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IHI Construction Machinery Purchased by Kato Works

October 25, 2016 - Kato Works Co. Ltd. has acquired 100% of the shares of IHI Construction Machinery Ltd.  Kato reports there are a number a synergies between its products and the IHI mini-excavators, crawler cranes, and other crawler equipment.

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Steve Filipov to Lead Terex Cranes

October 25, 2016 – Terex Corp. announces that Steve Filipov will assume the role of president of Terex Cranes, effective immediately. He will continue as president of Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions until the sale of that segment to Konecranes is completed. Ken Lousberg, current president of Terex Cranes, will be leaving the company.

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Slow Sales Lead to More Layoffs for Manitowoc Cranes

October 25, 2016 - Manitowoc Cranes laid off an unspecified number of employees at its Shade Grove, Pa., facility this week. According to the Chambersburg Public Opinion, employees at the plant confirmed the layoffs, but company officials had not responded to calls or emails.

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Free Webinar: How to Build Safer Crane Operators with Simulation Based Training

Work site incidents are not always the result of mistakes made by rookie operators. Complacency is the enemy. Take complex jobsites, out-of-date information, and poor habits, and you've got a perfect storm of risk.

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Utility One Source Partners with Canada's Falcon Equipment

October 25, 2016 - Utility One Source (UOS) has formed a rental and service partnership with Falcon Equipment in Canada.

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Scheuerle SPMT Drives Venezuelan Refinery Project Forward

October 21, 2016 - In the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt, the expansion of La Cruz refinery is steadily progressing. As part of the Deep Conversion Project, the operating company Petroleos de Venezuela SA has been expanding the oil production in the state of Anzoátegui since 2014. Support has been provided by ALE, who recently added another 118-tonne module to supplement refinery construction activities using the Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT). 

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OSHA Updates Workplace Safety Recommended Practices

October 21, 2016 - OSHA has released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers improve safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. They feature a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. 

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Crane Collapse – Kansas City, Kan.

October 2016 - Fire crews initiated a heavy rescue when a worker was trapped after a lattice-boom crane collapsed and fell near railroad tracks.  

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Crane Collapse – Stewartsville, Mo.

October 2016 – No one was injured when a mobile crane, lifting a rotor to be attached to a 500-ft. tall wind turbine, collapsed and fell over at a 97-turbine wind farm called the Osborn Wind Energy Center.  

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