Gehl Equipment Shows Off Strength in the Streets at 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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

WEST BEND, WISCONSIN – Manitou Americas, Inc., based in West Bend, WI, a world leader in designing and manufacturing compact equipment under the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang brands for construction and agricultural markets, will be the "Official Construction Equipment" sponsor for the 21th straight year at the April 19-21, 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, California.

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 world-wide. The Gehl brand includes skid loaders, telescopic handlers, articulated loaders, compact excavators, compact track loaders, and asphalt pavers.

"We're excited to continue our long-standing relationship with America's favorite street race," said 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, WI, with manufacturing facilities in, Madison and Yankton, SD. For more information on the Gehl brand visit

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. In 2010, Manitou Group reported Euros838 million of revenue, two-thirds of which was outside France. Business is conducted under the Manitou®, Gehl®, Mustang®, Loc® and Edge® trademarks, through 1,400 independent dealers in more than 120 countries. As of December 31, 2010, Manitou Group employed 2,800 people, 40% of which are located outside France.

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ISIN: FR0000038606 • MNO: MTU • Reuter: MANP.PA • Bloomberg code: MTU.FP

Indices: CAC Mid & Small, CAC Small, CAC All-Tradable, NEXT 150

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