10th street house in Fortuna was remodeled in 1996 to include a large Shipping and Receiving Department. We soon outgrew that area and shipping and receiving was moved to a much larger 2-story building near our original location. Today we use the old Shipping Department as […]

Bob’s Planned Move Brings Transformation

Moving from San Francisco to rural Humboldt County, California in 1983 was not without a few oversights on my part. Due to poor radio reception my love for AM radio was met with a good deal of silence until the sun went down. It was only then that I could receive AM stations from several […]

Flashback Friday- Mother’s Day

Our featured Mom is Grandma Faye (pictured), Sue Crane’s Mom. She helped make C. Crane Company what it is today. She answered phones when C. Crane was still being run out of the Crane’s home, folded all the package inserts, helped run the household and made delicious home-cooked meals while Sue was finishing college. Here’s […]

Rechargeable Batteries – Save Money and Reduce Waste

We stumbled across this article about how batteries work and they had a great visual “Imagine a world where everything that used electricity had to be plugged in. Flashlights, hearing aids, cell phones and other portable devices would be tethered to electrical outlets, rendering them awkward and cumbersome.”  We live in a world where batteries are everywhere which […]

Flashback Friday

Lyle Pioneer Days in Lyle, Washington, 1967. The songs playing in this video were written by C. Crane’s very own repair technician, Daryl and performed by his band The Misfortunes. The Misfortunes are towards the middle of the video; Daryl is in the red shirt.