Longer Reads

Sitting down with Kevin Johnston, incoming SC&RA president
Kevin Johnston’s relationship with SC&RA goes back 35 years, and his love of engineering even farther.
The prosperous future of wind power transport
Rush of global interest means a prosperous future for wind power transport
Global demand develops for specialist tower cranes
Prestige projects results in surge for specialist tower cranes
When will the tide turn in the container shortage?
The shortfall of shipping containers around the world is another symptom of the chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Mike Chalmers reports
Boom truck market sees momentum post-pandemic
The boom truck market is on the road to recovery with a few bumps.
Machines are coming alive to rule future job sites
Machines are coming alive to rule future job sites
Remote operation systems enhance jobsites
Remote control products are designed with a range of features and functions.
North America’s top 10 specialized lifting companies
ACT ranks the top 10 specialized lifting companies.
North America’s top crane companies
American Cranes & Transport releases its 16th annual ACT100 list of top crane-owning companies.
Evolution of lift planning software
Some 25-plus years ago, lift planning software emerged in the crane world.
Kobelco engine supply issue explained by Jack Fendrick
Kobelco COO in the USA Jack Fendrick talks candidly about the crawler market and recent engine supply challenges
Truck crane market sees recovery
Truck crane demand is rising as OEMs find ways to meet evolving standards.
Gantries are ‘can-do’ tool
Gantry systems extend the realm of industrial lifting heavier and higher.
Spacecraft supports legendary lifting and moving
One of the most revered jobs over the past 40 years was anything to do with the NASA Space Shuttle.
American Crane tasked with tandem lift
American Crane utilized two Liebherr AT cranes for the tandem lift of a historic New Hampshire tourist vessel.
Cox navigates rigging sector with acumen
Christopher Cox is in it for the good – of his customers, his team and the industry.
Sling protection rises in popularity
Sam Socolow discusses the importance of sling protection.
North American crane companies tackle multi-phase modernization
With government infrastructure spending a hot topic, ACT reports on two complicated infrastructure projects.
Crane industry sees stimulus surge
As the nation emerges from the pandemic, the finance sector is bullish about crane sales.
Wind sector expects 2021 rebound
While many sectors were stymied during the global Covid-19 pandemic, the North American wind power segment saw record new installations.
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