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DICA Adds Two New Products to Outrigger Pad Lineup

February 10, 2016 - Last week at World of Concrete, DICA, Guthrie, Iowa, introduced the FiberMax dunnage pads to provide a rigid foundation for outrigger-enabled equipment, and the Recessed Radius SafetyTech outrigger pads designed for heavy loads and load distribution requirements of concrete pumping contractors. 

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Link-Belt to Roll Out HTT-86110 Telescopic Truck Terrain Crane at Bauma

February 10, 2016 - Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., Lexington, Ky., announced last week it will be debuting the 110-ton capacity Link-Belt HTT-86110 telescopic truck terrain crane. The unit features an all-wheel steer capability for maneuvering in congested spaces. 

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Continental Selects Site in Mississippi for New Tire Plant

February 8, 2016 - Continental has selected a site in Mississippi for a new plant to grow its tire business in the North American market. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has reached an agreement with the state to purchase a site for construction of a commercial vehicle tire plant. 

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NYC Tightens Crane Safety Measures after Fatal Collapse

February 8, 2016 – Three days after a lattice-boom crawler crane toppled in Manhattan as its crew was lowering it to comply with local regulations for operating in windy situations, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced tighter crane safety regulations. The crawler crane collapse killed one person and injured three others last Friday. 

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SC&RA Names Driver of the Year

February 8, 2016 - Michael A. Nichols, Miller Transfer & Rigging Co., Rootstown, Ohio, has been named Driver of the Year by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA). He will receive his award during SC&RA’s Specialized Transportation Symposium, March 1-4, in, Memphis, Tenn.  


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Link-Belt Names 2015 Top Five Distributors

February 5, 2016 - Skeeter Collins, Link-Belt’s manager of North American sales, has announced the top five distributors for 2015. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. 

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Ritchie Bros. Gearing for February Auction in Orlando, Fla.

February 5, 2016 - Ritchie Bros.’ 200-acre Orlando, Fla., auction site is packed with cranes and trucks, including Terex, Grove, JLG, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, and International, among other types of equipment. Every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices from Feb. 15-19, 2016. 

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Crane Collapse – Manhattan, N.Y.

February, 2016 – As workers were lowering the lattice boom of a 330-ton capacity crawler crane to secure it against rising winds, the crane collapsed killing one person sitting in a parked car and injuring three people from falling debris, two seriously.  

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Crane Overturns – American Fork, Utah

January 2016 – A construction crew member was crushed to death when a Manitowoc truck crane, handling a concrete wall panel, overturned taking its load and another standing panel down with it at an active construction site. 

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