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  • The New WOLFF 6020 Clear – 140 mt Flat-Top WOLFF Crane Reloaded

    August 16, 2017 - Highest quality and efficiency standards are characteristic trademarks of WOLFF cranes. This also holds true for the new WOLFF 6020 clear which will replace the WOLFF 6015 clear that was introduced in 2008. The newest member of the WOLFF clear family includes technical modifications, offering the customer highest degrees of flexibility and safety in the 140-meterton range.


  • H&E Equipment Services, Inc. Provides Update Regarding Neff Corporation

    August 16,2017-  H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEES) (the “Company” or “H&E”) today announced that it has notified Neff Corporation (“Neff”) that it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the acquisition of Neff, which will permit Neff to terminate H&E’s previously announced merger agreement with Neff.

  • Cranes101 Expands Crane Certification to the Southeast!

    August 16, 2017 - Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) announced the successful completion of NCCER audits for two crane training companies in the northeast. New England Crane School in New Hampshire and Cranes101 in Massachusetts are now approved as NCCER Accredited Training and Assessment Centers (ATS/AAC), under the sponsorship and support of Crane Industry Services.

  • New Worklights Now Available from TVH

    August 16, 2017 - TVH in the Americas (TVH), has added two new LED worklights to their extensive inventory; the SYLED1500 and SYLED2500. These lights can be used in a variety of applications to fit your needs such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining machinery, building projection lights, outdoor commercial lighting, farm equipment, emergency lighting, 4x4 off-road vehicles and other heavy equipment.

  • Indoor Jobsite Monitoring Helps Improve Safety and Security

    Aug. 15, 2017 – The construction industry stands to lose $1 billion to theft in 2017, and worker safety is always a point of emphasis. TrueLook, the only company that provides construction cameras combining live jobsite viewing, project time-lapsing, and HD security, outlines the benefits to construction companies of adding indoor monitoring to their array of camera systems on a jobsite to help address these concerns.

  • Terex to Host Author of The Grid at ICUEE 2017

    August 16, 2017 - Terex Utilities announces that it will sponsor a presentation by Gretchen Bakke, author of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and our Energy Future, during the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE).  

    Bakke, a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of anthropology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, will discuss Diversity in the Grid. Her book takes on America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the 20th century, but which she purports needs some fine tuning to fit the present. As the industry invests in solar, wind, and other alternatives, the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future. She calls for America to re-imagine the grid according to 21st century values.

  • Saelig Introduces High VoltageHigh Efficiency 1500W Single-Channel Programmable DCSupplies with Multiple Features

    August 16, 2017 - Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the PSU-HV Series of single output programmable switching DC power supplies that can provide up to 15A current and cover a power range up to 1560W. These high efficiency, high power density 1U-height supplies include five models from 100V to 600V output. More than one unit can be combined for increased power capacity. Made by GW Instek, the PSU-HV series has five models (100V/15A, 150V/10A, 300V/5A, 400V/3.8A, and 600V/2.6A) to satisfy many high voltage application demands.

  • AEM Poll: Rural-Urban Agreement on Need for Infrastructure Investment

    August 16, 2017 - An overwhelming majority of Americans in urban, suburban and rural communities believe that investing in infrastructure will improve the U.S. economy according to a new poll released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). 

    While infrastructure needs differ in different parts of the country, the new survey shows that adults strongly support modernizing U.S. infrastructure and believe that investments will create jobs and improve their quality of life. 

  • Maximum productivity and comfort in Linden Comansa's new CUBE cab

    August 16, 2017 - Combining a great look with productivity and comfort in a single product is not normally a simple task, especially when it comes to construction machinery. However, the new CUBE cab in Linden Comansa's tower cranes combines these three qualities, while bearing in mind that the cab is a work space and, as such, productivity should always be the number one requirement.

  • New at ICUEE 2017: ‘The Grid’ Author Headlines Special Luncheon Visit AEM Booth for Book Signing, ‘Tomorrow’s Topics Today’

    August 16, 2017 - Gretchen Bakke, author of ‘The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future,’ will be the featured speaker during a special luncheon October 4 at ICUEE, The Demo Expo.

    In her Diversity in the Grid presentation, Bakke will share her insights on the diverse people and ideas that are coming together to build the next-generation electrical infrastructure.

    ICUEE show owner and producer Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has partnered with Terex Utilities for the luncheon event.

