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Select Crane Sales Appoints Alexandra Casler Northeast Territory Manager →

Select Crane Sales announced that Alexandra Casler has been hired to lead Select Crane's northeast sales. In the role of Northeast territory manager, Casler will market new and used cranes as well as bare rentals throughout the Northeast. Casler has six years of experience in the construction industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge that will be an asset to both Select Crane and its customers, according to the company.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Six New Grove GRT8120s →

The ALL Family of Companies already knows how it will be starting off the new year: with delivery of six brand-new rough-terrain cranes from Grove. The company has purchased among the first of the new Grove GRT8120s to roll off the assembly line. These 120-ton RTs bring a number of innovations to their weight class, including a completely redesigned carrier that is identical in size to a smaller 100-ton capacity RT, and it can be delivered in two truckloads.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Delivers National NBT45 to Marc's Crane Service →

Select Crane Sales delivered a 2010 National NBT45 to Marc's Crane Service of Miami, Fla. The National NBT45 is mounted on a Peterbilt 367 and offers 45-ton capacity with 127 ft. of main boom. The National NBT45 is fully compliant with both crane and aerial lifting standards for increased utilization as a 45 ton crane or 1200 lb. platform aerial lift. The NBT45 offers numerous features that make for easy setup and efficient operation.  Click for more...


WestRock Solvay Mill Turns to Empire Crane, Broderson →

The team at WestRock Solvay Mill needed more lifting capacity than what their 1999 Broderson IC-80 could offer. After looking at other brands, they found that only Broderson offered the lifting capacity they need in the small footprint they require. Cory White, senior vehicle maintenance technician and mobile equipment safety trainer at WestRock provided his technical expertise to the decision-making process.  Click for more...


Tadano's GTC-2000 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane →

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane was an anticipated a development: developed and built in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane is being relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000. There are good reasons for including the telescopic boom crawler crane in the Tadano brand, according to the company.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250L Helps 24/7 Lifting Stay True to Its Name →

New York City has some of the most challenging restrictions on moving heavy. So to move a 130,000-plus lbs, five-axle mobile crane through the busy streets of Manhattan is a challenge. Crane companies working in the metropolis need to combine real skill with a lot of patience in dealing with physical and regulatory constraints imposed by the city. For 24/7 Lifting, a Yonkers, N.Y.-based crane rental company, its Grove cranes make the challenges of lifting in New York that much easier.  Click for more...


ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Sets Orlando Bridge Girders in Series of Night Picks →

Work continues on the $2.3 billion reimagining of Interstate 4 in and around Orlando, Fla. The highway reconstruction project, begun in 2015, has entered Area 4, a 6-mi. stretch through the Altamonte Springs suburb north of the city. Recent work in this zone involved a series of night picks to set girders for a new bridge over Wymore Road. ALL Sunshine Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, provided a 550-ton Grove GMK7550 for the work of setting precast girders.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Launches National Crane NBT60XL Boom Truck →

Manitowoc's product innovation continues, with the latest evolution in its National Crane product line hitting the market: the NBT60XL. The model combines "strong and long", bringing a greater capacity and reach combination in the 60 ton class — both for boom trucks and truck cranes — according to the manufacturer. While the NBT60XL is influenced by its successful forerunner, the NBT60L, it brings a host of other enhancements.  Click for more...


Lanco Group Wins Top Dealer Award →

For the fifth year in a row, Manitowoc has recognized Lanco Group of Companies (Lanco) as its North America Top Dealer of the Year. The Homewood, Ill.-based group was the largest single purchaser of Manitowoc cranes across all of its brands by dollar amount in 2019. "We are very proud to celebrate this award with our great partner Lanco for five years running. Lanco is a world-class group of companies, committed to providing high-standard services and meeting the customers' needs," said David Hull, general manager, North America of Manitowoc.  Click for more...


Corey Mozey Appointed Regional Sales Manager of Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Franna Pick & Carry Cranes →

Corey Mozey has been appointed to the position of regional sales manager — Terex rough terrain cranes and Franna Pick & Carry Cranes based in Colorado. Mozey will assume responsibility for the existing distribution partners in the western states and at the same time seek to appoint new ones where required. In addition, he also will focus on increasing the diverse end customer base, with a clear focus on growing market share.  Click for more...


