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Potain Cranes 20/03/2008
Potain Cranes have been world leaders in the construction industry for over forty years. Their many innovations have led to their presence on all major work sites. The history of crane technology can be traced back to 1928 when Potain cranes first began with Faustin Potain who founded the Potain Company after submitting patents for road works and building constructions. Faustin Potain is the inventor of scaffold ties which he patented as Indestructable Ties which was a major success on the cons...


Potain Cranes 20/03/2008
At Conexpo 2008 in Las Vegas, the construction industries biggest exhibition of construction equipment in the world, Manitowoc introduced the topless tower crane from Potain. Potain cranes have been a leader in crane innovation since 1928 and they did justice to their legacy with the MDT 268. The new model comes with improved reach and lots of features that make the erection and dismantle process much faster and easier. The Potain crane comes with a J10 version with an 11 USt maximum capacity an...


Liebherr Crane 20/03/2008
As far as construction projects go this has to be top of the list in terms of the most sensitive and highly technical renovation project any big construction management team has come across. The stats are an old Italian castle needing reconstruction work built on the highest pinnacle of the mountain region of Emilia Romagna that happens to sit in an earthquake zone. This is the project that Liebherr cranes were faced with in August 2007. The site was on an exposed mountain side that required s...


Liebherr Crane 20/03/2008
Liebherr Crane manufacturers announced their win in the prestigious transport award category at the IF (International Forum) product design award in 2008. The IF product design awards in Hanover draws international recognition for its 14 different categories some of those categorie like communication, transport, product, packaging, material and concept have gained world wide prestige for the award winners for the last 50 years that the award has been given. Liebherr cranes won the transport awa...


Tadano Crane 20/03/2008
Tadano crane manufacturer has announced they will be focusing on truck loader cranes and platforms over the next three years in their strategic business plan. The plan which will be announced in April will focus on these categories till 31st March 2011. The new focus will be underlined with a new business domain, LE, Lifting Equipment which was announced at this years, ConExpo by chief executive officer Koichi Tadano to Cranes Today. Tadano cranes have reported that in the previous four-year cy...


Tadano Crane 20/03/2008
Tadano cranes reported high growth in their year-on-year records in the first half of 2007/2008 but also showed a slightly lower growth rate than in 2006/07. Profit in sales showed an increase of 19.3% to JPY 81,807 million compared to JPY 68,544 million in September 2006 when the growth rate was 22.6% in comparison. Tadano crane company released a statement with their report for the April to September 2007 interim figures. Tadano said, despite some areas of concern, the Japenese economy remain...


Grove Cranes At Conexpo 2008 20/03/2008
Grove cranes were featured with the full line-up of their latest models for 2008 at this years ConExpo in Las Vegas. Grove access platforms and Grove cranes is one of the most well known platform and crane manufacturers in the world. Grove access platforms and Grove cranes are a division of Manitowoc and comprised the majority of their exhibited items at the trade shoe. Manitowoc manufacturer of Grove platforms and cranes had 12 cranes on display. This included seven new cranes unveiled at the s...


Proposed Mobile Crane Safety Law In Miami Could Shutdown Sites 31/01/2008
New rules are being considered for crane safety in Miami-Dade County that could have the power to shut down construction sites that don’t comply with the law. The law would introduce new rules for mast climbing work platforms, tower cranes, mobile cranes and personnel and material hoists. Inspiring controversy and opposition among some in the industry, the law would allow inspectors from the Office of Building Code Compliance to suspend or revoke building permits at any construction site that f...


Demag Cranes Ag Show Big Profit In Crane Sales 30/01/2008
Starting the new financial year 2007/2008 with a healthy increase in revenue, StarDemag Cranes AG released high earnings for the first quarter. The order volume for Demag products, especially in cranes for sale are a good indication that sales will remain high for the following quarters. The news in the construction, crane industry has been spread and promises that the current boom in construction will only increase.

CEO of Demag Cranes, Harald J. Joos noted, “We are very pleased w...


Olympic Stadium Builder In London Fined £40,000 02/01/2008
The new Olympic stadium site in Westminster, London has been the site of several accidents since 2005 and has been sentenced by the Old Bailey to pay 12,500 in costs and £40,000 to an injured worker. In a sentencing just before Christmas, Olympic builder Sir Robert McAlpine came under the courts scrutiny when a mobile crane hit a lamppost knocking it onto a worker’s leg. The worker’s leg was shattered and his foot had to be amputated.

Health and Safety Executive inspector Monica Bab...


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