Maxim Crane Preparing for 100th Running of the Indy 500

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Since the beginning of this year, Maxim Crane has been actively involved
in preparing for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which races
this Sunday, May 29th. In preparation for the anniversary, the Maxim
team worked diligently on and off the speedway to meet the demands of
the project in time for the grand race.

Earlier this year, Maxim was hired by the City of Indianapolis in
conjunction with The Indy Car Experience to devise a plan for a
controlled drop of the Indy Car in downtown Indianapolis for New Year’s
Eve. This was reportedly Maxim’s second year in a row for performing the
New Year’s Eve Indy Car drop; however, Maxim’s lifting assistance did
not stop there. The Indy Car Experience hired the Maxim team to utilize
their Link-Belt HTC 8675 to place the Indy Car inside of the Indiana
State House for an official media day celebration of the race. Though
there were many local car manufacturers, it was known to be the first
time a car was placed in the house for the ceremony. “On behalf of Maxim
Crane Works, we would like to thank the Indy Car Experience and the city
of Indianapolis for allowing the Maxim team to be part of such a
legendary milestone,” stated Crane Specialist Joe Marlin who was
involved in the project.

Maxim Crane also worked directly with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
group in providing crane and operating assistance towards changes in the
race track. Maxim provided their new Link-Belt TCC 1400, Link-Belt 80150
RT, Link-Belt 80100 RT, Link-Belt 8050ii, Grove GMK-6250L and multiple
other smaller taxi truck cranes for the dismantlement of the old grand
stands canopy to Renascent, new structural steel, Harmon Steel Erectors
and Millennium Steel Erectors. According to President of Maxim Crane
Frank Bardonaro, “Maxim Crane is proud to have been part of getting the
Speedway ready for the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500. Maxim was able
to provide very unique lifting solutions with extremely skilled
operators to ensure that the projects were completed safely and on time.
Our Maxim Crane team takes special pride in being part of the “Greatest
Race on Earth” here in Indianapolis. When we work around the speedway
our team gets to feel the excitement that has made this a great event
for 100 years! The fact that Maxim Crane was selected to perform work
that will be enjoyed for the next 100 years is quite an honor for Maxim
Crane and our Indy Crew.” The Maxim team worked diligently in preparing
the track on time for the 100th anniversary, and look forward to the
running of the race this weekend.

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Maxim Crane
Brittany Bowlin, 859-441-7400