How the SkyCrane Cantilever Lifting Beam Has Revolutionized the Construction Industry →

Most cantilever beams require electrical or hydraulic interface with a crane. Most of them are also not very versatile and efficient. On the job site, Greenfield Products understands the need for efficiency, productivity and safety. Imagine a cantilever lifting beam system that offers a wireless, self-contained, battery-powered solution that doesn't require any electrical or hydraulic interface with the crane.  Click for more...


Potain Recognizes North American Dealers for Offering Training, NCCCO Certification for Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operators →

Manitowoc is honoring 12 Potain dealers for their dedication in providing NCCCO training and certification for self-erecting tower cranes for the industry. Daiane Quinlan, Potain's North American sales director, said that these training programs are crucial for Potain to maintain its high standards when servicing customers, as the self-erecting crane market and demand grows strongly in the region.  Click for more...


CM Labs Helps Manitowoc Capture Market Share with Simulation Solutions →

When The Manitowoc Company Inc. , implemented a common control system across its diverse line of cranes, it recognized an opportunity to leverage simulators to support the marketing and sales program behind the initiative, as well as for operator training. With award-winning simulation capabilities, CM Labs Simulations Inc. provides equipment manufacturers with turnkey solutions from end to end of the simulation value chain.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Sets Zoo's Rainforest Dome in a Single Pick →

To tame a jungle, sometimes you have to send in a bigger beast. This idea was reinforced recently at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a new geodesic dome was installed over its RainForest habitat. Initial plans called for the dome to be set in four sections and then joined together over the habitat. For this, ALL Erection & Crane Rental of Cleveland, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, was ready to assign a 500-ton crane to assist with the installation.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Starts Deliveries of Grove GMK4060HC All-Terrain Cranes to U.S. Army →

The latest Grove all-terrain cranes specially outfitted for the military are departing from Shady Grove, Pa., and setting out to U.S. Army missions throughout the world. The Grove GMK4060HC (HC for heavy crane) are specifically engineered for military use and have features that make them ready for a variety of terrains and activities. These cranes are part of the fulfillment of a $192 million contract bid won by Manitowoc in 2015.  Click for more...


Superior Cranes' Investment in Demag CC 6800-1 Crane Pays Off for Difficult Petrochemical Lifts in Virginia →

Joe Everett, president of Superior Cranes Inc. , Rockingham, N.C., has gained a reputation as an innovator. "We have completed many jobs that other lifting companies wouldn't consider due to the creative way Joe looks at a project," said Brian Schleicher, director of marketing and communications of Superior Cranes. Everett also is known for investing in the company and growing the fleet, so Superior Cranes can tackle the difficult projects.  Click for more...


DICA Announces LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors →

DICA announced a brand name change for its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to "LiftGuard magnetic sling protectors. "LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company's acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year. LiftGuard sling protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners or protrusions from loads being lifted.  Click for more...


Manitowoc MLC100-1 Racks Up 2,500 Faultless Hours on Tunneling Project →

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only ever really one choice: Manitowoc. The company received its Manitowoc MLC100-1 in August 2019 and immediately set it to work on the London Road Relief Sewer project, situated on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.  Click for more...


Double Delivery: Demag AC 45 City and Demag AC 160-5 for Fanger →

The people at Swiss crane service provider Fanger are well aware of the lasting quality of Demag cranes — after all, the company has had a Demag AC 40 City in operation for 20 years. "We've gotten consistently good results for the entirety of that period, so it was only natural for us to get its successor, the AC 45 City. After all, it does everything the AC 40 City does but better," said Fanger Cranes & Transportation Division Manager Josef Waser.  Click for more...


Demolition of Former J.P. Morgan Chase HQ Progressing in Manhattan →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Demolition is visibly moving along on JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, N.Y. Formerly referred to as the Union Carbide Building, the financial company is in the midst of razing the 707-ft.-tall mid-century skyscraper in order to make way for a 1,425-ft.-tall, 2.5-million-sq. ft. supertall, which will be one of the tallest structures in New York City.  Click for more...



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