American Cranes & Transport - March 2014
Trail King designs new dual-lane transporter for Crane Rental Corp.; OSHA begins process to delay crane operator certification deadline; Viant Crane moves Viking ship; and much more industry news.
BUSINESS NEWS 15
Chris Sleight reports that the reduction in the Fed’s quantitative easing program is having an impact on the stock markets, albeit by a roundabout route.
Daniel Erwin talks about the dangers of cutting corners.
NCCCO NEWS 21
NCCCO and Lift Safety Zone activities at ConExpo and more certification news.
INTERVIEW: TAWNIA WEISS 23
Tawnia Weiss, president, A1A Software, talks to D.Ann Shiffler about new developments and the
rewards of owning her own business.
REGIONAL REPORT: MIDWEST 26
Hal Lundgren reports on the economic comeback of the Heartland.
RIGGING REVIEW 29
SC&RA’s online store offers a catalog of products that are valuable rigging resources.
PRODUCT FOCUS: TRAILERS 32
D.Ann Shiffler and Lindsey Anderson report on new trailers that you can expect to see at ConExpo 2014.
ROUNDTABLE: PERMITTING SERVICES 38
Terry White talks to four players in the permitting industry and gets their take on the challenges and changes in the permitting arena.
ACT’s exclusive listing of the top providers of specialized lifting services.
GUIDE TO CONEXPO 2014 50
Our exclusive Guide to ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014.
SITE REPORT: LIFTING 74
Rigging a Manitowoc 888 in the air required precision work by Essex Crane Rental Corp.
SITE REPORT: RIGGING 77
Enerpac and its specialized rigging and lifting equipment played a huge role in the erection of
the High Roller in Las Vegas.
SITE REPORT: TRANSPORTATION 80
Hauling oversized components through the Eisenhower Tunnel is no longer a problem for Ewing Trucking.
PEOPLE & EVENTS 97
Promotions and new faces at Tadano, Manitex and Kobelco; Manitowoc’s reorganization of senior management team; plus more news about upcoming industry events.