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HIIG Forms Global Energy Division, Names President and Chief Underwriting Officer

August 27, 2014 - Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) reports that Susan Swails has joined the company as president and chief underwriting officer of its newly formed HIIG Global Energy division.


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TNT Crane & Rigging Acquires Stampede Crane, Eagle West

August 27, 2014 - Earlier this month, TNT Crane & Rigging Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stampede Crane & Rigging Inc., Stampede Crane & Rigging Ltd., Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc., Eagle West Precast Ltd., and certain assets of J&B Trucking. The transaction is expected to close in September 2014.

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First Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competition Takes Place Sept. 5

August 27, 2014 - Registration is now open for Crane Institute Certification's first Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competition. The Northwest Regional Host, Industrial Training International (ITI), will hold the event at its training headquarters in Woodland, Wash., on Sept. 5, 2014. This is the second year ITI has participated as a regional host and the fourth year of the competition. 

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LineWise Adds Auxiliary Arm to Product Line

August 27, 2014 - LineWise now offers its auxiliary arm for cranes, bucket trucks, and digger derricks. The auxiliary arm supports one or three conductors while line crews replace insulators, crossarms, poles, or hardware. It can also be used for creating additional workspace clearance.

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Tandemloc Hires Design Engineer, Looks to New Product Development

 August 27, 2014 - In order to develop new products and introduce new lines of below-the-hook lifting devices, TANDEMLOC Inc. has appointment of Randall Hoeft as a design engineer.

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Load Systems International Acquired by Trimble

August 21, 2014 - Quebec-based Load Systems International reportedly has been acquired by Trimble. Financial terms of the agreement were not discussed.

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AEM and OSHA Meet to Discuss Heavy Equipment Safety

 August 20, 2014 - AEM’s Technical and Safety Services staff met with top officials of the Directorate of Construction (DOC) of OSHA this month to discuss opportunities to improve the health and safety of those working with and around heavy equipment in agriculture, construction, forestry, and utility.

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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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