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DICA Expands Presence at ConExpo 2017

DICA will display it’s ‘Made in the USA’ SafetyTech® outrigger pads and FiberMax® crane pads from two booth locations at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg show, to be held March 7-11 in Las Vegas—C20571 and G4011. “We have doubled our footprint in this important construction and concrete equipment show to provide easier accessibility to contractors who use cranes, truck-mounted aerials, digger derricks, and concrete pumping equipment,” said Kris Koberg, CEO.

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Dustin Soerens joins WPPE and WPCE as Product Support Specialist.

Dustin Soerens has joined Walter Payton Power Equipment, LLC (WPPE) and Western Pacific Crane & Equipment (WPCE) in a brand new role for the companies as their new Product Support Specialist. Dustin was previously Product Manager – Lattice Cranes at Manitowoc Cranes. He will work closely with the companies Crane Specialists and Customers providing sales support and technical expertise.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Names Jeff Barna as COO

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced today that Jeff Barna will join the company January 16th as chief operating officer.   Barna will report to Shinichi Takimoto, YTC president, and will have responsibility for sales, marketing and product planning. Barna will also be on YTC’s executive committee.

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Modulift Sees Upward Trend in Heavy Lift Sector

Modulift has manufactured its largest ever spreader beam that can lift a staggering 1,500t at a span of 20m. The feat of below-the-hook engineering was delivered to Holland-based Safe Lifting Europe B.V, a sister company of Euro Rope Nederland B.V. and an equipment / service provider to the marine industry, at the end of last year.

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Tadano to debut two new products at ConExpo 2017

Tadano will show its new 120-ton capacity GR1200XL rough terrain crane at ConExpo

The new GR1200XL will be introduced at ConExpo2017. With 120 tons of capacity this crane is the newest addition to Tadano’s line of industry leading safe, high quality and efficient rough terrain cranes. The GR1200XL sits at the core of Tadano’s large rough terrain line-up and features the industry’s longest boom and jib combinations.

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Magnetek Named Preferred Authorized Repair Center for ELDRO® and ELHY® Thrusters in USA and Canada


January 17, 2017 – Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced it is partnering with EMG Automation GmbH, Germany, to be the preferred authorized repair center for their ELDRO® and ELHY® electrohydraulic brake thrusters in the United States and Canada. EMG’s electrohydraulic thrusters are used in crane applications to ensure the safety of people and machines during braking procedures, emergencies, or power failures.


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Point of Rental Creates Industry-First Customer Rewards App

Point of Rental Software unveiled the first Customer Rewards app in the rental industry in its version 2016 update, enabling rental businesses around the world to easily manage a customer loyalty program.

According to a study conducted by the American Rental Association, rental customers want loyalty programs – developing a rewards program is one of the ARA’s Top 5 sales and marketing recommendations for rental store owners. Up to 50% of professional renters (specifically, contractors and event planners) base their rental store decision on familiarity or customer service; customer rewards programs help rental stores build that familiarity.

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Crane Collapse – Kansas City, Kan.

October 2016 - Fire crews initiated a heavy rescue when a worker was trapped after a lattice-boom crane collapsed and fell near railroad tracks.  

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Crane Collapse – Stewartsville, Mo.

October 2016 – No one was injured when a mobile crane, lifting a rotor to be attached to a 500-ft. tall wind turbine, collapsed and fell over at a 97-turbine wind farm called the Osborn Wind Energy Center.  

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