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Potain performs at Piatt Place in Pittsburgh
A Manitowoc Potain HDT 80 working for sub-contractor Century Steel Erectors helped add two stories to Piatt Place in Pittsburgh, PA.
Late November saw some big one-day swings in share prices, on a range of slightly odd pieces of news. For example, there was a marked rally following the announcement that the beleaguered Citigroup would raise new capital by selling shares to the government of Abu Dhabi.
New Arcomet Vest Kran joint venture
Vest Kran Arcomet AS is a new joint venture company set up to rent and sell tower cranes in Scandinavia.
Mission complete
Weldex Offhore, based in the UK, was tasked with completing the onshore erection of the second turbine for the Beatrice Demonstrator project, sited off the north east coast of Scotland.
Leave the phone alone
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that cell phones cause between 300,000 and 650,000 accidents each year in the United States. The numbers of fatalities related to these accidents are unacceptable.
Washington Gears Up
When a tower crane collapsed in downtown Bellevue, WA in November 2006, killing one person and causing millions of dollars in damage and project delays, Washington State's Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) lost no time in developing corrective measures.
PM presents new models at SAIE
The PM Group presented several products at the SAIE 2007 in Bologna, Italy last fall, including numerous product innovations.
Wilbert celebrates 100 mark production
In the first week of December, two new Wilbert tower cranes left the factory – number 99 and 100.
Three John Deere models receive EPA/EU certification
John Deere Power Systems announced that three new models of its 4.5L engine have received Tier 3/Stage III A certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Union (EU).
Line of metal knobs introduced by Jergens
A large inventory of metal knobs for clamping, fastening, operating control, and other applications is now offered by Jergens Inc. Materials include cast iron, steel, and aluminum.
The lady and the clamp: a woman in the rigging world
Anne Renfroe could be considered an anomaly in the business of rigging products. First of all she is a woman in what has been pretty much considered a man's line of work. Secondly, she is every bit the lady impeccably dressed, well versed and her beautiful Southern drawl a pleasure to hear.
Prison make
Unusual name for a Midwest-based company, but Egyptian Concrete has been thriving in the Illinois and Missouri area since 1940. Its facilities in Salem, IL and Bonne Terre, MO make the company one of the go-to producers of prestressed and precast concrete products.
Rolling economy
Apart from heavy rains that resulted in major flooding along the coast in Oregon in December, business in the Pacific Northwest is moving right along. Healthy activity in both the transport and crane industries has never been better, according to sources in the region. In fact, the disaster that flooded the coast of Oregon along Interstate 5 will create more work for crane and transport companies.
The right truck
Hauling loads above 110,000 pounds GCW requires trucks that have been carefully spec'd. They must have the right gearing and power to pull the weight, and they must be durable. But if they are over-spec'd, they may end up costing the operator more in fuel mileage and maintenance.
A good gamble
If you are betting on good shows to attend in 2008, you will likely hit the jackpot at Conexpo-Con/Agg in March. The 2008 Conexpo-Con/Agg show will feature an estimated 2,200 exhibitors and more than 2.2 million square feet of space.
Ringer resolutions
The dawn of a new year is upon us. We look back at 2007 with a raised eyebrow – some of us wishing we had just a little more time – others of us wishing the close of the year could have come a little sooner.
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