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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.

 

Terex Opens New Washington Service Center

Date: 31-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Washington Service Center

Terex relocated its Service Center in Seattle, opening a new location approximately 15 miles southeast in Kent, Washington.

The new Service Center offers upgraded service and inspection capabilities and supports a broader market of equipment owners. 

“We are excited about this new site as it is centrally located and provides easy access from both Seattle and Tacoma,” said Jerry Kienast, regional operations manager. “These two markets are among the top five cities in Washington state.”

Hiab Introduces New Crane Technologies at World of Concrete 2019

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally

Hiab, part of Cargotec, launched new crane technologies for the U.S. market at World of Concrete, held Jan. 21-25, 2019, in Las Vegas.

The new technologies are designed to make crane operation safer and more efficient, including Crane Tip Control (CTC), Variable Stability Logic Plus (VSL+), Semi Automatic Folding (SAF), and the connected service, HiConnect.

Manitex Names New Regional Manager for Articulating Cranes

Date: 26-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitex Bill Cox

Manitex is pleased to announce Bill Cox as the new regional business manager for Manitex articulating cranes in the South-Central region.

Cox was most recently employed in sales and rental of mobile cranes and crawler cranes at Terex Cranes and Tadano Mantis.  He has been an active board member of the Crane Rental Association of Canada and has regularly attended the major industry conferences. 

Manitex Adds New Boom Truck, Articulating Crane Distributor

Date: 18-12-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitex International Inc. expanded its boom truck and articulating crane distribution network to include Southwest Products, with its manufacturing headquarters in Surprise, Arizona. 

Effective immediately, Southwest Products (SWP) joins the growing network of industrial equipment dealers supporting Manitex products, globally, with its four locations in California and Arizona now offering Manitex boom trucks and Manitex-PM articulating cranes. 

2018 LLEAP Award Winners Announced

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access announced the winners of the 13th annual Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Plaftorms (LLEAP) Awards, which recognize the industry's most innovative new products.

To be considered in the 2018 LLEAP competition, a new product, major product improvement, or accessory must have been available in North America and introduced or delivered to the market between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018.

The two top-ranked products in each of the five LLEAP categories are:

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Pink Manitex Boom Truck Raises Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitex breast cancer awareness boom truck

Manitex International Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, unveiled a pink 22101S boom truck with custom graphics to help support the fight against breast cancer.

Manitex, along with several dealers, customized the boom truck for the 2018 TCI Expo in Charlotte. The crane was displayed throughout the event and headed into service with its colors immediately after the show. Manitex will donate the excess contributions from its dealers and customers to the local Charlotte chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation for furthering breast cancer research.

Hiab Completes Effer Acquisition

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Hiab Effer

Hiab, part of Cargotec, completed the acquisition of knuckle-boom crane manufacturer Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group.

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