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The Bigger Picture
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 As some of you may have noticed, since the beginning of the pandemic we have been very careful as to how we cover its effects on our industry. Our aim was to let some time pass before covering this subject in-depth, so that we could provide a more accurate analysis on the impact.
Build, build, build
Thursday, August 13, 2020 The US-headquartered Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted a survey of member company executives on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equipment manufacturers.
Changing habits
Friday, July 10, 2020 Different types of tower cranes are popular in different markets, which is why the major manufacturers in this segment have more than one type in their portfolio.
Mix and Match
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Factory closures, reductions in motor traffic, significant falls in the number of flights were among the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which contributed to a drop in the global demand for oil.
Hard times
Thursday, May 14, 2020 When Charles Dickens published his novel Hard Times as a serial in his weekly publication Household Words in 1854, the world was definitely different.
The essence of essential
Monday, April 06, 2020 I started writing this comment on the second day of Coronavirus lockdown in Britain. Our government last week advised us to stay home, but that didn't take: this being Britain, last Friday many pubs were full, and on Sunday, when we celebrate Mothers' Day, many thought it a good idea to take their aging mums out to catch a potentially fatal disease at flower markets and parks.
Competing on technique, not size
Monday, March 16, 2020 For more than a decade, the world’s heavy lift specialists have been competing as to who is going to manufacture the biggest crane with the largest lifting capacity.
Bigger and Bigger
Friday, February 07, 2020 In this issue we cover Barnhart’s acquisition of Viant Crane, a move that will further enhance Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where Barnhart already operates a number of branches. This is the second such announcement by the company in less than a year, as it previously entered into an agreement under which it will own the majority of assets of Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus, Mississippi.
Game on
Friday, January 10, 2020 The Middle East is inevitably associated with oil production, as this industry has been fuelling the region’s economy for decades. Fluctuations in the price of the commodity have caused intense economic cycles and at times negatively affected construction activities.
The world looking in
Monday, December 09, 2019 At the time of my visit to Japan, rugby fans where filling up the Rugby World Cup stadiums around the country, while Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed his enthronement before dignitaries from about 190 countries. The spotlight is still on Japan, as the country is preparing to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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