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It’s Time to Tout Your Top Trainers

February 14, 2018 - It’s time to nominate stellar trainers for Crane Hot Line’s 2018 Top Trainer competition.

Now in its 11th year, the Top Trainer competition is held annually and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

The competition recognizes trainers in the lifting and rigging industry who excel at using innovative hands-on instruction, encourage peer or corporate accountability, demonstrate training success; and have a strong overall impact on students, the industry, or the environment.

Top Trainer entrants are nominated by peers, co-workers, or students. Eligible entrants can work as crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.

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Teamwork Pulls Through for Timely Completion

March 16, 2018 - Mammoet recently worked alongside OJ Pipelines to conduct a pipe pull project for TransCanada Pipelines. Located in a remote area near Boundary Lake in Alberta, the 36 inch natural gas pipeline was installed 800 meters underneath the Doig River safely and on time, despite challenging site conditions. Through careful planning and close collaboration between subcontractors, the teams worked in snow and -37 degree weather to successfully deliver the project in just three days.

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Details of George S. Young Funeral Finalized

March 16, 2018 - Details of the funeral for George S. Young, senior advisor at George Young Mammoet, who passed away unexpectedly on March 6, have been finalized. 

The service will be held Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa.  

 View the full obituary and leave online condolences here.

Mr. Young had been a leader in the rigging industry for more than 40 years, during which he consistently delivered high performance and outstanding safety.

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Link-Belt Announces Two New District Managers for U.S.

Link-Belt Cranes has named Doug Newcomer district manager for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and has appointed Kirk Erlinger district manager for the southeastern United States.

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Link-Belt TCCs Deliver for Challenging TEXRail Project

March 14, 2018 – TEXRail is a 27.2 mile commuter rail system that will operate between downtown Fort Worth, Texas in Tarrant County and DFW International Airport. Contract for the project was awarded to joint-venture Archer Western - Herzog for $998 million USD. Davis Motor Crane Service of Irving, Texas was selected as the contractor for bridge beam placement.
            “We needed a solution for a 250-ton class crane that could walk with a load. Multiple rail closures and tight setups also meant that we could not use a crane that needed the time and space to set outriggers. The final requirement was a crane that gave us the necessary headroom clearance under existing overpasses,” said Wes Dowd, Operations Superintendent for Davis Crane Service.

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Utility One Source Orders 14 Terex Cranes

March 14, 2018 - Ten Terex Boom Trucks and Five Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes

Utility One Source (Custom Truck & Equipment) is expanding its new crane inventory in Kansas City, Kan., by ordering five new Terex BT 4792 boom trucks, five Terex Crossover 8000 boom trucks, and four Terex HC 80 lattice-boom crawler cranes.  

The new units will help Utility One Source continue to deliver on its commitment to provide quality equipment that produces high return on investment. 

With a recovering construction economy, there is demand for versatile cranes that are easy to transport, rig, and operate.

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Talbert Trailer Turns 80

March 13, 2018 - Talbert Manufacturing, Rensselaer, Ind., a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, is marking its 80th year in business.  

In 1938, Austin Talbert started the company as a heavy-haul, crane-rental, and construction-equipment business in Lyons, Illinois.  

A pioneer in heavy-haul trailer design, Austin Talbert invented the industry’s first gooseneck model with removable rear suspension. Since then, the company has introduced many other innovations, including removable goosenecks and beam-deck units.

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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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