Harnessing Knowledge

Is it important to keep energising and challenging a team with new learning, as a recent safety course reminded Joel Cox of the Dellner Bubenzer Group. There’s something about being suspended in a harness that focusses the mind. Only when reliant upon a safety system is true perspective really gained about how vital it is […]

22/11/2022 - 13:24 pm

Innovators only

New products lift us up and we must show a constant bias towards innovation, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   You’ll hear it said a lot at my company, “I’m just thinking aloud here…”. And I like to see it. Innovation is a cornerstone of growth, but a business can’t continue to innovate […]

27/09/2022 - 14:20 pm

The Magic 8-Ball

Never have we faced so many contrary and unknown forces, and it’s made for some awkward cueing, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc. “Doug, your next column is due,” the editor said. “Can you do something on the state of the market, please?” So, I’ve chalked up, white ball up […]

17/08/2022 - 21:11 pm

Components for the W

Manufacturers of ancillary equipment have a big role to play at Global Lifting Awareness Day, says Joel Cox. I was at the Cleanpower show in San Antonio, Texas last month (May) when a group of young people, each with a big ‘W’ on their tops, came over to our exhibit. They were unmistakably students at […]

05/07/2022 - 15:40 pm

Christmas Came Early

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as an emphatic return to in-person networking proves, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   Are you ready for Christmas? You should be. Jane and I have already got our stockings hanging above the cabin fireplace. And we’re not the only ones. The world’s logistics nightmare […]

24/05/2022 - 12:59 pm

The Wild West

People must tear up the script and rethink the plot more often than ever before—and that’s not all bad, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc.   One of my favourite movies is the western, Tombstone. In it, Doc Holliday asks Wyatt Earp, “What did you ever want?” “Just to live […]

12/04/2022 - 14:30 pm

Braking News

More end users of overhead cranes, particularly in the steel sector, are installing emergency brakes – but it’s been a long time coming, says Joel Cox, managing director of sales for Dellner Bubenzer USA.   We recently received an order to fit emergency brakes on two 400USt capacity hot metal ladle cranes at Nucor Corporation’s […]

15/03/2022 - 16:48 pm

Perfect Storm

As supply chains continue to bottleneck, the pandemic endures, yet business booms, there really hasn’t been another period like it, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch […]

15/02/2022 - 12:45 pm

Another decimal point

How can we stage a long-term, sustained recovery after two lightning strikes? Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc, went looking for the answers.   Someone once suggested to me, that if we don’t know where we’ve come from, we won’t know where to go. I guess there’s something in that. So, […]

01/12/2021 - 15:56 pm

Reporting live from the coalface

We’re failing to properly train the next generation of crane technicians, even in heavy industrial sectors, warns Joel Cox. I was talking to a mining market manager from one of the world’s major electric overhead travelling (EOT) crane and hoist manufacturers at the recent MINExpo International, which took place 13-15 September in Las Vegas. The […]

26/10/2021 - 13:10 pm

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LHI October 2022

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