Cranes Articles

Manitowoc Crawler Cranes Gives Bridge Contractor the Edge →

Todd Strande, division manager of Manhattan Road & Bridge and self-proclaimed crawler enthusiast, was sold on the Manitowoc MLC100-1 at first sight when he visited the Manitowoc Cranes factory in late 2019. His experience at the facility in Shady Grove, Pa., where he saw firsthand the attention to detail that goes into every crane model, validated Manhattan Road & Bridge's decision to grow its crawler fleet with four Manitowoc MLC100-1 units.  Click for more...


Crane Tech Helps ZooTampa With Manatees →

Crane Tech LLC was contacted by April Jaime Vaccaro, an animal care supervisor from ZooTampa's manatee area in April 2021 regarding mobile crane operating training for their manatee center. The Manatee Critical Care center at ZooTampa takes care of as many manatees as possible with a dedicated animal care team and veterinary staff who tend to the manatees 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Manatees, or "sea cows," as the locals call them, are herbivores that graze on fresh and saltwater plants.  Click for more...


ALL Names Terry Hoops Minnesota Territory Sales Rep of Dawes →

Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has named Terry Hoops its territory sales representative of Minnesota. Hoops oversees Dawes' bare and operated rentals as well as all equipment sales covering the entire state. Hoops is a three-decade veteran of equipment sales, the bulk of his career spent in Minnesota, where he has developed deep relationships within key markets that rely on heavy lift equipment.  Click for more...


Cranserco Delivers Grove GRT8100 Rough-Terrain Crane to Indonesian Gold Mining Business →

Indonesian gold mining business PT Arafura Surya Alam (ASA) has purchased its first Grove crane: a GRT8100, which will be used to support a major program of construction work for the company, along with regular mine operation and plant maintenance duties. The new rough-terrain crane will be based at ASA's Kotabunan site in East Bolaang Mongondow Regency, North Sulawesi. The GRT8100 was sold to ASA by Manitowoc's Indonesian dealer for Grove rough-terrain cranes, Cranserco.  Click for more...


Mammoet Supports Construction of Dubai's Next Iconic Landmark →

Built by BESIX Construct LLC, a Middle Eastern subsidiary of a Belgian company BESIX, the Infinity Bridge (formerly Al Shindagha bridge) is distinguished by its unique architectural design inspired by the concept of infinity. It is a distinct landmark that promises to be a showcase of Dubai's architectural advancements worldwide. Forty steel segments of its infinity arch, ranging in weight up to 143 tons, needed to be installed over the Dubai creek and above the bridge deck, which could not support a suitably sized crane.  Click for more...


Small Army of Cranes Helps Construct Pritzker Military Archives Center in Wisconsin →

Construction of an ambitious archive dedicated to military history is under way in Somers, Wis. The Pritzker Military Archives Center (PMAC) sits on the 288-acre Pritzker Military Archives & Memorial Park (PAMPC) development, featuring the archive center and 9,400-sq.ft. gallery. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has been involved in construction nearly from the beginning.  Click for more...


Innovative Gantry System in Place for Mile Long Bridge →

As part of the construction of a new southbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the Illinois Tollway will begin using an innovative gantry system to move and install bridge beams behind barrier wall in the work zone, without disrupting traffic. Construction of the new bridge as part of the Tollway's $500-million Mile Long Bridge Project is anticipated to continue through 2022.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Reaches New Heights With Acquisition of Aspen →

In 2021, a long-time crane manufacturer looked to reach new heights by focusing on the ground, at the grass roots level. In September, Milwaukee-based Manitowoc Company Inc. acquired Aspen Equipment of Bloomington, Minn., a crane dealer and a final-stage, purpose-built work truck upfitter. This transaction allowed the global manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment to expand its footprint in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250L-1 All-Terrain Crane Installs Vatican's Christmas Tree →

Italian rental company I.B.A. Crane undertook the important job of installing the Vatican's main Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, using a Grove GMK5250L-1 all-terrain crane. I.B.A. Crane chose the five-axle 275 ton capacity mobile crane, which it received from Central and Southern Italian Grove dealer FIMI in December 2020, to complete this prestigious task for its convenient compact dimensions and efficient operation.  Click for more...


Dean Barley to Succeed Ingo Schiller in Leadership Role for Tadano in the Americas →

The past two years at Tadano has seen a number of strategic moves by Tadano around the world. From the acquisition of Demag in 2019 to the reorganization of previously separate operations in the Western Hemisphere into a coordinated Pan-American region, from the appointment of Toshiaki Ujiie as CEO, to the brand unification this year, Tadano has been methodically implementing its long-term strategic plan on its drive to achieve the goal of becoming #1 in the lifting equipment industry.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Cranes →

The HCEA gives us a look at cranes from the past. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.   Click for more...


