American Cranes & Transport - July 2013
Buckner orders two Liebherr LR 11000s; TNT debuts Safe Climb Ladder; Manitowoc files ITC complaint against Sany; Morrow debuts new Liebherr tower crane and much more.
Chip Pocock discusses the crane operator certification controversy.
Chris Sleight reports that the heavy equipment industry left the stock market party early.
Daniel Erwin discusses risk vs. reward.
OSHA urged to act swiftly on Crane Rule reopening and FAQs address OSHA’s rule reopening plans.
INTERVIEW: DEBBIE DICKINSON
Terry White talks to the executive director of CIC about the challenges and opportunities in crane operator certification.
REGIONAL REPORT: EASTERN U.S.
Hal Lundgren reports that things are picking up on the Eastern seaboard.
SITE VISIT: LIEBHERR
Liebherr kicked off the opening of its new Miami facility with a German-Latin American soiree.
PRODUCT FOCUS: TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS
Lindsey Anderson reports that telescopic crawlers are gaining traction in the market.
PRODUCT FOCUS: INDUSTRIAL CRANES
D.Ann Shiffler reports on the small-but-stout industrial/mini-crane market.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: LIFT PLANNING
Lindsey Anderson reports on A1A’s lift planning software boot camp.
SITE REPORT: LIFTING
Upgrades on Liberty Island required a lifting solution that was small and strong.
SITE REPORT: RIGGING
While it looked seamless, the effort to lift and place the final spire atop the One World Trade Center building was an incredible feat.
SITE REPORT: TRANSPORTATION
Pioneer Heavy Haul transports a turbine runner 3,300 miles. Lindsey Anderson reports.
PEOPLE & EVENTS
Lindsey Anderson rounds-up the latest news about people and events.