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Liebherr USA Names New Sales Manager for Used Mobile and Crawler Cranes

March 20, 2019 - Liebherr USA Co., Mobile and Crawler Cranes Division, Newport News, Virginia, has hired Reese Barnes as sales manager for used mobile and crawler crane products.

Barnes focuses on driving sales of all pre-owned Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes in the United States.

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CM Labs Unveils Instructor Operating Station for Vortex Simulator System

March 21, 2019 - CM Labs Simulations, Montreal, Quebec, developer of Vortex training simulators, has released the Instructor Operating Station (IOS), CM Labs’ dedicated solution for directing, monitoring, and assessing trainees.

Designed to complement CM Labs’ Vortex simulators for operator training, the IOS provides rich functionality for engaging training sessions, while its smart monitoring tools enable a 360° perspective on trainee progress.

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CICB Offers Free Safety Seminar for Crane and Rigging Managers and Supervisors

March 19, 2019 - Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) will hold free seminars for crane and rigging industry managers and supervisors in both Orlando, Florida, and Houston on April 29th.

CICB is offering the seminars as a community service in recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day, OSHA National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and Safe & Sound Week.

The three-hour manager and supervisor seminars will encompass the roles and responsibilities of the site supervisor, owner, operator, rigger, and lift director, along with safe operation and inspection of cranes and associated rigging gear.

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Custom Truck One Source Forms Partnership with EZ Trac

March 14, 2019 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) has formed a strategic partnership with EZ Trac, a maker of all-wheel-drive systems.

The partnership positions Custom Truck as an exclusive authorized dealer and installer in the United States.

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Raimondi to Showcase Three Cranes at Bauma 2019

March 14, 2019 – Raimondi Cranes SpA, Legnano, Milan, Italy, will showcase three cranes in stand FS 1102/2 at Bauma 2019. All will be available in North America.

Raimondi’s full senior management team and all of the company’s official agents will welcome visitors on site for the duration of the event.

One of the three cranes Raimondi will display is its first-ever hydraulic luffing LRH174, launched in 2018. The LRH174 will be positioned alongside Raimondi’s newest luffing and flattop tower crane models.

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Two JJ Curran All-Terrain Cranes Complete Challenging Lift at Detroit Dock

March 14, 2019 - JJ Curran Crane, a crane rental and lifting service headquartered in Detroit, recently completed a massive lifting job at the Detroit city docks.

The project involved a two-crane pick to lift, swing, and place a 109’ long, 19.5’ diameter, 110-ton gas scrubber from a barge docked on the Detroit River to the dock on Zug Island.

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Meritor Offers Aftermarket Product Training April 3-4 in Sacramento, California

March 13, 2019 - Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles, is hosting Aftermarket Product Training events in Sacramento, California, April 3-4, 2019.

Ideal for parts, sales, and service professionals, Meritor’s training focuses on improving customer satisfaction by providing attendees with proactive, solution-oriented skills and product information.

Advance registration is required, and class size is limited. Attendees should register online at

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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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