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Bloomberg Reports Construction Groups Split on Extending Crane Safety Deadline

June 21, 2017 - More than six years after OSHA’s construction crane rule was issued in late 2010, the agency is again asking if delay of the certification mandate should continue.

This time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is thinking of postponing enforcement for one year, making Nov. 10, 2018, the new deadline.

The issue comes to a head June 20, when OSHA officials break their five months of public silence about crane policy and ask a panel of construction and safety experts—the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health—if the deadline should be extended.

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H&E Beaumont, TX Grand Opening July 20, 2017

June 19, 2017 -  H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) is pleased announce the upcoming grand opening of its new branch in Beaumont, TX to be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11am to 3pm.

Customers that attend have the opportunity to participate in equipment displays and demos, NASCAR and John Deere simulators, a buffet meal catered by Pure Cajun Catering, prize drawings, and Q&A with factory and H&E equipment experts.  The grand opening will be presented in tradeshow format, showcasing over 20 equipment manufacturers.  Local customers can register to attend online at

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Manitowoc enhances Crane Care training programs in Central America and the Caribbean

June 21, 2017 - Manitowoc Cranes has expanded its Spanish-language Crane Care training programs in Central America and the Caribbean, focusing on enhancing aftermarket service quality in the region. Unlike training sessions offered in the past, where trainees had to travel to the United States and attend classes in English, courses now give technicians who don’t speak English the chance to be trained in their native language and to avoid high travel expenses.

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Upgraded Boom Booster Kit for Demag® CC 3800-1 Crawler Cranes

June 21, 2017 - Terex Cranes announces an extension to its popular Boom Booster kit for Demag® CC 3800-1 crawler cranes. The newest version of the Boom Booster Kit extends the reach of the Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane to a maximum system length of 183 m (600 ft).

The Boom Booster kit for Demag CC 3800-1 crawler cranes can have up to nine structural 12 m sections including two adapters. The kit’s new configurations and lengths are the results of removing lighter boom sections close to the head section and adding 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide Boom Booster sections right after the foot section. The Boom Booster kit now can have a total length of up to 108 m.  In order to get the long boom configurations off the ground the Superlift mast length extends to 42 m (138 ft) with an additional 2.5 m (8.2 ft) section.

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Palmer Johnson Power Systems Expands Offerings to Include Industrial Diesel Engine Parts and Services

June 21,2017 - Palmer Johnson Power Systems today announces today it will add an industrial diesel engine parts and servicing arm to the company. These offerings are designed to better serve Palmer Johnson’s industrial off-highway market as well as its large fleet customers.  


“We’re constantly focused on ways to improve our business and provide top-notch service for our customers and partners,” says Craig Parson, President, Palmer Johnson Power Systems. “Integrating industrial diesel engine parts and servicing is just another step towards that goal.”

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Vermet Named General Manager of DEUTZ® Power Center Midwest

June 21. 2017 - Dominick A. “Nick” Vermet is the new general manager of the DEUTZ Power Center Midwest in North Kansas City, MO. Vermet will be tasked with managing the Midwest operation, with additional responsibility for both the DEUTZ Service Center St. Louis and the soon-to-open DEUTZ Service Center Chicago locations. 

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Suppliers Recognized by Steel Erectors Association of America

June 21, 2017 - The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that two individuals have received the 2017 Person of the Year award. They are Duke Perry, General Manager of Bluearc Stud Welding, Braselton, Ga., and Dave Brown, Sr., Regional Sales Manager of the Southeast Region for United Rentals.

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Crane Collapse – Kansas City, Kan.

October 2016 - Fire crews initiated a heavy rescue when a worker was trapped after a lattice-boom crane collapsed and fell near railroad tracks.  

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Crane Collapse – Stewartsville, Mo.

October 2016 – No one was injured when a mobile crane, lifting a rotor to be attached to a 500-ft. tall wind turbine, collapsed and fell over at a 97-turbine wind farm called the Osborn Wind Energy Center.  

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