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Worldwide Engineering Services

Globally Recognized Engineering

Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) are a multi-discipline engineering firm located in Tacoma, WA. Due to our commitment of engineering excellence, personal attention to our clients & their satisfaction in our work, we are recognized worldwide in our areas of expertise.

Container Cranes Sea Voyage CP&A

Our Services

Since 1987, we’ve gained valuable experience providing our engineering services across a range of sectors. See the variety of services we offer below.

Flamestraightening a damaged container crane
Container Crane Finite Element Analysis FEA STS Crane

Cranes and Bridges

FEA with Crane Code Checking

About Us

CP&A was founded in 1987 by Bill Casper and Rich Phillips after relocating from California. We started with pre-established worldwide recognition as structural engineers specializing in container cranes. To provide our ongoing clients with full multi-discipline crane engineering services we expanded our staff and associates to include mechanical and electrical expertise. The CP&A team is experienced in providing specialized services to port and industrial clients. We have the depth of resources needed to successfully serve our clients engineering needs.

Port Experience: CP&A has been involved in the port industry since our founding in 1987. We have assembled a comprehensive team of port experts with extensive experience developing innovative engineering solutions. We understand that building a project on an active marine terminal is a challenge. Our designs consider how to maintain terminal operations while the project is being built.


Crane Experience: CP&A is an international engineering firm that specializes in container cranes, ship loaders/unloaders, gantry cranes, floating cranes, and other material handling equipment. The firm has been providing all phases of crane engineering for over 35 years. CP&A holds multiple patents related to container cranes, including the most recent ship to shore (STS) crane base anti-seismic isolation system (BASIS).


Aerospace Experience: Our first project was a secret rail‑mounted self‑propelled 100 foot cube building at Boeing's radar range to hide experimental stealth airplane concepts from view of satellites. Since then, Boeing has been a repeat client for dozens of projects for special structures such as an aluminum platform subjected to deafening white noise, several overhead crane projects, and earthquake upgrades at the Everett assembly building reported to be the World's largest building under one roof.

To our Chinese clients, CP&A has several exclusive advantages over other engineering companies. CP&A has engineers fluent in Chinese and registered in both USA and China.  These advantages will minimize engineering miscommunications, and will assure that our Chinese clients get the best engineering services from CP&A.

Container Cranes Ship CP&A
STS Container Cranes CP&A


6830 19th Street West
Tacoma, WA 98466



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