Titan Tire Corp. Acquires Continental’s OTR Tire Facility

Titan Tire Corp., Quincy, Ill., today announced it has acquired the off-the-road (OTR) tire facility of Continental Tire North America, Inc. (CTNA) in Bryan, Ohio. The agreement was reached on July 31, 2006, for an approximate purchase price of $53 million. “CTNA is pleased to have reached this agreement with Titan, a leader in the […]

07/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Grove Launches Long-Boom, Four-Axle AT

Manitowoc Crane Group (MCG) is now offering a long-boom version of the new Grove GMK4100 (GMK4115 in the United States) all-terrain (AT) crane launched at Intermat 2006 in Paris earlier this year. With deliveries beginning in December 2006, the GMK4100-L (GMK4115-L in the United States) incorporates the same features as the GMK4100, but also offers […]

01/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Support Agreement Announced Between Liebherr, Wheco Corp.

Liebherr has announced a joint product support agreement with Richland, Wash.-based, crane repair specialist Wheco Corp. to offer timely and cost-effective structural repairs for Liebherr Ehingen cranes. The crane manufacturer attributes the agreement to Wheco's knowledge, experience, facilities, and trained technicians. Designed to complement Liebherr's existing repair facility capabilities in Virginia and Texas, the agreement […]

01/08/2006 - 05:00 am

SIA Names New Leadership Team

The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) named John R. Miller as president at its 34th annual convention in Baltimore, Md., on July 13. As the association's 18th president, Miller plans to expand training and education opportunities throughout North America over the next two years. In addition to Miller, the new slate of SIA officers includes Bill […]

01/08/2006 - 05:00 am

MLE Adds 15-Ton Crane to Lineup

Man & Material Lift Engineering, Cudahy, Wis., has developed a battery-powered carrydeck crane to be used in a clean room for aircraft assembly. According to the company, typical engine-powered carrydeck cranes pose problems when operated indoors in a confined environment. Features of this product include: dual 15-hp Prime Mover motors, 72V, 800 Amp-Hour long-life batteries, […]

31/07/2006 - 05:00 am

IMT Acquired by Oshkosh Truck Corp.

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), Garner, Iowa, signed a $131 million all-cash agreement in which it will be acquired by Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis. IMT is currently a portfolio company of American Capital Strategies, Ltd., and is expected to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp.'s commercial segment once the […]

31/07/2006 - 05:00 am

OSHA Unveils Voluntary Protection Program for Mobile Workforce in Construction

A nationwide Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) initiative aimed at meeting the unique needs and characteristics of the construction industry • Mobile Workforce VPP Demonstration for Construction • was unveiled today by OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Safety and Health Committee mid-year meeting in Denver. "VPP is a good […]

28/07/2006 - 05:00 am

ALL Erection’s Lift Simulation Software Simplifies Crane Specification

ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., Cleveland, recently unveiled Version 3 of its LS3 lift simulation software, which enables users to recreate the environment of their lift to help plan ahead, increase safety, and reduce costs. LS3 software is preloaded with specifications, capacities, and load data for every crane in the ALL fleet. After input […]

28/07/2006 - 05:00 am

JCB Introduces High-Speed Telehandler for the Military

At the UK's Defense Vehicle Dynamics exhibition, JCB unveiled the High Mobility Variable Reach Truck (HMVRT) for the military, part of JBC's high-speed, high mobility, and logistically compatible family of military vehicles. According to John Patterson, managing director and CEO of JCB, this machine and others unveiled at the show represent a bold step for […]

26/07/2006 - 05:00 am

Tadano America Introduces ATF220G-5 All-Terrain Crane

Tadano America, Houston, Texas, introduces the 242-ton ATF220G-5 all-terrain crane to the North American marketplace. The first ATF220G-5 will hit the Port of Miami, Fla., in November and will be delivered to Sims Crane and Equipment Co. The second unit will enter the United States at the Port of Houston, and PSI Crane & Rigging, […]

26/07/2006 - 05:00 am

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