Padgett, Incorporated was contracted to dissemble the Confederate monument and reassemble it at Brandenburg Waterfront Park where it will join the Underground Railroad sculpture, a tribute to Native American history and another monument that commemorates the raid led by Confederate General John Morgan. Since our founding in 1962, our company has been dedicated to the preservation of American history. We were contacted when the initial discussions began about the move. We did not fully commit to the project until the decision was made to not move the monument into a warehouse. In addition, we considered that from a city planning perspective, the current location both renders the monument inaccessible and lost amongst our modern cityscape. At its new home, the monument will be able to be observed now and in future generations within a beautiful and dignified setting where its presence will be appreciated. Padgett, Incorporated believes the Confederate Monument is a piece of history that is important to preserve. It is a testament to where we have come as a nation and where we never want to return.
Padgett, Inc., your full-service company for crane rental, machinery moving, rigging, steel fabrication and erection was founded in 1962 by Jim Padgett. Jim opened his first shop in New Albany, Indiana at West 5th & Main Streets in a 25’ x 50’ welding shop with one truck and one welder. Jim soon expanded Padgett, Inc. into crane service by building his own boom truck. By 1982, steady growth and customer demands had allowed Padgett to expand their fabrication and warehousing facilities into its current location at 901 East Fourth Street in New Albany, Indiana. This custom built facility has allowed Padgett to provide quality goods and services and better meet their customers’ expectations by keeping material and labor cost low. This location is also home to Padgett’s crane and machinery moving divisions.
- Our fleet of over 50 mobile cranes, professionally operated and maintained, is by far the largest, most technologically-advanced in the area.
- Padgett’s machinery and rigging divisions handle more machinery and equipment in one month than most companies do in a year.
- The fully-equipped 120,500 square foot fabrication shop will take your job from planning to completion with one call.
Jim’s philosophy of hard work, well-maintained equipment and his dedication to honest and fair treatment of customers and employees has enabled the business to continually grow. Jim’s team of qualified and skilled employees have helped Padgett, Inc. earn its reputation as “the best in class” within the region.