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August

  • 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.”


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.”


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • NESCO Rentals Renaming to NESCO Specialty Rentals

    August 15, 2018 - NESCO Rentals has changed its name to NESCO Specialty Rentals. 

    A leading North American seller and renter of specialized equipment, as well as parts, tools and accessories, Nesco has added “Specialty” to its name to emphasize that the company provides specialized equipment to the electrical transmission and distribution industries, and also has increased its investment in specialized assets for telecom, rail, and other markets. 

    "The new name – Nesco Specialty Rentals – is a reflection of our long-time primary focus to supply and support the specialty equipment needs of our T&D customer base,” said Lee Jacobson, CEO of Nesco Specialty Rentals. “In recent years, we have added telecommunications and rail to our focus markets and broadened our Specialty equipment portfolio to match the needs of these markets," Jacobson said. "As a company with its roots in specialty equipment rental, sales and service, we are committed to deliver products and services that will help each of our customers in these target markets address the complex needs of their applications."


  • Terex Elects Garrison as Chairman

    August 15, 2018 - Terex Corporation’s board of directors has elected John L. Garrison to be its chairman. Garrison, who is Terex’s president and chief executive officer, adds the new responsibilities today.

    He succeeds David Sachs, who has been non-executive chairman since January 2016, and who before that had been lead director. With Garrison’s appointment to the chairmanship, Sachs again assumes the role of lead director.

    “I would like to congratulate John on his election to serve in the additional capacity of chairman of the board. Under his leadership, management has taken significant steps to better position Terex for the future while executing the company’s Simplify and Execute to Win strategy and I am convinced that the best is yet to come for John and the Terex team,” said Sachs. “John’s strong track record as CEO of Terex, coupled with his experience sitting on the Terex board, leaves me confident that the role of chairman will be in good hands.”


  • Manitex Second-Quarter 2018 Net Revenue Up 22.8%

    August 8, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc., Bridgeview, Ill., has announced its second-quarter 2018 results. Net revenue for the second quarter was $63.9 million, up 22.8% from $52.1 million in the same period last year.  

    Continuing operations showed a net loss of $(1.0) million, or $(0.05) per share, compared to a net loss of $(1.5) million, or $(0.09) per share in the second quarter of 2017.   

    Adjusted net income from continuing operations in the second quarter 2018 was $1.9 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $(1.0) million, or $(0.06) per share, for the second quarter of 2017.


  • All Erection Crane Sets HVAC System in a Weekend

    August 8, 2018 - ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, part of the ALL Family of Companies, provided the crane and operator to pick and place HVAC equipment and ducting that Shippers Highway Express Inc. installed in one weekend atop an office tower in metropolitan Cleveland. 

    Shippers, headquartered in Garfield Heights, Ohio, had been hired to put new HVAC units on the multi-story office building in Brooklyn, Ohio, and had scheduled the project to take place over a weekend.


  • Manitowoc Names Hayden-Murphy as Distributor for North Dakota

    August 8, 2018 - Manitowoc has expanded Hayden-Murphy’s coverage of Grove and Manitowoc cranes to include North Dakota. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Hayden-Murphy now offers full sales, rentals, aftermarket parts, and service for all of North Dakota. The move strengthens Manitowoc’s dealer network in the region. 

    Len Kirk, president and CEO for Hayden-Murphy, said that the company is well equipped to increase Manitowoc’s success in North Dakota.


  • SEAA Supports Safe+Sound Campaign

    August 8, 2018 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is a proud Partner of OSHA’s national Safe + Sound Campaign. The Safe + Sound Campaign encourages every workplace in the U.S. to have a safety and health program, a proactive approach to identifying and managing workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness.


  • CraneWorks Orders More than 20 New Terex & Demag Cranes

    August 6, 2018 - CraneWorks, Inc., Houston, Texas, is adding nearly two dozen new Terex and Demag cranes to its inventory in order to meet increasing customer demand. CraneWorks says this order is the company’s largest purchase of Terex and Demag cranes in its 16-year existence. 

