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H&E Names New CEO

November 11, 2018 - H&E Equipment Services Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has appointed Bradley W. Barber as Chief Executive Officer, president, and a director of the company, effective January 1, 2019.

Barber will succeed current CEO John M. Engquist, who has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Gary W. Bagley, current chairman of the board, will remain a director of the company.


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A1A Software Expands Features of 3D Lift Plan

November 14, 2018 - A1A Software LLC, Fernandina Beach, Florida, continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool and for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation. 

“We have utilized WebGL technologies to enable the display of 3D content in Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge web browsers to improve the interface for customers no matter their preferred browser,” said Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software. “This flexibility is important because 3D Lift Plan is a cloud-based program, eliminating the need to download and update software to individual computers,” she said. When using one of these browsers, users simply select the WebGL version.

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OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018

November 14, 2018 - The American Society of Safety Professionals reports that OSHA has announced its preliminary list of the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018.  

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the list during the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo in Houston.

Year to year, the rankings rarely change, although this year's No. 10, "Eye and Face Protection” (1926.102) was not on the 2017 list.


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Hayes Joins AED Foundation as Vice President of Operations

November 13, 2018 - The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) recently hired Cory Hayes as vice president of operations for The AED Foundation. 

The AED board of directors has recommended an effort to aggressively increase focus on the workforce skills gap facing the industry. The continued development of The AED Foundation’s accredited diesel technician footprint remains a top priority to provide a quality workforce to AED members in North America. 

As part of the expanded efforts, Hayes has been brought in to spearhead operations. 

He has nearly 20 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, working with dealers, OEMs, and service providers. He brings a decade of experience from the private sector, having worked at a leading consulting firm that helps heavy-equipment dealers improve operational, financial, and management practices.  

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Pink Boom Truck from Manitex and Dealers Helps Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

November 13, 2018 - Manitex International Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, has unveiled a Manitex 22101S boom truck with custom graphics to help support the fight against cancer.

October was breast cancer awareness month. In support of that, Manitex and several of its dealers have customized a Manitex boom truck for the 2018 TCI Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

After the event ends on Saturday, November 10, the special unit will immediately go into service wearing its distinct colors. 

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Mammoet Handling More than 1,000 Girders for Calgary Ring Road

November 13, 2018 - Mammoet has begun its heavy lift and transport work for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project.

The SWCRR will improve safe and efficient movement of goods and people in and around the Calgary area by reducing overall traffic congestion and providing effective routes for commercial vehicles.  

Mammoet was contracted by KGL Contractors Partnership, a joint venture between Kiewit, Graham, and Ledcor, to help construct 45 bridge structures on the southwest portion of the ring road.  

Mammoet’s expertise and combined crane and transport equipment were pivotal in being able to transport more than 1,000 girders and hoist them into place. For the project, Mammoet will use a variety of trailers, as well as cranes ranging in capacity from 65 to 500 tons to transport and install the girders. 

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Select Crane Delivers Manitex TC450 to Clarence’s Crane Rental

November 13, 2018 - Select Crane Sales has delivered a new Manitex TC450 45-ton boom truck to Clarence’s Crane Rental, Altamonte, New York. 

The TC450 continues Clarence’s long history of Manitex ownership, and Select Crane’s President Jason MacKenzie assisted Clarence’s Crane Rental with the purchase.

The TC450 meets the wide-ranging needs of residential and commercial construction. That versatility allows Clarence’s Crane Rental the ability to meet the need of a several kinds of projects.

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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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