Products Fair Guide

07 May 2008

• Allied Insurance Brokers

For more than 15 years, Allied Insurance Brokers has focused on providing insurance and risk management to crane businesses of all sizes. A specialized focus creates a wealth of benefits for crane owners and operators. The company's expertise, trusted insurer relationships, and industry resources deliver bottom-line improvements and the crane industry's top insurance coverage options. Allied's customer service team is 100% dedicated to the crane industry so stop by to discuss needs with the staff and take a chance at winning a Mini Cooper.

• American Cranes & Transport

Launched almost three years ago by KHL Group USA as the offcial domestic publication of the SC&RA, ACT provides its readers with in-depth and interpretive coverage of the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industries. Stop by the KHL Group booth and meet the KHL Group USA team as well as editors and staff of our sister publication, International Cranes and Specialized Transport. The big news at the KHL Group booth is the limited edition publishing of Lifting & Moving the World, a coffee table book commemorating the 60th anniversary of the SC&RA.

• Aspen Custom Trailers

More than 25 years ago, Aspen Custom Trailers began designing and building specialized heavy haul trailers for the forests and oilfields of the Northwest. Over the years, these trailers have proven to be reliable in very harsh conditions. Aspen's ability to solve diffcult transportation problems has become well known in North America and has allowed them to be involved in diffcult super-heavy haul projects. Put Aspen's extensive experience to work for you on your next super-heavy haul challenge. SC&RA 2008 attendees from Aspen are Murray Johnston, president; Garry Smith, specialized sales manager; Daryl Mack, corporate sales manager; Ron Wood, specialized engineering.

• ATS Specialized

With service to all 48 states, Canada, Mexico and Alaska, ATS Specialized (parent company ATS, Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.) is a North American transportation provider. ATS Specialized operates more than 900 trucks and 2,000 trailers. The company's trailing equipment consists of 2 axle flatbed, stepdeck, doubledrop and expandable trailers. Its heavy haul fleet of trailers consists of 6, 7, 9, 10, 13 and 19 multi-axle trailer configurations, including expandable flatbed wind blade trailers and many 13 axle Schnable trailers for wind tower sections. The entire truck fleet has QualComm or DriverTech communication technology, which allows for around-the-clock communication with the ATS fleet. Jeff Brunner and Darrell Primrose will be representing ATS Specialized.

• Beck Inc./Hilman Rollers

Beck Inc./Hilman Rollers is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of The Traksporter Self-Propelled Crawler System, which was designed as an alternative for moving heavy equipment in tight spaces. The Traksporter system reduces the need for trucking forklifts and other equipment to a jobsite to make an in-plant move. The crawler has a low profile, provides smooth continuous power, gives the ability to navigate corners non-stop and to place a machine in tight areas. The radio remote control gives the operator control and the flexibility to walk around the object being moved to see all critical areas. The Traksporter has a load capacity of 60,000 pounds and a towing capacity of over 150,000 pounds. At the booth, members can view video footage of several different machinery moves.

• Bellville Rodair International

A specialist in exporting and importing heavy equipment, cranes and over-dimensional project cargo, Bellville Rodair International (BRI) will exhibit at the Product Fair. The company operates as a global freight forwarder and services all major trade lanes. The company says it is finding it necessary to partner and increase two-way communications with its clients about current trends in the market. BRI can design a proactive support plan that allows a client to keep driving their objectives instead of succumbing to the shipping industry constraints that may slow their efforts to meet their international goals, the company says. Available to discuss its services will be Mike Fuentes, general operations manager and Paul Mcauley, vice president of projects, North America.

• Bigge Group

A Products Fair veteran, Bigge Group will be on hand to promote rental, sales, parts and service of its extensive range of lifting equipment. Among the world's most successful distributors of the entire line of Terex cranes including Terex-Comedil and Terex-Peiner tower cranes, Terex, Terex-American and Terex-Demag branded mobile and crawler cranes, the company sold more cranes in 2007 than any other Terex dealer worldwide, according to the company.

