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  • Groves Equipment Rental Adds 14 Grove Cranes

    Oct. 20, 2021 - You don’t rent machinery to the oil refinery, chemical plant, and heavy construction industries of the U.S. Gulf Coast for 65 years unless you display a firm commitment to reliability, and reliability is why Groves has ordered 14 new Grove cranes for its fleet.

  • Terex Unveils New Rough Terrain Crane

    Oct. 19, 2021 - Terex Cranes unveiled its latest innovation — the new TRT 35 rough terrain crane — at GIS, Italy's lifting show, from Oct. 7-9 in Piacenza, Italy.

    The new model expands the Terex TRT rough terrain offering, following the successful launch of the TRT 80 and the TRT 90 earlier this year.

  • New Blade Lifter Offers Safe, Economical Transportation

    Oct. 20, 2021 - Goldhofer presents its biggest ever blade lifter – the FTV 850 – for maximum safety and stability with turbine blades.

    As the latest addition to its offering of dedicated equipment for transporting wind turbine blades, German heavy-haul expert Goldhofer has unveiled its new FTV 850.

  • Reliable Crane Service Adds Depth by Acquiring Champion Crane

    Oct. 18, 2021 – Reliable Crane Service has acquired Champion Crane Rental.

    Headquartered in Irvine, California, Reliable also operates locations in Corona, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Reliable’s acquisition of Champion Crane Rental adds Pacoima, California, to Reliable’s roster of locations.

    Reliable is also looking to acquire 10-12 companies over the next 5-10 years.

  • TransWorld Manufacturing and TransMaster Trailers Ally to Serve Customers Nationwide

    Oct. 18, 2021 – A new alliance between TransWorld Manufacturing Company, Las Vegas, Nevada, and TransMaster Trailers, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will help both companies better serve customers nationwide.

    TransMaster Trailers designs, engineers, and manufactures premium, custom trailers. TransWorld Manufacturing is a leading innovator in high-quality boom dollies, custom lifting devices, and specialized trailers for the heavy-lift and hauling industry.


  • 2021 Thus far - A Trend Report

    Harry Fry &  AssociatesHarry Fry & Associates has been a proven leader in the heavy equipment finance and lease industry for the past 26 years, so it is no surprise that we look towards Harry Fry and his team to learn about the trends of the industry, as they certainly have their finger on the pulse.


    As 2020 drew to a close, businesses and people alike were excited to welcome 2021 with open arms, in the hopes of putting 2020 behind. As we have passed the halfway mark of 2021, HFA is recording positive growth in financing and leasing of both new and used equipment. 

  • Associated Industrial Riggers Expand Fleet, Management Team in Georgia

    Freckmann, Cummins, Spates

    Oct. 11, 2021 - Associated Industrial Riggers Corp. has expanded its southern operations by increasing its crane fleet and hiring the region’s most experienced crane support team.

    The company has named Wayne Cummins as vice president of cranes and rigging, Dustin Spates as southern service manager, and hired Larry Freckmann as sales partner.

  • US Service Group Expands by Buying Transcope

    Oct. 13, 2021 - US Service Group LLC (USSG), Deer Park, New York, is a newly formed industrial services company that is building a national rigging and machinery moving business.

    USSG recently expanded by buying Transcope Services, LLC (Transcope), of Randolph, New Jersey.

  • Ritchie Bros. Auction will Sell 38 Cranes Nov. 3

    Oct. 12, 2021 - On November 3, Ritchie Bros. will host one of its largest crane auctions ever.

    The event will sell more than 220 items as part of a complete dispersal for Sparks Industrial Inc., based in Alabama.

    The auction features 38 cranes, including a 2013 Grove GML7550 550-ton all-terrain crane, an unused 2020 Grove GMK5250XL 300-ton all-terrain crane, and an unused 2021 Grove GHC140 crawler crane. All items will be sold online without any minimum bids or reserve prices.

  • Leonberger Joins Contractors & Industrial Supply

    Oct. 4, 2021 - Rob Leonberger has joined Contractors & Industrial Supply Inc. (CIS), as a sales and key account representative.

    Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, CIS is an industry leader in specialty industrial rigging and crane services.

  • Mazzella Buys Pope Rigging Loft

    Mazzella Companies has bought Pope Rigging Loft Inc.

    The acquisition strengthens Mazzella’s footprint west of the Mississippi River and reinforces Mazzella’s commitment to be a one-stop resource for lifting and rigging services and solutions.

    Pope Rigging Loft has been in business since 1946. It serves industries ranging from construction to industrial, marine, municipal, railroad, and towing from its location in Portland, Oregon.

  • Diesel Engine Production Grows in 2021

    October 5, 2021 –  Manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines, commercial trucks, and off-road engines and equipment are meeting expanded customer demands while continuing to navigate supply chain and other issues associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Mammoet FOCUS30 Crane Completes First Project

    Oct. 6, 2021 - Mammoet has completed the first lift using its innovative FOCUS30 crane; helping to reduce disruption during scheduled turnaround activity at a refinery in the UK. The FOCUS30 performed a top-and-tail lifting operation in tandem with a 550-USt mobile crane, in order to install a vessel at the facility.

  • H&E Completes Sale of Crane Business

    Oct. 1, 2021-- H&E Equipment Services Inc. has completed the sale of its crane business to a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company Inc.


    Proceeds from the sale are an estimated $130 million in cash, pending the finalization of net working capital and other transaction adjustments. The proceeds are expected to be used for further facilities expansion, investment in the rental fleet, and other general corporate purposes.

  • First Tadano GR-1000XLL-4 in Mexico is Now on the Job

    Oct. 6, 2021 - Tadano America Corporation has delivered its first Tadano GR-1000XLL-4 in Mexico to ESEASA Construcciones, one of nation’s largest crane companies.

    The GR-1000XLL-4 features a longer boom of 167.3’, compared to the 154.2’ boom of its predecessor, the GR-1000XL-3.

  • Interface is the Place

    The Interface ’21 conference will take place at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 13-15.

    The technology conference is geared to help fleet owners and their teams find solutions for managing their complete fleet businesses more effectively and efficiently.  

    The data-driven conference will do that by connecting them with the right solutions, peers, and partners to improve the adoption of technology in fleet management. 

    Its two other goals are educating Fleet Cost & Care users on best practices and generating innovative ideas for making progress with technology. 

  • September

    • ALL Adds 770-USt Capacity Blue Beast to Fleet

      Sept. 28, 2021 - The “Blue Beast", an all-terrain crane with the industry’s largest lifting capacity on eight axles, made its debut recently on a project at a Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

    • Crosby’s ChainSafe Helps Ensure Safety of Loads

      Sept. 29, 2021 - ChainSafe, with a 4.4-USt capacity, is a smart, dynamic solution for measuring the load on lashing, load securement, tie downs, and chain sling legs.

      It’s designed for securing loads in the transportation and construction industries.

    • Scott Wilson Joins CraneWorks as VP of Sales & Marketing

      Sept. 28, 2021 – Crane industry veteran Scott Wilson has joined CraneWorks Inc. in the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing.

      Scott is a former CraneWorks customer, joining the company with 40 years of crane industry experience. Scott began his journey at just 17 years old in Huntsville, Alabama.

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