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Qualified and Unqualified Signalpersons

Over half the people in the crane industry are not actually qualified signalpersons. Is it because of lack of knowledge about the requirement? Is it because employers don’t know what a qualified signal person should Read More

February 24th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Employee Spotlight: Keith Kellison

Keith Kellison has been in the craning industry since 1988. He got his start when he was in need of a job and found the world of crane operating. He thought that he would be Read More

November 20th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Employee Spotlight: Mike Lapeirre

Mike Lapeirre got started in the craning business in 1993 because to be successful in the piping industry you needed to be able to operate a crane. Fast forward 22 years, Mike is now a Read More


West Palm Beach Marks One-Year Anniversary

On October 19, 2015, the Sims Crane West Palm Beach location will have landed on its one-year anniversary. Already less than a year at the new location, Sims Crane has purchased an adjacent piece of Read More

October 15th, 2015 | Tags: , ,

$10 Billion Merger to Combine Two Crane Manufacturers

  Terex Corp. and Konecranes Plc announced this morning that their board of directors have unanimously approved a definitive business combination that results in a merger of all stock. The combined company, Konecranes Terex Plc, Read More

August 11th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,

NCCCO Acquires IAI’s Testing Services

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and International Assessment Institute (IAI) have announced that NCCCO has acquired IAI’s operations relating to the testing services for CCO certification programs.   Effective August Read More

August 7th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Tadano Delivers Its 1000th GR-1000XL

Tadano recently delivered their 1,000th Tadano GR-1000XL rough-terrain crane. Scott Equipment, Monroe, Louisiana, received the crane built at the Shido manufacturing plant in Japan, in Houston, Texas. Despite early production delays due to the March Read More

August 5th, 2015 | Tags: ,

Manitowoc 2014 Sales Revenues Down

For the full year 2014 sales revenue at Manitowoc Cranes was down 8% to $2.3 billion. Operating earnings declined from $218.8 million to $163.9 million the previous year.   In the fourth quarter 2014 net Read More

February 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Manitowoc Will Soon Split Into Two Separate Companies

The Manitowoc Company has revealed plans to separate its crane manufacturing and food service businesses and form two separate publically-traded companies.   The Manitowoc board of directors has approved the move and “anticipates effecting the Read More

January 30th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

ECI Celebrates 10 Years with Total Branding Transformation

Environmental Construction Incorporated, a leading provider of demolition and abatement services for the construction industry within the Southeastern United States, is celebrating its ten year anniversary  by undergoing a total branding transformation.   Unveiled in Read More


New General Manager Hired at Link-Belt

Crane manufacturer Link-Belt has named Dallas Coffey as general manager at Link-Belt Construction Equipment’s mid-Atlantic division.   Coffey has worked at Link-Belt since 2003, as a staff accountant and then general accounting supervisor. He has Read More


Terex Releases a Digital Crane App

Last week Terex Cranes introduced Cranes Expert, the lifting industry’s first electronic application designed specifically for crane companies. This app delivers available equipment information in ways not possible with printed literature by giving customers unprecedented Read More

December 15th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Tadano’s First Half Results Show Growth

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has reported first half revenues up almost 14 percent on last year at $843.8 million – a new record, due to stronger sales in Japan, which were up 25 percent. Exports Read More

November 17th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Terex Sees Diminishing Profits in Q3

Terex’s revenues for the third quarter of the year were up +3% to $1.81 billion, compared to the same period last year. However, its net profit from continuing operations was down -31% to $58.7 million. Read More

November 4th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Kobelco’s Construction Equipment Revenues Are Up

Kobelco’s sales of construction equipment for the first half of the fiscal year were up +9.1% to $2.0 billion. Ordinary income from its sales of excavators and cranes was up +63% to $186 million, for Read More

November 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , , ,