Press Releases

Complicated Motor Removal Simplified with Custom Devices
Minimizing downtime is crucial to any business, but an outage at a nuclear plant can cost millions. When the Braidwood Generating Station in northeast Illinois serviced its heater drain motors, the complicated removal procedure was time consuming and took the motors out of commission for weeks. After the plant acquired ...
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Comparing Sticks the Blackhawks New Community Training Center
Imperial was lifting an assortment of the rooftop equipment to support upcoming rink operations…the heaviest unit being 12,500 lbs. at a 150’ reach into the building. A few of the units were in sections where Imperial had to assemble and stack them on the roof, with the operator making blind ...
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The Power of the Sticks
Imperial Power Services performed job in Silver Lake, IL which involved a Liebherr LTM 1500 600 ton AT as main crane partnered with a GMK 6300L 350 ton AT Crane for man basket work. The project entailed the hoisting, lowering, and dismantling of a 400’ tall transmission tower. For over ...
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Imperial Power’s Time Saving Turnaround Cuts Outage Time by 12 Days
High Capacity Crawler Crane Transforms Switchyard Job Asubstation outage can be incredibly costly for an electric utility. To avoid an expensive shutdown at a high-voltage switchyard in southern Indiana, Imperial Power Services Inc., Newkirk Electric Associates, and AEP used a new way of moving several 765kV transformers  that shortened turnaround time ...
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Safety Recognition for Imperial Crane
For the second year in a row, Imperial Crane was honored at the NWIBRT (Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable) Construction and Safety awards banquet, where they received an Excellence in Safety award. This award is given to companies that must meet the Achievement Award criteria for the last three years (DAFW, ...
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Illinois Interchange - Expressway Improvements on Lake Shore Drive
Interchange Improvements Illinois DOT updates a major thoroughfare into Chicago. For years, the Illinois Department of Transportation patched and repaired the I-55 Stevenson Expressway at Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. At times, unplanned lane closures would halt traffic as the older structures deteriorated. On top of that, motorists using the interchange ...
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Replacing Chillers in Downtown Chicago
High five moment Imperial Crane saved Loyola University time and money on a chiller replacement project in downtown Chicago. Chicago-based Imperial Crane & Rigging often wins jobs based on adept lift planning, crane selection and its “thinking outside the box” mentality. A case in point was a recent HVAC replacement ...
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Imperial Partners with Mt. Prospect for their Millennium Celebration
Imperial Crane partnered with the Village of Mt. Prospect to hoist two signs on their water tower to announce their centennial anniversary (1917-2017). Mt. Prospect began as a farm community and now has over 60,000 residents. Imperial was able to setup the crane in the existing parking lot to hoist ...
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Imperial Crane featured in the August issue of ACT magazine for their lift plan expertise
General contractors, the Army Corps of Engineers and crane owning companies clearly see the risk mitigation benefits of requiring software-generated lift plans before work is performed. Daily crane users large and small like to see calculated lift plans to have assurance they’re getting a crane that’s neither too small nor ...
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Imperial Crane Expanded Their Liebherr Fleet
While attending the world’s leading trade fair for construction, building material, mining machines and construction vehicles in Munich, Germany, Imperial Crane Services, Inc. purchased two Liebherr cranes to expand their existing fleet. Imperial purchased a LTM 1300-6.2, a 350 ton capacity mobile crane from Ehingen, Germany and also with two ...
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Imperial Crane was honored with a safety award from ASA and NWIBRT.
Safety Starts with Imperial Crane As a member of the Association for Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA), Imperial Crane attended ASA’s annual Safety Awards Program to honor member companies that have excelled in their focus and commitment to creating a culture of safety. Winners were determined according to their success in ...
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Under the Lights with Imperial Crane
Imperial Crane was proud to be a part of Navy Pier's 100th anniversary by installing the legs of the new Ferris Wheel and was back onsite to install 13 Valmont light poles that ran along the Navy Pier shoreline. The poles were 60 feet tall and weighed 3,000 pounds each ...
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Imperial Crane is selected as the first round pick for the second year  in a row for the 2016 NFL Draft
In 2015 and 2016, Imperial Crane took part in the assembly of the main stage for the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft is one of the biggest sporting events and Imperial Crane was excited to be drafted to take on this project. Imperial lifted 7,800 poles that held the roof ...
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Up Close with Abraham Lincoln and the Common Man
The Common Man and an Abraham Lincoln’s 36 foot tall monumental statues hung from Imperial’s crane at the Crown Point, Indiana Sportsplex. This is a part of the Crown Point six month public art project which depicts Abraham Lincoln explaining the Gettysburg Address to today's common man. The statues will ...
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Imperial Crane makes the wheel go round at Graue Mill in Oak, Brook IL.
The 164 year old Graue Mill is under construction to make structural improvements. As a part of their renovations, Imperial Crane was called on-site to lift the waterwheel so that repairs can be done underneath the wheel. Imperial Crane is estimated to be back on site in June to return ...
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Imperial Crane on-site at the historic Hotel Baker
At the site of the historic Baker Hotel in St Charles IL, Imperial Crane was hired to assist with removing the existing flagpole assembly which was actually a cell tower disguised to look like a flagpole. To maintain the building’s landmark status with the National Register of Historic Places, a new ...
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Imperial Crane on the front cover of ACT magazine along with Imperial Power featured in the same issue for the 756kV switchyard project.
Crane choreography Imperial Power Services was called in to take care of business at an electrical plant. John Skelly reports. Last November T&D Power contracted Imperial Power Services of Bridgeview, IL to pick a 765kV dead-end structure during a planned power outage. After hearing what Imperial had accomplished for other ...
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Imperial Crane Services, Inc. received a “Business in Excellence” award in the family business category from the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Imperial Crane Services – Lifting Success to the Next Level Imperial Crane Services, Inc. was recently honored as one of the 2016 Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABEs), in the category of family business. The AABEs highlight successful suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful ...
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Complicated Motor Removal Simplified with Custom Devices
Minimizing downtime is crucial to any business, but an outage at a nuclear plant can cost millions. When the Braidwood Generating Station in northeast Illinois serviced its heater drain motors, the complicated removal procedure was time consuming and took the motors out of commission for weeks. After the plant acquired ...
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Jay Mooncotch of Imperial Crane featured in Pile Driving magazine for our newest vibratory damper product
Looking for a solution to the stress that vibratory hammers can place on a crane, one company owner discovered the benefits of a German-made damper Although Pile Driving Solutions is a fairly new company – and an even newer member of the Pile Driving Contractors Association – owner Jay Mooncotch ...
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It Takes Three to Tango
Imperial Crane manned multiple cranes erecting bridge beams for the Lakeshore Drive flyover to Interstate 55 near McCormick Place. The flyovers will bypass two busy intersections improving access to downtown. View as a PDF ...
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Imperial Crane Hired to Remove Chicago’s Historic Water Tower
Multiple cranes were on-site during the removal of the historic water tower from the Goldblatt Brothers Department Store building. Imperial removed a 40,000 pound tank that began on a Saturday morning and continued into the night. A replica of this tower is set to be replaced in 2018. For over ...
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Take a “SPIN” with Imperial Crane
Imperial Crane took part in Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel’s last go around as they were hired to assemble six of the new legs weighing 36,000 pounds each. Navy Pier was shut down for two days while Imperial assembled these during some of the coldest weather conditions and a passing of ...
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