Joseph L. Wesley Sr. and Marion M. Wesley were married in 1953. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Wesley enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he was stationed in Paris Island and then served honorably in Okinawa where he learned to operate a crane. After discharge, Joseph returned home to his bride, Marion, in Philadelphia where he was employed as a crane operator for many of the local construction companies. In 1967, Joseph and Marion took a big risk by mortgaging their home to buy their first crane and founding their own crane company that grew to become one of the largest of its kind in the world, AmQuip, “The Crane People”. The Wesleys sold this company some 40 years later and it continues to operate as part of the largest crane company in the United States. In spite of all of their business success, the Wesley’s are most proud of their family, which includes 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The Wesley’s love our Country and are grateful to have been able to achieve the American Dream. They now spend a good portion of their time working with the Joseph and Marion Wesley Family Foundation whose mission is to support learning to help assure a good education for our youth and are proud to partner with Girls Inc.