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IMT Cranes Help Give New York Dam a Facelift

Gilboa Dam helps form the backbone of New York City’s water-supply infrastructure. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains 125 miles northwest of Lower Manhattan, Gilboa Dam impounds Schoharie Reservoir, a 17.6-billion-gallon basin that accounts for an average of 15 percent of the city’s daily supply.


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First Brazil-Made Grove Helps Expand Rio's Subway

April 23, 2015 - Brazil’s push to expand its infrastructure is gaining new momentum in 2015 as hundreds of large-scale projects—including dams, high-speed rails, roads, energy generation plants, mines and industrial farms—are planned or already in progress throughout the country. Anticipating the development, Manitowoc built a modern 82,000 sq. ft. facility in 2012 in Passo Fundo, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The factory is the first of its kind in Latin America, supplying Grove rough-terrain cranes and, more recently, Potain tower cranes.



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Marks Hoists Tank in Two-Crane Pick

April 23, 2015 - Marks Crane & Rigging, Odessa, Texas, recently provided a pair of Terex 300-ton capacity all-terrain cranes for Fenton Rigging and Contracting to hoist a 50,000-gallon tank. The vessel, which measured 107 ft. long, weighed 140,000 lbs., reports Chris Martin.


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Pink Boom Truck to Give Cancer Research a Lift


April 22, 2015 - Baltimore-based Fascan International and Marshfield, Wis.-based V&H Inc.- Heavy Trucks, will auction a one-of-a-kind, “Reaching for a Cure” pink boom truck on April 29 at the 2015 Intex Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The proceeds will benefit the Marshfield, Wis. Clinic Research Foundation and its efforts toward finding a cure for breast cancer. 


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Pile Driving Solutions Offers Tunkers Vibratory Dampers for U.S. Crane Rental Market

April 22, 2015 - At the SC&RA Annual Conference, Imperial Crane presented Pile Driving Solutions Inc., the exclusive North American distributor of the German-made Tunkers vibratory dampers.

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Mammoet Takes Part in Underground Tunnel Boring Machine Repairs

April 22, 2015 - In December 2013, a tunnel boring machine called "Bertha" stalled as it was boring from South Main Street to the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, Wash. Located about 120 ft. underground, Bertha's repair would need to be made from its current location, deep beneath the surface.

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CM Bandit Lever Hoists Now in Larger Sizes

April 22, 2015 - Columbus McKinnon Corp.'s CM Bandit, the first HMI-certified ratchet lever hoist, is now available in 3- and 6-ton capacities. These additions complement CMCO's 3/4- and 1-1/2-ton units.

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Pinned by Crane – New York City

April 2015 - A construction worker was killed in a crane accident at a work site in midtown Manhattan.

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Power Line Contact - Cheshire, N.Y.

April 2015 - A crane operator was electrocuted and two crew members were injured when an articulating crane hit live power lines in front of a home.


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