Harsco Exits Scaffold Business

Harsco has agreed the sale of its Infrastructure division to a new business that will combine it with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services. Harsco Infrastructure was created by Harsco from the merger of SGB, Hünnebeck and Patent Scaffold.
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Delta Rigging & Tools Named Exclusive Redaelli Distributor

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 12.28.57 PMDelta Rigging & Tools, Inc., one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, today announces that they have reached an agreement with Redaelli to be the exclusive Redaelli distributor for both onshore and offshore in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico region. The agreement gives Delta Rigging & Tools sales and marketing exclusivity in the Gulf of Mexico region for Redaelli specialty compacted, non-rotating and multi-strand Steel Wire Ropes. Continue reading

DSM DYNEEMA CONGRATULATES SLINGMAX ON CROWNING OF FREEDOM TOWER

One World Trade Center gets its spire with Slingmax roundslings using Dyneema®

Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 2.17.59 PMDSM Dyneema LLC (DSM Dyneema), the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, congratulates Slingmax and ASC Industries on their role in the crowning of One World Trade Center, Freedom Tower, with the use of Slingmax Twin-Path® High Performance Slings. Made with Dyneema® fiber, the slings were used last week to cradle the spire, and carefully lift it into place at the peak of the building. The addition of the magnificent 408-foot silver spire brought Freedom Tower to its full height, a symbolic 1,776 feet, making Freedom Tower the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 2.26.00 PM Slingmax’s Twin-Path High Performance Slings are made of a blend of high performance fibers, a large part Dyneema®, and are the most advanced slings on the market today. They fuse state-of-the-art materials with proprietary technology to create a product of unprecedented safety and performance. As a supplier to Slingmax and their worldwide dealers, DSM Dyneema is proud of their partners’ role in this historic and patriotic moment for the United States of America. DSM Dyneema thanks Slingmax for their trust in using Dyneema® in these state-of-the-art roundslings.slingmax_logo_sm

“We are honored to have been a part of the construction of One World Trade Center, an iconic symbol of American strength and resilience, through our partners Slingmax and ASC Industries,” said Christian Widdershoven, Vice President Marketing & Sales, DSM Dyneema Business Group. Continue reading

Rolls-Royce Use Modulift Spreader Beams to Lift the World’s Most Powerful Gas Turbine

Modulift1In January 2013, global spreader beam manufacturer, Modulift, designed and built spreaders to lift the world’s most powerful gas turbine: the Rolls-Royce MT30 turbine was installed into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcocks Rosyyth Shipyard in Scotland.  Rolls Royce viewed the lifting of the gas turbine as a “significant milestone” in the Queen Elizabeth shipbuilding programme.

Having worked together on a number of heavy lift projects, Rolls-Royce approached lifting experts Modulift to custom design and manufacture the lifting solution for the 50 tonne MT30 turbines.  For Modulift, the pinnacle of this project was the successful lift and installation of the steel housed turbine onto the ships structure.
The 65,000 tonne Queen Elizabeth is the largest British Naval ship ever built and at 36megawatts the MT30 is world’s most powerful turbine – it will provide two thirds of the 109 megawatts needed to power the enormous aircraft carrier – enough to power a small town! Continue reading

TNT Acquires Southway Crane & Rigging Companies

TNT_LogoTNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. (TNT) announced early January that it has merged with the Southway Crane & Rigging Companies headquartered in Macon, Georgia. Southway is a full-service mobile crane provider with eight branches serving the Southeast US including Georgia, South Carolina, Northern Florida and Tennessee. With the addition of Southway, TNT has expanded its geographic operations from primarily Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to an enterprise that now spans from West Texas to the Atlantic seaboard. TNT now owns approximately 380 cranes and provides full service capabilities utilizing its portfolio of truck mounted, all-terrain, rough terrain, crawlers, mobile gantries and rigging solutions with lifting capacities ranging from three tons up to 1,330 tons. Continue reading

SOLID ROCK FENCING & EAGLE WEST JOIN FORCES IN B.C.

A1-00SRF-3-4-OUTLINEFlawless Concrete Walls “The New Standard in Uncompromising Design”.

Solid Rock Fencing’s qualified and experienced team brings more than 50 years of combined experience in the construction and landscaping industries. Add the manufacturing of precast product knowledge, hoisting, and delivery experience of Eagle West Crane, and you now have a dynamic team ready to solve, manufacture, and install privacy and noise solutions, quickly, efficiently and safely.

With major emphasis on quality, integrity and customer service, Solid Rock and Eagle West’s commitment to the highest standard of excellence is what sets these companies apart. With projects ranging from small residential walls to large projects along provincial highways, their joint commitment to finding and offering the newest, most innovative products shows their clients why they made the right decision. As industry leaders, they challenge all potential customers to see for themselves why they are regarded as leaders in fence wall innovation. Continue reading

Master Lock Acquires Field ID Safety Software

Field IDMaster Lock Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Master Lock Company LLC, has completed an agreement to acquire N4 Systems, Inc., the company behind Field ID, a leading provider of safety management software. Field ID will become a new, complementary offering in Master Lock’s Life Safety business.

Field ID’s software-as-a-service product offering gives customers around the world the ability to manage safety more efficiently and effectively with the use of mobile apps and the web. The Field ID solution will complement existing solutions offered by Master Lock’s Life Safety business, such as lockout/tagout locks and accessories for industrial safety. Continue reading

Gaylin Holdings Completes Acquisition of AllSeas Marine Services

photo-4bThis week, Gaylin Holdings Limited announced the completed acquisition of AllSeas Marine Services, a marine and offshore supply company based in Singapore, that specializes in the supply of products and services to Offshore, Marine and Shipping companies.

Gaylin, one of the largest multi-disciplinary specialist providers of rigging and lifting solutions to the global offshore oil and gas industry, is also headquartered in Singapore, including a footprint with operations in Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. Together, these facilities occupy an aggregate of approximately 430,558 square feet. Globally, Gaylin’s sales and distribution markets comprise mainly of Asia, Oceania, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The company was also recently listed on the SGX-ST Mainboard starting in October, 2012.

Hanes Supply Acquires Paul’s Wire Rope & Sling

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 9.19.39 AMHanes Supply, a manufacturer of chain slings, nylon slings, SlingMax slings and wire rope slings has recently announced the acquisition of Paul’s Wire Rope & Sling effective January 2, 2013.  Paul Cianciola, founder of Paul’s Wire Rope & Sling, is a leader in the wire rope and rigging industry for over 50 years.  Hanes Supply stated, “We look forward to working with Paul and his team as we support all of our current and future valued customers with world class products and services.” Continue reading

Ulven and Samson Collaborate on Lean Manufacturing

The Ulven Companies (TUC) recently celebrated a successful first year of implementing Lean Manufacturing practices. Lean Manufacturing is a business philosophy that focuses on maximizing customer value by minimizing waste—specifically by eliminating nine main types of waste: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing, defects, environmental/energy, and underutilized people. Ulven Forging has been consulting with Tom Wright-Hay of OMEP (Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership) to implement Lean practices company-wide. Continue reading