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DICA Helps Provide Safe Setup on the Ground for Future NASA Missions in Space

October 14, 2014 - Whether NASA is employing new technology to launch vehicles into near space or simply lifting heavy components with cranes on the ground, providing a safe setup is essential to the job. Recently, Safety Tech® Outrigger Pads from DICA played a small, but essential role, in two NASA projects.

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Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment

October 22, 2014 - Bigfoot Crane Company Inc., Abbotsford, British Columbia, reports it has acquired Eagle West Cranes & Equipment Inc. This is a separate company and acquisition from East West Truck & Crane Inc., which was purchased by TNT Crane & Rigging in August.

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New MultiTrack Wireless Monitoring System Tracks Assets

October 22, 2014 - DPL Telematics has released the MultiTrack system for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset. This solution improves logistics, helps with inventory management, and decreases curb theft. The portable GPS unit requires no external wiring or antenna and may be hidden on any asset. 


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IMT Articulating Crane Offers Long Reach for Productivity

October 22, 2014 - Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) has added a 32 tonne-meter crane to its articulating crane lineup. Rated 222,050 ft.-lbs., the 32/222 knuckleboom crane features a maximum lifting capacity of 15,058 lbs. at a radius of 14'9". The crane offers a 69'7" horizontal reach with eight hydraulic extensions.

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Grove Crane Handed Over in Hawaii

October 22, 2014 - At the start of something new, it's customary to ask for blessings in Hawaii. This even goes for new equipment. Donning a giant lei for the occasion, a Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane was blessed by the state, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Navy during its handover to the State of Hawaii Department of Defense.

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Link-Belt Names Two Marketing Specialists

October 20, 2014 – Brian Elkins and Andrew Soper have been named marketing specialists for crane products at Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Ky.

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IMT Names Director of Sales

October 16, 2014 - Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) has hired Tim Gerbus as director of sales.Gerbus will direct the IMT sales team while working to further strengthen the company’s distributor network, customer service, and aftermarket support. He will also be responsible for product management and business development.


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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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