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Imperial Crane Services Marks 40-Year Anniversary

Earlier this month, Imperial Crane Services, Bridgeview, Ill., celebrated its 40th anniversary with hundreds of customers, suppliers, and crane industry leaders. Among those in attendance were Ron Dogotch, general manager of Tadano America, and John Wilson, director of sales and marketing for Sany America.

As a dealer for Sany and Tadano, Imperial displayed several new cranes at the event, which was held on Sept. 11. These included a 60-ton Tadano TR600XXL-4 rough-terrain crane, a 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1400 mobile crane, and a 285-ton Sany SCC2500C crawler crane.

Established in 1969 by the late John Bohne, Imperial Crane has grown to be one the largest crane rental and sales company serving the Greater Chicago area. Long-term relationships with CITGO Petroleum and BP Products North America have contributed to the growth of Imperial’s fleet, which includes nearly 250 cranes and about 1,000 pieces of access equipment, as well as its remarkable safety record. The company notes that a number of cranes and employees are serving these refineries, and they have logged more than 750,000 personnel-hours at the refineries without a single lost hour to injury.

During the event, Kevin Cunningham, executive vice president of NationsBuilders Insurance Services presented Imperial with the NBIS Risk Managment Excellence Award and recognized the company for making risk management a core competency.

“Our commitment to safety and service has been the key to Imperial’s success,” said B.J. Bohne, Imperial Crane Services’s CEO. “On behalf of Imperial Crane and the entire Bohne Family I would like to thank the industry for your years of loyal support.”


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