Category: Events

Crane Management Seminar Sponsor is Allied Insurance Brokers

For over 20 years, Allied Insurance Brokers has focused on providing insurance and risk management to crane businesses of all sizes. A specialized focus creates a wealth of benefits for crane owners and operators. Our expertise, trusted insurer relationships, and customized services deliver bottom-line improvements for your crane business. Allied's solution's driven approach not only […]

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AJ Ayvaz wins the 2013 Sims Crane Safety Rodeo!

Saturday, March 27, 2013, Sims Crane hosted the annual safety rodeo and employee appreciation event at the Tampa, FL, headquarters with a turnout of over 300 guests in attendance to witness the competition and indulge in some great home cooking. Dean Sims, CEO of Sims Crane challenged rival chef Steve Ayvaz to a bbq cookoff […]

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Bear Stuck in a Tree, Rescued by a Crane

What happens when a 200-pound bear gets stuck up high in a tree? It gets photographed while being lifted with a crane, of course. Dramatic photos were posted to the Colorado Springs Fire Department Twitter account on Sunday, documenting the entire incident with the bear. According to the CSFD, a female black bear climbed and got […]

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Simulators Coming to Crane and Rigging Conferences in Indianapolis

Simulators create a real world environment for crane operators without the risk of unsafe operation or insurance liabilities. Next week at the Crane & Rigging and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conferences in Indianapolis, event partner NACB will bring mobile and overhead crane simulators for attendees to experience during the interactive session. New to this year’s CRC/ICHC […]

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Don't Miss these Informational ITI Webinars!

Industrial Training International is hosting two webinars this month that all of you in the crane, rigging and heavy equipment industry do not want to miss. First webinar (March 8, 1-3:30 PM EST) is a shortened version of ITI's Lift Director & Site Supervisor Training Course. Intended for anyone involved with mobile crane load charts, […]

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Crawler Crane Helping Build a Soccer Stadium

Specialist lifting company Transdata recently assembled a 660-ton Terex CC 2800-1 crawler crane to help renovate the National Mane Garrincha soccer stadium in Brasilia, federal capital of Brazil. Capacity of the stadium is being increased from 41,000 to 70,064 and the venue will host a series of FIFA World Cup soccer matches in 2014. The […]

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Another Promotion at Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation announced that Brad Nelson has been promoted to senior vice president and president of Oshkosh's commercial business segment. He will assume his new position on March 4, 2013. Nelson is currently serving as vice president of global marketing for JLG Industries in the access equipment segment of Oshkosh, a position he has held […]

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JLG Promotes a New VP of Sales for South America

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, promoted Marcio Cardoso to the position of Vice President of Sales and Aftermarket, South America. In his new role, Cardoso will assume responsibility for leading JLG sales, parts and aftermarket service in South America. He […]

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SC&RA Now Accepting Entries for Annual Awards

SC&RA is accepting applications for its 2013 Annual Awards. The awards will be presented during the SC&RA Annual Conference, April 2-6, 2013, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ.  Opportunities include: Rigging Job of the Year - to recognize companies that meet professional challenges encountered in rigging. Awards will be presented in three categories: over US$750,000, […]

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US Navy Torpedo Launcher Refurbished in Tampa

A Tampa, Florida-based company recently completed the six-month rebuild of a jib crane style "launcher" for the United States Navy, to be fixed to the deck of a ship and used to launch test torpedoes so other vessels can practice tracking. The 6-8-year-old system is very similar to a jib crane in that it houses […]

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  • “Professional, safe , and experienced crane operators. Some of the best I’ve had the pleasure to work with in 40 years of building power lines. On time service, and they go above and beyond to make sure they take care of the customer’s needs from cranes to hauling logistics. Really a pleasure to work with.” 

    - Jim
  • “Sims Crane Atlanta is the best in the business. I have worked with this group for the last 10 years and have always had tremendous success using them. They are highly knowledgeable, top tier equipment, professionalism, pricing, communication, etc. I would highly recommend using them with your next project!” 

    - Brandon
  • “It is always a pleasure working with Sims! Some of the best operators in the business, as well as a very in touch sales team! Highly recommend using them for any crane needs.” 

    - Dylan
  • “The efforts were led with consistent feedback, planning and precise execution day by day, making a difficult task painless and smooth. The install team was very professional, well trained and knowledgeable. They answered any questions we had and ensured a safe and swift installation, faster than anticipated. They were accommodating for last minute field decisions and provided assistance wherever needed. All of the Sims team members have proven to be true construction professionals and thus I will continue to reach out on future projects.” 

    - Landon
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