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IMT Cranes Help Give New York Dam a Facelift

Gilboa Dam helps form the backbone of New York City’s water-supply infrastructure. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains 125 miles northwest of Lower Manhattan, Gilboa Dam impounds Schoharie Reservoir, a 17.6-billion-gallon basin that accounts for an average of 15 percent of the city’s daily supply.


Ensuring the stability of this nearly 90-year-old dam is critical for delivering plentiful water to America’s most populous city. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently completed a $400 million, full-scale reconstruction that will enable Gilboa Dam to serve the city for another 50 to 100 years.


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Speakers Sought for CRC Canada 2015

April 20, 2015 CRC Canada 2015 is calling for speakers. The Edmonton, Alberta, conference is an independent crane, rigging and hoist conference for safety and risk managers, crane and rigging supervisors, lift directors, fleet managers, project managers, production managers and crane owners working with cranes in construction and heavy industry. The conference will take place Nov. 9-10 at the Marriott River Cree. 

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ITC Bars Sany from Selling Cranes Engineered with Manitowoc Trade Secrets

April 16, 2015 - Manitowoc Co. has won a trade case to block Sany Heavy Industry Co. and Sany America from selling its industrial cranes in the U.S. market. Bloomberg Business reports that Sany infringed on a Manitowoc patent and stole trade secrets, according to a notice posted by the U.S. International Trade Commission.


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Empire Crane Telecrawler Working on Boston Bruins Training Facility

April 16, 2015 - Empire Crane Co.’s 2015 Tadano Mantis telescopic-boom crawler crane Model 15010 is currently working on the site of the new Boston Bruins professional ice hockey team training facility, Warrior Ice Arena. Empire Crane rented the 77-ton capacity telecrawler crane to AmQuip, who has been working on this project with S&F Concrete.

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WireCo to Move Headquarters to Kansas

April 16, 2015 – WireCo WorldGroup is moving its headquarters from Kansas City, Mo. to Prairie Village, Kan., this summer. In the relocation, some 185 employees with move to new corporate offices across the Kansas City metro area, confirms Mary Beth Valencia, marketing manager.


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OSHA Removes Capacity from Operator Certification


April 16, 2015 – NCCCO reports that OSHA has removed the requirement that crane operators should be certified according to crane capacity from its draft regulatory language. In the draft issued last month, the federal agency has left the certification requirement and process essentially unchanged, except for the removal of the requirement for certification by capacity, according to NCCCO.


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Scotland's Oldest Crane Rental Company Receives Terex Explorer 5500 AT Crane

April 15, 2015 - Leggat Plant in Glasgow, Scotland, has taken delivery of  a Terex Explorer 5500 all-terrain crane, the first in the UK. The crane is the seventh Terex in the fleet. 

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Power Line Contact - Cape Coral, Fla.

April 2015 - A crane operator was electrocuted when the boom of his crane came in contact with a power line.

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Crushed by Crane - Edwardsville, Ill.

April 2015 – A construction employee was killed in an industrial accident when he was crushed under the weight of a crane’s boom. 

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