News | 10/30/2022 From Bauma to the US: Michels Construction takes over five Liebherr drilling rigs

From left to right: Sascha Bechter (Liebherr), Ron Schad and Phillip Michels (Michels), Gerhard Frainer (Liebherr), Pat Michels and Kevin Michels (Michels).

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Michels Construction, Inc. is a diversified global leader in energy and infrastructure in the US. At Bauma 2022, the company purchased four Liebherr LB 35 drilling rigs and one LB 30 drilling rig. As the machines were taken over directly from the rental fleet of Liebherr in the US, the drilling rigs are already in use at the customer's premises: They are working in different applications such as Kelly drilling and continuous flight auger drilling (CFA) on projects in Chicago and Tennessee, USA.

As a leading US foundation company, Michels Construction has owned most competitive construction equipment brands. The superior performance attributes of the Liebherr deep foundation machines as well as their high quality manufacture backed by industry leading product support changed that. The result is their decision to continue to invest in Liebherr deep foundation machines and duty cycle crawler cranes.

Additionally, as a family owned business, Michels Construction appreciates the value of a direct relationship with Liebherr. Michels perceives the fact that Liebherr is an independent, family-run company as an advantage that ensures a long-term and advantageous supplier partnership.