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DICA Celebrates 30 Years

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
DICA 30 years

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – DICA marked its 30th anniversary in the outrigger pad and accessory business this summer.

In 1988, company founder Dick Koberg set out to design and manufacture outrigger pads that were long lasting and easy to use.

Hiab to Expand Crane Business With Effer Acquisition

Date: 31-07-2018 / Author: kscally
Hiab Effer

Hiab, part of Cargotec, entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of more than $58 million.

This acquisition advances Hiab's ambition to be the global leader in cranes and the preferred partner for its customers.

ALT Sales Corp. to Distribute Manitex Articulating Cranes

Date: 24-07-2018 / Author: kscally
ALT Sales Manitex distributor

CLEVELAND — ALT Sales Corp., headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, joined the Manitex Articulating Crane Distribution Network in the United States and abroad as its newest retail distributor.

ALT Sales Corp. is a member of the ALL Family of Companies, a privately owned heavy lift equipment rental and sales enterprise in North America, and Manitex International is an international provider of truck and knuckleboom cranes.

Crane Industry Services Expands Training Center, Adds Staff

Date: 09-04-2018 / Author: kscally
CIS Training Center
Fred Robinson
Shawn Galloway

Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) moved to a larger facility in Georgia to accommodate its growing skills assessment and training programs, as well as added two new staff members.

The new Centered on Safety Training Center is located at 2692 Hwy. 27 N, Carrollton, Georgia. The 8,892-sq.-ft. facility is situated on about 3.5 acres, convenient to the Atlanta airport, West Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. 

New Multi-Purpose Microcrane Features Compact, Portable Design

Date: 23-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Microcranes Inc. introduced its new hydraulic pick-and-carry portable crane, the ISO-certified M1 Global model.

The M1 Global design fits through 36-in. doorways, narrow aisles, and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22-ft. tip height.

Requiring no license for operation, it is rated at 2,000 lbs. (905 kg) and has a hook height of 20’3” (6.1 m). It is 30-in. (762 mm) wide and weighs 1,800 lbs. (816 kg) with 300 lbs. of removable counterweights.

New Software Gives Dual Identity to Jekko’s Updated SPK60 Mini-Crane

Date: 22-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Jekko SPK60
Jekko SPK60

The revamped version of Jekko’s SPK60 mini-crane features innovative control software that allows it to both work in tight spaces with precision and yet perform pick-and-carry operations in rough terrains.

BigRentz CEO, Scott Cannon, to Present at The Montgomery Summit

Date: 02-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, has been selected to present at the annual Montgomery Summit, the leading business and technology conference taking place in Santa Monica, Calif. on March 7 and 8. BigRentz CEO, Scott Cannon, will present its business strategy, proprietary technology, and market positioning to an invited audience of 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate executives and venture capitalists.

First Potain Hup 32-27 Self-Erecting Crane Delivered in Iceland

Date: 02-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

BYGG has taken delivery of a Potain Hup 32-27, the first one delivered to its home country of Iceland.

The company has already placed the newest-generation, self-erecting crane on a job site in Reykjavik, where it is helping to build a residential development.

BYGG specializes in building residential real estate and chose the Hup 32-27 for its 4 t capacity and 32 m maximum radius. The Hup range has been especially beneficial for these types of construction projects due to its ease of transport, quick set up time and easy-to-use, remote-controlled operating system. 

Mowbray's Tree Service Answers Call for Tree Removal in High Hazard Zones with the Aid of Demag

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

An estimated 112 million dead trees perilously populate the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The combination of unprecedented drought over the past four years coupled with significant bark beetle infestation has decimated trees throughout the mountain range in California. The severity of the problem pressed Governor Brown of California to issue an Emergency Proclamation in October of 2015 for the removal of dead/dying trees in High Hazard Zones.

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