Murphy Rigging History
It was the construction of a new Minnesota State Capitol Building that gave Murphy Rigging its start in the early 1900s. Edward Murphy and his brother invested in a team of horses and a wagon to transport heavy building materials and stone from the Mississippi River to the job site in St. Paul.
Since the beginning, Murphy has specialized in Rigging, Heavy Haul, Erecting, and Millwright services. Our home base in St. Paul allows us to travel anywhere to complete the most detailed and challenging projects that the world has to offer. We have worked on projects from rigging the National Christmas Tree in Bemidji to installing an MRI machine through the roof of one of the Nation’s best hospitals.
We proudly operate under the fourth generation of Murphy family leadership, and our company’s family ties don’t stop there. A great number of our employees represent the second or third generation of their family to work for Murphy, many of whom also have been with the company for almost two decades!
Murphy Rigging’s decades of experience, combined with our strong family values of honesty, integrity, creativity, and excellence makes Murphy Rigging a premier business partner and your best choice for Rigging, Heavy Haul, or Millwright needs!
Early St. Paul
Before statehood, John Murphy’s home is to the far right
Tactonite Rail Car Load
Two Trucks Haul Generator
The Murphy Rigging Crew used a two truck system to move a large generator
National Christmas Tree
The Murphy Rigging was tasked to move the National Christmas tree from Bemidji
Murphy Rigging installs an MRI machine through the roof
The micro brewery and large brewery business hit MN. Murphy Rigging has become the premier brewery install company.