American Crane Business & Finance News


​ACT Covid-19 “Work Effect Survey” shows mixed results

The crane, rigging and specialized transportation sector is preparing for layoffs, seeing projects delayed or cancelled and have generally assessed that the economic downturn due to the Covid-19 virus will be damaging but short.




Rigging resources

It’s a new year and its time to take a new look at the bevy of products offered in the SC&RA store.


Mammoet completes ALE acquisition

Mammoet claims title of ’largest heavy lift company in the world’ with completion of ALE purchase. 


Barnhart purchases Viant Crane

Barnhart expands its presence in the Midwest with the purchase of Viant Crane. 

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Cheetah Chassis delivers to Greiner

Cheetah Chassis recently delivered three custom-made crane counterweight chassis that Greiner Crane Division assisted in customizing. 


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SC&RA NEWS: How well do you know your financials?

The answer could be the difference between your business surviving and thriving.


Financing cranes and transport equipment

A discussion of equipment finance trends and issues. 


Stephenson goes National

Bob’s Crane Service and Bauman Crane are two more customers for National Cranes from Stephenson. 

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Kalyn Siebert partners with Kenworth of Louisiana

Trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert announced a new partnership with Kenworth of Louisiana. 



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ConExpo and COVID-19: The show will go on

AEM addresses health and safety concerns for the ConExpo ConAgg tradeshow that will comence next week in Las Vegas, NV. 

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ACT EXCLUSIVE: Link-Belt unveils TCC-800

Link-Belt’s new TCC-800 strengthens the company’s depth chart in the telecrawler market.

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Lifting ingenuity in South Pole

A new spreader beam system was designed to withstand the bitter cold and harsh environment in Antarctica

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Filipov’s fresh perspective

D.Ann Shiffler and Hannah Sundermeyer sit down with Manitex CEO and Director Steve Filipov to discuss the future of the company and his business acumen.


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.


Greiner tackles historic bridge

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

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Work Smarter Not Harder with Yale Synthetic Rope Solutions

Yale Cordage doesn’t just manufacture rope - we engineer synthetic rope constructions that increase safety and efficiency worldwide. Watch this video to learn how our expertise provides value for customers’ most challenging projects.


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The International Tower Cranes Conference (ITC) will be held on 26 and 27 June 2019.

The event for everybody involved in the tower crane industry, from crane rental companies and contractors to manufacturers and distributors.


TCNA 2018: The evolution of construction and its impact on tower crane engineering

Dr.–Ing. Mohamed Abouelezz, senior technical sales manager, Wolffkran - co-presented with Randy Huffman, vice president, Custom Service Crane, Inc.



Senator tours Trail King

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, US Senator John Thune made a stop at the Trail King Mitchell, SD production facility.


Tower trio new from Terex

Three new tower cranes, including the company’s first hydraulic luffer, to join the Terex Cranes range.