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Crane Rental Corporation completes several heavy haul jobs
24 June, 2014
Crane Rental Corporation has completed several heavy haul projects in the US involving storage tanks and transformers.
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Terex crane in space station lift
Friday, August 02, 2013 Florida based rental firm Beyel Brothers used a Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane to remove an overhead crane at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA from the Space Shuttle’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).
OSHA focuses on crane safety in Northwest
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 US regulator OSHA has launched a programme aimed at reducing serious injuries and fatalities associated with the operation of cranes in construction, general industry and maritime operations for employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction in Idaho, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
Alps Wire Rope expands into Texas
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Alps Wire Rope has opened a new warehouse in Houston, Texas.
Citigroup Declares Dividends
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 The Board of Directors of Citigroup Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common stock of $0.01 per share, payable on November 21, 2012, to stockholders of record on November 5, 2012.
Link-Belt ups crawler power
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 At a week long CraneFest at its manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky, USA several weeks ago, the company launched an upgrade to its 298 HSL crawler.
Citibank Taiwan Upgrades Taoyuan Branch
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 Citibank Taiwan held a grand opening ceremony October 2 to launch its sixth Citigold Private Client (CPC) center in Taiwan and retrofitted Taoyuan Branch.
Citibank Hungary’s New Premium Personal Loan available from a 17.9% interest rate
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 The annual interest rate of the new Citibank Premium Loan is from 17.9 to 19.9 percent subject to status and applies to applications submitted via all channels, including branches, direct sales agents, telephone and online, under contractual terms and conditions.
Labour shortage in Canada
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 A tower operator shortage in Laborador and Newfoundland, Canada has pushed the provincial government to grant $700,000 for a training programme.
Manitex's buoyant Q2 results
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 US boom truck producer Manitex International, based Bridgeview, IL, announced a record-breaking 42% rise in revenue and a 195% rise in backlog since Q2 2011, in part due to energy and power demand for trailers and boom trucks.
Kobelco’s Kentucky lift
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Sterett Crane and Rigging of Owensboro, Kentucky, USA carried out reconstruction on a local bridge that had been hit by a cargo boat.
Sennebogen expands in Canada
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Sennebogen’s North Carolina, US subsidiary has established two new distributors, one of which is in Canada.
Magnetek's new Flex Vue
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Magnetek, of Wisconsin, USA has launched its new Flex VUE wireless controller for mobile hydraulic applications.
Broderson celebrates 10,000th sale
Thursday, June 21, 2012 US carry deck and rough terrain manufacturer Broderson will celebrate the sale of its 10,000th unit by holding an open house this weekend at its Lenexa, Kansas City headquarters.
Terex joins up port products
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Terex has launched a new division, port solutios, that joins its recent Gottwald acquisition up with Noell and Fantuzzi, acquired in 2009, and PPM, acquired in 1995.
Essex expects strong 2012 with high utilisation
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Q1 results for Essex Crane Rental show improved utilisation and revenue from its equipment rentals segment, which was up $4.9m to $18.1m year on year, despite net losses remaining around $4.7m.
Higher US & Asian demand help Kobelco return to profit
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Kobelco Cranes reported a JP¥7.04bn increase in sales for fiscal 2011 citing strong demand in the US and South East Asia, and restoration work following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
New York Crane’s Lomma cleared of all charges
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 James Lomma has been acquitted of all charges relating to the May 2008 collapse of a tower crane on East 91st Street, New York City, which killed two people.
ANSI accreditation recognised in West Virginia law
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Effective from 8th June, the American National Standards Institute’s Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies will be recognised in West Virginia Legislature’s Crane Operator Certification Act.
Shawmut hosts NCCCO crane operator exams and prep sessions
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 In preparation for NCCCO crane operator written and practical examinations, rental firm Shawmut Equipment is providing pre-exam preparation sessions at its South Easton, Massachusetts facility on 23rd April.
Entrec gets Mains-powered boost into crane rental
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Canadian firm Entrec Transportation Services has revealed plans to boost its crane rental market through the purchase of rental company Mains Group.

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