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Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 4.00.25 PMCheck it out! The Wire Rope Exchange continues to add more features and resources to their website to enhance the users experience.  Just added, WRE now features industry news and resources directly from their website.  Visit Wire Rope Exchange website to see your business can take advantage:

Spider Hires George Martin as District Sales Representative

George Martin - emailSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces George Martin has joined its Portland operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, George is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and southwestern Washington.

George brings over fifteen years of experience in Portland’s construction and scaffold industries, holding various sales and project management positions with companies including Brand Construction, Waco Scaffold, and Sunbelt Rentals. He is also skilled in leading scaffold training courses. Continue reading

Konecranes and its Danish Lift Truck Distributor Announce Delivery of the World’s Most Powerful Reach Stacker

100treachstackerOn June 11 Konecranes’ Danish distributor of lift trucks NC Nielsen delivered a 100 metric ton (MT) capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines.

The machine was tailored by NC Nielsen from a standard Konecranes reach stacker. These powerful machines have a nine meter wheelbase and come equipped with a lifting hook and foldable hydraulic support rolling wheels that enable the machine to cope with the extremes of a 100MT load. Most industrial applications of the 100MT reach stacker are in the wind turbine industry where one blade can weigh up to 96MT. Continue reading


jdn94-a-300dpiLifting and handling products manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company are engineered for performance, reliability and longevity when operating in extreme environments of dirt, dust, high humidity, and even potentially explosive atmospheres. Some of the toughest and more unusual conditions are currently experienced by today’s underwater aquanauts. Divers are very often working alone, in conditions of variable depth water pressures and temperatures, combined with poor visibility while also battling with ocean currents. With all these problems to contend with, any tools they use need to be rugged, reliable, easy to operate and comply with the highest performance standards. Continue reading

LGH Adds New Rental Representatives

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently hired Jason Rios as a new Rental Representative for the New York Metro Area market and Jim Meyer for the Iowa market. Jason comes to LGH with over 15 years of sales experience, and was in the US Marines for 14 years. Jason has a great understanding of customer needs in the construction industry. Jason is eager to demonstrate who LGH is and how LGH can help you with your equipment needs. In turn, he is ready to help build and develop his territory. Continue reading

Usha Martin in the Red

Speciality steel and wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin has reported a consolidated loss of INR 21.35 crore during the Q1 of the current fiscal against a net profit of INR 4.09 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

Earnings came under pressure because of a 59% rise in depreciation and amortisation expenses at INR 116.05 crore even as consolidated net sales increased 24.4% to INR 1,155.28 crore. The earnings before interest, depreciation, taxes and amortisation stood at INR 211.14 crore against INR 181.32 crore in the same period a year ago. Continue reading

TNT Crane & Rigging Enters International Market with Acquisition of Stampede Crane & Rigging and Eagle West Cranes

TNT Crane and Rigging LogoTNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stampede Crane & Rigging Inc., Stampede Crane & Rigging Ltd., Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc., Eagle West Precast Ltd., and certain assets of J&B Trucking, collectively “Stampede/Eagle West.” The transaction is expected to close in September 2014.

Stampede/Eagle West is a full service provider of crane and rigging services to customers in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. This acquisition provides a strong entrance into the rapidly growing energy end-markets in Western Canada. Stampede/Eagle West will serve as a platform for TNT’s anticipated future growth in Canada both organically and through further acquisitions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Continue reading

CICB’s Crane Inspectors Achieve National Certification and Customer Seal of Approval

gI_61801_Qatar InspectorCrane Owners know that a third-party crane inspection performed by an experienced and certified inspector can decrease the crane’s maintenance cost and downtime along with detecting emerging problems with the equipment before it becomes an issue and affects job performance. Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) is one of the few in the industry that require their mobile, overhead or tower crane inspectors to be certified by the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators). An NCCCO certification is a nationally recognized means of ensuring crane inspectors are qualified to do the jobs they are assigned. Continue reading

Harrington Hoists, Inc. is pleased to announce Approved Training for ETCP Renewal Credits

ETCP-logo_rec-bevel-tag1Harrington’s most recent addition to their training courses is an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) recognized training program on their TNER Theatrical Electric Chain Hoists. The program consists of an eight hour inspection and repair training course intended for ETCP certified riggers and electricians. This course covers inspection, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting our TNER hoists. Continue reading

Tips To Ensure Safety While Using Rigging Equipment

Rigging is a very important process in most of the businesses today, especially construction and shipyard industries. Rigging can be referred to any hardware and/or equipment that the businesses use to attach heavy objects to the device that will lift it. It is also defined as the process or an art to hook the load or the heavy object to the lifting device by using the most durable slings and other required hardware/equipment.

