American Cranes & Transport - October 2013
Altec to launch AC45-127S at ICUEE; Mexican Army purchases National Crane boom truck; major Manitowoc order from All Erection; Faymonville launches new trailer; Lanco Group acquires Broderson and much more.
Chris Sleight reports that the stock markets cooled over the quiet summer as bond yields rose and concerns heightened over the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing program.
Daniel Erwin discusses OSHA’s definition of ‘fitness for duty.’
CCO Lift Director Certification now available.
INTERVIEW: JEFF JOHNSON
Jeff Johnson tells D.Ann Shiffler that he enjoys the challenges of the power line equipment business because it’s ‘something new every day.’
Tim Hillegonds reports that the nuances of wire rope are complicated and varied.
PRODUCT FOCUS: SELF-ERECTING TOWER CRANES
Lindsey Anderson reports that North America lags behind Europe in self-erecting tower crane use, but that’s not to say utilization is down.
ROUNDTABLE: USED CRANE MARKET
ACT’s Used Crane Roundtable offers an interesting and varying perspective on the market for used cranes. Terry White reports.
ICUEE: SHOW GUIDE
The biggest utility-focused show in North America is set for Oct. 1-3 in Louisville, KY. ACT has compiled a comprehensive rundown of who and what to see.
SITE REPORT: LIFTING
Gus Unverfehrt Farm Supply utilizes National boom trucks and a Grove truck crane to erect grain bins.
SITE REPORT: TRANSPORT
Terry White chronicles how Heavy Transport hauled the new Bay Bridge travelers.
PEOPLE & EVENTS
Carbeau joins Linden Comansa America; Link-Belt names accounts manager; World Crane and Transport Summit highlighted plus events and more.