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Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Organizational Changes

Andrew Briggs

October 17, 2017  SANTA ANA, CA -Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced today that Andrew Briggs has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of marketing & product management. Briggs, who will report to Jeff Barna, YTC’s COO, replaces Fred Koplin, senior director of marketing and motorsports, who has retired.

Briggs has been with Yokohama for 14 years. He joined YTC in 2003 and has held several positions including account manager, senior manager of motorsports, and senior director of marketing, product planning and motorsports. Briggs was promoted to senior director of tire business and product planning in 2015. He earned his MBA from University of California, Irvine and has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach.


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Hatz Launches an Intuitive Portal for Online Documentation

October 16, 2017 At Motorenfabrik Hatz, state-of-the-art technology has top priority – both in engine manufacturing and in customer service. Consequently, Hatz has created a new online portal which makes available to customers important documentation for engines as well as information on their installation and operation.


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Cummins Announces Acquisition of Energy Storage Technology

October 18, 2017 - Cummins Inc. today announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo's battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins efforts to become a global electrified power leader.

"To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. "By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to Cummins, we are taking a step forward in our electrification business and differentiating ourselves from our competition. As always, when markets are ready, Cummins will bring our customers the right power solution at the right time to power their success."

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ITI shakes Up Crane Simulation Market in 2017, Wins Coveted VR Award

October 18, 2017 - 2017 has proven to be a watershed year for the adoption of virtual reality simulation technologies in the industrial training space. With the launch of their Crane Training VR Simulator at CONEXPO in March, ITI sent a signal to the industry that the era of expensive, screen-based simulators was ending, and the dawn of mainstream virtual reality had arrived, leveraged by the technologies of tech giants Oculus/Facebook, HTC, Microsoft, Google, Apple and Unity.

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Terex Launches Latest Enhancement in the Hi-Range Distribution Aerial Device Product Line – the Optima Series at ICUEE

October 18, 2017 - Terex Utilities will debut the Optima Series of enhanced aerial devices used for construction and maintenance of distribution lines at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), Oct. 3-5, in Louisville, Ky. The new Optima™ TC, TCX, HR, and HRX Series feature product enhancements in the heart of the Hi-Ranger™ aerial device product line.

 “Performance, productivity, and safety are among the top concerns of electric utility customers,” said Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing. “Terex Utilities has responded to customer requests time and again in an effort to provide continuous improvement of our products that are rooted in these three areas of focus.”

“Optima is built on the strong foundation of Hi-Ranger, designed to provide greater reliability, efficiency and simplified operation and maintenance,” said Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing.  Product improvements include greater payload capacity, better boom speeds, enhanced side reach and ground access, as well as features that improve maintenance access and reliability on the Optima Hi-Ranger aerials.

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Crane Hot Line Announces Webinar: October 19th 10am EST

Join Crane Hot Line on October 19th at 10 am EST as CM Labs presents a free webinar:
Cutting through the Hype: How to Buy an Operator Training Simulator.
When you're acquiring new technology, it's easy to get overwhelmed by product specs and sales information. However, not all training simulators are created equal. Sign up now for a webinar that will arm you with the knowledge you need to conduct a true side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparison of training simulators. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of the features that make up a training simulator, and the 10 questions you should ask before buying.

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Q4 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.3% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017

October 11. 2017 - Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.3 percent in 2017 according to the Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The new investment growth estimate, revised upward from 3.6 percent in the Q3 Outlook, is driven by the combination of continued elevated business confidence, a recovering oil sector, and the release of pent-up demand following lackluster investment growth in 2016. The report predicts that equipment and software investment will improve significantly from last year’s performance, even as uncertainties relating to tax and trade policy, along with heightened geopolitical tensions, create a mix of opportunities and risks. The Foundation’s report, which is focused on the $1 trillion equipment leasing and finance industry, highlights key trends in equipment investment and places them in the context of the broader U.S. economic climate.

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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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