Bigge is also an authorized distributor for Liebherr crawler cranes, Broderson carry deck cranes and Zoom Boom reach forks. Bigge has both new and used cranes for sale, offering a wide selection of rough terrain, all terrain, hydraulic truck, crawler, carry deck and tower cranes. To meet the needs of the heavy lift market, Bigge is an authorized distributor for North, Central and South America of Hydrospex Super Boom Lift hydraulic gantries and Hydrospex strand jacking systems. Bigge also offers for sale a wide range of used hydraulic platform trailers and other gantry and strand jacking equipment.

Based in San Leandro, CA, Bigge has operations in Auburn, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Richmond, VA. Joe Nelms and Craig Welch from Bigge will be on hand to discuss nationwide crane rental and worldwide sales needs.

• Center Capital Corp.

Since 1987, construction and transportation companies, equipment makers and vendors have worked with the construction and transportation equipment financing division of Center Capital Corp. Known for its creative and flexible equipment financing solutions in the industry, Center Capital works to build on its track record of repeat business with an approach driven by four elements: people, knowledge, flexibility and customer focus. The company's management team has worked to develop extensive equipment financing skills and experience in their territories. The company is a boutique operation, committed solely to the construction and transportation industries. The company understands equipment owners' needs and the unique demands of their business.

• Custom Mobile Equipment

Custom Mobile Equipment builds the Versa-Lift line of fork lifts for the machinery moving industry. It manufactures four different models of forklifts ranging from 25,000 to 140,000 pounds in capacity. These machines feature a 2-speed hydrostatic drive, telescoping frame, removable counterweights and hydraulic 2 stage boom attachment. At the Custom Mobile Equipment booth, see photos and view product literature about the different Versa-Lift models.

Crane Hot Line

Serving the North American market, Crane Hot Line reports on products, trends, and technical and safety issues as they relate to boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, all terrain cranes, crawler cranes, truck cranes and lattice boom crawler and truck cranes; and other lifting devices found to be appropriate. Additionally, it reports about services and complimentary products relative to the needs of the marketplace.

• Cranes Today

The April 2008 issue is the 400th issue of Cranes Today, which has published news and information about cranes continuously since 1972. This year, the magazine also celebrates its 20th year of membership in the SC&RA.

• De Lage Landen

De Lage Landen is a Netherlands-based global provider of high-quality asset and vendor finance programs. With a global presence and a local mentality in more than 25 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, De Lage Landen's dedicated team of construction financing professionals offer a broad range of dealer and manufacturer driven commercial finance programs. The company's market knowledge and customer commitment allows it to provide tailored financial solutions to the construction industry, specifically in the crane and heavy rigging field to help customers achieve their business goals.

• First Sling Technology

First Sling Technology, an Oklahoma LLC, presented the Inspectable Roundsling at the 2007 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop in Kansas City, MO. Since that time, four slingmakers have begun manufacturing, and several other slingmakers distributing, this innovative product throughout the US. Additionally, the products are currently becoming available in Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. The Inspectable Roundslings transparent cover allows riggers to inspect the load bearing core yarns of their roundslings before, during and after use. Linda Summars and Wyatt Townsend will be representing the FIRST, Full Inspection Round Sling Technology, and offer the opportunity for members to view and discuss the product.

• Fleet Cost & Care

Established in 1994, Fleet Cost & Care is a software development, training and support company. Its products were developed to specifically meet the needs of businesses requiring total fleet management in the construction and equipment rental industries. The software is designed to schedule and track personnel, vehicles and equipment, as well as for those companies requiring an extensive fleet service and preventative maintenance capability.

Through its aff liate company, JJ Curran Crane Company and Fleet Cost & Care, there are a combined 65 plus years of experience in the area of equipment rentals. This experience has allowed Fleet Cost & Care to create software unique to the construction and equipment rental and rigging industries, allowing companies to easily produce and track the daily information so critical in today's business climate.

Fleet Cost & Care's product line consists of Cost & Care Fleet Management System (Cost & Care FMS) and NexGen Fleet Management System (NexGen FMS). In addition, Fleet Cost & Care is a Sage Pro ERP authorized partner.

Product Fair attendees will have access to product demonstrations, feature overviews, and collateral materials. Jeff and Larry Curran, owners of Fleet Cost & Care; Linda Curran, product support specialist; and Kelly Curran, marketing manager; will be available to discuss product features, product benefits and answer questions.

