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Link-Belt expansion
Link-Belt has opened its expanded production facilities in Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Modulift expands distribution
Modulift has appointed Cableco-American Rigging in the US as distributor on the West Coast for its Modulift Spreader beams. The company will offer fast delivery times and direct local contacts for all aspects of below-the-hook rigging, the company said.
AEM product support seminar
AEM to host product support seminar in October. "Teaming Up to Serve" is the theme of the 2008 product support seminar offered by the US's Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Stichter named crane manager
Rick Stichter has been named crane manager for Southern Industrial Constructors/Southern Crane
Bigge orders a dozen Liebherr crawlers
Bigge Crane & Rigging has ordered 12 new crawlers for delivery in 2009, to add to its 25 Liebherr LR series crawler cranes
Models to show and sell
Construction equipment scale model specialist DHS Diecast in the US holds its 8th annual open house, model show and toy auction on 26 and 27 July.
Record Ritchie auction in Brisbane
Cranes and trucks sold for extremely high prices and there was massive interest in the 24 and 25 June Ritchie Bros. auction in Brisbane, Australia, writes Brent Stacey.
New 90 tonne Fushun crawler
A 90 tonne capacity lattice crawler crane with luffing jib is new from Fushun Excavator Corporation in China. The QUY90 is the smallest model available with a luffing jib and the largest that can be transported with its crawler tracks still mounted.
Judge halts enforcement of crane safety law
A judge in Florida, US, has issued an order to temporarily halt enforcement of portions of a tower crane safety ordinance passed by the Miami-Dade County Commission in April 2008.
NYC accident investigation continues
The city of New York City Department of Buildings in the US is investigating the cause of a tower crane accident that killed two workers on 30 May 2008. According to news reports, the investigation could slow down or halt construction projects with tower cranes in Manhattan until the machines are determined to be operationally safe.
Crane topples at US mine
Two ironworkers were injured, one of them critically, following a crane accident at a US coal mine in north east Wyoming.
Exports bring strong growth at Yongmao
Booming exports have been credited for a 135% revenue leap at tower crane manufacturer Yongmao Holdings Ltd in China.
Crane Rental purchases 31000
Florida, US-based Crane Rental Corporation has ordered a 2,535 US ton (2,300 tonne) capacity Manitowoc Model 31000 crawler crane
Big in the USA
A last minute update on what to see at this year’s ConExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, US, from 11 to 15 March. IC reports
Liebherr developing XXL crawler crane
An “XXL” crawler crane, with more than 2,000 tonnes lifting capacity, is under development at Liebherr, IC exclusively reveals.
Records under the sun
More than 144,600 industry professionals visited the world's largest construction exhibition of the year, ConExpo 2008 and its sister event IFPE, which ran alongside it. The figure sets a record for the US show, according to co-organiser Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Almost unbroken sunshine prevailed throughout the show's five- day run.
Bragg buys dual lane
At the ConExpo exhibition Scheuerle launched its WideCombi, especially designed for the North American market. Bragg Heavy Transport is the first buyer. Gino Koster reports
Unparalleled era
Alternative lifting continues to be a vibrant and vital part of the industry, so much so, that some operators are suggesting the 'alternative' label should be dropped. Euan Youdale reports
Crane Rental makes inaugural lift with Model 18000
Crane Rental Corp. recently completed the inaugural lift with its second Manitowoc 18000 crane. The crane was shipped from the factory directly to a St. Petersburg, FL jobsite in early February. Assembly of the crane was completed within a week and work began the next day.
Grande celebrates fleet truck sales
San Antonio-based Grande Truck Center hosted an open house for customers in April, displaying several boom trucks and other specialized vehicles for which the company supplies trucks.
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