IMPACT Substance Abuse Program Hits One-Year Mark

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), a labor management partnership formed in the spring of 2003 recently marked the one-year anniversary of its National Substance Abuse Program. The program, which creates a pool of pre-tested, pre-qualified workers who have met substance abuse testing requirements, also provides an online database, which its member contractors […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

ACRP to Develop Sling and Rigging Hardware Inspection Guidelines

The Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) continues the process of writing training guidelines for those teaching classes in aspects of crane and rigging. One new guideline is nearing completion, and two others are in the hopper. Mike Riggs of Slingmax, chair of ACRP's Public Safety Committee, reported during the group's General Assembly in […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Rugged Components Characterize JLG Vertical Mast Lifts

Two self-propelled vertical mast lifts in the MVL Series, featuring robust components for heavy-duty use in construction, maintenance and retail applications, were recently introduced by JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa. The mobile vertical lifts have an extended life gearbox, single joystick drive and steer control, automatic rapid re-charge battery charger, and two sealed 100-amp-hour maintenance-free batteries. […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Rugged Components Characterize JLG Vertical Mast Lifts

Two self-propelled vertical mast lifts in the MVL Series, featuring robust components for heavy-duty use in construction, maintenance and retail applications, were recently introduced by JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa. The mobile vertical lifts have an extended life gearbox, single joystick drive and steer control, automatic rapid re-charge battery charger, and two sealed 100-amp-hour maintenance-free batteries. […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

MEC Quad-Trax 4WD Scissors Conquer Extreme Terrain

The new 3072 and 3772 rough terrain scissor lifts from MEC, Selma, Calif., are designed to handle a wide variety of off-slab applications. With the introduction of the MEC Quad-Trax 4-wheel drive system, no work area is off limits, according to the company. With three separate drive modes to choose from, the operator can now […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

OSHA Publishes Bulletin Related to Overhead Launching Cranes

OSHA recently published a new Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB) to highlight specific workplace hazards when using overhead launching cranes, similar to those involved in a 2004 accident in Toledo, Ohio. In that accident, four ironworkers were killed and four others injured, when one of two cranes built to lift pieces of elevated roadway […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Perkins Adds to 400 Series Engines

At Intermat, Perkins Engines, Mossville, Ill., added three new models in the 400D Series engines, which will meet major emissions legislative requirements up to 2013 for North American and Europe. With the introduction of these new models, including the 404D-22TA, 403D-15T, and 403D-17, the 400 Series' 10 engines now range between 10 and 65 hp. […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Look for Revisions to Standards on Slings and Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

New editions for B30.9 (Slings) and B30.20 (Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices) are scheduled for later this year. Neither have yet been submitted to ASME or ANSI for final approval, but it is anticipated that they will be ready for public review by the end of June, explains Joseph Wendler, engineering advisor for ASME Codes and Standards. […]

24/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Veri-Tek Finalizes Manitex Purchasing Agreement

Veri-Tek International, Wixom, Mich., a company that designs and builds specialty equipment for the automotive and heavy equipment industry, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase all the outstanding equity of Manitex, Georgetown, Texas, from Quantum Value Management. The agreement provides for total consideration of approximately $35 million, which shall be paid by […]

17/05/2006 - 05:00 am

New National Construction Alliance Expected to Form in May

According to a recent edition of Construction Labor Report, the National Construction Alliance (NCA) of basic trade unions is expected to open in May with three affiliates – the Carpenters and Joiners of America, the Laborers' International Union and the International Union of Operating Engineers. According to the SC&RA newsletter, the National Heavy & Highway […]

15/05/2006 - 05:00 am

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