American Crane Business & Finance News

Grove TMS700E delivers high mobility and return on investment for industrial contractor in Ohio-2

Grove TMS700E offers high mobility on job site

Over the last six months, R.G. Smith has been utilizing its new Grove TMS700E truck-mounted crane for projects across Ohio.




Sany America sponsors J.D. Motorsports as NASCAR returns

Sany America and its dealer partner, Ironpeddlers, have signed on as co-sponsors of driver Colby Howard and car #15 as part of the J.D. Motorsports team.


U.S. construction output to drop 6.6% this year

Overwhelming majority of construction owners expect an economic rebound by year’s end


Virus hits Cargotec

First quarter sales flat but orders decline at global crane and materials equipment manufacturing group Cargotec


Sharp improvement in Downtime Index

The Downtime Index showed a significant improvement last week, led by Spain and Italy



Irving Equipment serves petrochemical market with new Liebherr

A Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 joins the Irving Equipment fleet at the new depot in Texas


ENG Cranes names Concrane Sales as Ontario distributor

Concrane Sales now serves as the exclusive distributor in Ontario, Canada for ENG Cranes’ range of luffing jib cranes, flat-top hammerhead cranes and derricks

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SC&RA offers free brand optimization webinar

As a part of SC&RA’s Online Education Series, Tim Hillegonds and Mike Chalmers of Thrive Creative Services are leading a marketing webinar on May 20th. 


Kirby-Smith Machinery opens seventh Texas location

The new Waco facility provides additional coverage for new and existing customers in central Texas. 




ConExpo 2020 sets the stage for more equipment debuts

ACT continues its post-ConExpo coverage with more showstopping equipment reveals from the March tradeshow.

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Lift planning technology supports project execution

Innovations in lift planning software give crane companies more leverage planning and executing a project.


Lift Systems navigates the Covid-19 crisis

ACT Editor D.Ann Shiffler talks with Ben Forster of Lift Systems, about their response to coronavirus. 

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New all terrains showcased at ConExpo 2020

Grove, Demag, Liebherr, Link-Belt and Tadano showed off a wide range of all terrain cranes at ConExpo. 

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Electronic gantry technology expands market reach

Gantries are simple machines, but new technologies are giving them further versatility for more complex projects.

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INTERVIEW: Custom Truck’s Fred Ross talks business, success and growth

Hannah Sundermeyer sits down with Fred Ross, CEO and co-founder of Custom Truck One Source to talk success and vertical integration.

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SPMTs are wheeled wonders

Using an elaborate configuration of SPMTs, Deep South completed a large-scale vessel transport to a major refinery.

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Wind power serves as epic energy source

Will the wind power market meet original projections for 2020? The answer is blowing in the wind.

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Five challenges facing Maxim during the Covid-19 outbreak

D.Ann Shiffler Editor of ACT talks to Frank Bardonaro Chief Operating Officer, Maxim CraneWorks


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.



Terex Corporation discloses first quarter loss

Global production was quickly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Manitex releases Q1 financial results

Manitex International has posted first quarter 2020 results with net revenues of $48.7 million, and a decline of 8.2 percent.