  • Big Dan Rides Again Memorial Ride and Benefit

    August 9, 2017 - For 364 days out of the year, the men and women working in the Crane and Rigging industry along the Texas Gulf Coast get up and go to work. Somedays the companies they represent work together; on most days, they compete fiercely against each other. But on one day each year, they trade the hard hat for a helmet and come together to ride and fellowship for a common cause.

  • Fabco Power introduces Hydro Arc 6500 JSBC Multi-Function Welder/AC Generator

    August 9, 2017 - Fabco Power introduces the Hydro Arc 6500 JSBC multi-function Welder/AC generator, jump start battery charger.  This unit is perfect for the mobile power needs of service trucks and wreckers.

    Power when and where you need it. Welds, generate 6500 watts of mobile AC ower wiht 300 DC Amps for welding.

    The Jumpstart and Battery charger has 400 DC Amps with CV allowing MIG/TIG welding. 

  • JLT Specialty USA announces appointment of Rupal Patel as Vice President, Global Service Team

    August 9, 2017 - JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty risk advisor and broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupal Patel as Vice President, Global Service Team.

  • DICA will feature new and updated Outrigger Pad and Cribbing Products at ICUEE

    August 8, 2017 - DICA will introduce Cavity Pad Plus outrigger pads and show design updates to ProStack™ interlocking cribbing from Booth 3551 at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), to be held Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky.

  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics is Now Available Through Zonar's Smart Fleet Management Solution

    August 8, 2018 - Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, and Cummins Inc., the leading independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions are announcing the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

  • PRINOTH Announces New Dealer in Ontario

    August 8, 2017 - PRINOTH is proud to announce CG Equipment located in Southern Ontario, Canada as its newest tracked vehicles’ dealer in Canada.

  • WD-40 Industrial Products Adds Water-Based Non-Aerosol Degreaser

    August 8,2017 - WD-40 is adding non-aerosol industrial-strength cleaners and degreasers to its WD-40 Specialist line. 

    The new products are designed for trade professionals who work in highly-regulated environments and must quickly and safely clean and degrease work sites, tools, equipment, and machinery.

  • The Manitowoc Company Announces Departure of Lawrence J. Weyers

    August 8, 2017 - The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced that after more than 20 years of service to The Manitowoc Company, Lawrence J. Weyers provided notice to the Board of Directors of the Company  of his desire to leave the Company, effective August 31, 2017. Mr. Weyers currently serves as Executive Vice President, Tower Cranes, and has held various other executive management positions since joining the Company in 1998. “The Board and I thank Larry for his strong leadership over the many years with Manitowoc. We are particularly appreciative of Larry’s service where he has been instrumental in building the Company and will remain as a good friend of Manitowoc,” stated Barry L Pennypacker, President and CEO.

  • Parker Hannifin Has Expanded The Parflex Hydraulic Hose Line With The Family Of TOUGHJacket™ Hydraulic Hoses

    August 4, 2017 – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has expanded the Parflex hydraulic hose line with the family of TOUGHJacket™ hydraulic hoses, designed to withstand the strains of large-scale, heavy-duty applications. The new hoses, featuring special Parker-formulated polyurethane jackets to meet industry requirements for highest abrasion resistance, exceed the abrasion resistance and durability of super enhanced rubbers by more than 100%.


  • Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s Houston Training Center Expands

    Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), the Gulf Coast’s largest training facility for operators and riggers, purchases lattice boom crane, crane simulator, and expands certification programs.
    August 4, 2017 - With substantial job growth forecasted for Texas and the Gulf Coast Region over the next decade, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) has taken aggressive steps to tailor state-of-the art programs that match the area’s demand for highly trained and certified Crane Operators and Riggers.  The expansion of certification programs and classrooms, in addition to new equipment and dedicated lab areas, continues CICB’s mission to upgrade the skills and certification of the current workforce and provide a continuous pipeline of trained and educated workers entering the field.

  • Bragg Crane Signs for Eight Link-Belt Cranes

    Lexington, KY – Jul 18, 2017Bragg Crane Service, headquartered in Long Beach, California, recently finalized the purchase of eight new Link-Belt Cranes with Nixon-Egli Company. Bragg, a long-time Link-Belt owner, will take delivery of all units by the end of third quarter 2017. The package includes five new HTC-86110 telescopic truck cranes, one HTT-86110 telescopic truck terrain crane and two 110|RT rough terrain cranes. Ian Johnsen, Bragg Crane Rental’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, noted that Link-Belt truck cranes have been the backbone of the Bragg taxi crane fleet for the past 20 years.


