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H-fang Slewing Drive Featured on the "I Love Invention" Program

 July 25, 2014 - Professional slewing drive manufuacturer H-fang was recently featured on the CCTV 10 program, "I Love Invention." The slewing drive product promoted on the show is used on the front of the hydraulic drill pipe of a drilling machine manufactured by Expansive Chemical Co. Ltd.

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Grove Cranes Handle Windy Project with Ease

July 23, 2014 - When Howell Crane and Rigging was scheduled to complete a project at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, strong winds could have made the job a challenge.

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Terex Introduces CTL 1600 Luffing Jib Tower Crane

July 23, 2014 - Terex Cranes has introduced the CTL 1600 luffing jib tower crane. It has two and a half times the load moment and a 10 meter longer jib than the previous largest Terex luffing jib tower crane. The CTL 1600 will be produced at the Terex facility in Fontanafredda, Italy. 

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Yokohama Tire to Move Western Distribution Center

July 23, 2014 – Yokohama Tire Corp. announced it will move its western region distribution center from its 380,000-sq.-ft. facility in Fullerton, Calif., to a newly construction 658,000-sq.-ft. facility in Chino, Calif. The move is expected to be completed late this year.

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Judge Finds Sany in Violation of Tariff Act in Crawler Crane Suit

July 23, 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination in a patent infringement and trade secrets case filed by Manitowoc against Sany Heavy Industries and Sany America in June 2013.

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Manitex to Acquire Italy’s PM Group

July 21, 2014 - Manitex International, Inc., Bridgeview, Ill., has reached an agreement to acquire knuckleboom crane manufacturer PM Group S.p.A., based in Modena, Italy, subject to pending Italian court approval of a debt restructuring plan. Closing is expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions Start Fall 2014

July 22, 2014 Crane Institute Certification (CIC) will plan and manage at least eight regional crane operator and rigger skills competitions from fall 2014 through fall 2015.

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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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