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CCO to Move Written Exam Delivery into Digital Age →

Although CCO candidates began taking exams utilizing computers nearly 15 years ago, CCO recently announced its technology initiative to move all written exams to the computer. This initiative not only uses the latest and greatest testing and security technology, but it has several key benefits for candidates and employers. Benefits include: Immediate score reporting once exams are complete* (*A preliminary score will be available immediately.  Click for more...


VIDEO: BKB Maximizes Efficiency With Potain T80 Crane From RMS Rentals →

Brittney Yares is a fast learner and an extremely ambitious person. Those two traits are why her company Brittney Kate Builds (BKB) has grown from a weekend project with a friend to a booming and respected company. BKB completes large housing complexes throughout the Minneapolis suburbs. "Six years ago, I framed a basement with a friend and thought it was a great accomplishment and super fun," recalled Yares.  Click for more...


Four Cranes, Four ALL Branches, One Perfectly Executed Quad Lift →

Four southern branches of the ALL Family of Companies banded together to accomplish a massive lift for construction of a new hangar at an international airport in northern Florida. Steel box beams formed large trusses, the heaviest of which weighed in at 610,000 lbs. This truss, which measured 20 ft. high and 400 ft. long, needed to be lifted and set as a single piece. And, by the way, the massive framework would need to be raised to a height of 80 ft.  Click for more...


Mammoet's Innovative Bridge Installation Solution Saves Time in Saudi Arabia →

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Project is the world's most ambitious and exciting tourism and hospitality project — a luxury destination created around one of the world's last hidden natural treasures. Led by the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the project is located on Saudi Arabia's west coast, between the cities of Umluj and Al-Wajh, and sits over pristine lands and waters, including a vast archipelago of more than 90 islands.  Click for more...


Understanding OSHA's Compliance Directive →

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018. The new compliance directive only revises the existing section on operator training, certification and evaluation and leaves the other sections of the 2014 directive unchanged.  Click for more...


ALL Takes Delivery of Fleet's Largest Crane →

A package of 25 new Liebherr cranes is coming to the ALL Family of Companies throughout 2022. Perhaps the most highly anticipated is the Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane, which becomes the largest crane in the ALL fleet. Slated for delivery this month, the 11000 features a 1,200-ton capacity and 551 ft. of main boom. As wind towers have gotten taller and plants have become more sprawling, the need for a big crane with high capacities and extended reach has become clear.  Click for more...


NCCCO Foundation Announces Officers for 2022-2024 →

The NCCCO Foundation board of directors has announced the officers who will serve the organization for the next two years. Elected to serve as president is Garry Higdem, CEO of Mario Sinacola & Sons, Frisco, Texas. Higdem joined the board in 2020 and has just completed the remainder of the term of J. Chris Ryan who stepped down in February to take up the newly created position of immediate past president.  Click for more...


New Chair of Crane Type Advisory Group Appointed →

The NCCCO Foundation board of directors has named Fred Simmons chair of the crane type advisory group (CTAG) following the retirement of Dave Ritchie. Simmons takes up his new position immediately, according to NCCCO Foundation President Garry Higdem, who made the announcement. "Dave leaves behind an outstanding legacy for which we are all enormously grateful," said Higdem. "And we are equally confident that Fred will continue that legacy for the betterment of industry and all those whose work brings them into contact with cranes and rigging." Simmons is inspection and training manager of Foley Material Handling Co., Ashland, Va.  Click for more...


Three Easy Ways Your Crane Telematics System Can Boost Fuel Savings →

The goal of telematics is to make life easier for the crane owner, said Marco Busconi, Terex rough-terrain crane engineering director. With the technology, equipment owners and managers can make more effective business decisions as they maintain a safe work environment for employees and site owners. One of the biggest areas in which telematics can impact your crane operations is in fuel conservation.  Click for more...


ALL Erection & Crane Rental Receives Longevity Award From SC&RA →

ALL Erection & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has been honored with the Longevity Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), recognizing its decades of leadership. SC&RA is an international organization with more than 1,350 members from 46 nations serving all aspects of heavy industry including specialized transportation, lift equipment, machinery moving, maintenance and more.  Click for more...


Two Tower Cranes on Small Lot Build Minneapolis' Next Great High-Rise Project →

If you're building a suburban home, 3.4 acres is a good-sized piece of land. But what if you're building two urban mixed-use towers connected by a skywalk with an acre of greenspace between them? Then, suddenly, that 3.4 acre space starts to seem daunting. That is the plan for North Loop Green, a new high-rise development in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood. As if the acreage wasn't small enough, it's also boxed in, surrounded by a bridge, interstate and rail line.  Click for more...


