A total of 47 crawler and rough-terrain cranes from the ALL family of companies are in New Orleans helping to build the Army Corps of Engineers’ 350-mile hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system. The cranes, with capacities from 65–300 tons, are working on two sections of the vast project: the 8-mile Chalmette Loop Levee floodwall and four pump stations.
At the floodwall, 42 of the cranes are driving H-piles and steel sheet pile and pouring concrete into T-wall forms. At the pump stations, five 300-ton cranes, two with ringer attachments and pedestals, are pile driving for the pipe pile and crane platforms, dredging and removing riprap seawalls, and constructing docking areas.
To serve increased demand in the Gulf Region, the ALL family of companies has announced the opening of its 31st branch, ALL Crane Rental of Louisiana. Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Geismar, La., the new full-service yard offers maintenance, logistics and complete technological support.