Chant Acquires Cumberland Equipment Line

Cumberland Gantry2New Britain, PA based, Chant Engineering is proud to announce the acquisition of the Cumberland Equipment Line, a division of Cumberland Sales Company (CSC), Nashville, TN.

The Cumberland Equipment Line started in 1992 specializes in a variety of products from take-up and payout equipment to turntables and meter stands with their specialty in the Cumberland Gantry Style Take Up Machine rated at 5,000 to 60,000lbs reeling capacity. The Cumberland Gantry Style Take Up Machine is well known for the heavy duty capabilities required for big rigging shops as well as provides the perfect amount of back tension needed for proper wire rope spooling. Continue reading

Columbus McKinnon Creates New Global Services Position and Expands Leadership Roles

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced a newly created Global Services Group and the expansion of roles for certain global leaders.  Gene Buer will now serve as Vice President, Global Services and Vertical Markets, while Kurt Wozniak will assume the role of Vice President, Americas.  In addition, Benjamin AuYeung has been appointed Managing Director for Columbus McKinnon Asia-Pacific replacing Eric Woon.  Mr. Woon, who served as Vice President – Asia-Pacific the past four years, planned his retirement for March 2014. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering eBook Now Available

Program ebookIn February of 2014, Industrial Training International (, a world leader in crane, rigging and lifting educational services, announced plans for a groundbreaking new program that aims to provide foundational knowledge in the discipline of rigging engineering.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve engineers who come on the crane and rigging scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering, but with little to no formal education when it specifically applies to cranes and rigging activities. Continue reading

OSHA Schedules Informal Hearing on Proposed Extension of Crane Operator Certification Deadline

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss OSHA’s proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. The hearing will be held May 19, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Spider Goes Mobile with the First iPhone App

spider appSpider announces its first-ever mobile app for iPhone users, allowing customers to obtain information for their suspended scaffolding and access needs on their fingertips anywhere, anytime.

Spider app, the first of its kind in the suspended access industry, is the quickest way to find all of Spider’s market-leading products including swing stages, hoists, fall protection and rigging solutions. It offers a number of unique features, making it easier for customers to find what they need. Now users can easily browse the equipment list, request information, connect directly with product support, and view project-specific application photos and videos. Continue reading

ICUEE Takes Number 2 Spot in Top-Trade-Shows List

The Demo Expo took the number 2 spot in the recently-announced Top U.S. Trade Shows list from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).

TSNN annually ranks shows by exhibit space net square footage. For 2013, ICUEE won for its record-breaking size of more than 1.17 million net square feet, second only to the 2013 CES show. TSNN is a leading online information resource for the exhibitions and events industry. Continue reading

Distinguished Insurance Brokerage and Consulting Firm Announces Strategic Hire

Hays Companies (Hays) Salt Lake City P&C Group, one of the nation’s Top 20 insurance brokers, announces the hiring of Douglas Ball, after his recent retirement from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). Ball brings a wealth of regulatory environment and government relations experience to his new role in business development at Hays. The move will better serve Hays’ SC&RA member base, as well as both current and prospective clients. Continue reading

WireCo WorldGroup Acquires the Assets of Netherlands Based Endenburg B.V.

WireCo WorldGroup Inc. (WireCo), the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel wire ropes and high performance synthetic ropes, announced April 16th that WireCo has acquired the majority of the assets of Endenburg B.V. (Gouda), a Netherlands based company. As part of the agreement, WireCo will establish a crane rope distribution center at the current Gouda location, called the WireCo Crane Center. Continue reading

Robust Demand in End-User Markets Drives the Global Steel Wire Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Steel Wire markets. Global market for Steel Wire is projected to reach US$34 billion by 2020, driven by growing demand in major end-use markets such as construction, machinery manufacturing, automotive, oil & gas, telecom, and power, among others.

Produced from wire rods, a finished long steel product, steel wire finds use in several end-use sectors. Construction, machinery and automotive markets especially present significant opportunities for use of steel wire. Steel wires are also used in a range of infrastructure constructions such as suspension bridges, which are hung using steel ropes spun with thousands of steel wires bound together. Steel wires also find use for general engineering applications in machinery and heavy equipment. In the automotive industry, steel wires are used for reinforcing tires to add to their strength and durability. Continue reading

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