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

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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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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.

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Self-erectors aid Texas market

R&J Lifting Solutions is introducing the efficiencies of self-erectors to the Central Texas market.

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How The Right GPS Can Prevent Bridge Strikes

Bill Smith discusses how GPS navigation can prevent bridge hits.

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NBIS RISK MANAGEMENT: Under pressure

Bill Smith discusses the hazards of wind pressure. 

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Lightning Safety For Crane Operators

Bill Smith discusses four lightning safety tips.

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ACT rounds up innovative power plant projects

Hannah Sundermeyer rounds up a variety of power plant projects around North America. 

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Link-Belt and Kobelco cranes aid space training

Julian Leek and Mary Kanian report on how cranes are assisting with astronaut rescue training. 

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First U.S. Demag AC45 hard at work

Steel Giraffe took delivery of the first Demag AC45 City in the United States.

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Crawler crane market update

By most accounts, the conventional crawler crane market is gaining momentum. D.Ann Shiffler reports.

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Operator sidekick technologies

Refresh your knowledge of the latest LMI/RCL technologies.

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Top 100 largest North American crane companies

American Cranes & Transport presents its 14th annual ACT100 Index of North America’s top crane-owning companies.

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NBIS RISK MANAGEMENT: A firm commitment

It starts with culture: Chris Nelson discusses nine steps to award-winning safety.

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Munich musings post Bauma

ACT presents a plethora of key take-aways from Bauma 2019.

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Boom trucks serve as supreme machines

Hannah Sundermeyer reports on the top and growing markets for boom trucks

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Link-Belt lifts 120,000-pound pilot house

Building a new tractor tug on a tight schedule was hastened by the use of a new Link-Belt 298 Series 2. 

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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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Remote controls offer operator solutions

A roundup of the lateset remote-control systems for setup, rigging and operating cranes.

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BAUMA REVIEW: A North American perspective

Attracting a record 620,000 visitors, Bauma 2019 was a huge success, especially for American OEMs and customers.