Press Releases

May 6, 2021
Boom and Scissor Lifts support one-stop-shop mission. Include New Skyjack SJ16, JLG 600AJ, 660SJ, 860SJ, 1200SJP, and 1500SJ; and booms from Genie, Z-62, S-65, and Z-80.
April 15, 2021
Jib and attachment package part of the latest purchase
February 26, 2021
Most powerful crawler crane in its class offers 880 USt, 663 feet of hoist height
February 16, 2021
New Liebherr Crane Delivery has begun and continues through 2021. The new All-Terrain cranes include: LTM 1120-4.1, LTM 1130-5.1, and LTM 1230-5.1; three each of LTM 1160-5.2 and LTM 1450-8.1; and one each of LTM 1110-5.1, LTM 1150-5.3, and LTM 1650-8.1.
January 31, 2021
With brothers and sister-in-law, he created the crane rental category in 1964
November 20, 2020
The latest Link-Belt Crane purchase makes it 25 units on the year
October 28, 2020
Grove GRT8120 Cranes Offer Small footprint, long reach, and bolstered capacity perfect for tight spaces
September 30, 2020
Not even a global pandemic can stop commitment to continuous improvement at the All Family of Companies
August 20, 2020
Liebherr LTM 1650 the “Ultimate machine on eight axles” offers Improvements to LTM 1500, the best-selling large crane.
August 5, 2020
Tower Cranes from Liebherr and Manitowoc includes industry-leading jib length, hook height, and capacity
July 8, 2020
ALL Family of Companies Named a Load King Cranes Authorized Service Center
July 1, 2020
Jeffers Crane Service General Manager Butch Bucher is hanging up his hard hat after 32 years. Jeffers’ GM Butch Bucher’s last day on the job will be Thursday, July 2, 2020.
June 9, 2020
ALL Crane adds 16 New Link-Belt Telecrawler Cranes. New TCC-800 Telecrawlers and revamped RT 100 part of the package
May 12, 2020
Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) Recognizes the Dawes GM for 15 years of service.
April 29, 2020
Save time and money by using the Shared Equipment Program (SEP). Allows General Contactor to act as the primary renter of cranes and other equipment. Subs coordinate usage.
April 7, 2020
Spring edition of ALL Crane customer communication available online
March 25, 2020
The ALL Family of companies continues to support essential operations. Following health and safety crane operation best practices.
March 5, 2020
The versatile unit is headed south to add depth to the fleet covering that region.
February 19, 2020
Grove GRT9165 Cranes added to the All Crane Fleet. The Grove Rough Terrain Crane offers the highest capacity and the longest reach of any Grove RTs. Get a Quote Now
December 10, 2019
Alsip, Ill., location to be site of new 12-acre yard, centralized office and maintenance facilities
November 25, 2019
Two-decade veteran of Central Contractors Service in Chicago heads south
October 2, 2019
Status Defines Better Parts Availability, Service, and Equipment Quality for Customers
May 8, 2019
Crawlers equipped with Variable Position Counterweight highlight package purchase
March 22, 2019
The ALL Family of Companies is bolstering its own fleet of 2,500 trucks and trailers with the addition of 212 new trucks and trailers.
January 9, 2019
In the past few years, no American city has seen more tower crane construction than Chicago.
January 7, 2019
Authorized dealer strengthens rental fleet so more customers can try G Series
October 22, 2018
October 11, 2018
Celebrating 20 years with company, ready to capitalize on regional building boom
September 28, 2018
Branch honored at Safety and Health Conference in Nashville
August 31, 2018
Bold leader eyes big results in southern and southwestern Ohio
July 24, 2018
July 3, 2018
Delivery in rapid succession creates opportunity for rare “family photo”
May 11, 2018
Tiny but mighty cranes offer high performance and tight-spot versatility
May 1, 2018
Outgoing GM Clay Thoreson retires after five decades in crane business
January 30, 2018
Associated General Contractors of Tennessee - Knoxville (AGC) Bestows Honor
January 24, 2018
More MLC650s and award-winning Grove TMS9000-2 are highlights

Crane Moves Memorial Phantom F-4 Fighter Jet

June 26, 2017

A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one. With the last, the aircraft lurched free, and was briefly “airborne” once again.

This moment of flight was perhaps the most poignant nod to U.S. Air Force Captain Lance P. Sijan. He was an exceptional young man who was lost to his family and friends in the Vietnam War at the age of 25. But his story of determination and dedication endures.

For more than two decades, at 440th Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve in Milwaukee, Capt. Sijan had been honored with a decommissioned, dedicated McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom jet fighter—a replica of the plane he was in when he went down. Then the 440th moved to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. It was important to Sijan’s sister, Janine Sijan Rozina, to keep Lance’s story alive and the symbol that represented him in his home state. Through her dedication and persistence, she was able to get the plane relocated to a new plaza at the entrance of the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, where it would stand as a memorial for those who have served and to represent his courage, sacrifice, and leadership.

Moving a 26,000-pound plane is not a simple task. But gradually, Sijan Rozina assembled a team of contractors to make it happen. Each donated their time and effort to the task. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, was a proud part of this team.

Planning began last summer. Dawes Sales Manager Joe Ruddell would pilot the team that would lift the plane, load it onto a flatbed truck, transport it through a shallow tunnel, and then lift and set it onto the foundation in the new plaza. Dawes’ Link-Belt HTC 86100-XL truck crane, with a 100-USt capacity, was chosen for the job along with a 53-foot Manac expandable trailer from DST Inc. (Dawes Specialized Transport). With its combination of maneuverability and strength, the HTC 86100-XL was able to get close enough to the pedestals in both locations.

On a rainy, windy moving day, the truck maneuvered through a tunnel that was so tight, the plane barely fit through, even with folded wings—an 18-foot-high space, 16.5 feet of it occupied by the jet. The team proceeded carefully, mindful of the legacy of the man and his memorial. Once they reached the plaza, the Link-Belt lifted the jet off the trailer and, with precision, set it onto its new pedestal, where it was bolted into place. Onlookers, including veterans and schoolchildren, were taken by the enormity of both the plane and what it represents.

In a May 17 interview with the Milwaukee Independent, Sijan Rozina said her brother’s is not a story of war, but of love for family, country, and comrades. She recounted Lance’s firm philosophy that everyone should “Bring your best every day. It’s not always going to be an A+, but it’s your best for that day. [You need it] for the challenge you’re unaware that is coming.”

The ALL Family shares a similar philosophy, resulting in its reputation for meeting every lifting challenge head on—as surely does the entire team of contractors who banded together to make Sijan Rozina’s dream happen.

“We are extremely proud to be part of a community that recognizes individuals like Lance, and have been privileged to count ourselves as part of the team who made this project possible,” Ruddell said.

Capt. Sijan was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1976. Part of the medal’s citation reads, “Captain Sijan’s extraordinary heroism and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force… .”

The F-4C Phantom is poised to honor Sijan’s memory in perpetuity, thanks in part to the ALL Family and a sister who wouldn’t give up.

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Read more of his story at or visit his page on Wikipedia.