American Crane and Equipment Corp. Cranes Featured on “60 Minutes”

Two of American Crane and Equipment Corp.’s Bridge Traveler Cranes were featured in the September 25th episode of “60 Minutes” in a story entitled “Fighting terrorism in New York City.” American Crane designed, manufactured and tested the Bridge Travelers, located on the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge, between 2007 and 2009, when the scope of […]

29/09/2011 - 04:00 am

CIC Researches Mini-Cranes, Mechanics Trucks, and Locomotive Cranes

The practical exam committee of Crane Institute Certification (CIC), Sanford, Fla., is currently reviewing several niche crane types to determine whether separate practical tests should be developed for them. The niche crane products include mini-cranes, mechanics trucks, and locomotive cranes. “We are conducting pilot tests with those machines in the field to determine whether we […]

29/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Material Handling Industry of America CEO Nofsinger Set to Retire

John Nofsinger, CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), a Charlotte, N.C.-based non-profit trade association representing the U.S. material handling and logistics industry, will retire on Dec. 31, 2011. With more than 45 years of experience in the material handling and logistics industry, Nofsinger has served as CEO of MHIA since 1999. George […]

28/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Capital Safety Releases ExoFit NEX Arc Flash Harnesses

Red Wing, Minn.-based height safety and fall protection equipment provider Capital Safety has added the ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harnesses to its DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX product line. Targeted for use in applications involving exposure to high-voltage electricity or hot work, such as welding, the harnesses incorporate an exterior made with Nomex, featuring a Kevlar core […]

27/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Sennebogen Adds Two Regional Sales Managers

Stanley, N.C.-based material handling machine manufacturer Sennebogen LLC has appointed Dan Worthey as its regional sales manager, serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Utah. Worthey previously served the same territory as regional manager for one of the construction industry’s leading heavy equipment brands. The company also named Alberto “Al” […]

27/09/2011 - 04:00 am

TMEIC Introduces Remote Connectivity Module Diagnostics Computer

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. (TMEIC), a Roanoke, Va.-based manufacturer of variable frequency drives, motors, and advanced automation systems, has released the Remote Connectivity Module (RCM), a Windows XP diagnostics computer that enables remote and secure drive operation monitoring. Using the company’s Drive Navigator software interface, the RCM allows customers and TMEIC engineers to remotely […]

27/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Smart-Rig Cranes Adds T1 Electric Floor Crane

The T1 portable mini floor crane from Newport Beach, Calif.-based Smart-Rig Cranes, LLC, features a new mast design that incorporates a manual hand pump jack to raise its boom and electric winch. With a maximum capacity of 1,000 pounds, the T1 is appropriate for HVAC applications and can be used on surfaces such as grass, […]

26/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Jergens Names General Manager of Tooling Components

Jergens Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has named Patrick Rienks as general manager for its Tooling Components division. Rienks will be responsible for general management of the entire division, comprised of the Workholding Solutions Group, Specialty Fasteners Group, and Lifting Solutions Group. He will report to Jack Schron, Jr., president. Rienks served as vice president /general manager […]

21/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Forecasts for GDP Downgraded, says MHIA

Material handling equipment orders grew 17.1 percent in the first half of 2011 and are forecasted to grow 11 percent in 2011 and 7 percent in 2012, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM). But forecasts for gross domestic product (GDP) have been downgraded. "Consumers and investors are skeptical regarding improvement in […]

15/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Fabio Fiorino Takes Konecranes Executive Board Position

Fabio Fiorino, former president of Morris Material Handling Inc. and R&M Materials Handling Inc., both now part of Konecranes, has been named executive vice president and head of business area service, of the Hyvinkää, Finland-based company. Fiorino, currently vice president, head of service, region Americas, will succeed Hannu Rusanen and also become a member of the […]

15/09/2011 - 04:00 am

New Issue

LHI April 2024

In this month's issue