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Aspen Equipment Names Iowa, Nebraska Territory Manager

February 27, 2017 - Aspen Equipment has hired Kelly Griffith as its territory manager for Iowa and Nebraska.

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Sarens Buys Large Package of Demag AT Cranes

February 27, 2017 - Sarens will add 18 new Demag all-terrain cranes to its fleet, including eight AC 100-4L, three AC 130-5, and seven AC 220-5. The new cranes will join a fleet of more than 1,500 machines, including about 500 Terex and Demag cranes.

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DICA Receives Patent for SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Handle

February 27, 2017 - DICA has received U.S. patent No. 9,550,657, issued in January 2017, for its unique handle system on SafetyTech outrigger pads. This is the sixth patent to be awarded for integrated SafetyTech and TuffGrip designs.

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Elliott to Show Redesigned 1881TM Tractor-Mounted Boom Truck at ConExpo

February 27, 2017 - Elliott Equipment Co. will launched a major redesign of its 1881TM tractor-mounted boom truck at ConExpo. The redesigned 1881TM boom truck features an 18-ton lifting capacity and Elliott’s five-section, 81-ft. telescopic boom with a compact stowed length and a 91-ft. tip height.

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NCCCO Joins with ADSC to Develop Foundation Drill Rig Certification

February 27, 2017 - The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and and ADSC, the International Association of Foundation Drilling, have announced plans to jointly develop a certification program for operators of foundation drill rigs.

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IronPlanet Launches Marketplace Direct Platform

February 27, 2017 – IronPlanet debuted its new Marketplace Direct platform, which offers self-listing functionality for larger-scale equipment sellers. 

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H&E Equipment Services Reports Decreased Revenues, Increased Net Income in Q4 2016

February 27, 2017 - H&E Equipment Services Inc. reported that revenues decreased 10.6% to $244.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, versus $273.2 million in Q4 2015. However, net income was $12.4 million in the fourth quarter compared to net income of $12 million a year ago. EBITDA was $78.9 million in the fourth quarter compared to EBITDA of $81.3 million a year ago, yielding a margin of 32.3% of revenues compared to 29.8% a year ago.

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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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