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CraneWorks Named Tadano America Distributor →

Tadano America has added CraneWorks as an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain, rough terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes in the state of Alabama. Based in Birmingham, CraneWorks offers cranes ranging from 2 to 500-ton capacity for sale and rental, as well as rigging, machinery moving, specialty hauling and equipment storage services. CraneWorks President Kenny Bishop is elated about the partnership with Tadano.  Click for more...


MSG Krandienst's New Grove GMK6400-1 Aces its First Job →

A Grove GMK6400-1 is the latest fleet addition for crane rental company MSG Krandienst. It went to its first job — recovering a derailed train car — the day after arriving at its new home. Yannick Kempf is the MSG Krandienst operator on the new crane, and he was full of praise for it: "The controls are so intuitive on the GMK6400-1 that I was immediately able to operate it. It was great to be able to test the new addition on a job site the day after it arrived." The derailed train car weighed 75 tons and was broken into two 37.5 ton sections for extraction.  Click for more...


Atlantic & Southern Equipment Acquires Assets of Pinnacle Cranes →

Atlantic & Southern Equipment, an eight location Link-Belt Crane, Magni Telehandler, Manitex Crane and AGCO dealer serving Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, the Florida Panhandle and North Carolina, has entered into an agreement to acquire the operating assets of Pinnacle Cranes. The acquisition of Pinnacle Cranes, a Top 5 Link-Belt Dealer located in Charlotte, N.C., serving the North Carolina and South Carolina markets, took place on July 28, 2023.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Cranes Announces Promotion, New Hires →

Link-Belt Cranes announced the promotion of Casey Smith and the hiring of Will Hatton and Thomas Taylor. Casey Smith Casey Smith has been promoted to supervisor, marketing information at Link-Belt Cranes, effective April 1, 2023. In his new role, Smith will oversee website development, product marketing content, and the company's communication with trade press. Smith began his career at Link-Belt in 2012 as a public relations coordinator, covering Link-Belt Cranes in the field with case studies on new machines, maintaining linkbelt.com, and assisting with creation of Link-Belt promotional materials.  Click for more...


Sims Crane & Equipment Co. Purchases First Tadano GT-800XL-2 in United States →

Sims Crane & Equipment Co. has been serving the heavy equipment needs of contractors for more than six decades with crane leasing and sales across Florida. Sims has a large fleet of Tadano all-terrain cranes, and it is now the first company to own the new GT-800XL-2 truck crane (5-section 154.3 ft. power boom, 33.1 ft ./ 58.1 ft. biā€fold jib, self-removable counterweight). Tadano announced two new truck crane models — 120-ton GT-1200XL-2 and the 80-ton GT-800XL-2 — at ConExpo earlier this year, and Sims looks forward to renting its new truck crane all over the Sunshine State.  Click for more...


ALL Family Unveils New Potain IGO T 99 Self-Erecting Towers at UW Residence Hall Construction →

A new kind of tower crane is making its debut for the ALL Family of Companies. The construction site is an unassuming student housing complex on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The new tower, the Potain IGO T 99 tower crane, isn't about height (the greatest hook height among the two T 99s on campus will be just 119 ft.), but it is about reach and transportability. The Potain IGO T 99 is a recent addition to the crane maker's lineup, unveiled at bauma 2022.  Click for more...


Potain Cranes Chosen for Major New High-Speed Rail Link in UK →

The largest infrastructure project in Europe has called on Potain cranes to deliver essential lifting support to build the longest railway bridge in the UK. The cranes are all being supplied by UK construction and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine, which is one of three infrastructure companies in the Align joint-venture building 13.4 mi. of the groundbreaking HS2 rail line. The first four Potain MR 225 A luffing jib cranes are already working on construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct, which will form part of the rail line assigned to the Align JV.  Click for more...


Terex Selects Sound Heavy Machinery to Represent Its Rough Terrain Crane Product Lines →

Sound Heavy Machinery (SHM) has been named the official Terex rough terrain crane dealer for North and South Carolina. The Wilmington, N.C.-based dealer will represent Terex in selling, marketing, servicing and parts for the current four-model product line and legacy equipment. Terex offers a wide range of mobile crane equipment in multiple markets including mining, infrastructure, energy-related, yard logistics, marine and general lifting.  Click for more...


NCCCO Foundation Announces Board Appointments, Officers for 2023 →

The NCCCO Foundation announced the appointment of seven members to its board of directors, effective July 1. Garry Higdem, Mario Sinacola & Sons, Frisco, Texas; Kerry Hulse, retired vice president of operations, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, Texas; Tim Watters, president, Hoffman Equipment, Piscataway, N.J.; Chris Ryan, retired vice president of equipment, Boh Bros. Construction, New Orleans, La.; and Ingo Schiller, Partner, Path Finder Consulting Group, Alexandria, Va., were reappointed to serve additional terms on the NCCCO Foundation board of directors.  Click for more...


