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Lube-A-Boom Adds Vice President and General Counsel

March 26, 2019 - Lubricant maker Lube-a-Boom, Indianapolis, is adding attorney Jonathon Roberts as vice president and general counsel.


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Empire Crane Trains Service Techs on Demag Five-Axle Mobile Cranes

March 26, 2019 - Empire Crane Co. recently held a week of Demag service and maintenance training for its service technicians.

Taught by training instructor Robert Ourt, the school focused on technical components of the Demag five-axle family of all-terrain cranes, including the AC 130-5, AC 160-5, AC 220-5, and AC 250-5.

The school included classroom teaching and hands-on learning with the IC-1 Plus control system.

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Manitowoc will Unveil Six New Cranes, New Technologies at Bauma 2019

March 26, 2019 - Manitowoc will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines at Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany.

It will also present a technology pavilion that highlights several customer-focused innovations. In addition to the six cranes unveiled at the show, other models on display will give visitors the chance to see a total of more than 10 new cranes.

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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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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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