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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MAXbase: Finding Room in Tight Spaces

     As job sites get increasingly compact, users want a solution that offers more flexibility in how they configure their Grove mobile cranes. 

    The MAXbase function on Grove all-terrain cranes and some rough-terrain cranes is a great example of how innovative Manitowoc technology can deliver better performance from the same crane. MAXbase works by allowing users to position the crane’s outriggers in a wide variety of configurations, including asymmetric layouts. This enables them to select the optimum setup for the job.


  • Top Trainer Al Abel Retires After 27 Years with Mazzella

    June 16, 2022 - Al Abel, a winner of the Corporate Top Trainer Award from Crane Hot Line magazine, has retired after 27 years as a as a lifting specialist with Mazzella Companies.

  • Tadano Upgrades GTC-1800EX to GTC-2000 and Renames All Teleboom Crawler Models


    June 15, 2022 – Tadano has begun to harmonize, worldwide, the model names of its telescopic-boom crawler cranes.

    It also has upgraded the powerful and popular GTC-1800EX to the 200-tonne class and named the upgraded machine the GTC-2000.


  • Focus30 Crane’s Vertical Assembly, High Capacity Are Ideal for Dockside Job

    June 13, 2022 – Mammoet recently relied on the reach, capacity, and vertical assembly of its Focus30 crane to install vital machinery onto a diamond-recovery ship in South Africa.

  • Cranes / Industrial Assemblage Auction June 16th

    21909 B Street, Winfield, KS 67156

    135,976+/- industrial assemblage built in 1985 on 28+/- ac. Located adjacent to Strother airfield. Road access to the air strip and railroad spur comes up to the southern property line. Ceiling heights range from 16' to 36'. There are (48) cranes throughout the complex with capacities of 3 to 25 tons; as well as a rail crane with (2) twenty-five ton traveling cranes and (1) fifty ton fixed crane.


  • ALL Adds 1,200-USt Crawler Crane to Fleet

    June 9, 2022 – The ALL Family of Companies will soon have a 1,200-USt lattice-boom crawler crane in its rental fleet. The company expects to take delivery of its new Liebherr LR 11000 sometime this month.

  • Tadano America Promotes Olsen to Marketing Manager

    June 10, 2022 – Tadano America, Houston, Texas, has promoted Michele Olsen from assistant marketing manager to marketing manager for Pan-American Operations.

  • NCCCO Foundation Names New Chair of Crane Type Advisory Group

    June 7, 2022 - The NCCCO Foundation’s board of directors has named Fred Simmons as chair of the Crane Type Advisory Group (CTAG).

  • Steel Erectors Honor Projects of the Year

    June 9, 2022 - The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has named its winning Projects of the Year for 2022. Entries competed in four classes, based on contract value for the structural construction portion of the job.

  • Global Lifting Awareness Day is July 7

    June 7, 2022 – Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) 2022 is July 7. Its goal is to raise worldwide awareness of safe lifting practices.

  • Liebherr LTM 1110-5.2 is First Model with Liccon3 Controls

    June 8, 2022 – One of the cranes making its official North American debut at Liebherr USA’s factory event in May was the five-axle, 125-USt capacity LTM 1110-5.2 all-terrain crane. It’s the first model equipped with the newest generation of Liebherr’s Liccon control system.

  • Trail King Names New Director of Sales

    June 8, 2022 - Trail King Industries Inc. has hired Eric Thomas as its new director of sales to lead the company’s district sales managers and product-support managers.

  • Manitex Names Coffey to Board

    June 8, 2022 - Manitex International Inc. has named its new chief executive officer, Michael Coffey, to its board of directors.

  • New Simulator Software Boosts Trainee Engagement, Learning Speed

    June 8, 2022 — CM Labs Simulations has issued new, even more realistic, software for the construction-equipment-operator training packs used with its Vortex simulators. Side-by-side comparison of CM Labs' new graphics (left) with photo of real boom truck (right).

  • NCCCO Foundation Names Officers for 2022-2024


    June 7, 2022 — The NCCCO Foundation board of directors has named the officers who will serve the organization for the next two years. They are Garry Higdem, Kerry Hulse, and Tim Watters.

  • CRAC Presents Its First Canadian Lift of the Year Awards

    June 6, 2022 – The Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) has awarded its first-ever Canadian Lift of the Year awards. Mammoet Canada Western Ltd. won in both categories. See full story for caption.

  • New Grove TTS9000-2 truck crane brings all-wheel steering to nimble, lightweight carrier

               New automated steering options enhance drivability on smaller, steeper roads and help users navigate tight turns with ease.

             The new model was developed through extensive user feedback using Manitowoc’s Voice of the Customer process.

    The new truck crane shares features with the recently updated TMS9000-2, including more responsive handling and a new outrigger design. 

  • Doing it Right

    On Thursday, May 12, Liebherr USA Co. hosted about 650 guests from around the world at the headquarters of its North American operations in Newport News, Virginia.

    Customer Day was the first event Liebherr USA has hosted at the huge facility since completing a major expansion and upgrading in April 2020.

    Customer day was followed by an open house for recruiters and school counselors on Friday, and then by an employees’ family day on Saturday. 

  • Good Gathering

    The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s annual conference once again brought together members to conduct the association’s business, set the course for the coming year, give members a chance to reconnect socially, and present awards for safety, project performance, membership longevity, and service to the organization.

    As usual, it succeeded at all four. 

  • Energetic Market

    Clean-energy projects, such as offshore wind power, are expected to boost demand for large lattice-boom crawler cranes, says a product manager for a leading crane manufacturer.

    Among the cranes suited for that work is the recently announced LR 12500-1.0 from German manufacturer Liebherr, said Jim Jatho, the company’s product manager for lattice-boom crawler cranes.


  • RSS Manufactures Custom Counterbalance Beam

    May 31, 2022 - Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) recently delivered a custom aluminum counterbalance beam for installation work at a major U.K. nuclear facility.

  • Potain Cranes with Internal Climbing Setup Help Fast Track 43-Floor High Rise

    May 31, 2022 - A Potain MR 415 and an MR 418 A tower crane worked from inside to help build the 43-story One Congress office tower in Boston’s North End.

  • Ferri named ASSP’s Safety Professional of the Year

    May 31, 2022 - The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has named Abby Ferri as its 2022 safety professional of the year.

  • Manitex Adds ABM Equipment to Distributor Network

    June 1st, 2022– Manitex International Inc. has added ABM Equipment LLC to its boom-truck distribution network.

  • 440-USt LR 1400 SX Makes Official North American Debut at Liebherr USA Event

    June 1, 2022 – Liebherr’s new 440-USt LR 1400 SX made its official North American debut in mid May at the Liebherr USA customer event in Newport News, Virginia.The unit on display belongs to Extreme Steel Crane - Rigging, Manassas, Virginia.

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