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NBIS Names Vice President of Underwriting

June 24, 2016 - NationsBuilders Insurance Services Inc. has named David Salley to the position of vice president, Underwriting, in NBIS’ Atlanta headquarters. Salley will be responsible for the management, development and execution of underwriting strategies and objectives that will contribute to profitable growth. 

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Safety Alert: Cell Phones and Mobile Equipment Don't Mix

June 22, 2016 - Cell phone use while operating mobile equipment is a form of distracted driving and is dangerous. MSHA and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have jointly developed a safety alert on the subject.

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Lifting Gear Hire to Award Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship

June 22, 2016 - In 2015, Industrial Training International started a new training program, Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering. It was created for personnel who plan and oversee lifting and load handling activities including lift planners, crane and rigging managers, and engineers. 

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Mortenson Delivers Keys to Minnesota Viking's New Stadium

June 22, 2016 - Construction of the U.S. Bank Stadium is substantially complete, and the building is ready for business. Finished six weeks ahead of schedule, contractor Mortenson Construction symbolically turned over the stadium's keys to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the building's owner, and the Minnesota Vikings during the MSFA's June board meeting.

 

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Nelson Fastener Systems Forms a Single Source for Fastener Manufacturing Technologies

June 21, 2016 - Nelson Fastener Systems (NFS) has been formed, creating a rebranded business unit that consists of six manufacturing entities: Nelson Stud Welding Inc.; Ferry Cap & Set Screw; Specialty Bar Products; EBC Industries; Automatic SMP; and Spiegelberg Manufacturing. They were formerly part of Doncasters Fastener Systems. 

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BestDrive Hosts Open House at New Salt Lake City Location

 June 21, 2016 – BestDrive LLC will host an open house at its newest location in Salt Lake City this week. The Salt Lake City shop and service center continues the increasing expansion of the Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle retread service network throughout the United States and North America.

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Heavy-Lift Sector Drives Demand for Hydraulic Skidding Systems

June 21, 2016 - Hydraulic skidding systems will increasingly be used in heavy-lift and rigging applications, according to one contractor that is seeing heightened demand for 500- and 150-ton capacity systems. Mountain Heavy Transport, a division of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mountain Crane Service, has a HT500 hydraulically-powered heavy track skidding unit and a smaller XLP150, both from Hydra-Slide Ltd. 

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Struck by Crane – Ross, N.D.

June 2016 – An oil field worker was killed when the boom of a crane struck him.  

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Tower Crane Rescue – Chapel Hill, N.C.

June 2016 - A crane repair technician, working on a tower crane at the site of a building under construction, had to be rescued after suffering a medical problem.

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