Read more of Holloway Houston’s article on the rigging requirements that should be followed to ensure workers’ safety.

TANDEMLOC Announces Personnel Changes

Randall Hoeft, Design Engineer

Randall Hoeft, Design Engineer

As part of their current corporate emphasis on the development and introduction of new lines of below-the-hook lifting devices, TANDEMLOC, Inc. of Havelock, NC is pleased to announce the appointment of Randall Hoeft as a Design Engineer. Mr. Hoeft brings more than 26 years of “below-the-hook” design and problem solving experience. He will be the principal staffer and office manager of the new TANDEMLOC product design office opening soon in Janesville, Wisconsin. Continue reading

Acuity Dedicates Tallest Flagpole in North America

Arup ACUITY FlagpoleArup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, served as the technical advisor for a 400-ft-tall, free-standing flagpole owned by ACUITY Insurance Company in Sheboygan, Wis. The pole, which is currently the largest in the United States, was dedicated in June amid comments from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and appearances by skydivers and military dignitaries. 25 ACUITY employees who are military veterans carried the 350lb, 60ft x 120ft American flag that was lifted onto the pole during the ceremony.

ACUITY erected its first flagpole after 9/11 as a tribute to our Nation’s soldiers, and from there its meaning, intent and symbolism have grown to mean many different things to many different people. During this latest installation we knew this was much bigger than a construction project and we were committed to doing it right in order to provide our community with a beacon of hope and patriotism well into the future,” said Sheri MurphyACUITY‘s vice president, services & administration and flagpole project lead. Continue reading

TEUFELBERGER Becomes Global Market Leader for Slope Winch Ropes

Well groomed slopes thanks to TEUFELBEGER winch ropes.  Faster, steeper, riskier … this trend has not stopped short of ski slopes. As expectations concerning the difficulty and quality of ski slopes continue to rise, so do the demands required of piste grooming equipment. Some slopes are so steep that they cannot be prepared by a snow groomer without the use of a securing element. For these conditions, snow groomers need a winch fitted with a steel wire rope. These ropes are developed and manufactured at TEUFELBERGER. The special manufacturing technology employed makes these ropes particularly durable and also resistant to highly compacted snow and ice. Continue reading

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Rent-A-Crane, Inc.

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Rent-A-Crane, Inc., an Oklahoma City based provider of crane lifting services to the energy industry in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. This acquisition strengthens TNT’s geographic footprint in the Mid-Continent region and offers significant growth potential for the combined operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Rent-A-Crane’s and TNT’s shared experience and focus on energy and energy-related end-markets is a complementary and powerful strategic fit and will enable TNT to capitalize on new opportunities and expand its presence in the region. Customers will benefit from the sum of expanded service, manpower and resources available through this acquisition.

Gary Rohlmeier, CEO of Rent-A-Crane commented, “The Rent-A-Crane team is very excited about this transaction. This combination will provide our customers a large and diversified offering of lifting and rigging services and enable our employees to share in the continued successful growth of the business.”  Continue reading

Costa Concordia Refloated

Concordia Aerial ImagesThe Costa Concordia refloating was completed Tuesday, July 22nd. This morning at around 11 am, Titan Micoperi began the departure operations for the Concordia to leave from Isola del Giglio and begin its navigation towards Genoa with an average speed of 2 knots.  The arrival in Genoa is planned at the moment between Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th.  With the arrival of the last ferry, operations to disconnect the mooring cables that connect the Concordia to the towers on the shore side are in progress. 

A convoy of 14 vessels, led by the tugboat Blizzard, will conduct the tow, and since the refloating, the vessel has been, and will continue to be, under the constant power of a team of tugs keeping a series of lines tight to ensure control in its upright position. Continue reading