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Renegar-Driggers Machinery Grows Crane Inventory With Demag All Terrain Cranes Order

April 18, 2018 - Southeastern USA and Caribbean Island Terex Cranes distributor, Renegar-Driggers will soon add six new Demag® all terrain cranes to its inventory including one AC 100-4L unit, two AC 160-5 models and three AC 220-5 units. The recently placed order will help Renegar-Driggers Machinery continue to support its customers and their heavy workload.

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Palfinger Supervisory Board Concludes Search For New CEO

April 18, 2018 - The Supervisory Board of PALFINGER AG has concluded its search for a new CEO. Andreas Klauser (53), an accomplished top manager with international experience, who is currently the Global Brand President of Case IH and STEYR as well as member of the Group Executive Council of CNH Industrial, has been chosen to fill the position. Subject to the finalization of the relevant contracts, Andreas Klauser will assume the office of CEO on June 1, 2018.

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Yokohama Tire’s New OTR Sales and Reference Guide is Now Available

April 18, 2018 - Yokohama Tire Corporation’s latest off-the-road (OTR) Sales and Reference Guide is now available in print and online. The 82-page guide is armed with key off-the-road industry tire and maintenance guidelines, as well as information on Yokohama’s complete line of OTR tires.

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Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Forecasts 8.5% Growth In Equipment & Software Investment

April 18, 2018 - The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook forecasting investment in equipment and software to grow 8.5% in 2018, revised down from 9.1% in the Economic Outlook published in December. GDP is forecast to grow 2.7%, unchanged from the December Outlook.

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Liebherr Achieves the Highest Turnover in the Group's History

April 18, 2018 - In 2017, the Liebherr Group achieved the highest turnover in the Group's history, with total sales of € 9,845 million. Compared to the previous year, the family-run company increased its revenue by 9.3%. The Group is expecting further sales growth for 2018.

In the construction machinery and mining segments, as well as in other product areas, Liebherr recorded an increase in turnover. Sales of construction machinery and mining equipment rose by 14.5% to € 6,182 million. In the Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, Domestic Appliances, Components as well as Hotels divisions overall turnover was up by 1.5% to € 3,663 million compared with the previous year.

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Perkins® SmartCap Named A 2018 Gold Edison Award Winner

April 18, 2018 - The Edison Awards™, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that the Perkins® SmartCap was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11 event at The Capitale in New York City. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

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RBG I nc is distributing DINO in USA

April 18, 2018 - DINOlift has, effective March 16, 2018, appointed RBG Inc (Raymond, NH) as its new distributor in the United States.

The appointment is reflecting the move from a single distributor model towards more regional presence in the market area where new distributors provide regional support for the complete DINOlift product range.

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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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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, reports.

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