Chicago, IL – Imperial Crane Services was hired by Antarctic Mechanical Systems (AMS) to assist in the installation of Anderson Shumakers’ new 2500 ton Hydraulic Press as part of their $15 million dollar plant expansion. The press was installed in sections weighing up to 225,000 pounds per piece.
Mike Costa, Project Manager for AMS, was impressed with Imperial’s ability to adapt to changing job conditions. “Working with Imperial was a pleasure. This was a difficult job, made more difficult by adjustments occurring mid-job. Mark Priepot, Senior Account Executive for Imperial Crane, always provided the right equipment, altering to situations that arose.”
Imperial utilized their 550 ton Grove GMK7550 hydraulic truck crane. The crane was setup inside the already erected 26,000 square foot expansion. Sections of the wall and roof were left out for crane and press delivery access. Pieces were lifted from inside the building through an open section of the roof, swung over a support beam and lowered back inside the building into its final location.