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VIDEO: Exact Crane Now Offering Tadano's New Truck Cranes →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With Tadano cranes gaining market share across the United States, the demand has grown for a Tadano truck crane, according to the manufacturer. After more than 10 years since offering a truck crane option in North America, Tadano did its research and developed a solution, the company said. As a result, in 2023, the new GT-800XL-2 and GT-1200XL-2 arrived in the North American market. Truck cranes, commonly referred to as a taxi crane, are designed to allow the operator a quick setup and tear down, getting them from job to job quickly and efficiently.  Click for more...


ALL Deploys Two Tower Cranes to Build Orlando Apartment Complex →

A 300-unit apartment complex marks the return of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp. , a member of the ALL Family of Companies, to the tower crane market in the Orlando metro area. T.J. Wicklander, general manager of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp., was previously a sales rep at ALL's Chicago branch, Central Contractors Service. Chicago is a tower-crane heavy town. At one point a few years ago, more than 30 of the 50 tower cranes dotting the Chicago skyline originated with Central.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Gets New Liebherr All Terrain Crane →

Fresh off its debut at ConExpo, the new Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 all terrain crane is bound for the fleet of the ALL Family of Companies. Designed to be the most roadworthy AT in its class, the brand-new unit showcases an assemblage of features sure to be appreciated across ALL's North American footprint. It's the first 5-axle crane worldwide, with a width of just 8 ft. 4 in., an advantage when driving on roads and construction sites.  Click for more...


Cranes Begin Unloading Dali After Key Bridge Collapse →

Workers have begun using cranes to offload containers from the Dali, the 100,000-ton vessel that crashed into Baltimore's Key Bridge on March 26, 2024, and sent major sections of the bridge plunging into the waters of the Patapsco River. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Erin Cox photo "The Unified Command is progressing on its effort to remove enough debris to open the channel to larger commercial traffic, refloat the M/V Dali and continue recovery efforts for missing loved ones," said Coast Guard Capt.  Click for more...


Kobelco Names Bigge Crane and Rigging as New Dealer →

Bigge Crane and Rigging, the leading crane rental and sales company in the United States, has been selected by Kobelco as the exclusive representative of its crawler cranes in Colorado and Utah. As the authorized dealer of Kobelco in these regions, Bigge has renewed its commitment to bringing the latest crane technology and Perfect Fleet equipment to the heavy-lifting and construction industries. Bigge's long-standing history as the nation's leading crane sales organization aligns seamlessly with Kobelco's reputation for producing high-quality crawler cranes.  Click for more...


Liebherr USA Co. Announces New Divisional Director →

Liebherr USA Co. appointed Shane Kuhlmey as divisional director of crawler cranes, deep foundation machines and maritime cranes, effective April 1, 2024. Kuhlmey transitions into this new role following a successful tenure as head of Liebherr USA Co.'s mining division, where he made a significant impact by building and leading a nationwide team of mining experts to achieve remarkable advancements in efficiency and safety.  Click for more...


CCO Recognizes Top Training Providers for Outstanding Commitment to Safety →

CCO is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Training Provider Awards. These prestigious awards recognize the exemplary efforts of training providers in preparing candidates for CCO exams, leading to essential certifications in load handling equipment operation. The selection process for the Training Provider Awards is rigorous and based on the volume of candidates enrolled in CCO certification programs during the previous year.  Click for more...


CCO Names 2024 Employer Award Recipients →

CCO announced the winners of the 2024 CCO Employer Awards, celebrating companies committed to workplace safety through CCO certification. These awards, now in their second year, shine a spotlight on businesses prioritizing safety in their operations. Chosen from a pool of nearly 16,000 employers, these 24 exemplary organizations from diverse sectors — construction, utilities, manufacturing and more — stood out for their dedication to ensuring their workers possess the skills and knowledge needed for safe crane and load handling.  Click for more...


States Put New Regs in Place for Tower Crane Safety →

Washington State was poised to join other states regulating safety surrounding tower cranes. The state passed legislation in response to a deadly 2019 tower crane accident in Seattle, joining other major cities and states with tower crane regulations in place. Passed by both the Washington house and senate, the bill addresses safety by "establishing permits for tower crane operation." The rules regulate assembly and disassembly, establish a work zone during these phases and set criminal penalties for safety law violators.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Launches Two New Potain Luffing Jib Cranes →

Manitowoc completes its latest generation of Potain luffing jib cranes with the launch of the MR 309 and MR 329. These new models follow the successful introduction of the MR 229 at bauma 2022, which was the first Potain luffing jib crane to come equipped with the cutting-edge Potain Crane Control System (CCS) and Potain CONNECT telematics. The entire new generation of cranes reflects Manitowoc's commitment to exceeding the latest standards and incorporating valuable customer feedback gathered through its Voice of the Customer process.  Click for more...


