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Sustainable Synthetics for Crane & Heavy Lift

At Yale Cordage, we continue to innovate and set expectations for the market. Selecting the best fiber is as crucial to product performance as our engineering and design process. Our partnership with DSM Protective Materials allows us to utilize bio-based Dyneema® fiber in several products, making our company one of the first to join the commitment to realize a more sustainable product.

Increasingly large infrastructure and energy projects mean heavier and more complex lifts, tighter turnarounds, and mounting costs. Dyneema® SK78 fiber helps overcome these challenges while meeting the highest regulatory standards, ensuring lifting operations are as quick, safe, and smooth as possible. 

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Don’t Skip the Initial Inspection

Don't Skip the Initial InspectionMost riggers are aware of the need to inspect their slings and rigging hardware every day, before and during use, which is sometimes called the in-service or frequent inspection. 

And riggers are normally aware of the need for a thorough inspection — sometimes called the periodic inspection — required at least once a year by many standards.

However, one critical inspection that is often overlooked or ignored is the “initial inspection.”  

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Lattice-Boom Crane Expert Kadow Joins Tadano America

July 27, 2021 – Lattice-boom crane expert Allen Kadow has joined Tadano America Corporation as the sales specialist for lattice-boom crawler cranes in North, Central, and South America.

Based in Tadano America’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, Kadow supports Tadano regional sales managers, dealers, and customers with quick, expert answers to questions about any of the company’s lattice-boom crawler crane products.

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Steel Erectors Name New Executive Director

July 26, 2021 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has named Pete Gum as its new executive director.

Gum was chosen after the association conducted an extensive nationwide search. He has 29 years of experience as CEO of not-for-profit construction trade associations.


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Raimondi Cranes Sees Change in Senior Leadership as CEO Takes Sabbatical

July 20, 2021 – Raimondi Cranes SpA, European manufacturer of topless tower and luffing-jib cranes, has seen a change in its senior leadership.

The company’s board of directors has approved CEO Domenico Ciano’s taking a one-year sabbatical, and Diego Borgna has become Acting CEO.

Borgna, a crane industry veteran with more than two decades of hands-on experience in the global heavy lifting machinery sector, initially joined Raimondi as deputy managing director, also spearheading operations

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New Grove Teleboom Crawler Combines Stout Capacities, Maneuverability

July 21, 2021 – Manitowoc has rolled out its Grove GHC110, a 110-USt telescopic-boom crawler crane.

The new model, launched last week, joins Grove’s recently launched 140-USt GHC140 as the two largest units in Grove’s growing lineup of telescopic-boom crawler cranes.

“It’s like a tough younger brother for the GHC140, our biggest model, launched in 2020,” said J.J. Grace, Manitowoc’s product manager for GHC cranes. “It’s a perfect fit for contractors who need stout load charts and high maneuverability.”

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Select Crane Sales Delivers 90-USt RT Crane to Chief Marine Group

July 21, 2021 - Select Crane Sales recently delivered a custom painted Link-Belt RTC-8090 to Chief Marine Group in Islamorada, Florida.

Chief Marine recently acquired Smuggler’s Cove Marina and plans to revitalize the location by developing a facility designed to suit the mariner lifestyle.

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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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