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Goldhofer to Present New Products, Innovations at Bauma

February 13, 2019 - Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft will present a broad portfolio of vehicles and some exciting new products at the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, April 8-14.

The highlight of Goldhofer’s exhibit is the launching of a groundbreaking innovation that will make heavy haulage simpler, more efficient, and more sustainable.

The big secret will be revealed by member of the board Rainer Auerbacher at the Goldhofer exhibition booth, FN.823, on April 8, 2019.

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ACT Research Sees Yellow Caution Lights for Economy

February 11, 2019 - The latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook from ACT Research, Columbus, Indiana, says that yellow lights continue to flash for the U.S. economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry.

“While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light burning regarding the near to mid-term economic outlook,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “While we’ve seen improvement in petroleum prices, equity valuations, and a monetary policy pause, we remain cautious regarding indicators like a flat yield curve, quantitative tightening, potential fallout from tariffs and trade wars, as well as the global economic slowdown.”

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Meritor to Showcase New Off-Highway Solutions at Bauma

February 13, 2019 - Meritor, Inc., Troy, Michigan, is positioning itself for growth in the global off-highway market by showcasing several new products in Munich, Germany, April 8-14 at Bauma 2019, the leading trade show for the construction, building material, and mining machine industries.


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Orlaco Names Empire Crane Preferred Partner

February 12, 1019 - Specialized camera system maker Orlaco has named Empire Crane Co., N. Syracuse, New York, as a preferred partner serving the northeastern United States.

As a preferred partner, Empire Crane will sell and support Orlaco's camera-and-monitor systems that enhance vision to increase safety, efficiency, and comfort for operators of cranes and other heavy equipment.

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Maeda to Launch New Mini Cranes at Bauma

Maeda MC285-3

February 12, 2019 – Maeda USA, along with Maeda Seisakusho Japan and AB Kranlyft, will present several new mini crane models at the Bauma exhibition, the world's leading machinery trade fair, April 8-14 in Munich, Germany.

Maeda will showcase several new models, including the new generation MC285-3, as well as upgraded MC305-3 and MC405-3 models, all available soon in North America.

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Kobelco USA Names Fendrick to Head Crane and Excavator Divisions

February 6, 2019 - Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, Katy, Texas, has appointed Jack Fendrick as chief operating officer and vice president of its excavator and crane divisions.

Although new to his titles, Fendrick is familiar with the Kobleco brand.

He has held several positions at Kobelco USA since joining the company in 1996 and is experienced in both the excavator and crane businesses.

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Giuffre Brothers Appointed Dealer for Manitex PM Articulating Cranes

February 6, 2019 - Manitex International Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, has appointed Giuffre Brothers, Milwaukee, as Wisconsin’s dealer for Manitex PM articulating cranes.

Giuffre Brothers distributed Manitex straight-boom telescopic cranes for more than a decade.

Now, Giuffre Brothers has joined the growing network of industrial equipment dealers supporting Manitex articulating cranes.

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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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