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Combilift brings forklifts to life in new children’s’ book

An exciting new children’s book has been launched just in time for Christmas. Collaboration between forklift manufacturer Combilift and award-winning Irish author Emer Conlon has resulted in ‘The Forklifts and their Secret Superpowers,’ which depicts the main Combilift products as cartoon characters. The combination of a children’s book and one of the largest indigenous companies […]

11/26/2020 - 5:44 PM

US Cargo Control to supply Straightpoint load cells

Straightpoint, a Crosby owned company, has appointed lifting and rigging equipment sales specialist, US Cargo Control, as an official supplier.  In addition to providing a large selection of essential lifting and rigging equipment, including wire rope slings, chain slings, polyester round slings, shackles, and more – the online retailer now offers complementary load cell monitoring […]

11/26/2020 - 10:23 PM

Trailer crane supports restoration of lighthouse

Off the coast of  Norwalk in Connecticut, USA, the Böcker trailer crane AHK 36 was used for a repair and restoration project at Peck Ledge Lighthouse. At this unusual location in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, the crane assisted in the assembly of steel frames, the delivery of material and the removal of old material. Because […]

11/25/2020 - 1:26 PM

Jekko opens German subsidiary

Italian minicranes manufacturer, Jekko, has established a new subsidiary in Germany: the company will be named Jekko Deutschland and will allow a more widespread presence in the German speaking areas. It has been 15 years since the first Jekko  minicrane landed in Germany. From then on, the German market has become increasingly important not least […]

11/24/2020 - 2:41 PM

JLG announces sales changes in EMEAIR

JLG has announced that Etienne Bourcier returns to JLG, replacing Walter van Winckel, who is retiring in May 2021, as strategic key account director EMEAIR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Russia). Van Winckel joined JLG in January 1997 as sales director, playing a crucial role at the start of JLG’s European Operations, based at […]

11/24/2020 - 1:42 PM

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New Issue

LHI November/December 2020

In this month's issue

Opinion Pieces

Out of the darkness there is light.

With the global events of 2020, Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift, reflects on how the business quickly adapted to the changes and how its strategy is clear going forward. As February turned to March, we all became aware of the global pandemic that is COVID-19.   As the warmer weather started to appear, our minds […]

10/13/2020 - 12:21 PM

Safety Storm

Preventing accidents where cranes are exposed to the elements, particularly wind, is an ongoing battle for multiple industries, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   I wrote in this column last year about how, as machines get bigger, the more important their components and safety systems become, and I stressed the need for […]

10/6/2020 - 2:34 PM