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Essex Rental Reports Business Decline for Second Quarter 2016

August 24, 2016 - Essex Rental Corp. released second quarter financials yesterday, attributing a decline in business results to continued softness in the oil and gas markets. Within the next 30 days, the company reports it expects to have clarity on a possible divestiture of Essex Crane, after which it would no longer be part of ongoing operations. 

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Enerpac Launches Self-Propelled Modular Transporter

August 22, 2016 - Enerpac has introduced the SPMT600 Series self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT), a three-axel-per-trailer modular system featuring a minimized height, slim design, and remote wireless-control operation capabilities, designed for operating in confined spaces. 

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Michigan DOT's Bridges Updated with Help of Terex Cranes

August 17, 2016 - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the middle of a two-year, $77 million project to address deteriorated bridge conditions and increased congestion along Interstate 96 at the U.S. Highway 23 interchange in Livingston County. More than 96,000 vehicles per day travel this stretch of I-96, and the 52-year-old bridges are in poor condition and in need of critical structural and design updates.  

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Tour Tsubaki Kabelschlepp’s Milwaukee Wisconsin Plant

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U.S. Tsubaki Transmission LLC, a subsidiary of the Tsubakimoto Chain Company in Japan, is a leading manufacturer of motion control and power transmission products. It produces high-quality products over a wide range of industries including dynamic cable and hose carriers, continuous flex cables, industrial roller and conveyor chains, sprockets, and power transmission components.

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UCR Hoists Historic Skipjack

August 16, 2016 - United Crane and Rigging (UCR) recently hoisted the skipjack Martha Lewis into the Chesapeake Bay. Originally launched in 1955 as one of “Three Sisters,” a trio built by Bronza Parks in Wingate, Md., the traditional Chesapeake Bay Skipjack is used for oyster dredging. After the vessel was completely renovated, UCR returned her to the Chesapeake.   

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Sims Crane Launches New Website

August 16, 2016 - Sims Crane & Equipment has launched a new website: www.simscrane.com. The new site boasts easy-to-navigate features; a detailed equipment rental section; tabs highlighting the latest news, videos, and photography; and a “Request a Quote” page with 24-hour dispatch. 

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Talbert Lowbed Trailer Provides Flexibility for Hauling Oversized Equipment

August 16, 2016 - For more than a decade, Talbert Mfg. has manufactured its 55CC close-coupled lowbed trailer. The trailer features a low deck height, high capacity rating, and a removable gooseneck, allowing safe and easy loading of oversized equipment. 

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Tower Crane Rescue – Los Angeles

August 2016 – A 50-year-old injured worker was rescued from the jib of a 270-ft. tower crane in at a downtown construction site.  

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Crane Fire – Palm Beach, Fla.

August 2016 – The operator of a 165-ft. lattice boom crane that caught fire and then collapsed at a construction site was able to escape without injury, reported County Fire Rescue officials.  

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