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Straightpoint Relocates to New Facility in California

Straightpoint Inc. has moved to a new facility in Camarillo, Calif. The facility is dedicated to sales, marketing, and distribution of Straightpoint prod

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Manitou Adds to MLT Telehandler Product Line

Manitou North America has added the MLT 634 to its North America lineup of telescopic handlers.
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Terex Cranes Expands Explorer Line with 143-Ton Model

Terex Cranes has added to its Explorer Series with the introduction of the Explorer 5500.

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MEC's New 60' Boom Lift can be Diesel, Electric, or Hybrid.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms, Kerman, Calif., has unveiled a brand-new 60-ft. boom lift that offers up to 750-lb. capacity, 60-ft.

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Are Structural Composites Coming?

For some time now, I’ve been wondering about the potential for using carbon composites in the structural components of access and lifting equipment.
 
The durable, lighter-weight materials are showing up ever more frequently in structural components for a growing variety of other products, ranging from bicycle frames to high-end cars, bridges, and even aircraft fuselages, so do they have a future in aerial lifts, telehandlers, and cranes?
 
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