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Peerless Industrial Group Celebrates 100 Years

February 15, 2017 - On Feb. 9, Peerless Industrial Group  Inc., manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer chain and traction products in North America, kicked off its centennial celebration with a ribbon cutting prior to hosting the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Network Nite.

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Palfinger Divests Service Body Business

February 15, 2017 - Palfinger Group is restructuring its North American business and has signed an agreement to transfer the service body distribution and upfitting business at four locations to Reading Truck Group. 

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Link-Belt President and CEO Martz to Retire

February 7, 2017 – After 42 years with the company, Link-Belt’s President and CEO, Chuck Martz, will retire on April 30, 2017. Martz announced the appointment of current CFO and vice president of Finance, Melvin Porter, as his successor, effective May 1, 2017. Martz will remain in his role as chairman of the Link-Belt board of directors.

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Kerr Crane Service Receives Six-Axle Demag AT Crane

February 15, 2017 - Kerr Crane Service of Timmins, Ontario, has added a new Demag AC 250-6 all-terrain crane to its fleet. The new unit joins Kerr's fleet of cranes ranging from 28 to 400 tons.

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Straightpoint Tensionmeter and App Measures Tension on Static Lines

February 15, 2017 - Straightpoint has launched a new product for measuring tension on static lines—the Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (or COLT)—with a Bluetooth load monitoring app among its features.

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ASC Industries to Distribute Van Beest Products

February 15, 2017 - Van Beest has entered into a new strategic partnership with ASC Industries, which is now an official distributor of Green Pin and Excel.

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First Grove AT Crane Fitted with Samson K-100 Synthetic Rope

February 15, 2017 - Lambertsson Kran of Sweden is taking delivery of a Grove GMK4100L-1 fitted with a Samson K-100 synthetic rope. This marks the first time that a company has paired the synthetic rope with an all-terrain crane. 

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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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