• Garrod Hydraulics

Garrod Hydraulics is a family owned business that was established in 1978. The company specializes in the re-manufacturing of long stroke and large bore hydraulic cylinders. The company has an in-house industrial hard chrome plating shop and has the capacity to chrome plate rods up to 48 feet in length. Garrod is ISO-9000 certified, which helps control quality and turnaround time. The company has recently partnered with Manitowoc Cranes to be part of its EnCore program, which is a repair, remanufacturing and exchange program. This makes Garrod one of two hydraulic cylinder shops in the US authorized to remanufacture their cylinders. Brian and Jennifer Hollerbush will be at the booth to meet and help attendees with hydraulic cylinder problems.

• Goldhofer

Goldhofer's history dates back to 1705. In 1946, Alois Goldhofer founded the vehicle construction company Allgäuer Fahrzeugwerke. Transformed to an Aktiengesellschaft (joint stock company under German Law) in 2000, the company's stock package was deposited in the Alois Goldhofer foundation which is since then the sole stockholder of the company. This company, located in Memmingen, south of Germany, ranks among the world's leading manufacturers of special transport vehicles. The product range extends from trailers to semi-trailers, up to heavy-duty equipment, self-propelled modular trailers and towbarless aircraft tractors. Goldhofer's wide range of products covers the most varied requirements for any transport task.

• Gunnebo Johnson

Gunnebo Johnson Corp. is a manufacturer of crane blocks, overhaul balls, sheaves, and alloy lifting chain and fittings for crane and transport applications. This year, Gunnebo Johnson will be displaying information on its new tilt up block series, a “quick-reeve” crane block, the GrabiQ chain sling system, over-sized master links for crane hooks, and metric rated snatch blocks. Product samples and literature will be available during the Product Fair. Joe Bridgeman will be representing the company at the conference.

• Harry Fry & Associates

Dedicated to the crane and lift industry, Harry Fry & Associates is a finance and lease source. Since 1995, the company has funded in excess of more than $750 million of equipment for thousands of customers. For finance and leasing questions, visit Harry, Cheryl, Tonya or Tara at the Harry Fry and Associates booth.

• Hanes Supply

Hanes Supply Inc. is a manufacturer of wire rope slings, nylon, polyester and high performance synthetic slings, and chain slings, and carries a vast supply of rigging fittings and equipment. The company also carries a complete line of construction and industrial supplies. Hanes Supply has more than 75 years experience splicing wire and manufacturing slings, and is able to custom fabricate slings and manufacture equipment for challenging rigging and lifting requirements. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Hanes Supply also has branch locations in New York and South Carolina. Each location offers a complete contractor and industrial supply house. Hanes also has a fire extinguisher services division with mobile inspection, recharging, and replacement capabilities. Engineered Lifting Technologies Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary, designs and fabricates specialty below-the-hook devices, including lifting and spreader beams, truss beams, c-hooks and coil lifters, fork lift and crane baskets, telescoping lifters, and many other innovative products.

International Cranes and Specialized Transport/KHL Group

Published by KHL Group, International Cranes and Specialized Transport has been the premiere source worldwide for news and information about the crane, rigging and transport industries. Five years ago the magazine was distinguished to become the offcial international magazine for the SC&RA. Since that time the magazine's scope has broadened and readership increased substantially.

Today IC&ST is the industry's most trusted source around the globe. Please visit the KHL Group booth and meet Publisher James King, Editor Alex Dahm and the United Kingdom-based team associated with IC&ST and the nine other magazines and ancillary publications published by KHL Group.

• J&R Engineering

A long-time Product Fair participant, J&R Engineering is the manufacturer of Lift-n-Lock hydraulic boom gantries. Meet key staff and see examples of J&R Engineering products at work. J&R gantries are claimed to offer the ultimate in structural strength when lifting heavy loads to ever-increasing heights. Safety features include telescopic booms and a Cam Lock system.

• Kalyn Siebert

Kalyn Siebert's 13-axle Siebert heavy transport trailer provides the market's need to haul larger loads safely. The trailer is providing the industry with new levels of performance and solutions to its challenges, according to the company. Kalyn Siebert is a major private employer in Gatesville, TX and has a network of dealers thoughout North America. Heil Trailer International acquired Kalyn Siebert in December 2000. Corporate headquarters for Heil is in Chattanooga, TN, with eight manufacturing facilities worldwide plus several US parts and service facilities. As a producer of liquid and dry bulk product trailers, Heil is owned by Dover Corporation.

