Imperial Crane Buys Speedway Crane | Construction News

Imperial Crane Services, Inc., Bridgeview, Ill., has purchased Speedway Crane, Joliet, Ill.

In addition to its Bridgeview headquarters, Imperial Crane also operates offices in Indiana and Texas, and has served the crane rental industry for more than 45 years.

Imperial acquired the well-established Speedway Crane to help accelerate expansion into the Joliet corridor.

Speedway Crane was established in 2002 by Mike Fitzgerald, who has built a strong crane rental customer base in the steel and industrial market sectors. Speedway has a remarkable EMR of 0.0 with no recordables or accidents. Prior to owning Speedway Crane, Fitzgerald operated cranes for Imperial Crane from 1990 to 2002.

"Speedway Crane is a great fit forĀ Imperial Crane, as both companies strongly focus on safety, customer service, and retaining skilled employees. Imperial Crane's solid reputation in the industry and continuously expanding fleet will allow us to magnify our existing relationships with our customers and offer additional resources that weren't available to us before the merger. Being a previous employee of Imperial, I recognize that Imperial and Speedway share the same values and vision" said Fitzgerald.

"Imperial Crane is excited about this new venture and looks forward to passing on the benefits of this partnership to our loyal customers. This acquisition will allow Imperial to open doors to a new customer base that was previously untapped. We welcome Mike and his team to the Imperial Crane family as they will have an immediate impact to enhance the ongoing success of our company" said owner BJ Bohne.