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Could the Right Articulating Crane Give Your Productivity a Boost?

IMT 60 tm Artic Crane

It’s a challenge every contractor faces: Get more done in less time. The right articulating crane can increase productivity by enabling the most-efficient loading and unloading of materials.

Boosting contractor productivity is a constant focus for
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), which offers articulating cranes in addition to service trucks, hydraulic loaders and air compressors.

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A Chat with Terex Cranes’ New Leader, Ken Lousberg

September 2, 2015 - Terex Corp. has been busy this summer, first announcing its merger with Konecranes and then naming new leaders throughout the organization. Among these appointments was Ken Lousberg, who is now president of Terex Cranes, Terex Latin America, and Terex China.


At Terex Cranes’ facility in Waverly, Iowa, Lousberg sat down with Crane & Rigging Hot Line just days after his new appointment to discuss his expanded role.  

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Ritchie Bros. Sells More than $45 Million at Houston Auction, Plans Sept. Sale in Fort Worth

September 2, 2015 - Ritchie Bros. sold  more than $45 million of equipment and trucks at its unreserved public auction on Aug. 26-27 in Houston, Texas. More than 3,875 items were sold in the auction, which attracted 4,125 in-person and online bidders from 53 countries. 

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Settlement Reached in Discrimination Claim against Louisiana Crane

September 1, 2015 - The Justice Department has reached a settlement with Louisiana Crane & Construction LLC to resolve a lawsuit alleging Louisiana Crane required workers without U.S. citizenship to produce documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security as a condition of employment. The lawsuit was filed by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC).

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CICB Acquires East Texas Crane Academy

September 1, 2015 - Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) has acquired East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA). The acquisition fits well with the expansion of CICB’s Houston operations, according to the organization. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Morrow Appoints Peter Juhren Vice President of Operations

September 1, 2015 – Morrow Equipment has appointed Peter Juhren as vice president of operations on the company’s executive board. Juhren becomes an officer of Morrow Equipment and continues to oversee all service team functions as well as helping strengthen the future growth of the company.


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H&E Opens Northern Calif. Branch

September 1, 2015 - H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has opened a branch in San Jose, Calif. The location joins seven other full-service H&E operations in California and 72 stores nationwide. 




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Tipover – Denham Springs, La.

September, 2015 - No one was injured when a crane tipped over at a retail construction site.

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Collapse – Hollywood, Calif.

August 2015 - No one was injured when a crane collapsed on top of an apartment building.

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Crane Hot Line is North America’s No. 1 source for new and used cranes for sale. Crane and rigging employed in construction are key to our content, and we deliver in-depth reports on products; business issues such as trends, safety, and technology; and regional job applications as they relate to mini cranes, boom trucks, knuckleboom cranes, rough-terrain cranes, crawler cranes, all-terrain cranes, truck cranes, tower cranes, financing, insurance, maintenance, training, certification, rigging, parts and accessories. These may include load moment indicators, slings, controls, outrigger pads, wire rope, and additional complementary products and services. Our website offers cranes for sale, want-to-buy listings, updated industry information including an industry event calendar, and a business directory of crane and parts manufacturers, dealers, rental, service, financing, insurance, and training companies. Crane Hot Line also features industry news and reports on crane accidents throughout North America.