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Retraining Your Crane Fleet in a Post-COVID World

ProsightAs people take to the road for work, travel, and general living post-pandemic, the highways of 2021 are much busier than those of 2020. And we all know what it means with more drivers on the road: more accidents. In fact, the most common crane accidents ProSight is seeing from the claims side are rear ends and left and right-turn pitches.  

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June Equipment Leasing and Finance Volume Up 17% from 2020, Up 28% from May

August 3, 2021—In June, equipment leasing and finance activity was up 17% year over year, and up 28% over May’s volume, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for June. The report was released July 26th.

The index reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector.

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Terex RT 35-1 Crane Destined for Antarctic Research Station

August 4, 2021 - It’s not every day that a crane is shipped to a far-flung destination in Antarctica, but that is exactly what EWPA Sp. z o. o, Terex Cranes’ official distributor in Poland did to deliver a Terex Rough Terrain (RT35-1) to serve the Polish Antarctic Station Henryk Arctowski.

For more than 40 years, the station has provided technical and logistical support for Polish and international groups conducting research in Antarctica.

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Manitowoc to Show New Products at Utility Expo 2021

National NBT60XL

August 3, 2021 - Manitowoc will display three of its strongest new offerings for the utility market at The Utility Expo this year: the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck; the NBT45-2, a compact 45-ton model from its new NBT40-2 Series; and the Grove GHC110 telescoping crawler crane that just launched in July.

It’s the first time the public will have a chance to see these cranes at an in-person trade show.

This year’s Utility Expo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center from Sept. 28-30. The event will cover more than 30 acres, and Manitowoc will occupy outdoor booth E843.

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CM Labs Simulations Offers Online Q&A with Expert Aug. 12

Aug 3, 2021 – On Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, CM Labs Simulations is offering an interactive question-and-answer session with heavy-equipment operator and instructor Gary James.

During the session, which starts at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, James will share insights on how to use simulation to prepare operators for real worksite challenges.

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Crosby Starts Employee Ownership Program

August 2, 2021 -- The Crosby Group (Crosby), a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, has started an employee-ownership program that lets all global team members participate in the equity growth of the business.

Designed and supported by KKR, who acquired Crosby in 2013, the new program provides every team member employed at the time of a future sale or liquidity event, regardless of location or role, with a meaningful financial stake in Crosby’s growth.

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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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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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