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Ritchie Brothers Auction Sells $166 Million Breaking a Record

Auctioneers Ritchie Brothers sold over $166m worth of equipment at an auction in Orlando, Florida. The company broke its record for online sales at the event as well as the auction site record. More than 8,800 items were sold at the six-day unreserved public auction. The company noticed a lower volume of cranes in this […]

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19 Operators Competing in Crane Skills Championship at ConExpo

The crane operators competing in the MCM and CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship in Las Vegas this week include relative newcomers to the field as well as veterans with 35+ years of experience. They all possess incredible load control, precision, and efficiency as operators. And they share one other thing in common. They all agree […]

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ConExpo Grew Eight Percent Since 2011

The ConExpo-Con exhibition, held last week in Las Vegas, attracted nearly 130,000 visitors, according to preliminary figures from the organizer, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Speaking on the final day of the exhibition, ConExpo-Con show director, Megan Tanel said, “Overall the show is over 2.35 million sq ft. That is 7% larger than our […]

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Winners Announced at Operator Skills Competition at ConExpo

The Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC National Skills Championship put the top crane operators in North America through their paces, and the best operators in the country have been named. Thomas Cunningham of Sims Crane in Orlando, Fla., was named the second runner-up in the competition, and Bruce Gay of Imperial Crane Services […]

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ConExpo 2014 Attracts 130,000 Attendees

The Conexpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 co-located trade shows in Las Vegas March 4-8 attracted the second-highest attendance in the shows' histories. The total of 129,364 registered attendees soared past the shows' last edition. The shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and education tickets sold. Held at the Las Vegas, NV, […]

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Classic Car Auction to Benefit Everyday Blessings Children's Shelter

More than 200 classic and antique cars and trucks will be vying for top honors in several categories in a juried competition open to the public at the Shops at Wiregrass in the third annual benefit for Everyday Blessings children’s shelter on Sunday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The public will […]

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Sims Crane's Operator Wins Regional Skill Competition

The area’s finest crane operators recently gathered in Sanford, FL, to boom, hoist, and swing their way to a $1,000 prize and a trip to Las Vegas to participate in the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC National Skills Competition. Hosted by Crane Institute of America, the Florida Crane Owners' Council, and M&P Specialty […]

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Sims Crane helps Emergency Responders after Railroad Fatality

Fast action by personnel with Sims Crane & Equipment Co. this morning helped emergency responders quickly locate the body of a railroad worker crushed in a train derailment in Sanford. Sims Crane’s Orlando-based Crane Application Specialist Chris Arnold said that minutes after he heard about the derailment on a radio newscast, he was in touch […]

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2013 ICUEE Was a Great Success

A variety of booms filled the skies over the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville October 1-3 at ICUEE, International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. A range of lifting equipment targeted to the utility industry was on display, with Tadano Mantis and Link-Belt showing the highest capacity cranes with the 77-ton Tadano Mantis 15010 and the […]

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Free Signal Person Training Courses Giveaway!

Operator Network and Sims Crane are giving away three hundred FREE online Qualified Signal Person & NCCCO exam prep programs. This course is designed to verify and validate training required for OSHA 1926-1400 and includes Crane Operations, Basic Rigging, Electric Hazards, responsibility of the Signal Person and OSHA regulations. A $139 value, the online course […]

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