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OSHA Extends Public Comment on Crane Operator Certification Rule

OSHA is extending the public comment period for its proposed rule on crane operator certification through July 5, 2018.


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CURT Awards of Excellence Applications are Available

June 13, 2018 - The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT ) has  announced the release of the 2018 Awards of Excellence Applications.  Use the following links to access the applications and instructions for each of the Awards of Excellence.   There are three award categories: Safety, Project Excellence, or Workforce Development.

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2018 EUFMC Sets Attendance Record

June 13, 2018 - A new attendance record was set at the 65th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference held June 3-6, 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia. This year, 142 utility fleet representatives from 79 investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors, including 40 first time attendees and seven new utilities, attended the conference. Also in attendance were more than 330 representatives from over 100 manufacturers and service providers. 

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Video: The Revolution is Real Crane Days 2018

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June 13, 2018 - Manitowoc's Crane Days 2018 event took place last week from June 3 to 7 at the company's factory in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, U.S. Proving that The Revolution is Real, Manitowoc debuted five new crane models to more than 750 dealers and customers in attendance, along with highlighting improved manufacturing processes, new technologies and lean initiatives throughout its facilities.

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Grove’s new GMK4090 all-terrain crane makes North American debut at Crane Days 2018

June 13, 2018 - Visitors to Manitowoc’s Crane Days 2018 event are the first in North America to see the new, best-in-class Grove GMK4090 all-terrain crane. It’s one of several cranes debuting at the Crane Days event, which highlights the innovation and velocity that comes with following The Manitowoc Way, and has resulted in several new crane models for 2018. 

The new GMK4090 taxi crane features a modern, compact design that puts an emphasis on roadability and maneuverability. Manitowoc designed the crane using extensive Voice of Customer (VOC) research

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Terex Announces Investments to Support Engineering and Design Solutions

June 12, 2018 - During the 2018 Electric Utility Fleet Manager’s Conference (EUFMC), held June 3-6, 2018 in Williamsburg, Va., Terex Utilities announced significant investments to increase production capacity and develop ongoing innovation and technology solutions. 


The company reaffirmed its April announcement of a new state of the art manufacturing facility that will be built in Watertown, S.D., bringing all operations under one roof to improve efficiency and increase production capacity. In addition, the company is expanding its service footprint and capabilities with upgrades to existing service centers, adding new locations and more service technicians.  The first of these new service centers recently announced was the Lancaster, Pa. location with a grand opening scheduled for June 21 to better serve the Pennsylvania and New York region.

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J.T. Bates Insurance Group Names Jayme Bates Chief Executive Officer

June 12, 2018 - J.T. Bates Insurance Group, a wholly-owned division of J. Griffin Ricker & Associates that specializes in risk management products for equipment dealers, rental companies and material handling equipment dealers, yesterday announced the promotion of Jayme Bates to chief executive officer. The announcement was made by James G. Ricker, company founder.

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Worker Hospitalized After Crane Collapse in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2018 - Emergency crews rushed a worker to the hospital after a crane fell on him in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.

Officials say the piece of equipment fell just after 9 a.m. at a building located at 1850 South Ocean Lane.

Crews were able to get the man free and take him to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, but would not release details about his injury or how the crane fell.

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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.

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