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RISK MANAGEMENT: Understanding the ‘Reptile Theory’

Bill Smith discusses how to protect your company from a frustrating legal trend.

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Tower crane market is steady, but temperamental

As the market for tower cranes levels off, product variety across the industry is greatly increasing.

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Sarah Emig breaks industry barriers

Sarah Emig is breaking the mold as a young crane operator at Connelly Crane. Hannah Sundermeyer reports. 

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Environmental extremes and steel lifting

Understanding how cold temperatures and marine environments impact the safety of steel lifting equipment.

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North American multi-crane projects

Whether it’s two cranes working together to place an object or several cranes working in tandem to perform a massive project, multi-crane jobsites can be complicated.  

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Imperial Crane rescues fire truck

Imperial Crane Services rushed to the aid of a Chicago fire truck trapped in a parking garage.

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Alamo Crane hauls transformers

Alamo Crane Service beefed up its trailer fleet to haul transformers for the City of San Antonio.

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Simulators serve as invaluable tool

Simulators are the paving the way for the future of crane training technology.

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Industry programs benefit aging workforce

ACT spoke with several companies implementing industry apprenticeships.

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News from below the hook

Technologies in below-the-hook rigging gear are constantly advancing.

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Benefits of triangular rigging tools

In rigging applications, it’s often the triangle shape that is the most useful. Chad Fox reports exclusively for ACT.

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ICUEE: What’s New Review

D.Ann Shiffler provides an overview of the new lifting equipment, rigging gear, safety products and services that will debut at ICUEE.

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Exclusive SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop show guide

Join the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association for its annual Crane & Rigging Workshop in Glendale, Arizona, USA

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Building bridges across North America

The ACT team rounds up some of the latest in innovative bridge projects, 

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TNT tackles lift project

Before its primary job installing a transmission pole could be performed, TNT Crane & Rigging had to solve several problems. D.Ann Shiffler reports.

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ALL aids higher learning

The ALL Family of Companies responds to a nationwide building boom on college campuses.

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Telescopic crawlers are go-to tool

Known for their agility, quick setup and efficient pick-and-carry capabilities, telescopic crawlers get the job done on a variety of projects across North America. 

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Berry Contracting names new CEO and president

Edward Martin has announced his retirement from Berry Contracting, Inc., as Keith Ackley is named new CEO and president. 

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North America’s top tower crane companies

The annual ACTTOWERCRANE50 top list continues to mature. Hannah Sundermeyer reports.

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RISK MANAGEMENT: Understanding the ‘Reptile Theory’

Bill Smith discusses how to protect your company from a frustrating legal trend.

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SYNOPSIS: Rigger responsibilities

ASME offers clarification on Rigger safety standards.

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Mat technology from Greenfield

Greenfield Products’ Smart Crane Mats bring a different concept to the market.

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Greiner tackles historic bridge removal

Greiner Industries used its Demag AC-500 to remove an historic bridge that was heavy and rickety.

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Compact work in Cali

A Maeda MC405 mini crane works on the expansion of a crucial San Francisco ferry terminal.

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Maintaining wire rope for safety and performance on the jobsite

Wire rope maintenance ensures longer life and safer operations.

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Return of the RT

As the market starts to recover, Hannah Sundermeyer breaks down the market for rough terrain cranes.

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Precision planning is crucial for rigging

Modulift’s Harshal Kulkarni discusses the importance of precise rigging calculations when using spreader bars and other lifting devices.