Samson is pleased to announce the debut of Manitowoc Cranes’ Grove RT770E rough-terrain crane utilizing Samson’s KZ™100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes today at CONEXPO 2014. READ MORE.
The ITI Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop
is just a few weeks away, taking place February 19-21 in Houston, Texas
. The curriculum will tightly focus on heavy rigging, lifting, and transportation activities conducted by organizations in the Gulf Coast. READ MORE.
An articulated loader crane from Italian manufacturer Fassi Gru was instrumental in a project to help transport a group of endangered forest elephants from Ivory Coast, Africa. READ MORE.
Siobhan Hitchen, managing director of Rope Assemblies Ltd, has become the first female director of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association). READ MORE.
The Alaska Rubber Group, consisting of three locations within Alaska, Anchorage, Fairbanks, & Wasilla, has purchased five additional locations in Washington. The five additional locations were formerly referred to as the Pacific Rubber Group, and they consist of stores throughout Washington serving the entire Pacific Northwest region. READ MORE. (Source: wireropeexchange.wordpress.com)
Five workhorse crawler and all-terrain cranes with lifting capacities from 250- to 500-tons, and their operators, ran 24/seven for 48 days to facilitate the outage of the No. 8 Blast Furnace at United States Steel Corporation’s Gary Works in Gary, IN. READ MORE
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3Sun, a specialist provider of hydraulic, control and instrumentation products and services to the international oil and gas sector, based in Yarmouth, UK. and employing 90 people, has recently joined the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). READ MORE.
The British Columbia Association for Crane Safety (BCACS) has received official WorkSafe BC approval to move ahead with the Pilot Phase of a reciprocal certification program with US crane operator and rigger certification providers, the US-based Crane Institute Certification (CIC) has announced. READ MORE.
Crane training is an issue that is of constant relevance: new machines often require new skills and updated qualifications, the working environment also changes with time, presenting other challenges. Regulations are an aspect of this landscape that must be altered to reflect any developments. READ MORE. (Source: cranestodaymagazine.com)
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched two new practical training courses covering the thorough examination of electrical overhead travelling and portal cranes, as well as runways and cranes structures. READ MORE.