FAQs Available about Samson’s New Fiber Hoisting Rope – KZ™ 100

Samson KZ™ 100Early March at CONEXPO 2014, Samson along with Manitowoc unveiled the new KZ™ 100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes.

KZ™ 100 is a synthetic rope for mobile cranes made from a combination of high-performance fibers. It offers a number of benefits over the wire rope it replaces. It is 80% lighter at similar strengths and its braided, torque-neutral construction significantly reduces load spin. KZ™ 100 is durable in bend fatigue and has robust spooling capabilities.

Since  KZ™ 100′s debut, many questions have been raised and to help answer those questions, Samson has recently released a FAQ sheet on their website.  Click here to go directly  to KZ™100 Frequently Asked Questions.

 

AEM North American Pavilions Help Companies stand out at AEM international shows

Exhibit space is available in North American pavilions organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) at three upcoming international expositions.

First up is bC India, a BAUMA CONEXPO show, set for December 15-18, 2014in Greater Noida/Delhi, India at the India Expo Centre and Mart. Continue reading

Spider Hires Greg Parker as District Sales Representative – Atlanta

Greg Parker

Greg Parker

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Greg Parker has joined its Atlanta operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, Greg is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and northern Alabama.

Greg boasts over thirty years of experience in the scaffolding industry, holding various sales and management positions with companies like Sky Climber, Service Scaffold and Equipment Inc., and United Rentals Scaffolding Division. He holds bachelors degrees in business marketing and management from James Madison University.

“Greg’s extensive experience and education in the southeast’s suspended scaffold market make him an ideal addition to our Atlanta operation center,” comments John Sotiroff, Vice President Spider Sales and Distribution. “His expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction will ensure both new and existing customers in his territory receive the highest level of products and service that have earned Spider seven decades of market leadership.”

Alps Completes Realignment of Facilities

ALPS HarrisburgIt’s a time of celebration as Alps Wire Rope Corporation completes their realignment of facilities. Alps’ Columbus Ohio warehouse moved to their new location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The new warehouse in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is now open for business! The new address for Harrisburg is 1549 Bobali Drive, Suite C, Harriburg, PA 17104. Continue reading

Unique “hand-off” Safety Taglines Head to Canada

clip_image004[2]Yorkshire, UK based safety products manufacturer, Tagattach Limited have added Brasco Safety Inc. of Alberta, Canada to their growing list of distributors, who will take the Tagattach and Grip Rope products to new and existing customers throughout Canada.

Brasco Safety Inc. are always on the lookout for new and innovative products that improve site and individual safety. Continue reading

Welded Lifting Rings Make Their Debut in CODIPRO’s Range!

we-dss-190x190Internationally acclaimed for the manufacture of swivel lifting screwing rings, CODIPRO has now expanded its range with WE.DSR WE.DSS swivel welding lifting rings.

“To retain a competitive edge in the international arena, we must constantly innovate and expand our range of lifting rings to always be able to meet market demands. In some application fields, it is impossible or inadvisable to perform threading. Executed according to specific standards and regulations, welding an lifting ring seems to be the ideal solution ” explains Managing Director Christophe Losange. Continue reading

Sandin Manufacturing planning 28,000-square-foot expansion

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 8.39.56 PMThe Times of Northwest Indiana is reporting that Sandin Manufacturing, a wire rope and cable business based in Michigan City, Indiana, will get about a third bigger after an upcoming expansion.

The article describes the expansion as follows:

“Sandin Manufacturing in Michigan City plans to grow in order to serve European markets. The family-owned company already distributes its products nationally, and recently got certification to export stainless steel wire rope, galvanized steel strand and other products to Europe.  sandin

The company will add 28,000 square feet of additional space to its 50,000-square-foot facility on Ind. 212 on the northeast side of Michigan City. The company plans to add eight more entry-level and mid-level workers.

Hiring will begin this winter. Continue reading

SALT LAKE CITY’S AIRPORT LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION WINS GRAND AWARD FOR BEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OF 2013

BAA_2014_winnerStacy and Witbeck/Kiewit Western Win Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America Grand Award, Best New Highway and Transportation Project, Merit Award in Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Category and AGC Charities’ AGC in the Community Award

Salt Lake City’s Airport Light Rail extension was the most significant construction project of 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. Continue reading

AirCrane Rescues Rhino

 

Sikorsky_S-64_N159AC_Erickson_Air-Crane_@_OSD Picture2As reported on AVweb, Erickson AirCrane, Inc., in coordination with the Sabah Wildlife Department in Malaysia, has helped relocate an endangered female Sumatran rhinoceros to a wildlife reserve to be paired with a male rhino already within the protected sanctuary.  Laurentius Ambu, the director of the Sabah Wildlife Department in Malaysia, said the rhino is “on the verge of extinction” in the local region. “Without the use of Erickson Air-Crane’s huge Sikorsky S-64 helicopter, this rescue would have been impossible,” he said.Picture5

According to the Erickson AirCrane website, the S-64F has a realistic lift capacity measuring 22,500 lbs. (10,206 kg.)

The report continues, “the female rhino was transported with the use of a sturdy wooden crate that was lifted aloft by the AirCrane from her remote jungle habitat. “Erickson was proud to play a part in this important initiative, helping to protect this critically endangered species,” company spokesman Brian Carlson told AVweb. This was the second time an AirCrane was used to relocate a Sumatran rhino.

To read the full article, click here

CONTRACTORS ADD 19,000 JOBS IN MARCH TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE JUNE 2009

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the pool of available workers is declining rapidly, raising the prospects for significant labor shortages if demand continues to expand. Continue reading

World’s Largest Observation Wheel, Las Vegas High Roller Now Open

cables holding linkArup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, celebrated the opening of the world’s largest observation wheel, the 550-foot-tall Las Vegas High Roller, on March 31, 2014. Engaged as the prime design consultant by Caesars Entertainment, in collaboration with venue consultants and architects the Hettema Group, Arup provided the structural, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical engineering design, and acoustics and fire life safety consulting for this project.

As the focal point of Caesars new $550 million outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district The LINQ, located on the 50-yard line of the world famous Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller can accommodate 1,120 people across 28 cabins for a 30-minute ride that features sweeping views of the Vegas skyline and valley. Continue reading

Agreement Between Panama Canal and New Locks Contractor Takes Effect

The agreement between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Grupo Unidos por el Canal. S.A. (GUPC) takes effect today after signature by all the parties.

As announced on February 27, the agreement falls within the terms of the Contract for the Design and Construction of the Third Set of Locks and does not include any payment for claims. GUPC’s claims must be processed through the mechanisms within the contract. Continue reading

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Continues Momentum with 2017 Dates, Chair Announced

The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exposition will be held March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Named CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 chair is Richard M. Goldsbury, President Bobcat/Doosan North America & Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. He will lead the triennial show’s management committee, a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders who oversee show planning to ensure the event meets industry needs. Continue reading