Gehl telescopic handlers help assemble the historical race circuit at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif., and provide support during race weekend

Manitou Americas, Inc., based in West Bend, Wis., a designer and manufacturer of compact equipment under the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang brands for construction and agricultural markets, will be the “Official Construction Equipment” sponsor for the 21st straight year at the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif., held April 19-21. 

Grand Prix race course construction crews will use Gehl equipment to help move and position the 1,800 concrete dividers necessary to build the 1.97-mile street circuit. During race weekend, Gehl equipment will be involved in removing any crashed or disabled cars from the race circuit. 

The Gehl brand has been in existence for over 154 years and is distributed worldwide. The Gehl brand includes skid loaders, telescopic handlers, articulated loaders, compact excavators, compact track loaders, and asphalt pavers. 

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“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with America’s favorite street race,” says Lori Heidecker, director of marketing, “and proud that our equipment is used not only in building the race course on the streets of Long Beach, but is also helping to ensure safe, smooth-flowing racing all weekend long.” 

Manitou Americas, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of compact equipment used worldwide in construction and agricultural markets. Founded in 1859, the company is headquartered in West Bend, Wis., with manufacturing facilities in Madison and Yankton, S.D. For more information, visit

About Manitou
Manitou Group is headquartered in Ancenis (West of France). Manitou Group designs, assembles and distributes Gehl branded compact equipment for the construction and agricultural markets worldwide. Business is conducted under the Manitou, Gehl, Mustang, Loc and Edge trademarks, through 1,400 independent dealers in more than 120 countries.

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