Skyjack helps with Iowa State expansion

Jul. 18, 2021

Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, a division of Linamar Corp., recently teamed up with Duke Rentals, Atlantic, Iowa, to help with a 110,000-sq.-ft. expansion at Iowa State University Athletics’ Stark Performance Center. The midwestern rental company supplied scissor lifts to the university’s contractors to help them construct a new sports facility.

“The Iowa State expansion is a fairly large project within our community. Our team was happy to be part of it and support the trades on-site,” said Tom Schnetter, sales manager, Duke Rentals. “We have confidence putting Skyjack equipment on high-profile projects like this because we know they’re reliable, easy to maintain and will provide the trades with maximum uptime.”

To service the $90 million, four-story project, Duke Rentals is using a range of Skyjack’s vertical mast and electric scissor lifts including the SJ12 and the SJ16 with a maximum working height of 21 ft. 7 in. There also are a variety of Skyjack DC scissor lifts on-site with working heights ranging from 25 to 44 ft. 11 in.

“At Skyjack, we groom a winning team that embraces a competitive philosophy similar to the student-athletes at Iowa State University and we’re proud to enable their athletic development through the creation of the new facility,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing, Skyjack. “This project is yet another example of Skyjack’s simple reliability supporting ground-breaking construction work.”

Iowa State University began the construction of the center in 2019 with the vision to expand its existing football complex and create a communal space for use by all student-athletes. It features an Olympic sports center with locker rooms, batting cages, a weight room, and nutrition and sports medicine facilities.

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