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It’s Time to Tout Your Top Trainers

February 14, 2018 - It’s time to nominate stellar trainers for Crane Hot Line’s 2018 Top Trainer competition.

Now in its 11th year, the Top Trainer competition is held annually and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

The competition recognizes trainers in the lifting and rigging industry who excel at using innovative hands-on instruction, encourage peer or corporate accountability, demonstrate training success; and have a strong overall impact on students, the industry, or the environment.

Top Trainer entrants are nominated by peers, co-workers, or students. Eligible entrants can work as crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.

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Experienced Operators Become Instructors

February 21, 2018 - Crane Tech LLC, the industry pioneer in the specialty of crane safety and training for the materials handling and construction industries, is pleased to announce the expansion of their instructional staff with two veteran crane operators Paul Martyn and John Antoszyk.

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Reuters Reports U.S. Housing Starts Rebound; Permits Highest Since 2007

U.S. homebuilding increased to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units, and further gains are likely as building permits soared to their highest level since 2007.

Housing starts jumped 9.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.326 million units, the Commerce Department said on Friday. That was the highest level since October 2016 and followed an upwardly revised sales pace of 1.209 million units.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast housing starts rising to a pace of 1.234 million units last month after a previously reported rate of 1.192 million units.

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How to Choose the Right Crane for Your Project

February 21, 2018 - Virtually all construction projects require the lifting, hauling or transportation of heavy materials – which is why cranes play a gigantic role in the development of your project.

Deciding which crane is right for your objectives can be an overwhelming task, as the range of options available is limitless! There is an enormous variety of cranes – each designed for a specific function or use. One example is tower cranes – these are fixed to the ground in large concrete footings or use weighted City base’s when a concrete footer isn’t needed.

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Raimondi Names Gigante Commercial Manager for North America, Caribbean

February 19, 2018- Raimondi Cranes SpA, Milan, Italy, has appointed Patrick Gigante as commercial manager overseeing North America and the Caribbean.  “Patrick’s extensive history in the crane industry, specifically the tower crane segment in North America and across the Caribbean islands, will prove invaluable to Raimondi as we continue to scale,” said Eng. Mauro Masetti, Raimondi Cranes commercial director. Masetti added that Gigante will bring Raimondi’s full range of tower and luffing cranes to those markets, while also establishing a strong network of agents.

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Terex Utilities Team Members Assist At-Risk Youth in Texas

February 19, 2018 - Terex Utilities team members from across the nation traveled to Houston, Texas for the company’s annual sales and service training meeting in January. While in Texas, 85 employees teamed up with the company’s San Antonio-based service center to get involved in two local community organizations that serve at-risk youth.

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VMAC Enters The Rental Market With The G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor

February 19, 2018 - VMAC has entered the equipment rental market, leading with the VMAC 30 CFM G30 gas engine driven air compressor. The VMAC G30 is the most affordable gas driven rotary screw air compressor available, and now for the first time it is available to equipment rental customers. 

"There's been tremendous growth in the equipment rental market in recent years, and the market is expected to continue to grow over the next ten years," says Mike Pettigrew, VMAC's Marketing Manager. "VMAC has responded to rental customers' requests for a lightweight, compact, and powerful air compressor for short-term jobs, and the G30 is the perfect solution."

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2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

,Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Jaree Fortin, a spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, says investigators are trying to determine the reason the crane toppled over at Pelican Island on Wednesday morning. Fortin says foul play is not suspected.

The two were already dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Authorities have not released the names or other details about the victims.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article174548496.html#storylink=cpy


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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, CBSDFW.com reports.

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