• LJ Companies

Based in Rhode Island, the LJ Companies offers a large and modern fleet of specialized cranes, rigging gear, and transportation assets that cover business needs throughout North America. The company offers innovative approaches to solving customer challenges. Its leadership team has more than 200 combined years of industry experience. The company welcomes time with Products Fair attendees to discuss large-scale construction projects and to provide estimates. LJ Companies takes pride in its unwavering commitment to exceeding customer expectations.

• Liddell Trailers

Liddell Trailers, located in Springville, AL, has been a leading manufacturer of premium quality, custom lowbed trailers since 1981. The company specializes in custom, heavy haul units for both on and off-road use for a variety of companies on a local, national and international level, providing trailers ranging from 55 ton, 3 to 14 axles. Liddell not only has a full-functioning manufacturing facility and complete parts department, but also encourages repair jobs on any brand of trailer as well as full refurbishments.

• Liebherr Cranes Inc.

Within the Liebherr group, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, which is located in Germany, is the sole manufacturer of Liebherr all-terrain cranes and the larger crawler cranes from 300 metric tons up. The US representation, Liebherr Cranes Inc., based in Newport News, VA, is responsible for the sales, after-sales service, and parts support for the entire US market. Besides the 19 different all-terrain cranes ranging from 40 to 1,500 tons capacity, the product line comprises a 55 ton compact mobile crane, truck mounted cranes, as well as telescopic crawler cranes, crawler track cranes and mobile construction cranes. Altogether a total of 32 different cranes shows the manufacturer's versatility and capability to meet the customer's needs and expectations. High performance cranes designed for the individual customer are built at a state-of-the-art facility in Ehingen by utilizing modern production and assembly methods as well as high quality materials. The Liebherr staff guarantees a fast and professional response to all kind of customer requests, either service or parts, with in a short time.

Lift & Crane

Now in its 20th year, Lift & Crane continues its leadership role by providing lift market decision makers across multiple industries with current coverage of the full range of lifting projects, lift equipment, components, attachments, accessories and related products. Lift & Crane serves access, crane and rigging professionals throughout every major North American market – including construction, building facilities, heavy industry (steel, paper and petro-chemical), manufacturing, government, equipment rental, public works, heavy hauling, ports and transportation.

• Link-Belt

Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of telescopic and lattice boom cranes, with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Lexington, KY. The 500,000-square foot facility is the most modern crane manufacturing plant in North America, according to the company. A new $25 million capital investment project now underway will ensure that Link-Belt maintains that position for many years to come. The manufacturer is committed to the manufacture and service of high quality products that satisfy customers worldwide. Its manufacturing process, the Link Belt Production System, combines the principles of the Lean Production System with the high intensity, quick results Lean Sigma process. The system aggressively eliminates waste, enhances quality, creates a better product for the customer, and delivers it more quickly. Because of this process, Link-Belt has emerged as a dynamic and highly-focused market leader in crane design and product quality.

• Manitowoc

Manitowoc Cranes provides customers with the most advanced and comprehensive range of lifting solutions available. The company brand names include names known for creativity and innovation the world over: Grove, Manitowoc, National and Potain. Even its support services, Manitowoc CraneCare and Manitowoc Finance, are designed to convert the company's passion of cranes into substantial value for the customer. Manitowoc will provide information on its newest products, including the Model 31000 introduced last month at ConExpo.

• MTU Detroit Diesel

MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU (a Tognum Group company), a world provider of diesel engines and drive, and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and decentralized power plants. Under the brand names MTU and Detroit Diesel, the company offers a complete line of power solutions from 30 to 12,200 bhp (20 to 9,100 kW). As the former off-highway division of Detroit Diesel, MTU Detroit Diesel also enjoys a long and proud heritage and the reputed best off-highway service and support network in North America. MTU Detroit Diesel is the only engine company with a factory and distributor support team dedicated specifically to the crane market. With MTU Detroit Diesel, owners can expect long engine life, outstanding reliability, personalized service and support, and the lowest possible life cycle costs. At the annual conference, MTU Detroit Diesel representatives will be on-hand to discuss sales and service opportunities for the Series 60, Series 500 and Series 900 engines for the crane market, and show members how its factory and distributor support team can help.


