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Freckmann retires from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental

The new year will bring big changes to Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, as it will be the first time in more than three decades that Steve Freckmann isn’t its general manager. Freckmann is retiring at the end of 2023 after 34 years as GM and 45 […]

19/12/2023 - 12:47 pm
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LEEA mourns Craig Morelli

It was with immense sadness that LEEA (the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) announced the loss of its “dear colleague and friend,” Craig Morelli who died on Sunday 11 July after a short illness. Craig Morelli joined LEEA on the 19 September 2011 as a training officer, directly from a successful career in the British Army in which […]

27/07/2021 - 20:44 pm
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Former SC&RA chairman Terry Young dies

Terence Lee Young, former SC&RA chairman of the board and president and CEO of Construction Safety Experts, died on 4 June, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, USA, Young’s company became a leader in safety training and risk management, providing world-class services to industries that include nuclear, oil and […]

22/06/2021 - 13:47 pm
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Hutin marks 15 years of RSS ownership

Steve Hutin celebrates 15 years of ownership at Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd (RSS) in March. Hutin, managing director, bought the lifting and rigging company in 2006, when a single depot in South Wales employed six staff. The then 30 year old had already been in the lifting sector for 12 years at the time; […]

02/03/2021 - 13:42 pm
Sat Dhaiwal
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GGR Group announces non-executive chairman

One of Europe’s leading suppliers of lifting equipment, family owned GGR Group Ltd has announced the appointment of Sat Dhaiwal as company chairman.  Dhaiwal has extensive experience and accomplishments in the rental industry following his 25 years with A-Plant of which 16 years were as chief executive officer. He was also director of its parent […]

25/02/2021 - 11:34 am
Charmaine Jennings
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Lifting Equipment Store appoints export manager

UK materials handling equipment supplier, Lifting Equipment Store has appointed Charmaine Jennings to the newly created position of export manager. Jennings joins the Stourbridge, UK-based firm reporting to George Dunn, general manager and will be responsible for overseeing all export accounts and inquiries, managing international distributors, developing accounts, and negotiating contracts. She will also help […]

09/02/2021 - 22:59 pm
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ALL Erection & Crane Rental Co-Founder, Jake Liptak, Dies at 83

One of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp and a pioneer in the crane rental category has died. Jerome ‘Jake’ Liptak was 83. With his brothers Mike and Larry, and Mike’s wife, Marvine, Jake co-founded the company in 1964. Jake Liptak is remembered as an industrious man who loved his work in […]

02/02/2021 - 14:24 pm
Kirsty Parkin
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Women who lift – GGR’s female crane operators

Leading lifting solutions specialists, GGR Group, have recently recruited their second female crane operator as part of their ongoing commitment to bring more women into construction. Kirsty Parkin, long standing operator and Appointed Person at GGR Group and Olivia Rollinson, their newest female operator, have been involved in some of the biggest and most prestigious […]

03/12/2020 - 16:09 pm
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TVH Americas promotes Loren Hochhalter to senior business development manager, Industrial Parts

TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries has promoted Loren Hochhalter to senior business development manager, Industrial Parts, for the Americas. In his new position, Hochhalter will continue working to promote the growth and success of the Industrial Parts Sales […]

01/10/2020 - 17:42 pm
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In Memory of Heinz Helmut Kempkes

Heinz Helmut Kempkes, the family entrepreneur and senior director of crane manufacturer Kuli – Hebezeuge Helmut Kempkes GmbH, died on 13 August 2020 at the age of 72. Over five decades Heinz Helmut Kempkes used his great creative power at Kuli Hebezeuge and managed the company founded by his father in Duisburg in 1947 with […]

03/09/2020 - 09:15 am

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