    CraneWorks will buy several Terex Crossover 8000 boom trucks and HC 120 crawler cranes, plus an array of Demag AC 100-4L, AC 160-5, AC 220-5, and AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes.  

    The new additions are available for presale starting today with deliveries beginning January 2019.


  • Manitex Adds CD110 Carry-Deck Crane to Product Line

    August 3, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc. has introduced a new model in its line of industrial carry-deck cranes.

    The CD110 industrial carry deck crane provides 11-ton maximum lifting capacity, a 35-ft. three-section boom, and 53-ft. maximum tip height with optional jib.

    Manitex has designed the new crane to meet the needs of refineries and factories. It joins the Manitex family of industrial cranes, which offers capacities from 10 to 30 tons.

     


  • July

    • Grove’s New TMS500-2 Truck Crane is Built for Taxi Work

      July 31, 2018 - Manitowoc’s new Grove TMS500-2 is a 40-U.S.-ton capacity truck crane that features the quick set up and versatile taxi capability customers told Manitowoc they wanted in a rig of this type and size.

      Its mobility and versatility make it perfect for housing construction, steel erection, HVAC installation, and dozens of other applications.

      Manitowoc unveiled a prototype at its Crane Days event in June.

      “We saw a strong demand from our dealers and the market in general for a lightweight, versatile truck crane with excellent taxi capabilities,” said J.J. Grace, product manager for truck-mounted cranes at Manitowoc. “We took that sentiment into account, and the TMS500-2 is the result.”


    • TNT Crane & Rigging Merges with Allison Crane & Rigging

      July 31 2018 - TNT Crane & Rigging Inc. (TNT) has merged with Allison Crane & Rigging (Allison). Allison is a full-service mobile crane provider primarily serving the Utica and Marcellus shale basins from its branch in Williamsport, Pa., and the Permian basin from its branch in Pecos, Texas. TNT is a portfolio company of First Reserve, a leading global private equity investment firm focused exclusively on energy.
      Allison was founded in 1976 and has a long history of operational excellence and world-class service through three generations of the Allison family. Allison operates 30 cranes averaging less than 5 years old. It serves the oil and gas market, as well as pulp and paper, bridge and road construction, and other commercial industries.


    • U.S. Wind Energy Construction Reaches Record in Q2

      July 31, 2018 - AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2018 Market Report reveals that 5,322 MW worth of wind farms started construction during the second quarter of 2018. That brings total construction activity to 18,987 MW. An average new American wind turbine produces 2.32 MW of capacity, roughly enough to power 750 typical homes.

      In addition, another 3,901 MW of new wind power capacity reached advanced development. AWEA says projects in advanced development are likely to progress into construction soon because they have seen a major milestone, such as placing a turbine order or finding a buyer for their power. Near-term U.S. wind farm development grew 13% over the previous quarter, with 37,794 total MW under construction or in advanced development.


    • Hiab Buys Effer

      July 31 2018 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, and a global leader in on-road load handling, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million. The acquisition is a significant advancement for Hiab's ambition to be the global leader in cranes and the preferred partner for its customers. 
      Since 2016, Hiab has fundamentally renewed and expanded its Hiab loader cranes portfolio, and in May announced its renewed light range of cranes.


    • Dana to Buy Drive Systems Segment of Oerlikon

      July 31, 2018 - Dana Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, a global manufacturer of high-precision gears; planetary hub drives for wheeled and tracked vehicles; and products, controls, and software that support vehicle electrification.

      Dana will buy Oerlikon's Drive Systems business for CHF 600 million (approximately $600 million). Committed financing has been arranged. Upon closing, the transaction will immediately be accretive to earnings, said Dana in a news release. The acquisition is expected to be completed in late 2018 or the first quarter of 2019. It is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

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    • Terex Cranes Names Wyoming Machinery As Distributor

      July 23, 2018 - Terex Cranes has named Wyoming Machinery Company, Casper, Wyo., as an authorized distributor for mobile crane equipment throughout Wyoming.

