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Broderson Hires Hisrich as VP of Sales


September 21, 2018 - Broderson Manufacturing Corporation (BMC), Lenexa, Kansas, a manufacturer of industrial and rough terrain cranes, has hired industry veteran Ed Hisrich as its new vice president of sales. Hisrich will provide full oversight of Broderson’s sales and marketing, service, parts, and technical services.

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Terex’s New 100-U.S.-ton Rough-Terrain Crane Proves Itself on Wind Farm Project

September 19, 2019 - Lattice-boom crawler cranes typically steal the wind-turbine-installation show and with good reason. Rigged with wind-work packages, long booms, and heavy counterweight, they are the most visible part of the operation, called on to lift turbine components weighing up to 300 U.S. tons. 

As with any show, however, much behind-the-scenes prep work must be completed in advance of wind turbine assembly, and those vital lifts are made by rugged and versatile rough-terrain cranes.

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Mammoet Uses Luffing-Jib-Equipped Crane to Set 450-Ton Vessel

September 19, 2018 - Mammoet recently equipped its Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane with 315’ of boom, 236’ of luffing jib, 177’ of derrick (mast), and 2.09 million lbs. of suspended ballast counterweight, to set a 495-U.S.-ton process vessel onto structural supporting steel at a processing plant in Texas. 

Earlier in the project, the LR 13000 had been equipped as described above, except without the luffing jib to set vessels weighing 500 and 750 U.S. tons.

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Maintainer Unveils 30’ Service Crane

September 19, 2019 - Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc., Sheldon, Iowa, has added a new 30’ telescopic-boom hydraulic crane to its line of work-truck cranes. 

The new H10030 can lift up to 10,000 lbs. and has a 60,000-ft.-lb. maximum moment.  

“We continue to expand options in response to the varying needs of our customers,” said Tom Wibben, Maintainer’s director of sales and service. “The H10030 gives longer reach to those who need more than our 25’ offerings, but is not as much crane as the 34’ H10034.”

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Triad Machinery Names Elkins Manager of Crane Business

September 19, 2019 - Triad Machinery, Portland, Oregon, has named Brian Elkins as crane business manager. He succeeds Andrew Lundgren, who has been promoted to president. Elkins is responsible for the strategy and oversight of Triad’s crane division. Triad is Link-Belt Cranes’ distributor for the Pacific Northwest. Before joining Triad, Elkins served roles in finance and product marketing at Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, Ky. He has a degree in accounting from Kentucky Christian University and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University.  


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Hiab Upgrades Jonsered Recycling Cranes

September 19, 2018 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has upgraded and is relaunching its line of Jonsered heavy-duty recycling cranes. Hiab launches the updated line at the IAA 2018 exhibition in Hanover, Germany, September 20-27, 2018.  

The newly updated Jonsered recycling cranes is part of Hiab's comprehensive offering for waste and recycling applications.  

Hiab offers six models of Jonsered recycling cranes ranging in capacity range of 72,238 to 11,725 lb.-ft. (10 to 16 ton-meters). The Jonsered recycling cranes and the Multilift hook lift can be combined into a remote-controlled unit for easy, efficient operation. 

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World of Concrete 2019 Opens Registration

September 19, 2018 - Attendee registration is now open for the World of Concrete 2019 trade show, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 22-25 (seminars 21-25) 2019. 

The show’s managers expect the 2019 World of Concrete to be the largest in more than a decade, thanks to a strong economy and an active construction sector. 

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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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