Crane from ALL Crane & Equipment Rental Corp. Helps Erect 64-Foot Sculpture at Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, West VirginiaMonday, November 23, 2009
ALL Crane & Equipment Rental Corp. of St. Albans, West Virginia, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, helped erect a huge steel and bronze abstract sculpture in front of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, West Virginia. The sculpture “Hallelujah,” designed by renowned metalworking artist Albert Paley, is 64 feet tall, has a 24-foot-diameter base and 40-foot-diameter top, and weighs 198,000 pounds.
The delicate and precise job of lifting the $900,000 sculpture was entrusted to a 115-ton Grove model GMK 4115 all terrain crane and operator from ALL Crane & Equipment Rental. The sculpture was delivered to Charleston from the metal fabricator in Arcade, New York, in 12 pieces and four ribbons on flatbed trucks. The pieces were specially rigged and then carefully lifted off the trucks by the crane and set in place, where they were bolted together by a crew from the fabricator.
“We chose the GMK 4115 because it was the smallest, most maneuverable crane we could use to handle the 40,000-lb base section of the statue. I believe our customer called us because we could provide not only the crane but also the manlift and forklift required to complete the job,” says Chad Shamblin, general manager of ALL Crane & Equipment Rental. “With our extensive fleet, we could be ready with whatever they needed.”
The sculpture was purchased with a donation from the McGee Foundation, given in honor of Clay Center benefactor Lyell Clay and the parents of local philanthropists Ruth and John McGee.
Since 1964, the ALL Family of Companies has grown to become one of the largest crane and equipment rental companies in North America. The company offers its fleet of cranes, aerial work platforms, boom trucks, material handlers, and other lift equipment from strategic locations, providing rental, sales, service, and jobsite analysis to help customers get the right equipment for the job. An important measure of their commitment is meeting or exceeding all pertinent regulatory and safety standards.
For more information, contact Chad Shamblin of ALL Crane & Equipment Rental Corp., 6540 MacCorkle Ave S.W., St. Albans, WV 25177. Toll free: 800/477-2552. Phone: 304/766-0300. Fax: 304/766-0306. Or call ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., 4700 Acorn Drive, Cleveland, OH 44131. Phone: 216/524-6550. Toll free: 800/232-4100. Fax: 216/642-7633. On the Web: www.allcrane.com.