      Wyoming Machinery sells equipment and provides after-sale support from four locations throughout the state.

      Adding Terex and Demag brand mobile cranes allows Wyoming Machinery to better serve its customers’ material-handling needs for construction, refining, oil & gas, energy, utility, shipping, transportation, quarrying, and mining.


    • Madisa Adds Two Demag All-Terrain Cranes

      July 24, 2018 - Terex’s heavy machinery distributor, Madisa, is expanding its crane inventory by adding a new Demag AC 100-4L all-terrain crane and a new Demag AC 220-5 all-terrain crane.

      Committed to providing its customers with the industry’s best machinery, Madisa chose Demag because of the cranes’ quality engineering and manufacturing craftsmanship.

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    • Scale and Control Inc. Will Soon Release Telematics Hardware, Database Solution

      July 23, 2018 - Scale and Control Inc. (SCI), Houston, Texas, will soon release a telematics hardware solution and an accompanying database solution. The system will help small and large fleet operations that want to control fleet costs effectively, reduce maintenance costs and issues, and quickly locate their valuable assets.

       

      SCI’s hardware will let users monitor remote equipment live or nearly live, depending on the hardware and monitoring plan they select. Users will be able to set alarms and receive alerts by email or text so they can act immediately. Alerts can be for simple items such as high temperature, low fuel, or low oil pressure. But they can also be sophisticated, such as for a decrease in fuel level while the equipment isn’t running. The hardware can view all relative CANbus data. Unlike competitive solutions, SCI’s system lets users set custom CANbus parameters.

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    • Liebherr USA Co. Breaks Ground for New Headquarters

      July 24, 2018 - Members of the Liebherr family, the company’s executive management, and Newport News, Va., city officials gathered last Friday to break ground in Copeland Industrial Park for the new
      Liebherr USA Co. headquarters.
       
      The commencement of this $45 million expansion marks the beginning of an exciting
      new chapter for Liebherr in the United States.

       


    • Historic Bridge Slide To Increase Travel Capacity

      July 23, 2018 - Mammoet recently completed the second largest bridge slide in US history on the Poplar Street Bridge, which connects St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. The move will make way for a fifth eastbound travel lane, which will be added to the bridge to allow for increased travel capacity. This feat was achieved by successfully jacking two four-lane continuous bridge spans, each roughly 660 meters long and weighing in at 9,250 metric tons, and sliding the eastbound lanes a total distance of 2.7 meters to the south.

      Shutting the bridge down for extended periods of time was not an option for this commuter critical span. Mammoet worked with its client to devise a system of 32 computer controlled jacks and a removable jacking frame that would allow the bridge to be lifted

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    • Liftomatic Unveils Below-Hook Drum Handler

      The  3A-HD-BHDL

      July 23, 2013 - Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., has expanded its line of innovative drum- handling equipment by unveiling the model 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum-handling system.

      The  3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical below-hook attachment that can lift 55-gal. drums from overhead and keep them vertical while they are transported.

      The 3A-HD-BHDL’s three radial arms conform to the drum body and engage the underside of the drum chime on nearly any 55-gal. steel or plastic drum weighing up to 3,000 lbs. and having an outside chime diameter from 21” to 23”.

      The three-point connection helps maintain the drum’s integrity during lifting. A cutting-edge “intuitive-lock” engagement system ensures the radial arms remain locked until the load is set into its final location.Save


    • Grayhill Launches Touch Encoder Development Kit with Tap, Swipe, and Turn Functions

      July 23, 2018 - Grayhill, Inc. introduces the Touch Encoder Development Kit, which provides product development engineers simplified designs for industrial, digital audio and visual, medical, and off-highway markets. With tap, swipe, and turn functions, the Touch Encoder Development Kit can meet a wide range of interface application needs. Enlarge Image

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