Representatives from Terex Cranes and IHI Construction Machinery Limited recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the 300th crane produced and sold to Terex Cranes. Held at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, the celebration included speeches, presentations of commemorative plaques and pictures, the traditional breaking of a sake barrel and a toast. The relationship between IHI and Terex started in 1952 when Koehring and Ishiakawajima Heavy Industries established Ishiakawajima Koehring Company as a technical and capital partnership. The traditional sake toast included Masao Nitanda, president, IHI Construction Machinery; Steve Filipov, president, Terex Cranes; Akira Nakano, associate director, IHI Construction Machinery; Fil Filipov, former president Terex Cranes and Kosei Kawamura, former president, IHI Construction Machinery

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