Imperial’s Owner Receives Spirit of Hope Award

B.J. Bohne, President and CEO of Imperial Crane, won the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association Spirit of Hope Award.  The award recognizes an individual who inspires hope in all of us and whose actions bring the MDA closer to the treatments and cures for muscle diseases.  The Spirit of Hope is the belief in a positive outcome and determination to make a difference in the lives of so many.  Bohne received the award at MDA’s Muscle Team event, a high profile sports reception held this fall at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.

Bohne and Imperial Crane took an active role on the Steering Committee for the 3rd Annual MDA Muscle Team event.  More than 250 business leaders, local professional athletes and families affected by muscular dystrophy attended the high profile sports reception. This year’s event raised more than $212,000.  Imperial was responsible for raising over $33,000 thanks to generous contributions from our customers and vendors.

Imperial would like the thank the following companies and people for their support of the 2011 Muscle Team event:  Allegra, AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc., Assurance Agency, The Antigua Group, Inc., Bansley and Kiener, LLP, Bohne Crane Rental and Sales, Carley Promotions, Chicagoland Crane Association, Classic Party Rentals, Connolly Law Office, Continental Mitsubishi, Daley and George, Ltd., Dave Dobson, Edward Alden, Enzenberger and Mitchell, Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc., Groen Bros Maintenance Corp, HBK Engineering, LLC, Heneghan Wrecking Company, Inc., Hills Crane Inspection Service, Inc., Lakeshore Crane Services, Orange Crush, LLC, Sany America, Inc., Sterling Lumber, The Stratus Group, Ted Alden, Tishler & Wald, Ltd., and Wayne’s Tank and Trailer Repair.  A special thanks to Hub International for their very generous MVP sponsorship of $5,000.