CraneFest 2021: Event Raises $72,000 for Charity and Debuts Four New Models

Lexington, KY – Over the course of four days in September 2021, Link-Belt Cranes hosted over 700 attendees for its CraneFest event held at company headquarters in Lexington, KY, U.S.A.

Each session included an evening of entertainment at Thoroughbred auction-house Fasig-Tipton, with dinner and a live auction of four Link-Belt Crane die-cast models. Proceeds of the auction were donated to charity. The four winning bidders of each session donated $72,000 to three charities. Garco Construction of Spokane, WA donated $17,000 to Nazareth Guild at Gonzaga University; Nixon-Egli Equipment Company of Ontario, CA donated $20,000 to Special Operations Warrior Foundation; and Rocket Crane Service of Minneapolis, MN and Patriot Crane and Rigging of Omaha, NE donated 35,000 to Wounded Warrior Project.

“Coming together and being able to raise this much money for such worthy, and noble causes was the highlight of CraneFest 2021, it speaks to the character of the crane industry and what we can accomplish,” said Bill Stramer, Sr. Vice-President Marketing, Sales and Customer Support.

The next day, attendees toured Link-Belt Cranes, and saw a live product demonstration of Link-Belt’s full product line. The live product demonstration included Link-Belt’s four most recent product announcements, the 55-ton TCC-550 telescopic crawler crane, 65-ton 65|HT hydraulic truck crane, 85-ton 85|RT rough terrain crane, and 120-ton 120|HT hydraulic truck crane.