Craneous Maximus, selected by fifth grader Fermin Redondo of Crestview Elementary School, is the final name selected for the third rubber-tired gantry crane at the Greer Inland Port.
The students earned their schools $500 and they each were awarded a plaque commemorating their achievements. The names will be painted on the cranes.
The Greer Inland Port is working through its punch list as container traffic continues to become more frequent. There were a reported 1,000 containers on site Wednesday.
The South Carolina Port Authority has invested $50 million, which had groundbreaking on March 1 and opened for business on Oct. 15. The nearly 100-acre site required a massive amount of grading – 950,000 cubic yards. There were 180,000 square yards – 40 acres – of concrete poured.
Ashley Sell didn’t have any idea why she was asked to report to Woodland Elementary School’s TV studio for the Morning Show.
Minutes after 8 a.m. the entire school did. Michael Hoffman, Terminal Manager, South Carolina Inland Port, presented Ashley with a plaque commemorating her naming one of three cranes “Atlas”.