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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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ESS Adds British Columbia to Territory

December 15, 2017 - Effective December 1, 2017, Link-Belt is pleased to announce that Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) has added British Columbia to its Link-Belt distributorship territory.

Founded in 1946, Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) is a third-generation family business that has been designated as one of Canada’s best-managed companies since 2011. Their distributor agreement with Link-Belt Cranes for the territory of Alberta dates back to 1978. ESS will provide comprehensive sales, parts, and service coverage from Delta (Vancouver), British Columbia and two locations in Alberta.


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Platinum Equity Sells Keen Transport to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

December 15,  2017 - Platinum Equity today announced it has sold Keen Transport to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL).  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Keen Transport is a national provider of heavy-haul logistics and transportation services for the construction, mining and agriculture equipment markets. WWL, based in Oslo, Norway, is a global logistics operator serving the manufacturing industry with special focus on vehicles, mining and construction equipment and machinery.

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Felling Trailers, Inc. Names Nathan Uphus as Sales Manager

December 15, 2017 - Felling Trailers Inc., an industrial and commercial trailer manufacturer has named Nathan Uphus Sales Manager. “We are thrilled that Nathan has accepted the position of Sales Manager and will play a key role in the growth of our company," said Brenda Jennissen, President/CEO of Felling Trailers.

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Link-Belt’s W.E. “Skeeter” Collins Named Manager of Major Accounts

December 15, 2017 -Effective January 1, 2018, W.E. “Skeeter” Collins will move to the position of Manager of Major Accounts. Link-Belt Cranes Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Support Bill Stramer made the announcement at Link-Belt’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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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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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.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article174548496.html#storylink=cpy


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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, CBSDFW.com reports.

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