On January 25th, President Obama visited the manufacturing site, one of the largest in the U.S. With the SGC-120 in the background, the President's economic and job creation speech began with: "I'm told that right there is the world's largest land-based crane. I decided I had to check this out for myself because honestly, first of all who wants to miss out on a chance to see the crane? That thing is huge."
For this event the SGC-120 went through a thorough security check. Among other things the containers were examined.