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SEAA to Provide Training, Certification to Craft Workers at Annual Convention

February 20, 2015 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces that it will offer low- or no-cost training and credentials to pre-registered craft professionals during its 43rd Annual National Convention and Trade Show, to be held April 23-25, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Other education sessions are designed to give owners and management personnel valuable insight into key business issues facing steel erectors, steel fabricators, or engineers, crane suppliers, and contractors working in structural steel erection. 

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OSHA Calls Committee Meeting on Crane Operator Certification Rule Revision

February 27, 2015 – The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold a special meeting in late March in Washington, DC, to consider a proposed rule to revise OSHA’s crane operator qualification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction regulation. ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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Columbus McKinnon Offers Lodestar Chain Hoist as Single-Reeved Unit

February 26, 2015 - Columbus McKinnon Corp. now offers its Lodestar electric chain hoist as an economical 2-ton, single-reeved unit. Made in America by Columbus McKinnon, Amherst, N.Y., the Lodestar is well suited to a variety of industrial applications. The new 2-ton, single-reeved chain hoist features 10 mm, zinc-plated Star Grade load chain.


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Terex Cranes Offers Free Liftplan Software to Customers

February 25, 2015 - Terex Cranes now offers the Terex Liftplan, a free online lift-planning tool for Terex crane owners and customers. Terex Liftplan simplifies the process of selecting the right Terex crane to perform a configured lift.

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CIC Commits to Improved Registration, Quality of Exams

February 25, 2015 - Crane Institute Certification (CIC) has signed a long-term agreement with Assessment Systems Corp. (ASC), CIC’s Testing Partner, to manage accreditation projects. Over the next three months, CIC and Assessment Systems will roll out a new registration interface, using ASC’s “Certifior” platform, designed to provide real-time registration, candidate tracking, and easier navigation.

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Faymonville Introduces Multi-Axle Trailer for North American Market


February 25, 2015 - Faymonville Manufacturing has introduced a new trailer concept, the HighwayMAX, for transporting loads in North America. The extendible, on-road, heavy-haul trailer has nine hydraulically steered pendulum axles and a technical payload of 260,000 lbs. 

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Mighty Crane Wins ‘Showstopper Award’ at UCT Show

February 23, 2015 – The Mighty Crane CR285D mini-crane received the “Showstopper Award” at the recent Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference and Tradeshow held in Houston. The mini-crane is offered in the United States and Canada by exclusive distributor ReachMaster, Kingwood, Texas.


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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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