THE NORTHEAST CORNER 427 F.L. CRANE & SONS Beginning as a small business with about five employees, F.L. Crane & Sons was established by Floyd Lee Crane in Mississippi in 1947. The company incorporated in 1963, after Crane’s sons, Johnny and Jimmie, joined the specialty contracting company. Over the next two decades, F.L. Crane & Sons expanded to locations in Texas and Louisiana. By 1985, the company employed about 150 people. When the casino industry was established in Mississippi in the 1990s, F.L. Crane took on large scale casino projects, such as the Island View Casino and Resort in Gulfport, and continued to build and expand its business. Today, with its seventy year history of business and contracting experience, F.L. Crane has four locations in Mississippi: Fulton, Jackson, Ocean Springs, and Boyle, and also has locations in Texas, Alabama, and Tennessee. With headquarters in Fulton, F.L. Crane remains a family operated business employing more than 800 people and dedicating itself to providing high quality service to the people of Mississippi and surrounding states. HealthWorks Tupelo (above) opened in January of 2009 as a replica of the original location in South Bend, Indiana. PHOTO COURTESY OF F.L. CRANE & SONS