$30 Million Settlement Ends Big Blue Case

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the widows of the three ironworkers who were killed in the July 1999 collapse of the Big Blue Crane at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis., will receive about $30 million under the terms of an out-of-court agreement. In December 2000, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury attributed 97% of the […]

12/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Terex Adds to Crawler Crane Product Line, Pre-Sells First Machine

Further expanding its crawler crane product line, Terex Cranes, Wilmington, N.C., introduces the 3,500-ton (U.S.) lifting capacity TEREX-Demag CC 8800 TWIN. Based on the 1,375-ton capacity CC 8800 model, the CC 8800 TWIN achieves an increased capacity through its unique Twin Boom System design in which the boom components are interconnected by the system to […]

12/01/2006 - 06:00 am

The Go-Anywhere Machine: Terex’s TX5519 boasts productivity-enhancing features

Part One Two years ago, only a couple of compact telescopic handlers were available to North American buyers. Today, more than 30 models from at least a dozen manufacturers are being promoted to the construction and rental markets. During 2005, I reviewed several of these machines, including the Ingersoll-Rand VR-518, the Manitou MT 523, and […]

11/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Equipment Security after the 2005 Hurricane Season

More than four months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, widespread recovery of the region is still underway. The nation's worst hurricane season in history not only had an effect on human life and personal property, but it also created a problem with equipment security, according to a report generated by the […]

11/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Manlift Engineering’s New Specialty Aerial Redefines Maneuverability

Four-wheel steering maximizes maneuverability with the new TL50 telescoping boom from Manlift Engineering, Cudahy, Wis. This product is a seven-stage telescoping tower lift designed for applications in theaters, stages, mezzanines, airports or any location requiring higher reach with tight maneuverability and lightweight floor loading. AC power provides the long-term run times with no dangerous hydrogen […]

11/01/2006 - 06:00 am

ConstructMyFuture.com Wins Workforce Development Award

ConstructMyFuture.com has been recognized for its efforts to promote construction as a career choice. The Web site and its supporting organizations • the joint effort of the AED Foundation, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and Associated General Contractors of America • received the Workforce Development award from the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT). CURT is an association […]

06/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Joe Dixon Named President of JLG Service Plus

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., announced today that Joe Dixon has joined JLG as the president of JLG Service Plus, Inc., a subsidiary of JLG that provides repair and maintenance, reconditioning, and training for all JLG manufactured products. Currently, Service Plus has locations in Houston, Texas, and McConnellsburg, Pa., with additional sites planned for the future. […]

05/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Ford Completes Sale of Hertz

In late December, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., announced it completed the sale of the Hertz Corporation, which includes Hertz Equipment Rental, to an investment group of private equity firms. Composed of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group, and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, the investor group purchased the equity of Hertz in a […]

02/01/2006 - 06:00 am

CIT Construction Forecast Predicts Third Consecutive Year of Optimism

Tempe, Ariz.-based CIT Construction, a unit of CIT Group, Inc. and provider of financial services to the construction industry, recently announced the results of its 30th annual industry forecast. The 2006 outlook, based on telephone interviews with more than 900 contractors and equipment distributors across the country, reveals that for the third year in a […]

02/01/2006 - 06:00 am

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