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LLEAP 2017 will Honor Innovative Products

Date: 25-05-2017 / Author: fmotz
LLEAP 2017

Companies that want to enter their innovative new products in the 2017 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) competition have until June 15, 2017, to complete the online entry form.

Organized by Lift and Access magazine, the LLEAP awards recognize new or updated products whose innovation advances the state of the industry and delivers benefits to users.

Xtreme Up-rates Telehandler to 70,000-Pound Capacity

Date: 08-09-2014 / Author: mlarson
Xtreme telehandler
Xtreme Manufacturing is up-rating its new XR6538 rough-terrain telehandler into the XR7038. Introduced at ConExpo 2014 as the Xtreme XR6538, the machine has since undergone full testing and has been up-rated to a lifting capacity of 70,000 lbs.

Lift and Access Seeks Entries for 2013 LLEAP Awards

Date: 15-03-2013 / Author: kparrish
construction news

Lift and Access magazine is seeking entries for its 2013 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards competition, the seventh year of the award program. LLEAP judges will evaluate and honor innovative products that were introduced to the industry between April 1, 2011, and Feb. 28, 2013. Products considered must be new, innovative, and beneficial to the state of the lifting equipment and access industry.

 

Kirby-Smith Welcomes Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for Kansas City | Construction Equipment News

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz
Tim Yauilla

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for the equipment distributor’s Kansas City location, which will open in mid-summer 2017. Yauilla will be responsible for Kansas City’s branch operations, including parts, service, sales and rental operations oversight. Prior to Kirby-Smith, he spent the past 26 years with Link-Belt Construction Equipment in various roles such as Branch Manager for the Norfolk, VA area, and District Manager for the Southeastern United States. 

Fassi and Giuffre: Six years of rescue and recovery at Indy

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

This May, Fascan and Giuffre Brothers Cranes, marked their 6th year of coming to the aid of disabled vehicles at the famed Indianapolis 500.     

In 2011, the two companies teamed up to operate the Safety Recovery Vehicle (SRV) to ensure the quick, careful removal of any vehicles rendered unable to continue the race, either by accident or mechanical failure.  

AEM Wins Innovation Honors for ‘Tech Experience’ at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has won innovation honors for its new Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

AEM was among a select group winning the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) ‘Power of A’ Gold Award. The award annually recognizes organizations that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.

CraneWorks Expands Fleet Wit New Demag® AC 220-5 All Terrain Crane | Construction Equipment News

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz
CraneWorks Demag AC 220-5

Terex Cranes distributor CraneWorks has taken delivery of one of the first Demag® five-axle all terrain cranes in the U.S. The AC 220-5 is now available for purchase.

“With this acquisition, CraneWorks now has 370 machines in North America, including 46 Terex and Demag cranes,” said Keith Ayers, CEO of CraneWorks, Inc. “This Demag AC 220-5 crane joins the Terex AC 100/4L unit we recently added to our rental fleet, giving our customers the ability to easily handle their toughest jobs.”

Houston Heats Up as Ritchie Bros. Sells US$46+ Million of Equipment in June Auction

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

Summer officially kicked off in Texas as Ritchie Bros. conducted its third Houston auction of the year this week, selling 4,700+ equipment items and trucks for US$46+ million—making it the largest June auction ever for the site.

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