  • Lifting Solutions Adds Two Big Effer Cranes to Fleet

    August 2, 2017, Lifting Solutions, Brooklyn, N.Y., recently added two large Effer knuckleboom cranes to its fleet. One is a 1750L; the other a 2655.

    Both of the big new knucklebooms are replacing older units and were bought from North American Lifting Equipment, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

    Pinchas “Pinky” Leitner, founder and owner of Lifting Solutions, said the 1750L is equipped with eight boom sections and a six-section jib. It lifts a maximum of 41,711 lbs. at a 17-ft. radius, and can also handle 1,835 lbs. at its 135-ft. maximum horizontal reach. The crane has a maximum moment of 848,500 lb.-ft. Maximum lifting height is 145 ft. with 1,950 lbs. of capacity. It is rear-mounted on a five-axle Western Star chassis. The total vehicle weighs 89,000 lbs. 


  • Camso Builds Its Service and Distribution Presence in Texas with the Acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire

    July 31, 2017 Camso is growing its Material Handling distribution and tire service footprint in southern Texas through the acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire.

    Omni Industrial is presently the second largest tire specialist in Texas, with four locations and a well-established reputation. “The acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire will enable Camso to further penetrate the Texas market and consolidate its leadership position in this region,” says Bob Bulger, Vice President and General Manager – Solideal On-Site Service. “Omni has a strong and respected name in Texas, and shares our unique view of providing OTR mobility solutions.”Save

  • H&E Opens New Branch In Durham, NC

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Effective August 1, 2017, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the opening of its new branch in Durham, NC, joining neighboring branches in Raleigh, Charlotte, Arden, and Winston-Salem, for a total of 79 branches nationwide.


    August 1, 2017 - It’s not very common for a governor and a congressman to brave a manufacturing factory in the middle of summer – especially when temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit –  but Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Representative Steve Russell did just that on July 21, 2017, when they visited the Terex facility to talk about manufacturing jobs in America.

    They were joined by John Garrison, CEO and President of Terex Corporation, and Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The visit was part of an event called “I Make America,” co-sponsored by AEM and Terex.

  • UEA Celebrates 65 Years Supplying Durable Components to OEMs

    August 01, 2017 - United Equipment Accessories (UEA), a family-owned manufacturer of slip rings, cable reels, hydraulic swivels and shift controls, turns 65 years this year.
    “We’ve weathered a lot of ups and downs to get here,” said Daniel Hanawalt, business development manager at UEA. “Economic downturns, import/export challenges, and more. But we’re proud that we’ve remained a family-owned company based in Iowa since 1952.”
    For 65 years now, UEA has put a focus on solving problems from the inside out—using engineering to improve performance and efficiency.

  • Yokohama to Adjust Prices on Commercial, OTR Tires, and In-line Adjustments on Consumer Tires

    July 31, 2017 - SANTA ANA, CA. –Yokohama Tire Corporation announced today that it will implement a price increase of up to 4 percent on all of its commercial and off-the-road (OTR) tires sold in the U.S., effective September 1. Some in-line adjustments on consumer tires will also be implemented at the same time.

    “We reluctantly took a first-step price increase in early 2017 in response to the escalation in operating and material costs that peaked in late 2016,” said Jeff Barna, Yokohama Tire COO. “That modest increase left us under-recovered, hence requiring us to take further action.”

  • Stephenson Equipment, Inc. (SEI) Acquires Walsh Equipment

    July 28,2017 - Harrisburg, PA based Stephenson Equipment, Inc. (SEI) who is celebrating 60 years in business announced today that SEI will an 85 year-old company headquartered in Butler, PA with a branch location in Ebensburg, PA. The partnership extends Stephenson’s operations to 6 locations in Pennsylvania along with their 2 locations in New York, the combined locations will employ approximately 185 employees. Walsh will operate as a division of SEI continuing to serve customers out of the two Walsh locations.



  • July

    • Call for Nominations for 2017 Top Trainer Awards

      The Top Trainer Awards are returning this fall, and Crane Hot Line is now accepting nominations!  In the November issue of Crane Hot Line, the crane and rigging industry’s most influential safety trainers in construction and heavy industry will be recognized for their positive impact on students, the work environment, or the industry through the use of innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction; by encouraging peer or corporate accountability; and through quantitative or anecdotal evidence that the training was successful.