Nations Builders Insurance Services Inc. (NBIS) provides customized insurance coverage for SC&RA members. The company was organized in October of 2001 by a group of insurance professionals who responded to a distinct market need for specialty construction insurance. Over the past five years, the company has added products and services that compliment its industry position. The company's integrated approach includes in-house underwriting, claims adjusting, safety management, litigation control and marketing services.


The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) will be providing latest information on development of its two new programs: rigger and signalperson certification. In addition, complete information will be available on the latest refinements to the CCO mobile, tower and overhead crane operator programs, along with updated candidate and employer handbooks.

• Powersource Transportation, Inc.

Powersource Transportation Inc. specializes in power only semi-trailer and portable equipment delivery. The nationwide delivery of new and used, loaded or empty semi-trailers, portable equipment and machinery, or anything else on its own wheels (except mobile homes) is the company's business. The professionals at Powersource, both on the road and in the offce, also have many years of experience in over-sized and/or overweight, power only shipments.

• Rayco-Wylie

Rayco-Wylie's key areas of expertise lie in the development and installation of complex rated capacity indicators as well as custom safety instrumentation. Regardless of crane make or model, lattice, hydraulic, boom truck or special application, Rayco-Wylie provides solutions to any specific application. Rayco-Wylie Systems is proud to introduce the new i3500. This system provides all the crane indications you need and has advanced optional features such as data collection and remote transmission. Owners can add such options as data logging, hook height, rope speed, and range limiting. Designed for OEM's the i3500 is fully CanBus with “plug and play” sensors for a quick installation and can be precalibrated. The calibration requires no extra hand-held device as it is performed using the display keypad. The i3500 accommodates worldwide users with nine languages to choose from, a unit of measure selection and international symbol keypad.

• Ridewell

At the Product Fair, Ridewell will highlight three products: The Monopivot 240, the Monopivot 247, and the 2400200. The Monopivot 240 series is Ridewell's standard line of trailer air-ride suspensions designed with low maintenance and exceptional ride quality in mind. Monopivot 240 suspensions are available in overslung and underslung models. The Monopivot HD 247 is a low ride height trailer air-ride suspension for disc or drum brakes, and is designed with an integrated axle connection for severe service applications.

The 2400200 is designed to accommodate an IMT-WABCO disc-brake axle for use with 17 1/2; inch wheel-end equipment. The suspension accommodates the disc-brake axle by incorporating a “banana beam” design, where the beam dips down below the brake chamber, and then comes back up to the axle with a standard 240-style axle connection.

Vice President John Millsap and South-Central Regional Sales Manager Justin Cravens will represent Ridewell at Annual Conference.

• Riggers Manufacturing Co.

Riggers Manufacturing recently bolstered the EZLifter line of gantries with the Model EZ600-33. This addition to the EZLifter family of telescopic gantries has a 1,380 ton maximum capacity on a four leg set-up with a 710 ton capacity at the full extension of 33 feet. Well known for their stability, fast set up time, and ease of use, this model rollout incorporates the new CARL Control System to allow the ability to synchronize lift and travel of up to eight jack legs. The portable belly pack allows the operator to view the lift from any angle, maximizing safety on critical lifts. The company has also incorporated the CARL Control System on all new Trilifter mobile pick and carry machines. The addition of the CARL technology has made a vast improvement in the smoothness of operation of the EZLifter and Trilifter over its previous PLC control systems.

• Rigging Gear Sales

Rigging Gear Sales, (RGS) located in Dixon, IL is known primarily for one thing – hydraulic telescopic gantries and mobile pick and carry machines. The need versus supply problem is solved with the RGS rent to sell program, supplying customers what they need – zero lead time, and the confidence that they are buying the right equipment to suit their needs. Another practice employed is the ability for a customer to trade in their current system on a different unit. Over the years, to meet demand, RGS has added inventory to its fleet of hydraulic telescopic gantries for rental and sale. The company's current fleet of new and used gantries ranges from 20 to more than 1,000 ton systems with maximum heights of over 40 feet with 600 tons. In addition to an extensive stock of gantries, RGS also has an extensive line of accessory equipment, which it rents with the company's own systems, and to current owners of systems to supplement their equipment inventory. Rigging Gear Sales prides itself on providing one-stop shopping. Other products they rent include: high capacity forklifts, mobile pick and carry machines to 75 ton capacity, machinery moving dollies, and hydraulic machinery carts.

