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


5 CONEXPO Attendees Unlocked the Key to Safety

Jeff SmithCrane Institute of America awarded prizes to five individuals during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8, 2014. Prizes included “The Complete Package,” a new train-the-trainer combination program, which allows trainers to become a Crane Institute of America certified trainer and a Crane Institute Certification (CIC) authorized practical examiner in two weeks. Continue reading

NCCCO to Offer Certification, Safety Demos, Examiner Workshops at CONEXPO 2014

Also sponsoring the Lift Safety Zone and new Crane & Rigging Education Track

image002Live equipment demonstrations, nationally accredited certification examinations, education sessions, and practical examiner training will all go to make for the largest ever participation at any construction event in almost two decades by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators(NCCCO) at the forthcoming CONEXPO/CON-AGG, the Virginia-based non-profit organization has announced.

New candidates and existing certificants alike will be given an opportunity to take a wide variety of ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant CCO written, practical, and recertification exams atCONEXPO/CON-AGG, to be held March 4–8, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. And thanks to NCCCO’s “Visit CONEXPO—Leave Certified” program featuring onsite scoring and immediate test results, successful candidates will be able to walk away from the event certified. Additionally, practical examiner workshops for most CCO programs will be conducted onsite before and after the exposition. Continue reading

Manitowoc to Launch New Crawler Cranes at ConExpo

Manitowoc2Manitowoc will introduce a new range of lattice-boom crawler cranes at ConExpo 2014. Among them will be the 180 ton (165 t) capacity Manitowoc MLC165, which makes its U.S. debut at the show. The crane will be joined by two completely new crawler cranes — details for which will be revealed at the show.

The Manitowoc MLC165 is designed for the global market. The crane was first shown at the bauma 2013 tradeshow in Germany. ConExpo marks its official launch stateside. Continue reading

New: Link-Belt Pulse

As part of Link-Belt’s ongoing strategy to be a leader in customer service and satisfaction, Link-Belt will show its new, in-house designed, total crane operating system called Link-Belt Pulse at ConExpo, March 22–26, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Far more than just a rated capacity limiter (RCL), Link-Belt Pulse includes a boom extend mode controller (EMC), self-diagnostic capabilities and continuous monitoring of multiple crane functions and conditions. And most importantly, because it’s an in-house design, Link-Belt itself can better control customer support. Continue reading