Manitex International, Inc. is engaged in providing engineered lifting solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Lifting Equipment segment and Equipment Distribution segment. The Company, in its Lifting Equipment segment, designs, manufactures and distributes a group of products that serve different functions and are used in a variety of industries. Through its subsidiary, Manitex, Inc., the Company markets a line of boom trucks and sign cranes. Manitex�s boom trucks and crane products are primarily used for industrial projects, energy exploration and infrastructure development, including roads, bridges and commercial construction. The Company, in its Equipment Distribution segment, operates a crane dealership located in Bridgeview, Illinois that distributes Terex rough terrain and truck cranes, Fuchs material handlers, and Manitex boom trucks and sky cranes. In December 2013, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Valla, SpA, of Piacenza, Italy.