OSHA Director Keynotes NCCCO Foundation's Industry Forum … and Discusses What's New at the Agency →

OSHA will publish an updated Compliance Directive on its revised crane operator certification standards next spring according to Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA's directorate of construction. Speaking at the annual NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum held in November, Ketcham teased forum attendees about topics in the upcoming directive as he discussed construction site violations, several related to crane operations.  Click for more...


Tenna Integrates with Fleet Cost & Care to Allow Contractors to Share Equipment Data, Optimize Maintenance →

Tenna has announced its integration with Fleet Cost & Care, a provider of fleet management software, to allow crane and equipment rental companies to share their equipment data across their operations systems in a way that is unique to the crane and rigging industry. This initial phase of a continually developing integration allows for the flow of location and utilization (hours/miles) information from the Tenna platform into Fleet Cost & Care's maintenance module.  Click for more...


Chilean Company Corssen Relies Exclusively on Grove for Challenging High-Elevation Jobs →

Antofagasta, Chile-based Corssen Grúas & Montajes has been in business for more than 35 years and currently counts on an exclusively Grove fleet for lifting jobs in the country's mining, energy and construction sectors. The company's rough-terrain and all-terrain cranes face tough projects in elevations as high as 15,000 ft. and under extreme temperatures that often hover around 5 F. Corssen's newest Grove, a GRT8100 rough-terrain crane with 100 tons of maximum capacity, has worked consistently at a massive copper mine in Chile's Atacama Desert for the last two years without any issues, according to Owner Martin Corssen.  Click for more...


CraneWorks to Acquire Midwest Crane Repair in St. Louis →

CraneWorks Inc. announced the acquisition of Midwest Crane Repair LLC. When the deal officially closes on Jan. 4, 2022, Midwest Crane Repair will be rebranded as CraneWorks St. Louis and become the company's ninth nationwide location. Founded in 2002, CraneWorks consistently expanded its offerings and footprint in all things lifting. Midwest Crane Repair has operated in the St. Louis area since its founding in 2013 and quickly became known as the area's de facto group to call for top tier crane technicians, the company said.  Click for more...


NJ Crane Expert's Mobile Crane Simulators Ready Construction Crews for Work →

In response to worsening labor shortages, NJ Crane Expert announced simulation training for mobile crane operators — and those who aspire to have a career as a certified crane operator. NJ Crane Expert has added two mobile crane simulators to its hands-on training. The traveling simulators provide safe and efficient training to those in the construction and utilities industries. NJ Crane Expert developed a trailer to safely transport the crane simulators to where the workers and students are located, bringing the simulators to the job site or company office throughout the contiguous United States.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Upwardly Mobile: Becoming a Crane Operator is Rewarding Career Option →

Whether it's because of high wages, increased opportunities or the ability to handle loads easier than ever before, there may never have been a better time to be — or become — a crane operator. Back in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted an 8 percent rise in vacancies for this occupation over the following 10 years — well above the average increase for other highly skilled jobs.  Click for more...


NCCCO Foundation, Heavy Equipment Colleges of America Launch VICTOR Recognition Program →

The NCCCO Foundation and Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) announced the launch of a new program designed to recognize top-performing veterans. The announcement was made at the Sixth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications held on Veterans Day in Arlington, Va., and hosted by the NCCCO Foundation. Central to the new program is the Veteran In Crane Training Outstanding Recognition (or V.I.C.T.O.R.) award which will be presented to the top-performing veteran in each HEC training class for NCCCO mobile crane operator certification.  Click for more...


Carry Deck Crane Becomes Unlikely Hero of Rooftop Construction Project →

It's not every day that a carry deck crane gets to play the hero and come to the rescue. As the lift industry has evolved to showcase ever-larger cranes with longer reach and higher capacities, smaller equipment can sometimes seem pushed to the margins. But when Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago had a three-story "connecting link" project with special circumstances, it turned out a 25-ton carry deck crane was the perfect piece of equipment for the job.  Click for more...


Pinnacle Cranes Opens Spacious New Facility in Midland, N.C. →

From Construction Equipment Guide... To better serve its customers in the Carolinas and beyond, Pinnacle Cranes, the dealer of Link-Belt cranes and Manitex boom trucks, has opened a spacious new facility in Midland, N.C., just a few minutes outside of Charlotte. The 20,000-sq.-ft. building sits on 10 acres and features two services bays with two, 10-ton Kone overhead cranes. The shop can accommodate three or four cranes depending on their size, and the office portion is approximately 4,500 sq.  Click for more...



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