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Erickson Air Crane Lays Off Workers

August 25, 2016 - Erickson Air Crane has laid off about 100 workers this quarter, according to news reports. An employee estimated as many as 60 workers would lose their jobs. 

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Tadano America Names Ingo Schiller Executive Vice President

August 25, 2016 - Tadano America has hired Ingo Schiller as an executive vice president reporting to Yo Kakinuma, president and COO. Schiller is positioned to take over as president and CEO effective from April 1, 2017, when Kakinuma returns to Japan. 

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Florida Crane Owners Council Meeting Agenda Set

August 25, 2016 – The Florida Crane Owners Council will host a meeting on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at the Renaissance - Orlando Airport. First-time attendees and guests are welcome to the event, to be held in Orlando, Fla. 

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National Crane Boom Truck Erects Flagpoles at Football Hall of Fame

August 24, 2016 - Canton Erectors, a rigging and heavy-haul trucking company based in Canton, Ohio, used a National Crane NBT45 boom truck to erect a series of flagpoles at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, also located in Canton.

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Trade Up Program Supported by Contractor Groups, Corrections Programs

August 24, 2016 - The Southeastern Construction Owners & Associates Roundtable (SCOAR), an industrial construction association, has agreed to circulate lists of equipment needed by Trade Up to recruit, train, and qualify a skilled labor pipeline for contractors.

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Kirby-Smith Names VP of Sales

August 24, 2016 - Kirby-Smith Machinery has hired Del Keffer as vice president of sales. He will manage corporate sales and rental strategy to position the company for further growth and development. His office will located at Kirby-Smith’s Dallas branch.

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Construction Employment Goes Up in 39 States, Washington DC in Last Year

August 24, 2016 - According to the Associated General Contractors of America, 39 states added construction jobs between July 2015 and July 2016, while construction employment only increased in 23 states and the District of Columbia between June and July.

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Tower Crane Rescue – Los Angeles

August 2016 – A 50-year-old injured worker was rescued from the jib of a 270-ft. tower crane in at a downtown construction site.  

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Crane Fire – Palm Beach, Fla.

August 2016 – The operator of a 165-ft. lattice boom crane that caught fire and then collapsed at a construction site was able to escape without injury, reported County Fire Rescue officials.  

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