• Rogers Brothers Corporation

Rogers Brother Corporation has been manufacturing high performance lowbed trailers under the Rogers name for more than 100 years. Although it is best known for construction detachable and fixed gooseneck trailers, Rogers also excels in trailers built to individual customer specifications. The Specialized Series has trailers designed to accommodate the needs of the transportation, oil, gas, steel manufacturing, mining, utility and heavy-haul industries.

In order to meet strict GVWR requirements, many Rogers trailers are made with 130,000 psi steel in the main deck, and 100,000 psi steel in the gooseneck and rear frame. The high-strength steel construction and cambered-deck design provides lighter weight, high performance trailers. All of this is backed by a seven-year limited frame warranty. Visit Bill Brenoel during the Products Fair.

• RopeBlock

RopeBlock BV is a Dutch manufacturer of crane blocks, snatch blocks, tilt-up blocks, hooks, overhaul balls, swivels and sockets that are designed to maximize the performance of today's modern cranes. The company builds standard and fast reeve crane blocks to 1,600 tons and 13 sheaves. Twin blocks and custom designs are available to meet specific needs. Features such as oversized sheave pins with doublesealed maintenance-free roller bearings and forged hooks are standard on all crane blocks. RopeBlock offers single and double-sheave snatch blocks and tilt-ups from 22 to 350 ton capacity to handle all types of lifting jobs. Open and closed wedge, spelter and short bow sockets are all available and inventoried for quick deliveries. Additionally, the company maintains a large inventory of crane blocks, snatch blocks and tilt-up blocks and can delivery anywhere in North America to help meet critical deadlines. Come by the booth to learn more about the RopeBlock product line.

• Royal Tractor

Since 1970, Royal Tractor has been custom designing and manufacturing heavy mobile industrial material handling equipment. The company's Liftmasters and Rig-n-Lift cushion tire lift truck product lines are available from 15,000 to 150,000 pounds capacity. The Rig-n-Lift models are designed for the rigging industry and include hydraulic powered booms, extendable frames and segmented, removable counterweights. All Liftmasters and Rig-n-Lift models are designed to offer compact dimensions for the best maneuverability in their rated capacity class. Jim Hardwick, president, and his wife Kathy, and Ron Christopher, national sales manager, and his wife Jolene, will attend the conference.

• Scheuerle/Transport Systems & Products

Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik of Pfedelbach Germany, manufacturers of Specialized Heavy Lift Transporters and Hydraulic Platform Trailers and Transport Systems and Products Inc., will again have an exhibit booth at the 2008 SC&RA Annual Conference. At the exhibit the company will introduce Scheuerle's new Wide Combi trailer. The modular dual-lane trailer was designed specifically to meet the strict requirements of the US market. The trailer features a Dual Center Beam allowing the frame to longitudinally split to widths of 15, 18, and 20 feet. The Hydraulic Lift System provides a total lift of over 2 feet. Other features include: mechanical all wheel steering, tapered roller bearing steering heads, maintenance free pendulum bearings, auto adjust brake lever mechanisms, hydro accumulators, front and rear bolt couplings and pipe fracture safety valves.

• Terex Cranes

Terex offers the most diversified lifting capabilities around the world with an extensive line of industry-leading cranes including mobile hydraulic and hydraulic crawler cranes, truck-mounted cranes and tower cranes, according to the company. The product range includes rough terrain cranes, telescopic truck cranes, boom trucks, all terrain cranes, crawler cranes and tower cranes. Terex is focused on producing quality capital equipment that delivers the productivity, return on investment and cost-effectiveness that today's value-conscious customers demand. Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer with 2007 net sales of $9.1 billion. Terex operates in five business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, Terex Materials Processing & Mining, and Terex Roadbuilding, Utility Products. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.

