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DICA Helps Provide Safe Setup on the Ground for Future NASA Missions in Space

October 14, 2014 - Whether NASA is employing new technology to launch vehicles into near space or simply lifting heavy components with cranes on the ground, providing a safe setup is essential to the job. Recently, Safety Tech® Outrigger Pads from DICA played a small, but essential role, in two NASA projects.

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Link-Belt Names Two Marketing Specialists

October 20, 2014 – Brian Elkins and Andrew Soper have been named marketing specialists for crane products at Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Ky.

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IMT Names Director of Sales

October 16, 2014 - Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corp. company, hired Tim Gerbus as director of sales. Gerbus will direct the IMT sales team while working to further strengthen the company’s distributor network, customer service, and aftermarket support. He will also be responsible for product management and business development.


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Fall Regional Hosts Plan Festivities for Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition

October 15, 2014 - The regional events for the CIC Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition began this month and will extend into November. The hosts of the Fall 2014 regional events include activities for families, open houses, and vendor showcases. Regional hosts will sponsor the travel and hotel expenses for the finalists to compete at the Championship.

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Phillips 66 Lubricants Adds High-Efficiency Products to Hydraulic Oils Lineup

October 15, 2014 - Phillips 66 Lubricants has introduced a lineup of high-efficiency (HE) hydraulic oils designed to improve fuel and energy efficiency. HE oils hold their viscosity at high temperatures, reducing energy loss caused by internal leakage in the hydraulic pumps and resulting in improved hydraulic system efficiency.

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Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler Challenged by Factory Lift

October 14, 2014 - Stefan Oerter, part of the technical field staff for crane service provider Viktor Baumann of Bornheim, Germany, explained the project to remove press components at a factory was a "matter of centimenters." The three press components were lifted out of the SGL Carbon factory in Bonn, Germany, with a Terex Superlift 3800 crawler crane with the manufacturer's assistance in order to carry out the challenging work.

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ALL Strengthens Fleet With Seven-Crane Grove Package

October 14, 2014 - The ALL Family of Cos. has expanded their fleet of rough-terrain, all-terrain, and hydraulic truck cranes with the addition of seven Grove machines. The Grove acquisitions will strengthen the ALL Family of Cos.’ fleet from Louisiana to Canada and across the Midwest, according to the company.

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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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