A Legacy Built on Innovation
A wholly owned division of Thern, Inc., Thern Stage Equipment brings Thern’s strong reputation for manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction to the theatre and entertainment market.
Founded in Winona, Minnesota by the mechanically inclined Royal G. Thern and his wife, Lucille, during the post World War II boom, Thern Incorporated began with a handful of basic winches and other miscellaneous tools.
After the war, Royal and Lucille settled in the small, flourishing town of Winona on the banks of the Mississippi river where they created a corn sheller, lever operated chain hoist, cordwood saw frame and a differential chain hoist. These innovative products were the foundation for the lifting, pulling and positioning solutions the company manufactures today.
With over 65 years of varied experience and continuous research, development and testing, Thern winches and cranes have established a worldwide reputation for toughness, versatility and reliability. The TSE full line of theatre systems are designed to bring dependability and performance specifically with theatre environments in mind. With a full range of load handling capabilities available, Thern is a worldwide leader in lifting and rigging equipment, offering full lines of manually and electrically operated hoists. Known for reliable quality and excellent service since 1948, customer satisfaction is key for Thern.