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Building-Material Cranes Strengthen Hiab Loader-Crane Line

September 12, 2018 - Hiab, Malmo, Sweden, part of Cargotec, is launching new building-material cranes at the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany, from September 20-27. The new models will be available worldwide.

The new Hiab building-material cranes offer the most advanced remote control system in the industry, the Hiab HiPro, as well as Hiab's pioneering features, to ensure safe, fast crane operation, says Hiab.

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Crane Simulator Demo Set for Sept. 25-26 in Anaheim, California

September 12, 2018 - CM Labs Simulations, Montreal, Quebec, developer of Vortex training simulators, invites community and technical college career and technical educators and industry workforce development leaders to a free seminar and hands-on demo September 25 or September 26, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Anaheim, California.

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Senna Tree Company Adds 2018 Grove GMK 5150 to Fleet

September 12, 2018 - Senna Tree Company LLC, Sun Valley, California, has added a new Grove GMK 5150 175-ton-capacity all-terrain crane to its fleet.

Senna Tree specializes in relocating and selling large specimen trees. The company’s 2004 move of a 58’ tall, 916,000-lb. oak set a Guinness World Record as the largest tree move ever made.

In addition to custom residential, Senna Tree Co. performs work for theme parks, golf courses, cities, developers, builders, casinos, and resorts. The company is also licensed in Nevada.

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Tadano America Welcomes New Marketing Chief

September 12, 2018 - Christian Bartley has joined Tadano America Corporation as vice president of marketing and strategic operations. He replaces Jay Shiffler, who has retired. 

Bartley joins Tadano from Faleiro, a boutique consultancy that advises on global marketing strategies. As managing director of Faleiro, he has worked with a wide range of companies of all sizes, in sectors ranging from finance to healthcare to industrial equipment.  

In addition to his role with the consultancy, Bartley serves on a number of corporate boards, and advises the Kingdom of Belgium about economic diplomacy.

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ALL Family of Companies Names Randall GM of Columbus Branch

September 12, 2018 - The ALL Family of Companies, headquartered in Independence, Ohio, has named a key, long-time manager Rich Randall as the new general manager of the company’s Columbus, Ohio, branch.  

Before being promoted, Randall served for 12 years as operations manager at ALL’s Cleveland branch. Before that, Randall spent 11 years on the sales team, primarily serving the heavy and highway market. He has also spent time in logistics and dispatch with the company.

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Select Crane Sales Delivers 250-Ton All-Terrain Crane to Ramar Steel Erection

September 12, 2018 - Select Crane Sales, Ft. Pierce, Florida, recently delivered a Tadano ATF 220G-5 all-terrain crane to Ramar Steel Erectors Inc., Rochester, New York. 

The 250-ton capacity, five-axle all-terrain crane has a maximum boom length of 223.1’ and a maximum jib length of 118.1’. Maximum lifting height is 352.8’.  

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Custom Truck One Source Buys Great Pacific Equipment

September 12, 2018 - Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck), Kansas City, Missouri, has expanded into California by buying Great Pacific Equipment (Great Pacific), headquartered in Fontana, California.

Great Pacific has distributed construction and utility equipment to the southwestern United States for 40 years. In addition to Fontana, Great Pacific also operates an office in Bakersfield, California.

Under the new arrangement, Great Pacific’s existing management will partner with Custom Truck’s management, continuing to provide the western United States with exceptional equipment and service while growing the business as part of Custom Truck One Source.

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Worker Hospitalized After Crane Collapse in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2018 - Emergency crews rushed a worker to the hospital after a crane fell on him in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.

Officials say the piece of equipment fell just after 9 a.m. at a building located at 1850 South Ocean Lane.

Crews were able to get the man free and take him to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, but would not release details about his injury or how the crane fell.

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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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