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It’s Time to Tout Your Top Trainers

February 14, 2018 - It’s time to nominate stellar trainers for Crane Hot Line’s 2018 Top Trainer competition.

Now in its 11th year, the Top Trainer competition is held annually and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

The competition recognizes trainers in the lifting and rigging industry who excel at using innovative hands-on instruction, encourage peer or corporate accountability, demonstrate training success; and have a strong overall impact on students, the industry, or the environment.

Top Trainer entrants are nominated by peers, co-workers, or students. Eligible entrants can work as crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.

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Liebherr to Invest $45 Million in Newport News Plant

March 23, 2018 - Liebherr-International AG, the family-owned company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and earthmoving equipment will invest $45 million to expand its facility in Newport News, Va. 

The company, which has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News for more than 48 years, will construct three new buildings on 28 acres next to its current factory. The new facilities will total more than 251,000 sq. ft. and will house Liebherr USA Co.  

The expansion will offer space for Liebherr USA Co.’s new headquarters and administrative building, a production and workshop facility, and a warehouse and distribution building.

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Meet The Microcrane ISO Certified Portable Hoist

March 23, 2018 - Microcranes, Inc. introduces the ISO Certified M1 Global Model Microcrane®. A leader in the emerging mini crane industry, the company focuses on developing, producing and distributing eco-friendly battery powered or electric, small, portable lifting equipment used indoors, outdoors and on roof tops. The M1 Global design fits through 36 in. doorways, narrow aisles and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22 ft. tip height.

The new M1 Global hydraulic pick & carry portable crane is rated at 2,000 lbs. (905kg) (no operator license required) and has a hook height of 20’-3” (6.1m). It is only 30 in. (762mm) wide and weighs 1,800 lbs. (816kg) with 300 lbs. of removable counterweights to reduce weight while transporting.

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Manitex Names Versalift East as Distributor of Manitex Knuckleboom Cranes

March 21, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc. has named Versalift East LLC, Bethlehem, Pa., as a distributor of its knuckleboom cranes and aerial lifts in the eastern United States.

Versalift is among the most-recognized domestic brands in manufacturing and servicing for electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, and municipal vehicles, and is a key player in new, used, and rental equipment markets.

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Hiab Launches 2018 Crane Operator Contest

March 21, 2018 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, is inviting the world's best crane operators to enter the company’s third World Crane Championship.  

Local heats begin soon, and the winner will be crowned at the finals during the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, on Sept. 22-23, 2018. 

The World Crane Championship aims to showcase the skills of loader-crane operators from around the world, and let them test their skills using Hiab’s latest load-handling products.

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Leasing and Finance Confidence Down a Bit in March

March 21, 2018 - The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its March 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

The index is a qualitative assessment of current business conditions and future expectations as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment-finance sector.

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market sits at 72.2 in March, easing down one point from 73.2 in February.

When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Anthony Cracchiolo, president and CEO, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, said, “We are seeing growth in capex spending across a broad segment of the economy. While some areas are expanding more quickly than others, all are moving in a positive direction. Businesses are more positive than we have seen in over a decade and activity is picking up momentum. The equipment finance industry is healthy and poised to support the expanding economy.”

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CraneWorks Becomes One of North America’s Largest Demag Distributors

March 21, 2018 - CraneWorks, Houston, Texas, recently became one of North America’s largest distributor of Demag AC mobile cranes and Terex Crossover products.  

The company is also one of the top distributors for sales and aftermarket support of all Terex Cranes products.

In January, CraneWorks placed an order for eight Demag cranes, including three 50-ton AC 45 City models, two 245-ton AC 220-5, and three 120-ton AC 100-4 all-terrain cranes. 

“CraneWorks’ 2018 growth strategy includes one of the largest distributor investments in Demag AC cranes that Terex Cranes USA has received in recent years,” said Dave Kuhlman, Terex Cranes senior sales manager – major accounts.

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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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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, reports.

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