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January

  • Empire Crane Company Is Now an Authorized Tadano Distributor

    Jan. 20, 2021 - Tadano America Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, New York, is now an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States.


  • Omega Morgan Buys Crane Division Joint Venture, Omega Morgan Sarens LLC

    Jan. 20, 2021 - Omega Morgan, the Pacific Northwest’s largest provider of heavy equipment moving and industrial services, has officially acquired Omega Morgan Sarens LLC, a crane rental business joint venture of Omega Morgan and Sarens, a worldwide leader in heavy lifting and engineered transport.

    The three-year joint venture let Omega Morgan provide crane services to customers across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Customers have since benefited from more than 86 years of combined experience, leading to turnkey solutions for projects of all sizes.


  • Liebherr Offers Fast Cable-Extension Boom Option for LTC 1050-3.1

    Jan. 20, 2021 – Liebherr now offers an optional boom that extends and retracts through a cable system instead of using the company’s well-known Telematik single-cylinder method.

    The Telematik system operates using just one hydraulic cylinder and an internal locking system to telescope individual sections of boom. The telescoping sections are extended easily and automatically to the required lengths using the hydraulic cylinder and are then pinned in place.


  • Sure Grip Unveils New Dual-Axis JSC CAN Series Joystick

    Jan. 13, 2021 - Sure Grip Controls, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a subsidiary of Bailey Hydraulics, has unveiled its new JSC CAN Series joystick.

    The new dual-axis joystick is designed and manufactured for rugged off-road applications, with IP69K and IP67 sealing and durability testing to more than 5 million cycles or 20 million operations.

     


  • New NCCCO Logo Reflects Expanding Range of Certifications

    Jan. 13, 2021 - Reflecting its expanding scope into personnel certifications for those who use load handling equipment other than cranes, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators is transitioning to a new logo.

    The phase-in started Jan. 1 and will continue throughout the year.

    While the new logo retains the familiar stylized “CCO” with headache ball and hook, the words around the logo have now been removed.


  • Software Upgrade Lets Wagstaff's Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 Make Big Lift

    Jan. 13, 2021 - Wagstaff Crane Service, Murray, Utah, provided services for installation of a 175’, 125,000-lb. sky bridge at the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer hospital in Salt Lake City.

    Wagstaff Crane Service was subcontracted to unload, assemble, and set a steel pedestrian bridge on the north-side campus expansion.


  • Four Manitowoc Cranes Show Minimal Crawler Wear After Traveling 600 Total Miles

    Jan. 13, 2021 - Machine wear on cranes is a significant issue for those working in wind energy applications.

    Turbine installation usually requires crawler cranes to travel hundreds of miles in the course of an assignment. That often results in wear in their undercarriages.

    But on a project in Texas, where two Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes teamed up with two Manitowoc MLC300 crawler cranes, IEA Constructors was delighted to note that all four cranes completed the work with only minimal undercarriage wear, avoiding downtime to replace worn parts.


  • Maddox Succeeds Retiring Creasman as Link-Belt Marketing Promotion Manager

    Jan. 7, 2021 – Link-Belt Cranes has named Amy Maddox as its new manager of marketing promotion.

    Maddox succeeds the retiring Tonya Creasman, who has retired after 21 years with the company.

    In her new position, Maddox oversees all promotional, publicity, trade show, logo standards, and business gifts endeavors.


  • Hiab USA Promotes Oreck to VP of Sales and Services

    Jan. 4, 2021 – Hiab USA has named James Oreck as its new vice president of sales and services for North America. The appointment was effective Jan. 1.

    Oreck replaces Barry McGrane, who has returned home to Ireland and a different position with Hiab.

    Oreck joined Hiab in 2015 as a regional operations manager. In 2017, he was promoted to director of operations – USA, and in 2019 was named director of sales and service – U.S. East. He served in that capacity until his recent promotion.


  • Sclect Crane Adds Wolff Luffing Tower

    Jan. 5, 2021 – Select Crane Sales has added a Wolff 166 B luffing-jib tower crane to its rental fleet.

    The new crane is located at the company’s New Jersey branch and is available for sale or rental.

    “The Wolff 166 B is the most compact luffing-jib crane in the 160-tm class,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of Select Crane Sales. “The compact design provides cost savings when transporting and assembling. Although compact, it offers peak performance in small places and is an ideal tower for city construction.”


  • Ironworkers Take IMPACT 2021 Conference Virtual

    Jan 6, 2021 - Concerns about safety from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused the North American Ironworkers association to change its IMPACT 2021 conference from a live event to a virtual one.

    The event will take place from Feb. 15-17, as scheduled, but will now be conducted online.


  • Scheuerle Updates Power Packs

    Jan. 6, 2020 - Scheuerle has upgraded its Z180 and Z390 power pack units to make them more user friendly with a 12” touch display and optimized diagnostics.

    The Z180 and Z390 PPUs are used to drive SPMT modules (Self Propelled Modular Transporter).

    The new color display on the Z180 and Z390 power packs at the head end of the drive unit deliver high volumes of information in a neatly arranged easy-to-understand layout. Thanks to the clear, modern design, the operator can see the most important information on hydraulics, engine functions and fill levels at a glance via the start page of the main menu.


  • Manitex Repays $15.5 Million of Convertible Notes, Reduces Debt by $2 Million

    Jan. 6, 2021 - Manitex International Inc. has entirely repaid two convertible notes that were due in December 2020 and January 2021, totaling $15.5 million, which included all remaining principal and accrued interest. The company has also paid down $2.0 million in European term debt associated with Manitex's subsidiary, PM Group, SpA. The paydowns were funded through $7.8 million in draws on the revolver and cash from the U.S.


  • December

    • Tadano Mantis Crane Helps Build Exploding 2020 Sign

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      Dec 30., 2020 - Callahan & Nannini Quarry, Salisbury Mills, New York, was hired to assemble a 50' high "2020" structure to be blown up on the late night show "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver.

      Callahan & Nannini built the structure using its Tadano Mantis 6010 telescopic-boom crawler crane and a rented JLG articulating boom lift.  

       

      The structure took 30 lifts to assemble, and the heaviest section weighed about 5,000 lbs.


    • Manitowoc Promotes Marten to Potain Regional Business Manager

      Dec. 30, 2020 - Manitowoc Cranes has promoted Amy Marten to regional business manager for Potain self-erecting and top-slewing tower cranes in the southwestern and west coast U.S., focusing on sales and distribution development.


    • SC&R Foundation Names Latest Scholarship Winners

      Dec. 29, 2020 - The SC&R Foundation has announced eight winners selected for the October Vocational/Technical Scholarship round, bringing the total of scholarship recipients to 25 for the year. Scholarships are a part of the Foundation and Association’s ongoing commitment to workforce development.

      Jennifer Marotta is the Taylor Family Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship recipient. She will receive a $2,800 award to help with tuition for a CDL course.



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