    • Crane Industry Services Expands NCCER Offerings in Northeast

      July 24, 2017— Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) announces successful completion of NCCER audits for two crane training companies in the northeast. New England Crane School in New Hampshire and Cranes101 in Massachusetts are now approved as NCCER Accredited Training and Assessment Centers (ATS/AAC), under the sponsorship and support of Crane Industry Services. CIS conducted initial instructor certification training and assessments, following the NCCER protocols and curriculum, and will provide annual audits and administrative services to meet NCCER requirements. CIS became an accredited NCCER training sponsor in 2015.

    • CraneWorks Hires Large Crane Specialist to Meet Increased Demand

      July 28, 2017 CraneWorks is one of the fastest-growing crane dealers in North America. One change fueling the company’s expansion is the increase in demand for large cranes like all terrain and rough terrain models from Demag and Terex. To better accommodate this demand, CraneWorks is proud to announce Randy Harris as the company’s new Large Crane Sales Specialist.
      After a decade of sales and management experience in another industry, Harris brought his talents to the crane industry almost 20 years ago. While he is knowledgeable with all types of cranes, his experience with larger-capacity mobile cranes is unparalleled, having sold units across America with capacities well over 1,000 tons.



    • 70 Years of Quality in Control

      July 26, 2017 - Founded in 1947, HBC-radiomatic, a worldwide technology leader in the field of radio remote controls for the crane industry and other major markets, marked 70 years of business in July with two days of celebrations in its hometown of Crailsheim, Germany.

    • Kirby-Smith Announces Hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager

      July 26, 2017 - Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager. Marston will manage product support sales operations for all locations in Kirby-Smith’s territory, and be responsible for growing revenues from support related activities. He will also be responsible for partnering with industry suppliers and engaging Kirby-Smith’s customer base to identify needs and ensure customer satisfaction.

    • Tadano adds Flaherty Equipment Repair Corporation as New Dealer

      July 26, 2017 - Tadano America has appointed Massachusetts based Flaherty Equipment as a distributor for Tadano crane products. Flaherty Equipment will be responsible for the sales, marketing and customer service for Tadano’s line of rough terrain and all-terrain cranes.

    • Fascan Introduces Industry's Tallest Wallboard Crane

      July 26, 2017 - Fascan International has introduced the new F600SE.44 wallboard crane, with a vertical reach of more than 10 stories, giving it the highest reach of any wallboard crane in the U.S. market. Fascan is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Fassi articulating cranes.

    • ALL Family of Companies Named Authorized Dealer for Kobelco Cranes

      July 25, 2017 - Effective immediately, the ALL Family of Companies has been named an authorized dealer for Kobelco Construction Machinery USA for the exclusive territory of Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh. The ALL Family will provide equipment and parts sales and equipment service for Kobelco’s complete CK series of 5 hydraulic lattice-boom crawler cranes, ranging from 85 USt to 275 USt capacities.

    • Leading Midwest Equipment Dealer Signs on as Manitex‐PM Distributor

      July 25, 2017 - Manitex International, Inc., (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international
      provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced the appointment of
      Nebraska‐based Crane Sales & Service as a Manitex‐PM knuckleboom dealer for Nebraska, North
      Dakota, South Dakota & Iowa.

    • Omaha Standard Palfinger names Regional Sales Manager - Midwest

      July 25, 2017 - Omaha Standard Palfinger, located in Council Bluffs, IA, announced today the appointment of their newest Regional Sales Manager, David Phillips, who will cover the Midwest territory.

      In this capacity reporting to Brian Heffron - National Sales Manager, David will sell all Omaha Standard Palfinger products, with a strong promotion of PALFINGER Service Cranes (PSC) and PAL Pro Mechanics Trucks. Meanwhile, he will also focus on solidifying an excellent distribution and service network experience for their end customers.

    • Stiebel Drive Technology Welcomes New USA Sales Manager

      July 25, 2017 - The dynamic and powerful solutions from Stiebel are in worldwide demand as the driving force for challenging applications in the fields of mobile hydraulics and materials handling technology for bulk goods. This is also true in North America, where the gearbox experts, headquartered in the North-Rhine Westphalian town of Waldbröl, have been on the spot for their customers for 8 years.

    • Barge-Mounted MLC300 Brings Enhanced Stability to Illinois Bridge Replacement

      July 25, 2017 - When the Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane debuted with Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) and VPC-MAX heavy lift attachment, one of its unique selling points was the crane’s barge-lifting capabilities. The reduced footprint and floating counterweight meant that it would be much more efficient for lifters to barge-mount a crawler crane. Contracting teams could erect the crane onto smaller water-based barges because the machine automatically adjusts its center of gravity for each lift.


