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Maxim to acquire Coast Crane
26 April 2017 Maxim Crane Works and Essex Rental have entered into a stock purchase agreement pursuant to which Maxim will acquire Essex’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coast Crane Company.

Locar adds four LTMs to its fleet
25 April 2017 Brazilian crane contractor Locar Guindastes e Transportes Intermodais took delivery of four Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile cranes.

ALL purchases five tower cranes
25 April 2017 ALL Family of Companies (ALL) has purchased a package of five new tower cranes.

Terex tower cranes in waterfront complex construction
24 April 2017 Terex SK 415 and SK 315 tower cranes are being used for the construction of Bridgewater Residences, a CND210m complex in Burlington, Ontario.

Euro Auctions to sell last Hewden crane
24 April 2017 A 2008 Terex AC60 mobile crane, the last unsold crane from Hewden’s fleet, will be among thousands of machines to be sold by Euro Auctions on a ‘one day’ sale in Leeds on 28 April.

Integrated Logistics orders 12 Demag cranes
19 April 2017 Middle Eastern logistics provider Integrated Logistics Company has ordered 12 new Demag cranes from Terex Cranes.

Hauck Hausbau puts Tadano ATF 70G-4 to work
18 April 2017 German developer Hauck Hausbau took delivery of a Tadano ATF 70G-4 last November and it was used in a number of projects since.

New dealer for Maeda USA
18 April 2017 Arkansas-based Tanner’s Crane Service has been appointed as an authorized dealer of Maeda Mini Cranes.

Sarens lifts and moves 2,922t wind farm substation
18 April 2017 Sarens has moved a 2,922t Engie Fabricom wind farm substation onto a barge in Antwerp, Belgium, for transport to the North Sea.

First Raimondi crane erected in Albania
18 April 2017 A Raimondi MRT152 tower crane has been erected at the new Tirana National Arena (Arena Kombetare), Albania. This is the first time a crane from the manufacturer has been employed in the country.

CraneWorks opens new facility in California
12 April 2017 CraneWorks has opened a new sales and service centre in Bakersfield, California. This office is the company’s seventh in North America and second in California.

LGH to host fifth Lift & Move USA careers event
12 April 2017 Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) will host the fifth Lift & Move USA careers event at its Bridgeview, Illinois facility on May 3 and it is expecting more than 800 students and veterans to attend.

Mammoet performs tandem lift at Gulf Coast liquefaction project
11 April 2017 Mammoet has transported and lifted a Main Cryogenic Heat Exchanger (MCHE) for a large liquefaction project on the Gulf Coast. This was the second of three planned MCHE unit installations.

Hitachi Sumitomo launches new telecrawler
11 April 2017 Tokyo-based manufacturer Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane (HSC) has launched the 650TLX, a 65t lifting capacity telescopic crawler crane for the global market.

Bigge Crane invests over $100m at ConExpo
11 April 2017 Bigge Crane and Rigging invested over $100m in new equipment for crane rental heavy lift projects and equipment sales at ConExpo.

Ainscough and Sarens veteran joins Bryn Thomas
05 April 2017 Bryn Thomas Cranes has appointed Colin Hodgson as its sales director. Hodgson has over 30 years’ experience within the crane and lifting industry.

Liebherr 1000 EC-H 50 used for clinker plant construction
05 April 2017 A Liebherr 1000 EC-H 50 Litronic tower crane was used for the construction of HeidelbergCement’s new clinker production facility in Schelklingen, Germany.

Collett transports skids
04 April 2017 Collett transported three skid units 115 miles to the Port of Immingham, UK, for Maloney Metalcraft, using a three-axle modular trailer with extendable beams, a five-axle extendable stepframe, and a newly acquired Faymonville two-axle MegaMAX.

Scott-Macon Equipment buys Tadano Mantis GTC-800
04 April 2017 Texas-headquartered Scott-Macon Equipment has added the new 88t Tadano Mantis GTC-800 to its fleet.

Raimondi takes the heat in the UAE
04 April 2017 A new Raimondi MRT152, designed with hot climates in mind, was erected on the jobsite of the Novotel Sharjah Expo Hotel, in the United Arab Emirates, where it is scheduled to remain for 12 months.

ALE claims world record with 3,000t lift
03 April 2017 ALE says it has performed the world’s heaviest commercial lift using a land based mobile crane, while executing a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) integration project in Brazil.