American Cranes & Transport - June 2013
Manitex introduces 70-tonner; final spire erected on Freedom Tower; Omega Morgan convoy attracts Colorado crowds; and more.
A recap of what happened.
Chris Sleight reports that despite the Dow surpassing 5,000, ACT’s HEI disappoints.
Daniel Erwin reports that companies are forced to record more injuries.
OSHA confirms industry opposition to capacity testing; Lift Safety Zone returns at ICUEE.
ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE REPORT
Finally a bump in business activity/optimism.
Ron Kohner discusses that it is never okay to exceed a crane’s load chart.
INTERVIEW: BOB HUND
Bob Hund is a savvy executive who cares deeply about Manitowoc’s people and products.
PRODUCT FOCUS: ALL TERRAIN CRANES
Lindsey Anderson reports on moves in the AT market.
North America’s largest crane-owning companies
INDUSTRY FOCUS: FLEET MANAGEMENT
Stan Orr discusses how asset managers can turn equipment fleets into profit centers.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: OPERATOR AIDS
Lindsey Anderson reports on new crane operator aids.
SITE REPORT: LIFTING
After some wrangling, the controversial WWII ‘kissing’ sculpture finds a new home.
SITE REPORT: RIGGING
Julian Leek reports on how Beyel Bros. Crane & Rigging removed a large overhead crane from NASA’s VAB.
SITE REPORT: TRANSPORT
Tradelossa moves huge boilers to the Port of Altamira, Mexico.
PEOPLE & EVENTS
TNT names president, ESTA a major success; and more.
Understanding and accepting the millennial generation will empower us all.
Tim Hillegonds presents a recap of the SC&RA Annual Conference.
Michelle Lorenz reports on citations related to failure to maintain a 20-foot working radius from power lines.