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Tadano America to Host Open House at New Edmonton Facility

December 1, 2016

 - Tadano America Corp. has opened a new 21,000 square foot facility in Leduc, Alberta, providing complete service, repair and warranty work, as well as training facilities on Tadano cranes.

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Top Trainers Recognized in Ninth Annual Award Program

November 30, 2016 – With the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule going into effect in November 2017, quality crane training is more important than ever. Technology-based training tools, like computer-based simulators and virtual reality, aid the process, but the real heroes are the men and women who bring the classroom to life.

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AEM Reports U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 25%

November 30, 2016 - Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25% overall for the first three quarters of 2016, compared to January to September 2015, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

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J.R. Merritt Offers New Operator Chair Control Systems

November 30, 2016 - J.R. Merritt Controls Inc. has introduced new operator chair systems. Merritt Synergy system combines adjustability and control to bring ease-of-use, comfort, and productivity to new levels. 

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Palfinger North America Names VP of Operations

November 30, 2016 - Randy Wingenroth has been appointed vice president of operations for business area North America. He succeeds Michael Berger, who will return to Palfinger's headquarters in Austria to serve as head of corporate human resources.

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ALL Pre-Orders Two Eight-Axle Liebherr AT Cranes

November 30, 2016 - The ALL Family of Companies has preordered several new Liebherr models, including two 500-ton LTM 1450-8.1 all-terrain cranes that will be introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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CM Tornado 360° Ratchet Lever Hoist Features Ergonomic Design

November 30, 2016 - Columbus McKinnon Corp.  has introduced the CM Tornado 360° ratchet lever hoist featuring the Sidewinder lever handle. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.

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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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