American Crane Business & Finance News


Barnhart purchases Viant Crane

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




Tower trio new from Terex

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


Denver Wire Rope acquired by Mazzella

Mazzella Lifting Technologies recently purchased Denver Wire Rope & Supply. 

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Industry programs benefit aging workforce

ACT spoke with several companies implementing industry apprenticeships.


RISK MANAGEMENT: New outlook, same message

Despite a fluctuating economy, safety, training and contract management remain as essential as ever.


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Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Allied Insurance

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Pittsburgh, PA-based Allied Insurance Brokers and its subsidiary, Ascinsure Specialty Risk. 


Military contract for Manitex

Manitex International announced a contract to supply knuckle boom cranes to an international military entity


Maxim acquires Solley Crane

The two companies have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Maxim Crane will acquire Solley Crane.


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. 




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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Compact work in Cali

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


Maintaining wire rope for safety and performance on the jobsite

Wire rope maintenance ensures longer life and safer operations.

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ACT reviews ICUEE 2019

Record attendance and temperatures set the stage for a successful, albeit sweaty, International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition.


Heavy haul projects require street smarts

Never run-of-the-mill projects, heavy hauling requires crackerjack know-how and ingenuity.  

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Work Smarter Not Harder with Yale Synthetic Rope Solutions

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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.


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Runnion Equipment opens new facility

Runnion Equipment moved to a new 37,400 ft2 building in Hodgkins, IL, that features 17 service bays so that it can complete work quicker and more efficiently.


Manitowoc second-quarter results

Positive second-quarter results announced by Manitowoc.