Implenia Partners With Stirnimann, Potain On Central Malley Project in Switzerland →

Swiss real estate and construction services company Implenia has rented four Potain top-slewing tower cranes from local dealer Stirnimann for the Central Malley project in Lausanne. This project is a new eco-district to meet environmental challenges and promote energy autonomy, including 28,345 sq. yds. of offices, 200 housing units across 17,581 sq. yds. and 4,545 sq. yds. of commercial space. Implenia approached Stirnimann for its effective customer service as a Potain dealer since 1986.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Tadano CC 68.1250-1 Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Lifts Components Onto Pipelaying Ship →

Large ships and heavy machinery might be a regular sight at the port of Marseille, but this project with a Tadano CC 68.1250-1 as its protagonist was anything but ordinary. "Not a single one of the employees at the site had ever seen such an enormous crane in the flesh before — which maybe isn't that surprising, given that our CC 68.1250-1 is the biggest crane currently in use in France and Italy," said Vernazza Autogru General Director Paolo Delfino.  Click for more...


ALL Uses Single Crawler to Assist Construction of Medical Building in Panama Beach City, Fla. →

With the population booming in northwest Florida, a new medical campus is coming to Panama City Beach. First to be constructed is a four-story, 80,000-sq.-ft. office building that will include medical practices, outpatient care and operating rooms. The mostly concrete structure was built with the help of a single Manitowoc 14000 lattice boom crawler that proved to be a bit of a Swiss Army knife-like player on a complex jobsite.  Click for more...


Through the Lens — Cameras Help Entire Crane Team Safely See Big Picture →

Safety and efficiency are at the heart of crane operations on a construction site. Improving and ensuring both are always the goals. Mitigating jobsite hazards is one benefit of a crane camera. Either on the tip of the boom or on the hook block, a camera is an essential safety device on any construction crane. Because of their sheer size and moving parts, cranes can pose a number of hazards on a job site.  Click for more...


Belt Group of Companies Operate 175|AT in Mid-Atlantic States →

Belt Cranes, part of the Belt Group of Companies of Cumberland, Md., has purchased a new Link-Belt 175-ton 175|AT all terrain crane for its taxi crane fleet. The Belt Group of Companies umbrella includes general construction, paving and road construction and roofing. Belt Group covers a 70-mi. radius that includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains.  Click for more...


ALL Purchases 20 New Link-Belt Cranes →

The ALL Family of Companies is adding a new 20-crane package from Link-Belt, including crawlers, hydraulic crawlers, rough terrain (RT) cranes and truck cranes. The purchase includes four each Link-Belt LS248HSL 200-ton crawler cranes and Link-Belt TCC-550 50-ton hydraulic crawler cranes, three Link-Belt 85RT 85-ton rough terrain cranes, two each Link-Belt HTC-86110 110-ton truck cranes, Link-Belt 238HSL 150-ton crawlers, Link-Belt TCC-2500 250-ton telescopic crawlers, and one of each Link-Belt 65HT 65-ton telescopic truck crane, Link-Belt 100RT 100-ton RT, and Link-Belt HTC-8675 75-ton telescopic truck crane.  Click for more...


Central Atlantic Crane Named Tadano America Distributor →

Tadano America has added Central Atlantic Crane LLC as an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain, rough terrain and telescopic-boom crawler cranes in the state of Virginia. Based in Chesapeake, Central Atlantic Crane professionals have more than 97 years of combined experience in lifting equipment sales and purchasing. "I'm excited to introduce the Tadano and Central Atlantic Crane LLC partnership to new customers in Virginia and share our values and commitment with them," said Tim Yauilla, Central Atlantic Crane co-owner.  Click for more...


Central Contractor's Service Helps Build Obama Library On Chicago's South Side →

Construction has begun on the Barack Obama presidential library in the Jackson Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The Obama Presidential Center will include a museum, library, gardens and common spaces. The expansive site is larger than three football fields, requiring three tower cranes to cover the construction zones as well as a host of additional cranes to support construction operations.  Click for more...


Lift & Move USA Offers Range of Benefits Through Workforce Ambassador Program →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation's (SC&RF) workforce development arm, Lift & Move USA, recently unveiled the Lift & Move Workforce Ambassador Program — a group of companies committed to participating in activities to build industry awareness and foster community relationships in order to bridge the skilled labor gap. Workforce Ambassadors are essential to raising industry awareness and achieve the same purpose as the pre-COVID Lift & Move live events without the large-scale event or expense.  Click for more...


HCET Students Train for Crane Repair at Hayden-Murphy →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Heavy Construction Equipment Technology (HCET) program at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) partnered with Hayden-Murphy to offer HCET students a weeklong training opportunity to work on a Grove GMK 5150B crane donated by Vic's Crane & Heavy Haul. Dale Schultz, a technical service representative at the Hayden-Murphy Equipment Company based in Bloomington, Minn., has more than 25 years of experience in the heavy equipment maintenance industry.  Click for more...


RTL Equipment Acquires THECO, Expanding Service, Inventory in Iowa, Minnesota →

From Construction Equipment Guide... RTL Equipment Inc. has acquired heavy equipment dealership THECO Inc. , with locations in Big Lake and Brainerd, Minn. The purchase creates one of the most diversified construction equipment dealerships in Iowa and Minnesota, with increased sales territories, equipment inventory, service technicians and service locations that will provide support to customers across the Midwest. The acquisition of THECO gives customers in Minnesota immediate access to RTL's crane service and inventory that includes rough terrain, all terrain and crawler cranes from Tadano, Kobelco, Demag and Mantis.  Click for more...



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