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Bigge Overhauls Website, Adds New Features

March 25, 2015 - has been updated with new features, including videos and photos of its projects and a quick quote system. 

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Tadano Mantis Expansion Goes to Virginia

March 25, 2015 - Tadano Mantis Corp. plans to invest $2.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the town of Richlands, Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia successfully competed against Tennessee for the project.


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Industry's Best Trainers Lead the Way to Safe Jobsites

March 24, 2015 - The key to a safer crane and rigging industry starts with training professionals who bring insight and innovation to the field, engage students with interesting techniques, and instill a sense of ownership among their students. It’s the trickle-down effect. That’s why Crane & Rigging Hot Line plans to recognize the industry’s main safety motivators—our top training professionals—with its annual training excellence awards.


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Shawmut Equipment Adds Utility Equipment to Rental, Sales Fleet

March 24, 2015 - Shawmut Equipment Co. Inc. now offers utility equipment, including Terex, National, and Morooka brands. 

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Montreal Auction in Canada Breaks Records for Ritchie Bros.

March 24, 2015 - Ritchie Bros. sold more than $34 million (CA$44 million) during an unreserved auction last week in Montreal, Quebec., and the company indicates it's the largest Montreal auction in its history. The two-day auction also set new site records for online sales, total number of registered bidders, and number of online bidders.

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Hirschmann Names Quality Assurance Engineer

March 24, 2015 - Jim Kunkle has joined the Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) division of Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT) as its senior quality assurance engineer.

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Texas, Alabama to Host Regional Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competitions This Spring

March 24, 2015 - Crane Institute of America Certification LLC (CIC) reports the next two regional qualifying events for crane operators will take place in Texas and Alabama. The competition is open to crane operators nationwide, and the top operators will advance to the Championship for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.

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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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