• The Crosby Group

For more than 80 years, Crosby has been the leader in the lifting industry. Crosby will provide information about its newest products, including the complete line of Crosby IP lifting clamps, Vitalife wire rope lubricant, Crosby Eliminator chain fitting, plus several new chain hooks and revisions to the design of the Shur-Loc line of hooks.

• Thru-Way Trailers

Thru-Way Trailers has been providing innovative solutions and custom designed trailers to transportation companies for nearly 40 years. From inception to delivery, Thru-Way thrives on finding engineering solutions for customer- specific functionality and challenging moves. At the Thru-Way booth, come check out the revolutionary BladeMaster, a one-of-a-kind trailer designed to transport wind turbine blades safely and effectively, using a patented Electronic Over Hydraulics Steering System.

Equipped with what the company claims is the most advanced trailer steerable system in North America, BladeMaster is lighter, safer, more adaptive and cost effective than traditional trailers. BladeMaster can effortlessly and continuously drive around tighter corners. Come watch the BladeMaster in action. No two moves are the same – and neither are Thru-Way trailers. Every trailer is designed specifically for the client's required needs. Check out custom-engineered trailers for the crane and rigging industry including multi axle double drop and extendable trailers. For heavy and awkward moves, check out Thru-Way's custom engineered heavy duty jeeps and multi axle hydraulic detachable goosenecks.

• Trail King Industries

Trail King Industries Inc. manufactures a complete line of trailers for the construction, commercial hauling, aggregates, agriculture, and specialized hauling markets. Once again, Trail King is sponsoring a special breakfast on Friday, April 18. This year's special guest speaker will be Buzz Sutherland, who will present a talk on “It's All About Family.” Trail King is part of the Transportation Products segment of Carlisle Companies, Inc., which is based in Charlotte, NC, owns nine operating companies, and employs more than 11,000 people around the world. Attending this year's SC&RA Annual Conference will be Jerry Thomsen, Trail King president and past president of SC&RA; Rick Farris, vice president of sales and marketing; Butch Odegaard, national accounts manager; and Geoff Fischer, Trail King district sales manager.


A leader in crane and rigging insurance and risk management brokerage, USI is focused on helping crane and rigging companies become more successful by offering comprehensive management of insurance programs and risk management needs. USI offers strategic advice and counsel with creative risk solutions to meet individual needs. USI is currently owned by Goldman, Sachs & Co. Randy Proos along with Jennifer Molieri and Wendy Lundry will be available to discuss USI's services.


WHECO Corporation will be participating in their tenth consecutive products fair with Ron Williams, Dave Wood and Jay Shiff er on hand to explain the company's approach to engineered structural repairs and crane restoration. For more than 30 years WHECO has been providing specialized repair and restoration services to the crane industry. Since last year's conference, WHECO's Southern California operation has moved into a new 44,000 square foot repair facility in Santa Fe Springs, CA. WHECO provides full turn-key repairs including fabrication, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, machining and painting services. Focusing on the skilled trades allows them to complete time and cost effective repairs by being able to fabricate or manufacture long lead time and/or obsolete parts and components.

WHECO prides itself on being able to provide OSHA, Cal-OSHA, ANSI and AWS compliant repairs and by bringing integrity to the process and understanding to the misconceptions surrounding engineered structural repairs for cranes. WHECO is also proud to have three members of its team active on SC&RA committees, including Dave Wood who is on the Allied Industries Group Governing Committee, Jay Shiffer who is serving on the Safety Education & Training Committee and Doreen Williams who is active on the Ladies Group Governing Committee.

• XL Specialized Trailers

XL Specialized Trailers manufactures commercial and construction style trailers that combine safety, durability and value. XL is a privately held company that has more than 100 years of trailer building knowledge. The company's selection of specialized trailers includes The Cheater, Hydraulic Detachable, Hydraulic Detachable Extendable, Mechanical Detachable, Mechanical Full Width and Rigid Gooseneck, The Competitor, Step Deck, Step and Flat Deck Extendable, Slider, Pow-R-Tayl, Tag, Tilt Tag, Booster, Flip Axle, and Jeep. Some other trailers manufactured for the unusual load include The Paver Special, and Tank Hauler. Attending this year's conference will be Scott Wall, general manager.

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