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


St. Pierre Mfg Featured in Telegram & Gazette


T&G Staff Photos/TOM RETTIG

T&G Staff Photos/TOM RETTIG

Working with family members can often be problematic, frustrating and difficult.

Only 30 percent of family businesses survive to be handed down to a second generation; that number dwindles to 12 percent for the third generation, according to the Family Business Institute.

St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation in Worcester is bucking this trend. The St. Pierre family is already onto their third generation of employees and are still growing, said Richard P. St. Pierre, manager of the company’s lifting division.

“It can be very difficult, but it’s now smoothing out,” said Mr. St. Pierre, 67. “It can be difficult working with younger people thinking they know more than they do.” Continue reading

American Crane: Lifting the Future of Spaceflight

800px-Orion_ground_test_vehicleFrom manufacture to completion, a space transport vehicle is made to launch and orbit, never to fall. One of these would be a billion-dollar space capsule weighing 10 tons.

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is the latest hope of the U.S. space program for sending humans beyond Earth orbit and onto destinations far, far away. Since the retirement of its space shuttle fleet, the Orion is NASA’s only crewed space vehicle under a recent revamp of the program’s long-range plans, called the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. The new strategy is to use the Orion Crew Module (or capsule), being built for NASA by Lockheed Martin Corp., and the Service Module, under development by EADS Astrium for the European Space Agency, to send crews of four to six astronauts on missions to orbit the Moon, explore nearby asteroids, and ultimately travel into orbit around Mars. Continue reading

JD Neuhaus Launch New Mobile Website

jdn90-a-72dpiMaterials handling and lifting equipment specialists J D Neuhaus have launched a mobile version of their website designed specifically for smartphones. With mobile phone users currently making-up an estimated 15% of global internet traffic, it is becoming ever more important to have a website that looks good and functions correctly when viewed on mobile devices. Continue reading

Made to Measure at LIFTEUROP

Made to measure at LIFTEUROP!LIFTEUROP (ALIPA Group), a company that specializes in the development and manufacture of lifting equipment and accessories, has just installed a new sewing machine for its textile slings. Following the creation of its new internet site (www.lifteurop.com) and a new catalog in 2013, this purchase underscores the management’s efforts to optimize the commercial development of LIFTEUROP and to upgrade the quality of its products. Continue reading

New Director for Certex UK

CertexLifting and safety equipment supplier Certex UK has appointed Kevin Smith as its new operations director, taking over from Tony Stringer who has become group projects director.

Both Stringer and Smith played significant roles in purchasing Certex from Bridon International in 2005 along with former director Charles Gillespie. In 2008 they sold the company to the Foranka division of Axel Johnson International – which already owned Certex companies in northern Europe. Continue reading

Mammoet Launches 600 Tonne Terminal Crane

mammoetDutch international heavy lift and specialist transport company Mammoet has unveiled its MTC15 terminal crane, which the company claims can transform any general port into a heavy lift terminal.

The MTC15 is a has a capacity of 600 tonnes and a load moment of 15,000 tonne meters. Mammoet claims that no other heavy lifting device on the market combines the MTC15’s features with high lifting capacity and potentially lower operational costs.
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jdn86-A-72dpiThe range of robust handling and lifting equipment supplied by the J D Neuhaus company is currently in use around the world on Jack-up rigs, Semi-submersibles, Drill ships and FPSO vessels. Their product range incorporates both air and hydraulically powered hoists, with individual lifting capacities ranging from 550lbs to 100 metric tons. These products can also be incorporated into single or double girder overhead travelling cranes, underslung cranes with special low headroom trolley designs, together with purpose designed slewing jib cranes. Hoists can be supplied for specific function duties such as BOP handling (up to 200 metric tons), as well as providing virtually unlimited lifting and general load movement solutions including both oblique and horizontal pulling under pre-determined conditions. Continue reading

JDN HOISTS Make Light Works of Loads Whatever the Working Conditions

JDN Profi 2 TI hoist in low headroom trolley (2 ton lift capacity).

JDN Profi 2 TI hoist in low headroom trolley (2 ton lift capacity).

Injuries within workplace environments can occur when personnel are lifting or moving inappropriately heavy loads. The use of mechanical lifting equipment helps, but can also be time consuming, particularly where rope or chain wheel manual operations are associated with raising loads to above head height. Air powered lifting has been proved to be safe, effective, economical and time saving, particularly where there is an existing compressed-air power source available.

The J D Neuhaus company have a world renowned reputation for the supply of high performance air operated handling equipment, to operate in the toughest environments for individual loads up to 100 tons. However, they are also able to supply air hoists designed for operating in light to medium engineering and general workshop applications. These products ensure workshop health and safety compliance for load capacities up to 2 tons, with hoists that have been manufactured to the same high standards as their heavier duty equipment.

Two ranges of these general lower duty hoists are available, including the JDN Mini series with models available for payload ratings of 125, 250, 500 and 980kg. Continue reading

RHC Lifting: Moving the Wings of the Future

Lifting specialists, RHC Lifting Limited recently commissioned and supplied its first Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to GKN Aerospace’s new state of the art composite wing structures manufacturing and assembly facility, near Bristol, which was officially opened on Friday, April 27th by George Osborne. Continue reading

Van Beest USA Expands into New Houston Facility

Van Beest USA has experienced tremendous growth and development due to strong sales of their Green Pin and Excel items in the United States, Canada and Central America. Van Beest USA recognized the need for more storage space to meet the increasing demands from these markets. Therefore Van Beest Houston recently announced they have moved to a new premise at 1357 Sheffield Boulevard, near Houston International Seaport. Continue reading

J D Neuhaus Products for Heavy Industry

The J D Neuhaus company have been designing and manufacturing handling equipment for over two and a half centuries, and pioneered the use of compressed air for powering handling equipment in the early 1950’s. The latter development ensured that their lifting and pulling equipment was suitable for use in hazardous areas and environments where there was a potential explosion risk.

Their products, which now also include optional hydraulic powered operation, are used worldwide in all major heavy industries such as mining, oil and gas, construction, shipbuilding, steelworks and even aerospace related for handling rocket parts. Continue reading


“Global-based company Modulift Group Limited has recently been made aware that copies of their product are being used in conjunction with the original products.

We have discovered that parts of the original Modulift products have been doctored to make them fit together with manufactured imitations. These are mainly being used in the US market, this causes us great concern that the lift they are conducting may not be safe or comply with standards. Continue reading

Inaugural Lift for 100t JDN Profi TI Hoist at Gas Terminal

The inaugural lift for a Profi TI 100t air-operated hoist unit has been successfully accomplished at the St Fergus gas terminal located near Peterhead on the north-east coast of Scotland.

This powerful hoist is one of the latest pieces of heavy-duty lifting equipment recently added to the J D Neuhaus hire range, and is believed to be one of the largest air-driven hoists available for hire in Europe. Continue reading

LEEA Reaches 500th Member

The Indonesian branch of All-Rig Lifting and Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd has become the 500th member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Originally formed in 1944, the LEEA has expanded rapidly in recent years, with membership more than tripling since 2003.

Welcoming its latest member, Geoff Holden, chief executive of the LEEA, said: “The growing interest in LEEA membership reflects the quality and integrity of the training, accreditation and support services we provide for the overhead lifting industry. Continue reading