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Harry Fry & Associates Exceeds Q1 2020 Fundings by 13%.

Harry Fry & Associates, a heavy equipment financing outfit, specializing in crane and lift equipment has reported a 13% increase in funding in the first quarter of 2021 versus the same time period last year. Harry Fry & Associates has been a constant fixture in the industry for 26 years, leveraging outstanding service with industry expertise to get their customers’ needs met.

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New Potain MDT 489 Topless Tower Crane Offers High Capacity, Low Operating Cost

May 5, 2021 - The new Potain MDT 489 topless tower crane from Manitowoc fills the gap between the manufacturer’s popular MDT 389 and new MDT 569 models.

The manufacturer says it is ideal for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, especially the installation of large, prefabricated components, as well as for shipyards and mines with heavy loads to handle.

The MDT 489 delivers a high capacity with a maximum load of 22 USt or 27.6 USt and a 262’ jib for broad coverage — all while offering the cost-saving benefits of easy transportation and quick assembly and disassembly.

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Goldhofer’s Stepstar Trailer is Now Available with Wheel Recesses

May 5, 2021 - Goldhofer’s Stepstar trailer is now available with wheel recesses for the construction industry.

The Stepstar, Goldhofer's new generation of self-tracking, 3- to 5-axle, semi low-loaders launched in 2010, offer haulage businesses a high standard of quality; intelligent details such as an efficient load securing system; user-friendly operation; and practical accessories.

Now a second version of the Stepstar is available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new Mega gooseneck.

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Trail King Promotes Kayser to Marketing Manager

April 28, 2021 – Trail King Industries Inc., a leading North American manufacturer of trailers, has promoted Kara Kayser to marketing manager.

She succeeds Don Lura, who retired after more than 17 years with Trail King.

In her new role, Kayser is responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and programs that drive the growth and expansion of the company’s products and services. She also supports overall brand development and messaging.

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Reaches All-Time High in April

April 26, 2021 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s monthly confidence index for April sits at 76.1. That’s an all-time high and an 8.4-point increase from the March index of 67.7.

The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector.

When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Aylin Cankardes, president of Rockwell Financial Group, said, “We are starting to see pent-up demand for goods and services leading to expanded capital budgets for equipment to produce it and transportation to deliver it. With favorable interest rates, businesses are increasing spending again to stay responsive in a rapidly evolving environment.”

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Bauma Moves to October 2022

April 23, 2021 – Bauma 2022 has been rescheduled for Oct. 24-30, 2022.

The huge construction-equipment trade show that routinely attracts more than half a million visitiors was originally planned for April 4-10, 2022.

As a result of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show’s organizer, Messe München, has rescheduled it for the fall of 2022 in order to provide exhibitors and visitors a more solid foundation on with to plan and prepare for the show.

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Chellino and M-L Crane Group Add Midwest Regional Sales Manager

April 21, 2021 – Chellino Crane Rental, Joliet, Illinois, and its parent company, M-L Crane Group, Albuquerque, New Mexico, have added crane industry veteran Mark Priepot as their regional sales manager serving the Midwest.

Customers who need lifting solutions and crane rental in the region can count on Priepot to help analyze any lifting needs and recommend the right crane from one of the area’s largest fleets.

Priepot comes to Chellino and M-L Crane Group with 16 years of experience in the heavy lift industry, and in the local Chicagoland market and Midwest region. He is an active member of the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) of Chicago.

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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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