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Crane Hot Line Names Top Trainers of 2017

Crane Hot Line magazine has announced the winners of its Top Trainer competition for 2017. 

Joe Bob Williams of Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) took top honors in the Professional category, which covers trainers from companies whose principal activity is training, 

Ian Chase of Morrow Equipment won in the Corporate category, which covers trainers who are employed by a company who principal business is not training, for example manufacturers, contractors, equipment rental companies, or equipment dealers.   

Honorable mentions went to: Don Childers (Nationwide) and Jesus/Jesse Garcia (CICB) in the Professional category; and Al Abel (Mazzella Companies) and Don Horn (Link-Belt) in the Corporate category.

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Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source and Housby Online Sales Join Forces

December 12, 2017 - Two trusted names in the equipment dealer industry have joined forces to become Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source Housby Online Sales, an online sales platform dedicated to the remarketing of equipment related to the utility industry. Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source has partnered with Housby, a premier online sales platform, to provide its collective customers the opportunity to buy and sell their used equipment online. The partnership with Housby will allow Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source to provide a complete solution to its customer base not only for equipment purchasing but also for equipment disposal.  

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Working to Strengthen Business

December 13, 2017 - M2, a joint venture between the Mikisew Group of Companies and Mammoet became a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). In efforts to continue to develop relationships with Indigenous business, Mammoet recognized that the CCAB could facilitate this need and be a solid foundation from which to build. As JP Gladu, President and CEO of the CCAB states “more and more Canadian businesses are becoming interested in the opportunities of working with Aboriginal peoples. The CCAB is strategically positioned to have an impact on facilitating positive and sustainable relations between the business sector and the Aboriginal business communities”.

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Manitowoc Cranes Helps Celebrate Kirby-Smith Machinery’s New Kansas City Location

December 13, 2017 - Kirby-Smith Machinery celebrated the grand opening of its new Kansas City location with an open house event on December 6th of 2017. The new addition brings the Oklahoma City-based company’s total locations to 10. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and promotion of the Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane brands.

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Tracy Bennett named Director of Lift & Move USA


December 13, 2017 - Tracy Bennett, a 20-year veteran of the crane industry, will become director of the Lift & Move USA career program, starting January 1, 2018.

She replaces Brett Melvin, who has led the program since it was created in 2015. He Melvin has created a new organization, Bridging America’s Gap, which will begin operating in January.

Bennett started out as a journalist, and later became editorial director for Maximum Capacity Media and then Heartland Communications, Inc., which publishes Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access magazines. She was also instrumental in organizing and running Maximum Capacity Media’s crane and rigging conferences. Bennett currently owns and operates the business-to-business marketing company Mighty Mo Media Partners LLC.

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Enerpac Announces New Low-Height Skidding System

December 13, 2017 - Enerpac, an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, announces the availability of its new Low-Height Skidding System.

“Due to the demand for a portable skidding system that can slide heavy loads while fitting into tight spaces, Enerpac has applied high-pressure hydraulics to create its new Low-Height Skidding System," said Jeroen Naalden, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology Product Director. “This modular system is the ideal solution for jobs where other lifting methods are not a viable option.”

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Terex CTL 430-24 Carries the Load During Library Reconstruction

December 13,  2017 - New construction projects always come with a set of challenges, but the site and lifting needs are usually straight forward enough that several different crane options fit the requirements. Building reconstruction, on the other hand, typically comes with its own unique challenges. Often, there are obstacles in the way that make selecting the right crane much more difficult, and bidding the right crane can be the difference between getting the job and moving on to the next opportunity.

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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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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, reports.

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