Odd Fellows

Moving the Odd Fellows building in Salt Lake City, Utah, required over 50 dollies and beams in order to support the 2,500-ton historic structure after it had been jacked and cribbed. The move earned Emmert several industry awards.

Over 40 years of experience

Emmert International was one of the first companies to move structures as large as residential homes, starting in the Portland area in 1968. In the 1980s, Emmert International expanded our business by moving equipment for the power industry.

BBCX 1000

Emmert not only owns and operates one of the largest railcars in the world, the 20-axle BBCX 1000, we also provide full service rail logistics services for all kinds of rail projects.

Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes built the indomitable Spruce Goose in 1947. The 150-ton plane has an entirely wooden frame and a wingspan of over 320 feet. Emmert International is proud to have been part of its transport from Long Beach, California, to McMinnville, Oregon.

FCC Converter Project

Emmert International helped to transport this 950-ton FCC Converter safely to a Washington refinery.

500-Ton Engine - Bahamas

Emmert International transported and set on its foundation this 500-ton engine in the Bahamas.

Levitated Mass

LACMA's Levitated Mass, transported by Emmert International.

Excellence

The industry’s best-trained, safest, world-class personnel.

Innovation

State-of-the-art engineering, logistics, and transportation solutions for every job.

Dependability

First-class, industry leading service, and a commitment to exceed expectations.

Stewardship

Fostering sustainable, long-term growth, and fulfilling career opportunities for every one of our employees.

Emmert International specializes in heavy-haul transport equipment and logistics


We relocated our first structure long before Emmert International was officially established. In 1968, we designed and manufactured our first dolly with an integrated jacking system that revolutionized the industry, and is still today considered a benchmark for ingenuity. We are highly regarded as one of the most influential and innovative companies in the industry.

An industry leader, as long as there’s been an industry.

Emmert International was founded by Terry Emmert, in Clackamas, Oregon, in 1964. As the company grew and expanded, we began designing and manufacturing our own heavy-haul and rigging equipment to meet the unique needs of our customers’ projects.

Such configurations have helped us to consistently complete any job we are assigned, including the relocation of Howard Hughes’ infamous “Spruce Goose,” the Hubbell Telescope, the FermiLab g-2 Cryostat, the LACMA 340-ton Levitated Mass, the Odd Fellows Building in Salt Lake City, and the 3.2 million-pound Fairmont Hotel.

We also specialize in transporting equipment for the power, chemical, and marine industries. We’ve partnered with industrial contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and utility companies to transport equipment that powers our lives.

Today, Emmert International has four locations in two states, and employs over 150 of the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. We believe our growth and success stand as a testament to the professionalism and expertise that we bring to every job.

Our mission


Our mission is to continue to challenge conventional wisdom, push the boundaries of engineering technology, and continue to lead the heavy-haul industry. We will achieve this by taking on the biggest, heaviest, most complicated jobs in history and completing them more efficiently and safely than ever before.

Excellence

The industry’s best-trained, safest, world-class personnel.

Innovation

State-of-the-art engineering, logistics, and transportation solutions for every job.

Dependability

First-class, industry leading service, and a commitment to exceed expectations.

Stewardship

Fostering sustainable, long-term growth, and fulfilling career opportunities for every one of our employees.