New Report On Safety Hazards in Crane Industry →

The NCCCO Foundation and the National Safety Council (NSC) through its Work to Zero initiative partnered to survey certified crane operators and inspectors regarding safety hazards in the crane industry. The goal was to identify the most common hazardous situations these workers are exposed to, the main causes and contributors to workplace injuries, and to understand their use and perceptions of safety technology solutions used to eliminate or mitigate these risks.  Click for more...


Liebherr Tower Cranes Renovate Bridge in Spain →

Two Liebherr 420 EC-H 16 Litronic tower cranes are currently in Seville, Spain's fourth largest city, where they are helping to renovate the Puente Quinto Centenario road bridge. The bridge, a high traffic crossing point in Seville, currently spans the Gualdalquivir River with three lanes. An extra lane will be added as part of the renovation work so that traffic can spread across two lanes in both directions at peak times.  Click for more...


Multi-Crane Solves De Zaanse Helden's Jobsite Puzzle With Potain Cranes →

Multi-Crane, a Dutch crane specialist, has deployed a fleet of six Potain MDT topless tower cranes for the De Zaanse Helden residential construction project in Zaandam, near Amsterdam. The project, consisting of 10 buildings with solar panels and rooftop gardens, will add 607 apartments and commercial spaces to the city. Throughout the construction process, diverse construction materials including precast concrete, formwork, floor panels and steel structures require precise lifting and placement.  Click for more...


ALL's Indianapolis Branch Expansion Uses Own Cranes →

When Central Rent-A-Crane of Indianapolis, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, decided to build a new 17,000-sq.-ft. facility on 14 acres, it needed to look no further than its own yard for the perfect heavy lift equipment to execute the project. The star of the proceedings was the 110-ton capacity Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 hydraulic rough terrain crane, which was used to set structural steel for the 55-ft.  Click for more...


Stephenson Equipment Named Master Distributor of Montarent Cranes in United States →

Stephenson Equipment Inc. (SEI) has been chosen to become the master distributor of Montarent Cranes in the United States. Stephenson Equipment has partnered with Montarent of the Netherlands for its innovative line of mobile tower cranes since 2017. Building on this relationship has proven to be a perfect fit for both companies, as SEI is already a Manitowoc Elite dealer, and the Potain self-erecting tower cranes are utilized on the Montalift mobile tower cranes.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Completes Expansion in Mid-Atlantic Market With Addition of Experienced Staff, Full-Service Location →

The Mid-Atlantic expansion of Select Crane Sales is in full force with the new full-service location at 11096 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, Va., and the addition of Steve Smith, Jason Bushey and Keegan Bushey to the Select Crane Sales team. Smith joins Select Crane Sales as the Mid-Atlantic sales representative. Smith has been in the construction and machinery industry for more than 20 years. He will support customer crane needs, new and used sales and bare rentals with a territory that covers New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, eastern Pennsylvania, and the D.C.  Click for more...


SC&RA Announces 2024 Crane & Rigging Safety Award Winners →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced its full slate of companies and individuals who have earned 2024 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards. The winners will be recognized at the Association's 2024 Annual Conference, April 15-19, at the Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas. This year, 12 SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents, which is in addition to the following criteria: Incident Rate (TRIR) < 1.3; Worker's Modification Rate less than or equal to 1.0; Incident Expenses Frequency Rate less than or equal to 1.0; and Zero fatalities during the current program year (January 1 – December 31, 2023).  Click for more...


Palfinger Launches PAL Pro 58 Mechanics Truck, PSC 8600 TEC Service Crane →

In a landmark effort to set new industry benchmarks, Palfinger, a global leader in innovative crane and lifting solutions, introduced its latest products, the PAL Pro 58 mechanics truck and PSC 8600 TEC service crane, exclusively at Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana. This launch highlights Palfinger's commitment to excellence and its dedication to serving the North American market with unparalleled innovation.  Click for more...


Bay Crane Companies Makes Strategic Entry Into Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Area Market →

The Bay Crane Companies Inc., one of the 10 largest providers of crane services in the North America, announced the acquisition of two leading crane service companies in the Mid Atlantic region from ML Holdings: United Crane & Rigging and Crane Rental Company Inc. This acquisition adds to Bay Crane two full-service locations — Baltimore, Md., and Capital Heights, Md. — along with a fleet of 88 cranes and hoists and almost 200 trucks, trailers and other support equipment.  Click for more...


Empire Crane Co. Earns Jekko USA Dealer of Year →

Jekko USA has named Empire Crane Company its dealer of the year in the United States after a prosperous 2023 of selling the company's mini crane and minipicker lines. Empire Crane part owner Luke Lonergan was informed of this merit by Jekko USA personnel during January's World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. A partnership that began just two years ago in 2022 has blossomed into a beneficial situation for both companies.  Click for more...



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