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Alamo Crane in The News

Alamo Crane in the News

Chase Bank Downtown Austin

What does it take to change out an air conditioning unit atop the Chase Building along 6th street in downtown Austin, Texas?

It takes the Thanksgiving Weekend and a well coordinated Alamo Crane Service effort under the direction of project leader, Brian Ohlenbusch. 

The street was officially shut down (except for one lane of traffic) from 8:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and reopened Sunday at 6:00 p.m.   

Men and equipment began moving in at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  The old units were removed by mid-afternoon Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).  The new units, each weighing 10,000 pounds, were set by Friday afternoon.  Work was halted on Saturday for the annual holiday parade.  The men and equipment moved out on Sunday.

Alamo’s Liebherr LTM-1500-8.1 crane did the 300 foot lift working within a 235 foot radius.  The move in and out and set up were supported by 14 Trucks, 17 men and a Terex T780.  In addition, Four Police Escorts were on hand for traffic control as well as 2 Tower Crane operators at adjacent construction sites to keep those booms safely away from the Chase Building site.

It takes knowing the job site and requirements, careful planning, competent personnel and quality equipment to complete the job successfully.

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Alamo Crane Service, Inc. to receive National Safety Award
Selma, Texas April 4, 2023 – Alamo Crane Service, Inc., a local leader in the crane
services industry, announced today that they have been selected to receive American
Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2022 National Safety Award.

ASA’s Annual Safety Recognition program recognizes member companies instrumental in
making safety and safety education a priority in their companies, going above and beyond
to ensure their employees and everyone on the job site go home to their families after
every workday.
Only nine companies from across the country were selected to receive the national safety
award. Of those, Alamo Crane Service was the only crane company to receive this award.
Since 1979, Alamo Crane Service, Inc. has been committed to providing quality crane
rental and hoisting service to its customers across Texas. Family-owned and operated,
ACS maintains a high standard in customer satisfaction and safety. In 2017, Alamo Crane Service
received Texas Mutual’s Platinum Safety Award, one of only 45 companies to receive the
award from over 68,000 policyholders across the state of Texas and continues to be
recognized by Texas Mutual and other trade associations for its outstanding safety record.
“This is a big deal,” says Alamo Crane COO Marvin Ohlenbusch. “To be recognized
nationally for this award says a lot. Maintaining a safety culture focused on risk
management, engaged by every member of our team, ensures we are doing our best to
keep our employees and customers safe.”
Alamo Crane was presented the award at the American Subcontractors Association’s
national convention, SubExcel, in Fort Worth, TX, and again recognized at ASA San
Antonio Chapter’s Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet.

About Alamo Crane Service, Inc.
Alamo Crane Service, Inc. offers a diverse fleet of state-of-the-art equipment from 15-ton
to 600-ton hydraulic cranes to 150-ton to 300-ton conventional cranes, and related crane
services including crane accessories, associated rigging, hauling equipment, and project

Marshall Ram Band

We were proud to “haul” the 2018-2019 Marshall Ram Band.  Our history with John Marshall High School goes back to the Northside High School Days.  Alamo Crane owner, Marvin Ohlenbusch graduated with the first class of John Marshall Seniors in 1962.  His older brother and sister graduated from Northside and were members of the Ram Band.  Here’s a picture of the 1958 Ram Band.  

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