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Vortex Simulator Brings Cost Savings, Training Flexibility, and Safety to IUOE Local 14's State-of-the-art Training Center

February 16, 2017 — CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, today announced that New York-based IUOE Local 14, the organisation responsible for all crane operations in New York City, has selected a Vortex simulator, along with crawler crane and rough terrain crane training modules, for its Training Center.

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Ritchie Bros. to Provide Corporate Asset Management Services to Shell Global

February 17, 2017 - Ritchie Bros. has signed an enterprise framework agreement with Shell, for redeployment or sale of industrial assets and equipment. Ritchie Bros. will be leveraging its integrated suite of asset management tools to implement a cloud-based solution for Shell—allowing for easy redeployment of assets within the Shell organisation or sale of surplus assets to third parties.

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Ritchie Bros. Sells More than $42 Million of Equipment in First 2017 Houston Auction

February 17, 2017 - Ritchie Bros. conducted its first multi-day auction of 2017 in Houston, TX this week. More than 4,400+ equipment items and trucks were sold in the February 15 – 16 auction for US$42+ million.

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Terex Upgrades the Demag AC 500-8


February 20, 2017 – Terex Cranes has upgraded its Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane to comply with Tier 4 emission standards, which means that the unit now has access to the US market.

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Grove unveils the TMS9000-2 truck crane

February 20, 2017 - Lighter, longer, stronger. This was the mantra as Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which has just been unveiled.  

The new 100 t (115 USt) capacity truck crane features a number of improvements over previous models that will enable owners to increase their utilization and lifting capabilities. It’s lighter, which increases roadability and helps customers meet North American gross vehicle weight requirements. It has a longer boom, which increases reach and enables lifters to complete a wider variety of applications. And the crane is stronger, with best-in-class load charts for all counterweight configurations.

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Dirtiest Man on TV’ Mike Rowe Joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Tech Talks Lineup

February 20, 2017– CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 is pleased to announce that Executive Producer and Host Mike Rowe, best known as the “dirtiest man on TV” from the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, is a featured speaker at the show’s new Tech Talks forum.

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Mammoet USA Opens Crane Services Division for Gulf Coast

February 20, 2017 - Mammoet USA announces its new Crane Services Division and fleet expansion to support clients and plants along the Gulf Coast.

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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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