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Fred Daniels Named to Lead Uperio Group’s North American Business

June 22, 2022 – Uperio has named Fred J. Daniels as executive vice president of Uperio Group, with responsibility for the group's North American business.

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Tadano America Reopens Houston Training Facility

June 22, 2022 - Tadano America Corporation is reopening its training facility in Houston, Texas, after more than a year hiatus because of COVID-19.

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Link-Belt Names New Service Representative for Northeast

June 22, 2022 – Link-Belt Cranes has named Mark Weaver as the new district service representative for the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady in June

June 22, 2022 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) for June reports that overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.9, steady with the May index of 49.6.

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

June 18, 2022 —The principal architect of the heavy-lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, with just a single crane in 1964.

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Maxim Names New Vice Presidents of Fleet Management, Sales Operations

Lis Minter

June 20, 2022 Maxim Crane Works L.P. has named Larry Lis as vice president of fleet management and Richard Minter as vice president of pricing and sales operations.

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Uperio Acquires Compass Equipment

June 20, 2022 - Uperio Group, active worldwide in sales, rental, service, and manufacturing of tower cranes, has acquired Compass Equipment Holdings LLC, a lifting-equipment company with four locations in the western United States.

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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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