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Mammoet Replaces Hardwood Timbers with Sustainable Bamboo

June 24, 2019 - Mammoet is making the switch to using sustainable bamboo jacking beams across all its operations. Following the success of these beams in the field, Mammoet has now made a commitment to replace hardwood with a bamboo alternative throughout the business. 

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Van Oord and Mammoet Enter into Agreement with Verton

June 24, 2019 - Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades. The company was scouted via the maritime innovation platform PortXL. 

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Yonkers Contracting Company Uses Grove GRT880 on New York Project

June 24, 2019 - Yonkers Contracting Company (Yonkers) is using its recently acquired Grove GRT880 on an infrastructure project along Route 17 in Harriman, New York. The project includes building a new bridge, a new interchange, and inserting new drainage. It has a quick-paced schedule and is expected to be completed later this year.

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ELFA Confidence Eases in June

June 24, 2019 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Association has released the June 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market was 52.8, easing from the May index of 59.2.

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Manitowoc Ships 1,000th Igo T 85

June 21, 2019 - Manitowoc’s manufacturing facility in Charlieu, France has shipped its 1,000th Igo T 85. The landmark self-erecting crane has been sold to a customer in Benelux. 

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Samson Appoints New CEO

June 21, 2019 – Samson has appointed Christian Rheault as CEO, effective July 1. Rheault comes to Samson with a strong combination of multinational experience. Most recently, he was CEO of Greene, Tweed, a U.S.-based global supplier of custom sealing engineered solutions for aerospace, oilfield, semiconductor, petrochemical, and power. 

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Hiab to Connect the Majority of its Equipment

June 21, 2019 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, will connect the majority of its equipment* as a standard feature from the factory, starting in the second half of 2019. Customers will get equipment enabled for their connected services like HiConnect. 

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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.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article174548496.html#storylink=cpy


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