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Al Faris Places Major Order for 25 Liebherr Mobile Cranes

January 17, 2018 - Al Faris is one of the largest Liebherr customers in the world and currently has around 400 Liebherr cranes in its fleet. This major order for 25 mobile cranes equates to a total value of around 18 million euros. It includes five LTM 1070-4.2, two LTM 1130-5.1, six LTM 1160-5.2 and four LRT 1090-2.1 plus eight LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain cranes.

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Mammoet Focus Set to Change the Rules and Limits of the Game

January 17,  2018- As companies operating in heavy industries continue to face highly competitive markets, Mammoet has recognized the valuable role lifting operations can play in improving economies of scale and cost effectiveness. Understanding that crane capabilities in these industries can contribute significantly to a project’s efficiency, Mammoet developed the Focus, a concept for a new type of heavy lifter that will revolutionize the way plant owners and EPCs think about construction efficiency, plant maintenance and turnarounds.

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The Manitowoc Company to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Northwest Milwauke

January 15, 2018 -The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, today announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Manitowoc will lease approximately 16,000-square feet in One Park Place in the Park Plaza office park. Manitowoc has already started to transition headquarters employees with the relocation expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter, 2018 pending completion of the build-out.


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WIKA Group Acquires Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions

Following successful negotiations between WIKA and Belden Inc. Hirschmann MCS will be detached from Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH to join and strategically bolster the WIKA Group. With effect on January 1, 2018, Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) will assume the new name of WIKA Mobile Control GmbH & Co. KG.

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Kriger Construction Finds the New Grove GRT8100 Ideal for Bridge Work

January 11, 2018 - Kriger Construction (Kriger) has been using one of Manitowoc Cranes’ latest rough-terrain models, the Grove GRT8100, for more than six months in its bridge-building operations. The Scranton, Pennsylvania-based company has found the new, 100 USt crane to be a beneficial addition to its fleet, thanks to the competitive capacity, build quality and smooth operation that the GRT8100 offers.

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ABLE Equipment Rental Welcomes Key Equipment to Its Corporate Family

January 11, 2017 - ABLE Equipment Rental, Inc. of NY (ABLE) a supplier of Construction Equipment Rentals, Sales, Service and Parts, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Key Equipment, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (Key). The transaction will allow the Key facility to operate as the newest branch of ABLE Equipment Rental.  ABLE will retain the current Key staff to operate it as its fourth location in the northeast.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Names Four New VPs and a Sr. Director

Dan Funkhouser
Dan Funkhouser

January 10, 2018 - Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama Tire Corporation, today announced five promotions. They include:

-- Bruce Besancon: Was named vice president of OTR sales. Besancon joined the YTC as senior director of OTR sales in 2017. Before that, he was vice president of marketing at Alliance Tire Americas and has nearly 30 years of OTR tire experience and has expertise in several areas, including product development and marketing. Besancon, who will report to Barna, has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

-- Dan Funkhouser: Has been promoted to vice president of commercial sales and will report to Barna. Funkhouser, who has been with YTC since 1994, has held several positions, including senior director of commercial sales. Funkhouser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Central Michigan University.

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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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