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Manitex Second-Quarter 2018 Net Revenue Up 22.8%

August 8, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc., Bridgeview, Ill., has announced its second-quarter 2018 results. Net revenue for the second quarter was $63.9 million, up 22.8% from $52.1 million in the same period last year.  

Continuing operations showed a net loss of $(1.0) million, or $(0.05) per share, compared to a net loss of $(1.5) million, or $(0.09) per share in the second quarter of 2017.   

Adjusted net income from continuing operations in the second quarter 2018 was $1.9 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $(1.0) million, or $(0.06) per share, for the second quarter of 2017.

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All Erection Crane Sets HVAC System in a Weekend

August 8, 2018 - ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, part of the ALL Family of Companies, provided the crane and operator to pick and place HVAC equipment and ducting that Shippers Highway Express Inc. installed in one weekend atop an office tower in metropolitan Cleveland. 

Shippers, headquartered in Garfield Heights, Ohio, had been hired to put new HVAC units on the multi-story office building in Brooklyn, Ohio, and had scheduled the project to take place over a weekend.

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Manitowoc Names Hayden-Murphy as Distributor for North Dakota

August 8, 2018 - Manitowoc has expanded Hayden-Murphy’s coverage of Grove and Manitowoc cranes to include North Dakota. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Hayden-Murphy now offers full sales, rentals, aftermarket parts, and service for all of North Dakota. The move strengthens Manitowoc’s dealer network in the region. 

Len Kirk, president and CEO for Hayden-Murphy, said that the company is well equipped to increase Manitowoc’s success in North Dakota.

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SEAA Supports Safe+Sound Campaign

August 8, 2018 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is a proud Partner of OSHA’s national Safe + Sound Campaign. The Safe + Sound Campaign encourages every workplace in the U.S. to have a safety and health program, a proactive approach to identifying and managing workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness.

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CraneWorks Orders More than 20 New Terex & Demag Cranes

August 6, 2018 - CraneWorks, Inc., Houston, Texas, is adding nearly two dozen new Terex and Demag cranes to its inventory in order to meet increasing customer demand. CraneWorks says this order is the company’s largest purchase of Terex and Demag cranes in its 16-year existence. 

CraneWorks will buy several Terex Crossover 8000 boom trucks and HC 120 crawler cranes, plus an array of Demag AC 100-4L, AC 160-5, AC 220-5, and AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes.  

The new additions are available for presale starting today with deliveries beginning January 2019.

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Manitex Adds CD110 Carry-Deck Crane to Product Line

August 3, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc. has introduced a new model in its line of industrial carry-deck cranes.

The CD110 industrial carry deck crane provides 11-ton maximum lifting capacity, a 35-ft. three-section boom, and 53-ft. maximum tip height with optional jib.

Manitex has designed the new crane to meet the needs of refineries and factories. It joins the Manitex family of industrial cranes, which offers capacities from 10 to 30 tons.


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Grove’s New TMS500-2 Truck Crane is Built for Taxi Work

July 31, 2018 - Manitowoc’s new Grove TMS500-2 is a 40-U.S.-ton capacity truck crane that features the quick set up and versatile taxi capability customers told Manitowoc they wanted in a rig of this type and size.

Its mobility and versatility make it perfect for housing construction, steel erection, HVAC installation, and dozens of other applications.

Manitowoc unveiled a prototype at its Crane Days event in June.

“We saw a strong demand from our dealers and the market in general for a lightweight, versatile truck crane with excellent taxi capabilities,” said J.J. Grace, product manager for truck-mounted cranes at Manitowoc. “We took that sentiment into account, and the TMS500-2 is the result.”

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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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