GrĂșas Alhambra Invests in More Grove All-Terrain Cranes →

Grenada-based Grúas Alhambra has expanded its 30-strong fleet with a new 275 ton capacity five-axle Grove GMK5250L-1 all-terrain crane and a used 441 ton capacity six-axle Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane. The Spanish rental company has specialized in mobile cranes for more than 50 years, offering high quality machines, that are operated by the best people, to jobs across Andalusia. A focus on quality led Grúas Alhambra to develop a relationship with Manitowoc and its Grove brand.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Link-Belt 228 HSL Drives Piling at New Orleans Canal Expansion →

Link-Belt Cranes customer, and long-term contractor for flood control projects in Louisiana, B&K Construction, was awarded a $45.5 million contract for storm channel improvements to the Algiers Sub-Basin Plan. The project is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans and has an estimated completion date of fall 2025. A Link-Belt 130-ton (117.9 t) 228 HSL and 80-ton (73-t) 138 HSL drive the sheeting and piling to build the revamped flood protection network for B&K Construction.  Click for more...


Huixiang Crane Lifting in Taiwan Welcomes its First Grove Crane →

Taiwanese crane rental company Huixiang Crane Lifting has purchased its first Grove crane, adding a GMK5250XL-1 to its growing fleet. The powerful 5-axle all-terrain crane was unveiled at bauma 2019 in Germany and has been added to rental fleets across the world ever since. The new arrival becomes the largest machine in Huixiang Crane Lifting's rental fleet of six units. The first job for the new crane is supporting construction work at a local science park project and once work there wraps up it will then travel to Tainan.  Click for more...


Grove TTS9000-2 Truck Crane Brings All-Wheel Steering to Nimble, Lightweight Carrier →

Manitowoc has expanded its Grove truck crane offering with the new four-axle TTS9000-2, boasting all-wheel steering and an impressively long boom on a lightweight carrier. Much of the improved design comes from Manitowoc's Voice of the Customer process, which uses consumer insights to improve engineering work and product development. The 115 ton capacity truck crane features an automated steering system that helps operators navigate challenging driving conditions, whether on congested urban job sites or small backcountry roads.  Click for more...


Delivery of Grove Rough-Terrain Cranes Kickstarts New Chapter for Tri-County Construction →

Two Grove rough-terrain cranes supplied by Aspen Equipment are helping an Iowa construction firm fulfill its prestigious yet demanding maintenance contract with an agricultural client. Eddyville, Iowa-based Tri-County Construction (Tri-County) ordered a 120 ton capacity Grove GRT8120 and 165 ton capacity Grove GRT9165. The company took delivery of both cranes on New Year's Eve, with technicians from Aspen Equipment arriving the following week to ensure they were operating optimally.  Click for more...


C.D. Perry Purchases 2022 Tadano GTC-1300 From Empire Crane Company →

C.D. Perry of Troy, N.Y., started its search for a new crane looking to fill the gap between their current 110-ton lattice boom crawler and it 200-ton lattice boom crawler. The company concluded its search by purchasing a 2022 Tadano GTC-1300, 130-ton telescopic boom crawler from Empire Crane Company. The GTC-1300 fits the size requirements as well as simplifies and streamlines job processes. Telecrawlers vs.  Click for more...


Manitowoc MLC150-1 Ensures IUOE's Flagship Operator Training Center Stays at Forefront of Equipment Technology →

Manitowoc's longstanding relationship with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is further cemented with the delivery of a new MLC150-1 lattice-boom crawler crane to the IUOE's International Training & Education Center in Crosby, Texas. IUOE members — whether apprentices or experienced operators — can now use the crawler as part of the Manitowoc crane family to hone and advance their skills as new technologies and legislation are introduced.  Click for more...


ALL's Unique Tower Crane Anchor System Used on Tennessee Site →

Most of the time in tower crane construction, anchors are installed prior to pouring the building's foundation — embedded into the foundation itself. But what if the foundation has already been poured? Can you still use a tower crane? Yes. It just takes a little ingenuity. This was the challenge facing ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, and its sister division, ALL Tower Crane, on a recent project.  Click for more...


Paris Company Uses Enerpac's SyncHoist Over Rail Property Development →

Chantiers Modernes Construction, the Ile de France Public Works Division of VINCI Construction France, is using an Enerpac SyncHoist system for precision installation of concrete beams across rail tracks in the eastern part of Paris. The MV10P project on the Avenue de France in the 13th arrondissement aims to create a new 107,639 sq. ft. space above the tracks for the construction of office, residential and commercial premises, as well as hotel facilities.  Click for more...



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