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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.

 

Manitex International, Inc. Appoints Steve Kiefer as President and Chief Operating Officer

Date: 13-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced that Steve Kiefer has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc.

Manitex International Welcomes Cobalt Truck Equipment LLC to Knuckle Boom Dealer Network

Date: 06-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced the appointment of Idaho-based Cobalt Truck Equipment LLC to handle knuckle boom distribution for the states of Idaho, Washington, Nevada and Texas.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Gary Boyd to Dallas Service Manager

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz
Gary Boyd

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced the promotion of Gary Boyd to service manager in Dallas. Boyd, who joined the company in 2009, will manage the branch service operations for Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Dallas facility. He was promoted from his role as product service manager. Boyd brings more than 40 years of heavy equipment service experience to the position, including previous experience as a branch service manager in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

M-L Holdings Company Crane Group Acquires Chellino Crane

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

M-L Holdings Company Crane Group announced that is has acquired Chellino Crane, a premier crane services company in the Chicagoland area. Founded in 1947 by Sam Chellino, the company has grown to become one of the largest crane companies in the Midwest.

Fecon Launches its Own Brand of Oil Analysis Kits

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Fecon Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of its own brand of Oil Analysis Kits. The launch signifies Fecon’s continued commitment to offer important value added services to our  customers. These kits can be utilized on a wide range of equipment.  This service is not limited to just Fecon branded mulchers or tractors.

Our oil analysis kits offer many advantages for our customers who seek to protect their valuable assets. Some of those advantages include:

·         Same Day Results

·         Critical Alarms Reported Via Phone

Smith Erectors Takes 75RT ‘to the limit’

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Smith Erectors, Inc. of Markle, IN recently spent four days working around the clock to service Steel Dynamic, Inc.’s (SDI) Columbia City, IN plant. SDI fabricates structural, rail, and engineered steel as part of their New Millennium Building Systems in a multi-building complex. Plant shut downs are required to maintain heavily used equipment in adverse conditions.

Grove Launches New Best-in-Class GMK4090 All-Terrain Taxi Crane

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitowoc has introduced a new all-terrain crane, the best-in-class Grove GMK4090. The new taxi crane features a modern, compact design that puts emphasis on roadability and maneuverability.  

The new crane comes in response to customer demand for lightweight, flexible taxi cranes in the 90 t (100 USt) capacity class. It represents a generational upgrade over the previous GMK4080-1/GMK4100B, a popular all-terrain crane in Europe due to its versatility in applications, especially with rental companies.  

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