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Grayhill Offers Wide Range of Hall Effect Joystick Switches

Date: 03-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

Grayhill, Inc. offers an extensive line of Hall Effect joystick and rotary switches, which offer precise cursor control, redundancy options, and very low power consumption. The Hall Effect switches are ideal for a variety of fine position applications, including speed control, gain adjustment, screen navigation, and hydraulic valve/flow control, as well as motion control and potentiometer replacement.

Steel Erector and Design Organizations Work Together to Improve Steel Erector Certification Requirements

Date: 03-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

October 3,2017- The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC’s Certified Steel Erector program requirements. The reciprocal indemnity and revised additional insured language is mutually beneficial to both AISC and steel erectors participating in the Certified Steel Erector program.

New ERGO-ECO Crawler Crane with Knuckle Boom

Date: 27-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new all-terrain crawler crane for outdoor and indoor use. The unique features of the Crawler crane include ergonomic and eco-friendly (ergo-eco) clean operation, quiet movement, remote controlled walk along functionality, turning on the dime (360°) and ability to travel in any direction for multi-use applications.

CraneWorks Canada Named as Bronto Skylift’s Distributor in Canada

Date: 27-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Bronto Skylift, a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial work platforms (AWPs), expands its services in Canada and names CraneWorks Canada, located in Calgary, Alberta, as a distributor for Bronto Skylift’s products in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CraneWorks operates eight full-service facilities in the US and Canada, offering new and used sales, nationwide service, worldwide parts, and an extensive rental fleet to customers from a wide variety of industries.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kelly Shuffield to General Service Manager, Crane Division

Date: 27-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. today announced the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to General Service Manager, Crane Division. Shuffield will be responsible for leading the Crane Division’s service operations, which span across the company’s ten branches in Oklahoma, North and West Texas, Kansas and Missouri. 

AEM's Brittany Faust Named to Exhibitions Industry ‘20 Under 30’ Program

Date: 22-09-2017 / Author: fmotz
Brittany Faust

Brittany Faust of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has been selected as a ’20 Under 30’ honoree by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

According to IAEE, its 20 Under 30 Program is designed to provide young-professional exhibition organizer members with industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, with the goal of helping them become better, more productive professionals.

ICUEE Benefit Auction to Support Call of Duty Endowment

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Join Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access magazines in helping the construction community connect military veterans with industry jobs by participating in the ICUEE Benefit Auction.  The auction will take place on Thursday, October 5th from 12-2 pm at the ICUEE Demo Stage.  Bid on a variety of items that include vacation packages, tools,equipment.

Manitex Names Steve Kiefer New President for North America

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announced that Steve Kiefer has been named president, North America, for Manitex International.

Case Study: Digging & Rigging Makes the Switch: Wire to Synthetic

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

September 20, 2017 -  Digging & Rigging, Inc. is a 36-year-old crane and rigging company with six locations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The family-owned company takes great pride in their reputation as one of the most dependable, qualified, and professional crane and rigging companies in the region. Their equipment is meticulously maintained, and their employees are well trained, highly skilled, and fully certified. They also take great pride in maintaining a safe work environment.

Ritchie Bros. Now Accepting Consignments for February 2018 Orlando Auction

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Ritchie Bros.' February Orlando auction is one of the most anticipated equipment events of the year, as thousands of people from around the world vie for the opportunity to purchase equipment from some of the most well-respected companies from the U.S., Latin America, Canada and abroad. Consignments are now being accepted for the five-day 2018 event, being held on February 19 – 23.