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It’s Time to Tout Your Top Trainers

February 14, 2018 - It’s time to nominate stellar trainers for Crane Hot Line’s 2018 Top Trainer competition.

Now in its 11th year, the Top Trainer competition is held annually and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

The competition recognizes trainers in the lifting and rigging industry who excel at using innovative hands-on instruction, encourage peer or corporate accountability, demonstrate training success; and have a strong overall impact on students, the industry, or the environment.

Top Trainer entrants are nominated by peers, co-workers, or students. Eligible entrants can work as crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.

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Ritchie Bros.’ Fort Worth Auction Sells $57 Million

March 19, 2018 - Ritchie Bros.’ first Fort Worth, Texas, auction of the year sold more than 3,750 pieces of equipment in two days. The sales totaled more than $57 million.  

More than 5,200 people from 62 countries registered to bid in the March 13 – 14, 2018, auction. More than 3,800 of them registered to bid online.

U.S. buyers purchased 91% of the equipment, including 48% purchased by Texas buyers. International buyers from countries such as Mexico, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates purchased 9% of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 57%.  

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HCSS Gives Construction Interns $50,000 in College Scholarships

March 19, 2018 - Construction software developer HCSS has awarded a combined $50,000 in college scholarships to the winners of its annual Construction Intern Awards.

HCSS made the awards to students in construction-related fields who interned with construction companies for at least two months during the 2016-2017 school year or summer of 2017.

One grand prize winner, four finalists, and 12 honorable mentions received scholarships.

Army veteran and Safety Management major at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Keith Krass, was awarded the grand prize, Intern of the Year, scholarship of $10,000. He interned as an assistant health, safety and environmental specialist with Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa., from May to August of 2017.


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Armored Dome on HoistCam HC180 Camera Enhances Tower Crane Operator’s Line of Sight

March 19, 2018 - Netarus LLC, maker of the HoistCam™ remote camera monitoring systems, will showcase the HC180 rugged wireless camera system at the Annual Conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), April 17-21, 2018 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton, Fla. Designed for environments demanding visibility, durability, and reliability, the HC180 wireless camera system, accessed via a screen in the tower crane operator’s cab, makes an ideal operator aid.

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Teamwork Pulls Through for Timely Completion

March 16, 2018 - Mammoet recently worked alongside OJ Pipelines to conduct a pipe pull project for TransCanada Pipelines. Located in a remote area near Boundary Lake in Alberta, the 36 inch natural gas pipeline was installed 800 meters underneath the Doig River safely and on time, despite challenging site conditions. Through careful planning and close collaboration between subcontractors, the teams worked in snow and -37 degree weather to successfully deliver the project in just three days.

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Details of George S. Young Funeral Finalized

March 16, 2018 - Details of the funeral for George S. Young, senior advisor at George Young Mammoet, who passed away unexpectedly on March 6, have been finalized. 

The service will be held Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa.  

 View the full obituary and leave online condolences here.

Mr. Young had been a leader in the rigging industry for more than 40 years, during which he consistently delivered high performance and outstanding safety.

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Link-Belt Announces Two New District Managers for U.S.

Link-Belt Cranes has named Doug Newcomer district manager for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and has appointed Kirk Erlinger district manager for the southeastern United States.

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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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