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Belger Cartage Service Names New President

July 3, 2015 - Belger Cartage Service Inc., a crane and heavy-haul company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., since 1919, has named Evelyn Craft Belger its president and CEO. Craft Belger is the fourth president in the history of the company and the first woman in that role. C. Richard “Dick” Belger served as president and CEO for 30 years, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.


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Southwestern Industrial President Bill Fiske Dies


July 2, 2015 - William Clay Fiske, Jr., President and career employee of Southwestern Industrial Contractors and Riggers, Inc., El Paso, Texas, passed away in late June. After graduating from New Mexico State University (NMSU), Fiske joined Southwestern, where he worked his entire adult life.


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Only One Month to Make Your Top Trainer Nomination

July 1, 2015 – Each year, Crane & Rigging Hot Line and the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) recognize two crane and rigging industry trainers—a Corporate Trainer and a Professional Trainer—who use innovative instruction, encourage responsibility among their peers or companies, and make a positive impact on their students, environment, and industry. The deadline for the 2015 Top Trainer Award is July 31, 2015.  


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Crosby Upgrades Two Clamp Products

July 1, 2015 - Crosby has enhanced two of its clamp products: the IPU10A vertical lifting clamp and the IPSC10 screw clamp line. 

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Imperial Crane Services Adds to Illinois-Based Crane Fleet

July 1, 2015 -  Imperial Crane Services recently purchased $10.5 million in cranes, including two 40-ton Terex T-340-1 truck cranes , two 65-ton Grove GMK3060 all-terrain cranes, one 115 ton Grove GMK4115L all-terrain crane, one 165 ton Grove GMK5165-2 all-terrain crane, and two 350-ton Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes.


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LineWise Adds Insulated Crane Attachment for Support Energized Lines

July 1, 2015 - LineWise has introduced the Phase Lifter, a patent-pending insulated crane attachment that can support up to three energized lines.


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H&E Gives Manitowoc 4600 Dragline Crane New Life

July 1, 2015 - Productivity is important for United States Gypsum Company, particularly at its manufacturing plant in Sweetwater, Texas, which had been using a Manitowoc 4600 dragline crawler crane for mining raw gypsum to produce the company's well-known USG Sheetrock panels. However, the aging crane was dragging down the plant's mining momentum and needed to be replaced.

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Tipover – Oakland, Pa.

A crane tipped over and smashed into the top of a building on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

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Struck by Crane - State College, Pa.

June 2015 – OSHA is investigating a fatal accident on the Penn State campus in which a crane operator was killed when he was struck by the crane he was disassembling.

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