ALL Crane

To tame a jungle, sometimes you have to send in a bigger beast. This idea was reinforced recently at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a new geodesic dome was installed over its RainForest habitat. Initial plans called for the dome to be set in four sections and then joined together over the habitat.

The ALL Family of Companies awaits delivery of the next step in the evolution of large cranes, the Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1. Heralded as "the ultimate machine on eight axles," it's the successor to the LTM 1500-8.1, the best-selling large crane ever, according to Liebherr.

The construction site for the Florida Department of Transportation's $56.3 million project to replace the SR 679/Bayway Bridge (Structure E) and repave SR 679 from north of Yacht Club Lane to SR 682 is a hive of activity with crews and equipment from American Bridge Company (ABC) hard at work to complete the project in the summer of 2021.

We already know that when you need to pick and set large building materials, you get a crane. But what if the item you need to pick and set also is a crane? You'll need a crane in that instance, too — although it might take more than one.

The heart of a new wastewater treatment facility in Newton County, Ga., consists of a liquid-holding structure made of precast concrete panels. The massive 1.25-million-gallons-per-day A. Scott Emmons Water Reclamation Facility, once completed, will serve growing business activity in the city of Social Circle as well as nearby residences.

To upgrade the processing line at a Chicago-area metals-handling plant, a truss bridge supporting a conveyor needed to be removed to make way for its eventual replacement. The conveyor feeds a kiln where material is heated to remove impurities. Brandenburg Industrial Services was in charge of demolition, contracting with Dearborn Engineers & Constructors to perform site analysis and Central Contractors Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, to provide cranes for the bridge removal.

Steve Freckmann, general manager of Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has received the Pinnacle Award from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). The Pinnacle Award signals the end of Freckmann's three-year term on the association's board of directors, and also recognizes his more than decade and a half of involvement in leadership positions within the association.

Today's construction job sites are evolving, and project owners demand partner companies that embrace new methods to drive down costs without negatively impacting quality. It is with this in mind that the ALL Family of Companies announced its Shared Equipment Program (SEP), a new approach to equipment rental that can shave millions of dollars and many months off construction projects.

Urban settings can be tough environments in which to operate a crane. A recent project in downtown Chicago highlighted seemingly every conceivable hardship inherent to city work, yet each was overcome due to diligence, teamwork and careful planning. It began when managers of a 44-story office building in the city's central business district needed to add two new generators to the building to accommodate a new tenant.

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its rough-terrain crane fleet with the acquisition of four 165-ton (149 t) Grove GRT9165s. Introduced in 2018, the GRT9165 is now the highest-capacity, longest-reaching Grove rough-terrain crane. Its 205-ft.

Sitting in the cab of his Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2., a 300-ton (272 t) mobile crane, Raymond Gallagher maneuveres a 13-ton pedestrian bridge that will join two buildings. But he knows he has to rely on a team of people to make the lift successful — because he can't actually see the bridge.