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Finances Online Honors RMI’s Easy-to-Use Rental Software

August 15, 2018 - In July, Finances Online gave RMI’s Advantage 365 software the “Great User Experience” Award, for being easy to begin using and for offering a user-friendly interface. Advantage 365 software is designed for the equipment rental, sales, and service industries. 

RMI President David G. Richards said, “Creating the user-friendly interface was easy, since we work with our customers so closely. The user experience extends beyond the interface and includes how we train and support our customers during go-live and after. It’s nice to see that effort recognized.”

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Mammoet Completes Roll - Off Operation for 3152 - Ton HRSG Module

August 15, 2018 - Mammoet has once again successfully completed a complex roll-off operation for one of the largest HRSG modules to ever be transported by barge. PSEG contracted Mammoet to move the fully assembled 3152-ton module from Coeymans, New York, to the Bridgeport Harbor Station 5. The new state-of-the-art combined-cycle gas plant is currently under construction on PSEG Power Connecticut’s existing site in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Following the project’s expected completion in 2019, the 485 MW power station will provide over 500,000 homes and businesses in south-western Connecticut with clean, sustainable energy.

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Elliott Opens New Online Store

August 15, 2018 - Elliott Equipment Company and Advanced-Online have launched the official Elliott Equipment online store. Employees, distributors, customers, and other fans of the Elliott brand can now purchase Elliott-logoed products via smart phone, tablet, or computer. 


The store’s more than 1,600 products include apparel from brands like Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Callaway, and Columbia, as well as tech accessories, outdoor products, tools, and promotional items. Most products are shipped the next day.

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DICA Turns 30

August 15, 2018 - In June, DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, celebrated 30 years as a leading provider of engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, and cribbing products.

In 1988, Dick Koberg founded DICA and began designing and manufacturing outrigger pads that last a long time and are easy to use.

CEO Kris Koberg, the second generation of Kobergs to lead the company, says that designing products for strength, durability, and ergonomics has been a guiding principle for the company since the beginning. “Those values are central to our DNA, and although our product line has grown significantly over the past 30 years, those values continue to guide our product development today.”

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CraneWorks Names Southern Region Sales Director

August 15, 2018 - CraneWorks Inc., a top provider of lifting solutions, has named Mike Shavlan as its director of sales for the Southern Region. Shavlan leads a team of nine people serving Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and southern California.

Shavlan brings more than 20 years’ experience to his role. He previously held several positions, including district regional manager, with Rush Truck Centers, Shavlan has a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Houston.

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Link-Belt Unveils 120-Ton Teleboom Crawler Crane and Wireless Remote Control

August 15, 2018 - Link-Belt created the new model by mounting the upperworks of its 110-ton TCC-1100 on the lowerworks of its 140-ton TCC-1400.

“This new TCC-1200 has earned its 120-ton badge. We tested and passed the new base rating at the same radius as the original 110-ton,” said Scott Knight, product manager for lattice and telescopic crawler cranes.

The TCC-1200 offers an impressive capacity chart at radius that rivals even lattice-boom crawler cranes that have a similar base rating.

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SEAA Endorses Policies to Restore America’s Workforce Development System

August 15, 2018 -  The Steel Erectors Association of America has joined other industry stakeholders in publicly supporting seven policy recommendations to make the United States the world leader in workforce development.

RT 335, issued this month, tackles the topic: “Restoring the Dignity of Work: Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System into a World Leader.” This advocacy document is meant to educate local, state, and federal legislators on why reforming our workforce system is critical. It outlines seven policies that can be implemented in less than three years that will positively impact workforce development

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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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