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Terex Number Nine for Elmer W. Davis, Inc.

October 11, 2018 - Elmer W. Davis Inc., Rochester, N.Y., recently picked up its new 2018 Terex BT28106 boom truck from Empire Crane Company LLC in Syracuse, N.Y.  


The BT28106 is the 9th Terex boom truck in Davis’ growing fleet of cranes.  

Elmer W. Davis Inc. is the largest roofing contractor in New York. Superintendent Damon Runyon said the company likes Terex machines because “they are reliable cranes with almost no downtime.” 

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Manitex Promotes Yu to Senior Vice President and CFO

October 11, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, has named Laura R. Yu as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 15, 2018. 

Ms. Yu joined Manitex in May 2018 as corporate controller and vice president of finance. She

has more than twenty years of experience at both the strategic business unit and corporate level, including accounting, finance, tax, cash management, and leading finance teams. She has both private and public company experience, focused primarily in the public company industrial equipment sector. Before joining Manitex, she had been director of corporate finance for Tenneco.

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New Winches for Potain Tower Cranes Deliver Top Performance

October 10, 2018 - Manitowoc has unveiled a new range of High Performance Lifting (HPL) winches that bring new speed, control, and efficiency to the company’s Potain tower cranes.

Innovative design and frequency-control technology let HPL winches optimize energy consumption while offering more choices of hoisting speed.

Manitowoc says that HPL winches dramatically increase productivity by offering up to twice the lifting speed of Potain’s older 75 LVF winch.

At the other end of the scale, HPL winches’ creep speeds go twice as slow as those of the 75 LVF for precise load placement.


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Mammoet Opens Doors in Kitimat, British Columbia


October 10, 2018 - Mammoet Canada and the Haisla First Nation partnership are poised to open up the very first Mammoet-Haisla branch office in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.  


As early as October 15th, Mammoet-Haisla will have a functional yard with an office following in the coming months.  

The Haisla Nation is the band government of the indigenous Haisla people in Kitimat. This partnership is an excellent blend of local industry knowledge and community staffing.

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Fairbanks Scales’ AxleSurance Offers In-Motion Weighing

October 10,  2018 - Fairbanks Scales Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, has unveiled the AxleSurance weighing system, an easy-to-install and easy-to-use slow-speed scale system that reduces installation time, real estate needed, and operation time.

The scale arrives precast and ready to be installed. A simple backhoe can both prepare the site and place the scale. The full system can be installed and calibrated in as little as four hours.

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DICA Nominated for Iowa Legends in Manufacturing Award

October 9, 2018 - DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, a manufacturer of outrigger pads and crane pads, was recently nominated as Exporter of the Year by Midwest Partnerships as part of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s “Legends in Manufacturing” event.

Midwest Partnerships is an economic development corporation serving Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie counties in West Central Iowa.

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Sixty-Year-Old Grove RT Still Does the Job

October 9, 2018 - Back in 1962, John “JJ” Curran was a budding young entrepreneur starting a crane company in Detroit.. His first purchase was a Grove RT-58. Nearly 60 years later, the crane is still making money for JJ Curran Crane Company. 

“This RT-58 was built to last,” said Jeff Curran, son of JJ, who is now co-owner and CFO. “It’s a simple tool that is easy to operate. We always find work for it. The crane is very mobile and can fit into tight spaces, and it’s great for pick-and-carry operations. It is still generating revenue for us almost 60 years later!” 

Curran Crane uses the rugged old crane for a tasks that require a compact rig, such as lifting inside steel mills, refineries, and cement plants, and working outside, transporting boats or handling materials. Curran Crane’s loyalty to Grove and the RT-58 have paid dividends. Jeff Curran estimates the crane has completed some 300 jobs in the last seven years.

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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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