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

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

Bushman Equipment Delivers Custom-Engineered Material Handling Solution to American Crane

pr_cylinder_lifterBushman Equipment, Inc, a manufacturer of custom-engineered material handling solutions, recently delivered three cylinder lifters to American Crane & Equipment Corporation headquartered in Douglasville, PA. The Below-the-Hook lifters are attachments for crane systems used in the handling of waste material from a uranium enrichment process for commercial nuclear power plants.

The lifters needed to be equipped to handle two different cylinder sizes.  Bushman engineers custom-designed the units with two sets of gripping legs. One set grabs from the sides of the larger cylinder—weighing 44,000 and measuring 48” in diameter and 146” in length. The other set of legs grabs from the ends of a much smaller cylinder—weighing 9,000 pounds and measuring 30” in diameter and 81” in length. Continue reading

Columbus McKinnon Creates New Global Services Position and Expands Leadership Roles

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced a newly created Global Services Group and the expansion of roles for certain global leaders.  Gene Buer will now serve as Vice President, Global Services and Vertical Markets, while Kurt Wozniak will assume the role of Vice President, Americas.  In addition, Benjamin AuYeung has been appointed Managing Director for Columbus McKinnon Asia-Pacific replacing Eric Woon.  Mr. Woon, who served as Vice President – Asia-Pacific the past four years, planned his retirement for March 2014. Continue reading

Welded Lifting Rings Make Their Debut in CODIPRO’s Range!

we-dss-190x190Internationally acclaimed for the manufacture of swivel lifting screwing rings, CODIPRO has now expanded its range with WE.DSR WE.DSS swivel welding lifting rings.

“To retain a competitive edge in the international arena, we must constantly innovate and expand our range of lifting rings to always be able to meet market demands. In some application fields, it is impossible or inadvisable to perform threading. Executed according to specific standards and regulations, welding an lifting ring seems to be the ideal solution ” explains Managing Director Christophe Losange. Continue reading

Delta Rigging & Tools’ Specialty Components Group offers CAD/CAM Design and Custom Manufacturing Services

When Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (www.deltarigging.com), one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, decided to offer specialized lifting products and services, the company proved its customer value in a very big way. Delta’s recently formed Specialty Components group has created a special-purpose sling to lift 6-ton elephants for the Dallas Zoo. Continue reading

Delta Rigging and Tools Acquires Grizzly Wire Rope & Chain

Delta Rigging & Tools (DR&T), Inc., Pearland, TX, one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, today announced that it has acquired Grizzly Wire Rope & Chain in Williston, North Dakota. The acquisition gives DR&T a well-established location in the center of the Bakken Oil Shale region, Continue reading

HWC Names Sokoll as President for Southern Wire

Southern Wire, a division of Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC), proudly announces the appointment of Chris Sokoll to President.

Chris is a 21-year veteran of HWCC.  He began his tenure in the Seattle branch as an inside salesperson and later moved to Lexington, Kentucky as the Sales Manager for the Southeast region. Additional promotions included Region Manager Positions in the Charlotte branch and thereafter the Chicago branch. Continue reading