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A1A Software Announces Award-Winning Lift Plans

July 17, 2019 – A1A Software LLC has released the winners of its 2018 Lift Plan of the Year Competition. The awards program is for companies that use A1A Software’s 3D Lift Plan as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation. Project submissions were for jobs that were completed last year.

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Hiab Launches K-505 HiPro Heavy Drywall Crane

July 16, 2019 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has released a specialized drywall crane, the K-505 HiPro, for the U.S. and Canadian markets. It is the longest and strongest drywall crane from the manufacturer to date, with a reach of nine floors and a lifting capacity of almost 300,000 ft.-lb. force. 

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Jekko Unveils SPX532 Mini Crane

July 16, 2019 - Italian manufacturer Jekko has released the SPX532 mini crane that incorporates innovations such as a cutting-edge stabilizing system, a sophisticated electronic and hydraulic system, greater ease of use, increased lifting capacity, an updated design, and a new and user-friendly radio remote control.

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2019 U.S. Economic Outlook Forecasts Expansion in Investment

July 16, 2019 – After two consecutive years of solid growth, equipment and software investment growth is likely to slow in 2019 to 3.9% (down from 4.5% in the Q2 update of the Economic Outlook published in April), according to the Q3 update to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.

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Lifting Gear Hire Reveals New Branding

July 16, 2019 - As part of their global rebranding, Lifting Gear Hire has revealed its corporate name change to LGH, adding a dynamic, international aspect to the business. The new name overcomes local variations in meaning, especially between Europe and the United States, where the word ‘hire’ tends to only be used for people, not equipment. The change will standardize the LGH brand across the group’s 36 locations in six countries.

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Owner of JF Lomma Passes Away

July 16, 2019 - James F. Lomma, owner of crane company JF Lomma Inc., has passed away at his home in New York at the age of 73.

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Trimble Lifting Solutions Announces Empire Crane as Authorized Dealer

July 16, 2019 - Empire Crane Company has been declared as an authorized dealer for Trimble Lifting Solutions. Trimble Lifting Solutions produces a number of load cells, load pins, tensiometers, line riders, angle sensors, wind speed sensors, A2B sensors, cable reels, and displays for all cranes and lifting applications.

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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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