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Manitowoc MLC650 Erects Large Minnesota Wind Farm

August 25, 2015 - One of the most hotly anticipated cranes in recent history is proving its worth. Bigge Crane and Rigging is the first company to put the Manitowoc MLC650 to use, employing the innovative crane to erect a large wind farm in Minnesota. The 716-ton capacity MLC650 features the Variable Position Counterweight (VPC), a unique floating counterweight design.


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Crane Institute Trainers Participate in In-Service Education, Charitable Projects

August 25, 2015 - Crane Institute of America (CIA) held annual in-service training meeting for its 15 training specialists at the company’s headquarters June 30-July 2, 2015. The purpose is to keep CIA trainers apprised of the latest standards and regulations and provide skills development to increase their effectiveness in delivering training, said Jim Headley, president.


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Empire Crane Erects Wolffkran Tower Crane in New Jersey Yard

August 25, 2015 - The Bridgewater, N.J. skyline now features Wolffkran’s Model 355B tower crane located at Empire Crane Co.’s yard. Wolfkran tower cranes are NYC Cranes & Derricks-approved and ANSI B30.3-2012-compliant.


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AGC: Construction Unemployment Falls to 14-Year Low

August 25, 2015 - Construction employment in July climbed to the highest level since February 2009, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience shrank to a 14-year low, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that the diminishing pool of available qualified labor may be having an impact on the industry’s ability to meet growing demand.

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Matson Launches Largest Gantry Crane in Alaska

August 25, 2015 - Matson, Inc. took delivery of a new 65-ton-capacity gantry crane this month, to replace one half its size at the company's Kodiak, Alaska, Terminal. Standing more than 340 ft. tall at its peak with a boom spanning 164 ft., Matson's new crane is the largest in Alaska, capable of lifting loads up to 60 ft. long and weighing up to 145,000 lbs.


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High Girder Bridge Makes Light Work of Inaugural Haul

August 25, 2015 - Even if the transformer weighed “only” 288 tons the new G²│K 600 high girder bridge with a load capacity of 661 tons developed in collaboration with Greiner GmbH (Neuenstein) by Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft (Memmingen) and delivered to Kahl Schwerlast GmbH (Moers) in mid-May can be said to have passed its first test with flying colors.



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Wolff Luffer Makes U.S. Debut on San Francisco Skyscraper Build

August 25, 2015 - A new attraction is rising on the San Francisco skyline in the   form of the 802-ft.-tall skyscraper 181 Fremont Street. But the construction site is already an attraction now, with a brand new Wolff 700 B luffing-jib crane drawing attention to itself since the beginning of the year. The Wolff 700 B was bought by the crane rental company Maxim Crane Works L.P., and rented to the general contractor, Level 10 Construction, specifically for this project.


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OSHA Fines - Elgin, Neb.

August 2015 - OSHA has issued a serious safety violation and proposed a $7,000 fine for Wanzek Construction in the death of a crane operator in an accident that happened in May near Elgin, Neb.

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Crane Crash – San Antonio, Texas

July 2015 – Two semi-truck drivers were airlifted to a local hospital after a fiery interstate chain-reaction accident.

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