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ACT EXCLUSIVE: Industry’s first Crane Safety Research Lab
The Texas A&M University Crane Safety Research Laboratory will be a first for academia and the crane industry.
Crane pad and mat makers discuss trends and issues
Ground stabilization is among the most critical elements of safe crane operation.
What is the demand for telescopic crawlers in North America?
Telescopic crawler models are getting bigger and better, while serving as a fleet necessity.
The Liebherr Group: A German success story
Liebherr the company and Liebherr the family, as well as the company’s presence at Bauma, are legendary in the world of cranes, construction equipment, aerospace technologies and even hotels.
A guide to spreader beam application and construction
Matt Kral discusses the nine things you may have forgotten about spreader beams.
Connelly Crane Rental: a family business
Michael Connelly learned the crane business by starting at the bottom.
The future of battery-powered cranes
An inside look at what lies ahead.
Who are the top 50 tower crane companies in North America?
Annual report by American Cranes and Transport features five new entries
Utilizing crane attachments in specialized applications
With custom attachments, cranes can be used for a variety of tasks, mainly in shoring up foundations for bridges or other structures.
Tips for crane operation in extreme weather conditions
Rigging and operating a crane when the forecast calls for severe weather requires critical decision making.
Berard hauls historic WWII torpedo boat
Moving the USS Sudden Jerk and other artifacts was an especially rewarding job for Berard Transport. 
Who’s in SC&RA’s newest “4 Under 40” class?
SC&RA spotlights the latest up-and-comers of the industry’s next generation.
The importance of substance abuse testing
Your testing program is a pivotal piece to your success.
What is the history of ALL Erection?
ALL Erection and Crane Rental is the living legacy of the entrepreneurial Liptak family.
Guest Commentary: The rise of nearshoring in North America
Mexico, the USA and Canada have integrated their economies way beyond our understanding. 
What are the benefits of investing in staff?
In his latest column, Joel Dandrea, CEO of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association discusses the importance of investing in your staff
Crosby’s Peter Hird: ‘It’s in my blood to work with cranes and lifting equipment’
Hannah Sundermeyer speaks with Crosby’s business development director about the potential of crane and lifting camera equipment in an ever-evolving industry.
What are the latest North American trailer innovations?
ACT rounds up trailer and transport system advances.
SC&RA tackles ongoing environmental issues with latest Forum
The Association’s Environmental Forum offers members a strategic glimpse at what’s ahead for business.
Brighter days ahead: optimism in construction
There’s still a lot to get excited about within the industries we serve.
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