A Gehl telehandler moving a concrete block in Long Beach preparing the race track Photo by Gehl
A Gehl telehandler moving a concrete block in Long Beach, preparing the race track.

Gehl is Construction Equipment Supplier for Long Beach Acura Grand Prix

Manitou Group announced that Gehl will be the “Official Construction Equipment” supplier for the 24th consecutive year at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif., April 12-14.

“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with America’s favorite street race track,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group. “We are proud that our equipment is used not only in constructing the race course on the streets of Long Beach, but also to help keep the track clear and safe all weekend long for the more than 185,000 fans that attend the race.”

The Acura Grand Prix race course construction crews will use Gehl construction equipment ot help move and position more than 2,400 concrete blocks weighing more than 21 million pounds that are required to build the 1.97-mile street circuit. During race weekend, Gehl equipment will also be involved in removing crashed or disabled cars from the race circuit, keeping the event moving smoothly throughout the weekend.

“The Gehl equipment supplied to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is essential to building the iconic road course on the downtown streets of Long Beach,” said Dwight Tanaka, director of operations, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “We have been using Gehl telescopic handlers for more than 24 years, and this partnership is now part of the history of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.”

Manitou manufactures f full range of Manitou Mustang and Gehl branded skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, telehandlers, articulated loaders, mobile elevated work platforms, straight mast and industrial forklifts.

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