2051759_big-lndRedaelli – the Italian Company global leader in the design and production of wire ropes and systems for the engineering of tension structures has taken part in the construction of three new stadiums in Brazil, which will host the 2014 Fifa World Cup: the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, theEstádio Beira-Rio at Porto Alegre and the Estàdio Nacional Manè Garrincha in Brasilia, the country’s capital. Continue reading


Industry Veterans to Be Honored at National Industrial Fastener Show

Leo Coar, Editor and Publisher of Distributor’s Link magazine, and Surinder Sakhuja, founder of Stelfast, Inc., have been elected to the National Industrial Fastener Expo “Hall of Fame”, it was announced recently by Expo management. Continue reading

OTC 2014 chairman expects mega-sized event to leave people “awestruck”

otc-huston-2014The Houston Business Journal is reporting that Houston’s mega-sized Offshore Technology Conference is ready to kick off May 5 with all the pomp and circumstance the energy sector and 100,000 participants can muster.

OTC 2014 comes to Houston for its 45th anniversary at the newly renamed NRG Park with more than 2,700 exhibitors covering a record 680,000 square feet, said OTC Chairman Ed Stokes.

“Wear some comfortable shoes,” Stokes joked. “You better take a map and know where you’re going.” Continue reading

Huisman introduces the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane’ at the OTC

77599b50-cbab-11e3-834d-22000ab82dd9-largeIn order to provide reliable solutions for subsea installation in increasingly deeper water and offshore construction in severe weather conditions, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions, introduces a new patented crane type during this year’s OTC: the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane’. These new active heave compensated (AHC) cranes provide unparalleled performance by combining the benefits of a normal Rope Luffing Crane and a traditional Knuckle Boom Crane. As such it offers a high lifting height and a large capacity at outreach. The main hoist system, the patented anti-twist device, and the electric drive system really set these cranes apart from other cranes in the market. Continue reading

ICUEE 2015 Exhibit Space Sales Open May 1, 2014

ICUEE-Button-ColorExhibit space sales open May 1, 2014 for the next ICUEE – The Demo Expo, to be held September 29-October 1, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition is held every two years and focuses on the job needs of utilities and utility contractors. Attendees can test-drive the latest equipment, watch live demonstrations of new products and technologies, and take advantage of best-practices industry education. 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

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

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

Tim Ford of Terex named ICUEE 2015 chair

Tim Ford of Terex has been named chair of ICUEE 2015  – The Demo Expo. He oversees the show’s volunteer management committee, a cross-section of utility construction leaders who direct show planning to ensure the show remains relevant for all market segments. Ford is President of Terex Cranes for Terex Corporation, Westport, Connecticut. Continue reading

Vegas Fastener and Mill Supply Expo Expected to be Largest Ever

Exhibit space sales for the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 22-24, 2014 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA are running 14% ahead of the same time last year. “We only have 144 booths remaining and are expecting a complete sell-out”, reports Susan A. Hurley, General Manager.

“We have sold 705 booths to 527 companies from throughout the USA as well as 18 other nations worldwide including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam, plus we continue to receive new exhibit space contracts and serious inquiries on a daily basis. We are seeing an increase in aerospace fastener manufacturers, machinery & tooling companies and suppliers of specialty tools, hand tools and other industry related products and services. We have already added 30 new companies and are welcoming back six companies which are returning after a three or more year absence. We expect 2014 to be the largest Expo of its kind ever held in North America if not the world”, says Ms. Hurley. Continue reading

IMCA to host Wire Rope Workshop in Amsterdam

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Wire Rope workgroup has held three Wire Rope Workshops, the fourth in the series ‘Optimum System Design for High Value Subsea Construction Ropes’ will be held 18 March 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Amsterdam Airport.

“Our bi-annual Wire Rope Workshops are proving extremely relevant and interesting. Over 90 attended the last one in Amsterdam in October which focused on the lubrication of high value subsea construction ropes; others have looked at high value wire rope issues, and at non-destructive testing” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.

“The March event will embrace the operators’ view of current and future system requirements; the system designer’s approach for wire rope interaction (storage, routing, winches, sheaves and active heave systems); rope qualification methods for specific systems; fully integrated monitoring systems and interaction with rope system; and multi-fail and parallel winch systems in deep water. Continue reading

IMTS 2014 Registration Open

IMTS 2014Registration is open for 2014’s premier manufacturing event, the 30th edition of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show.  This must-attend event for manufacturing professionals from around the world. IMTS will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8-13, 2014. Registration is good for show floor access all six days of IMTS. Continue reading

LEEA Roadshow heads for Bristol

LEEA logoLEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) is hosting another of its popular ‘Lifting the Load – Out on the Road’ Roadshows at the Hilton Hotel in Bristol in the UK, on Tuesday March 18th. Offering expert presentations on the safe and legal use of overhead lifting equipment, as well as an introduction to the work of LEEA and its members, admission to the event is free-of-charge for visitors who register in advance.

Topics covered by the presentations include an overview of the documentation that should accompany lifting equipment in the UK, which is a common cause of concern and misunderstanding among end users and suppliers alike. LEEA’s technical officers will also be highlighting the key implications of revisions currently being made to BS7121, the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Cranes. Continue reading

Ex Rated Move and Lift Equipment at CeMAT 2014

jdn91-a-72dpiJ D Neuhaus will be exhibiting on stand No F41, at the CeMAT 2014 international exhibition being held on 19th – 23rd May 2014 in Hannover. They are located in hall 27 which is dedicated to Move and Lift equipment, where information on the Neuhaus range of hoists and cranes will be available. These products include both their hydraulic and air operated equipment, with the latter being designed and appropriately Ex rated for safe operation within potentially explosive atmospheres or otherwise dirty, dusty or similarly hazardous operating conditions. Continue reading

TEUFELBERGER at Olympics 2014 in SOCHI

TEUFELBERGER winch ropes The World is looking with anticipation to Sochi, Russia, the city hosting the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. Teufelberger will be involved in the olympics in two ways – with steel wire ropes for rope ways and slope groomers.

A total of ten ski lifts in the Olympic ski area, from drag lifts to state-of-the-art VIP gondola lifts, were equipped with TEUFELBERGER ropes. And, Prinoth slope groomers fitted with TEUFELBERGER winch ropes will ensure perfectly groomed slopes for the Olympic alpine skiing and snowboard events. Continue reading