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Leading material handling company receives DNV certification on shackles
10 January, 2013
Columbus McKinnon has expanded its offering of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) type approved and certified shackles for the offshore industry, the company announced last week.
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First Louisiana overhead crane facility
Thursday, January 10, 2013 US gantry and overhead crane manufacturer, Standard Crane & Hoist, has opened a new 1,170sqm manufacturing facility in Gray, Louisiana, the company announced last month.
Double contract wins for control systems manufacturer
Friday, August 17, 2012 A global power transmission, distribution and control systems technology manufacturer has recently won two significant contracts in a Mediterranean sea port and the US.
Danish vacuum lifters enter US market
Thursday, August 09, 2012 An American manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists is expanding its range of lifting equipment available through the addition of Danish-made vacuum lifters.
Large crane order expected for Mexican container terminal
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Work on a new terminal at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico is underway, with its operator looking to acquire a number of electric rubber tyred gantry and ship-to-shore cranes.
New US production plant planned for Spanish steel processor
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 A Spanish steel processing company has announced yesterday it will invest USD 50M over the next decade to build a production plant in Union County, South Carolina, creating 65 jobs.
US Aluminum producer plans rod mill and port expansion projects
Thursday, July 26, 2012 Plans to build a USD 45M rod mill in the US and a USD 11M expansion of Port Rhodes in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, are progressing claimed Noranda Aluminum this week.
Konecranes’ East Coast port expansion deal
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 Konecranes has been contracted by a new client, Maher Terminals, to deliver six diesel electric straddle carriers for the Port of New York/New Jersey.
Crosby tuffs out the cold
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 The Crosby Group, US-based manufacturer of crane rigging and accessories, introduced HR-1000CT Cold Tuff hoist rings for temperatures below zero.
Canadian win for Condra
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 South Africa-based Condra has sold four mining hoists on a rapid turnaround in Canada.
Konecranes America expands services
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 Crane manufacturer Konecranes acquired Ameratronic Industries of Portage, Indiana in June.
Sapsis's divine ascension
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Sapsis supplied more than a dozen chain hoists for the New York Philharmonic’s free concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, US.
Konecranes wins gantry order in Michigan
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Konecranes Americas has been contracted to supply two 410USt gantry cranes for a $800m maintenance and upgrade project at the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant in Ludington, MI.
Terex joins up port products
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Terex has launched a new division, port solutios, that joins its recent Gottwald acquisition up with Noell and Fantuzzi, acquired in 2009, and PPM, acquired in 1995.
Demag appoints new CFO
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Demag Cranes AG’s Management board has appointed Lawrence Lockwood of Terex as CFO and member of the management board.
Konecranes Americas’ global training centre
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Konecranes Americas, the US based branch of the Finnish crane manufacturer, is finalizing the lease for a building to house its new global training facility near its Springfield, Ohio headquarters.
Lenze America’s opens facility for Electro-Mechanical assembly
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Lenze Americas, the German drive and automation systems manufacturer operating in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, opened its new assembly facility in Glendale Heights, Chicago, Illinois at the end of March.
Lifting Gear Hire strikes training deal
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Rigging supplier Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) of Bridgeview, Illinois announced it would pilot a new supplying partnership with the Local 597 Pipefitters Union training facility in Chicago.
MTNW and Applied Measurements install mooring winch controls
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Two US companies have supplied equipment for jack up barges working in South East Asia.
Lonardi moves up at Harrington as Miller goes to Kito Europe
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Harrington Hoists has appointed Carlo Lonardi as COO, as current VP of operations Scott Miller crosses the Atlantic to become MD of fellow Kito subsidiary Kito Europe.

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