Construction Industry News

Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access Continue to Publish

Date: 16-04-2020 / Author: shannon
Crane Hot Line Lift and Access

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When the COVID-19 virus began to sweep across North America, Heartland Communications Inc., like all businesses, had to make some quick but difficult decisions.

McDonnell to Step Down as Chief Commercial Officer of United Rentals

Date: 23-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Paul McDonnell will step down as chief commercial officer and leave United Rentals Inc. on Sept. 30. He will continue as an independent advisor for 24 months.

McDonnell’s leadership responsibilities for sales and specialty operations will be absorbed under Dale Asplund, chief operating officer.

Haulotte’s New Headquarters Optimizes Employees’ Quality of Life, Performance

Date: 22-09-2020 / Author: shannon

After 17 months of work, the new Haulotte headquarters office, called H3 for Haulotte Higher Headquarters, has welcomed some 350 employees in the town of Lorette in Loire, France.

Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer, said, “H3 is an important investment that opens a new era in Haulotte’s history. This new step is part of the transformation of our group to provide a head office that reflects its values and strategy.”

Hunter Street Partners Buys Florida’s All-Star Equipment Rental

Date: 22-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Hunter Street Partners, an alternative investment management firm headquartered in Minneapolis, has launched a scalable platform to invest in equipment rental companies.

New Manitou MLT 420 Telehandler was Designed for Ag, But is Also Good for Construction

Date: 22-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Sept. 22, 2020 – Manitou Group, West Bend, Wisconsin, has introduced the new Manitou MLT 420 AG telescopic loader to its extensive MLT product lineup for North America.

Although the MLT 420 was designed for agriculture, Manitou says the model is also excellent for any application where dust is an issue, thanks to its fully enclosed cab and an auto-reversing fan that helps keep the radiator freer of dust during operation.

IPAF Launches Improved Accident-Reporting Portal

Date: 18-09-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation has launched its improved worldwide accident reporting portal as part of a major drive to gather the best quality data from around the world.

IPAF will analyze the data to learn ways the industry can improve powered-access safety.

DICA Rebrands Linton Products as LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors

Date: 18-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Sept. 1, 2020 - DICA has rebranded its Linton line of products as LiftGuard magnetic sling protectors.

LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company’s acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year.

LiftGuard sling protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with sharp or abrasive edges, corners, or protrusions from loads.

They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations.

Magni Telehandler Involved in Wind-Turbine Kite Experiment

Date: 16-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Makani started with the idea that kites might be able to harness enough wind energy to give more people around the world access to renewable energy.

By replacing massive steel towers and wind turbines with lightweight hardware and smart software, Makani hoped to unlock access to wind resources that are too expensive or impractical to access with traditional wind technologies.

That insight sparked a 13-year-long adventure of designing, building, and testing that culminated last year in the world’s first offshore flight of an airborne wind turbine.

Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton Auction Sells Nearly 10,000 items for US$69 Million

Date: 16-09-2020 / Author: shannon
Ritchie Bros.

With its fourth auction of the year, Ritchie Bros.' Edmonton site sold close to 10,000 equipment items and trucks for US$69+ million over four days.

The Sept. 9-12, 2020, auction attracted more than 16,000 bidders from 49 countries, 11% more than the same auction last year.

The auction was conducted exclusively online, with Canadian online bidders buying 91% of the equipment, including 54% purchased by Alberta buyers. International buyers from as far away as Ireland, India, and Singapore purchased 9% of the equipment.