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Sensera Systems Names New VP of Sales

Dec. 2, 2020 - Sensera Systems Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive, real-time jobsite intelligence solutions, has appointed Michael Fraser as vice president of sales.

Based in the company’s Golden, Colorado, headquarters, Fraser leads the company’s sales and business development while continuing to build the North American team and expand the company's growth strategies.

Fraser has more than 10 years of experience and a proven record for building and executing commercial strategy in complex and diverse markets. He has built and managed teams across industries and markets and successfully implemented revenue strategy across sales, marketing, engineering, and product teams.

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TGW’s New Configurator Simplifies Product Customization, Quotes

Dec. 2, 2020 - TWG’s newly launched Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) tool helps customers quickly and accurately configure products, receive quotes, and download engineering drawings for customized product solutions.

TWG is a leading manufacturer of winches, hoists, slewing ring bearings, gear drives, hydraulic pump drives, electronic monitoring systems, and more.

The new CPQ tool is part of TWG's digital transformation to improve customers' ease of doing business.

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Hold a Holiday Party in VR Conflux Virtual Meeting Platform

Dec. 2, 2020 – The new Holiday Party version of VR Conflux from A1A Software LLC, is a virtual meeting platform for large groups. It provides a unique experience for conferences, trade shows, and networking by letting attendees create personalized avatars, direct their avatar’s movement, and speak to each other in the simulated environment.

VR Conflux-Holiday Party offers an interesting option for companies that won’t be able to meet in person for their annual end-of-year celebrations.

“The experience is designed to enable more organic networking and socializing than is possible in a traditional tele-video conference format,” said Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software.

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SC&RA Moves Live Events to Later Dates in 2021

Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association has chosen new dates later in 2021 for its transportation symposium and its annual conference.

The SC&RA’s 2021 Specialized Transportation Symposium is now scheduled for July 13-15 at the Sheraton Birmingham in Alabama, and the Annual Conference is scheduled for Oct. 25-29 at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas. The SC&RA’s Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held as planned Sept. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, in Chicago.

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Mammoet's New 6,600-USt Crane Can Lift Larger Modules

Dec. 2, 2020 - Constructing FPSO and FLNG modules onshore has allowed EPCs and owners to expedite project schedules and increase cost-effectiveness.

By constructing the hull and topsides simultaneously and at greater scale, the time to first production has been reduced. As these components grow, efficiency rises – but so does the challenge of their integration.

The sheer size of these modules lies on the edge of what modern lifting technology can achieve - both from the land and the water - regularly breaking the 3,300-USt barrier and measuring hundreds of thousands of cubic feet. Given the loads involved, it can be difficult to find adequate lifting technology close to the project site.

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iCraneTrax Now Allows Telematics Feeds to other Programs

Dec. 1, 2020 - iCraneTrax, the fleet and business management software from A1A Software LLC, now enables telematics data points to feed other software programs.

That includes standard data defined by AEMP Telematics Standard ISO 15143-3 and also customized data points selected by the user.

“The benefit of sharing the telematics data feed is that it gives users control over the program they need or want to read the data in,” said Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software.

That program might be an OEM’s proprietary system or an off-the-shelf program that fleet managers or mechanics are already using.

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Leasing and Finance Association Says October Activity Up 6% Over September

Dec. 1, 2020 -The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed the overall new business volume for October was $9.2 billion. That is up 6% from $8.7 billion in September, down 9% year-over-year, and down almost 6% year-to-date from 2019.

The report shows economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector.

Receivables over 30 days were 2.20%, up from 2.00% the previous month and up from 2.00% the same period in 2019. Charge-offs were 0.60%, down from 0.82% the previous month and up from 0.46% in the year-earlier period.

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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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