    • DEUTZ Updates Service Locator App, Release Android Version

      July 19, 2017 - DEUTZ Corporation has improved its DEUTZ Service Locator app and released a new version of the app for Android devices.

      Users of the updated DEUTZ Service Locator app can now quickly find authorized DEUTZ distributors, full-service dealers, OEM full-service dealers and OEM dealers within a 120-mile radius simply by entering their addresses, cities or zip codes. Distributors and dealers listed within the app must meet rigorous training criteria to ensure customers receive exemplary service for their DEUTZ engines.

    • Strong Exhibitor Support Pushes ICUEE 2017 to Exhibit Space Record

      July 19, 2017 - Strong exhibitor support has pushed ICUEE, The Demo Expo to record size with 28 acres of the latest utility and construction equipment, products and technologies for attendees to explore, from more than 900 exhibitors (20-plus percent new to the show!).

      ICUEE 2017 will feature specialized exhibit pavilions for fleet management, safety and green utilities, China and Korean exhibit pavilions, and the Lift Safety Zone from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

    • Hirschmann (PAT) introduces Phase II of the PRS90 Multi-Sensor Indicator

      July 19, 2017 - Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT) is pleased to introduce Phase II of the PRS90 multi-sensor indicator.  This system was designed to improve productivity in lifting applications and meet industry standards for indicating devices.

    • Shawmut Equipment Celebrates 60 Years

      July 19, 2017 - Shawmut Equipment has been a leading equipment distributor bringing quality products to its customers since 1957. This year marks 60 years of continued success in the industry. Shawmut represents the Manitowoc Crane Group’s range of construction cranes, including Manitowoc Crawler Cranes, Grove Rough Terrain Cranes, Grove GMK All Terrain Cranes, Grove Hydraulic Crawler Cranes, Grove Yard Boss Industrial Cranes, National Boom Trucks and Potain Self-Erecting Cranes, as well as a variety of utility equipment. Shawmut is a full-service company, with three facilities offering sales, rentals, parts and service located in Manchester, Connecticut, South Easton, Massachusetts and Saint John, New Brunswick.

    • R.S. Audley Utilizes Link-Belt Lattice Crawlers for New Hampshire Bridge Project

      July 19,2017 - R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow, New Hampshire was awarded the contract for replacement of four northbound lanes of Little Bay Bridge, a nine-span steel girder bridge that carries Route 4, NH Route 16, and Spaulding Turnpike over the Piscataqua River in southeast New Hampshire. Little Bay Bridge carries well over 70,000 vehicles each day and is forecasted to carry 94,000 vehicles by 2025.

    • SEAA Confirms President Elect, Board Members for 2017-2019

      July 19, 2017 - During its April Board of Directors Meeting held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) elected David Schulz of Schulz Iron Works Inc., Raleigh, N.C., as President Elect. Currently a member of the Executive Committee, he will take office as President in 2018.

    • H&E Equipment Services to Acquire Neff Corporation to Create Leading Equipment Rental Company

      July 19, 2017 - H&E Equipment Services, Inc. and Neff Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which H&E Equipment Services (“H&E”) will acquire Neff Corporation (“Neff”). Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, H&E will pay $21.07 in cash per share of Neff common stock, for a total enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion, including approximately $690 million of net debt. The per share merger consideration payable to Neff stockholders is subject to certain downward adjustments, not to exceed $0.44 per share, in the event that H&E incurs certain increased financing costs due to the transaction not being consummated on or prior to January 14, 2018. The transaction is expected to close in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2017, and is subject to customary closing conditions including Hart-Scott-Rodino Act clearance.

    • Empire Crane Company Promotes Karl Pitre to NJ Branch Manager

      July 18, 2017 - Empire Crane Company is proud to announce the promotion of Karl Pitre to the Branch Manager of our Bridgewater, New Jersey location. Karl will oversee the service center and part sales as well as continuing to support our sales team on the road.

    • PRINOTH Announces New Dealer in Ohio

      July 18, 2017 - PRINOTH, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of tracked vehicles, continues to grow its dealer network across North America and as such is announcing a new dealer for the State of Ohio. As such, Company Wrench will now represent PRINOTH for the PANTHER vehicles line-up.
      The Ohio market—an opportunity

    • Kirby-Smith Expands Salesforce in Texas to Meet Customer Demand

      July 18, 2017 - Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has hired five new salesmen to offer more comprehensive sales coverage for its customer base in North and West Texas.   

      Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Sales, Del Keffer believes the hires will ensure that Kirby-Smith can better partner with customers to provide a one-of-a-kind business relationship. 

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