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2014-01-14 16:20:09

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crane Engineering, a leader in forensic engineering, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Safety Engineering Associates, a leader in vehicle testing and accident reconstruction. With the close of the acquisition, Crane Engineering now provides one of the industry's most comprehensive forensic engineering, accident reconstruction and consulting engineering service offerings. (Logo:...

2014-01-09 20:22:15

Also sponsoring the Lift Safety Zone and new Crane & Rigging Education Track FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Live equipment demonstrations, nationally accredited certification examinations, education sessions and practical examiner training will all go to make for the largest ever participation at any construction event in almost two decades by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) at the forthcoming CONEXPO/CON-AGG, the...

2014-01-02 20:20:26

LINDALE, Alberta, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- /Continental Who's Who/ -- Lisa Olver is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Safety Compliance as a result of 30 Years of Excellence. Lisa is the President of Kolo Holdings Ltd., a company dedicated to providing annual inspections and certification of all types of cranes and other material handling equipment. In her current role, Lisa specializes in writing CSA and ASME standards as well as...

2013-12-24 23:19:56

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on a crane collapse, thankful no one was seriously injured or killed. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 A construction crane and the truck it was attached to tipped over in Mineola, Long Island. The crane accident occurred at the site where an annex to Winthrop Hospital is being built, said Fox News (12.19.13). The crane accident resulted in one non life-threatening injury, and for that we’re...

2013-12-23 23:21:44

Insulated work platform permits bare-hand work and de-energized line construction while reducing lineman fatigue. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Responding to requests for work platforms capable of providing electrical insulation at voltages up to 765 kV, LineWise introduces the IWP-765kV Insulated Work Platform. Designed to enhance worker productivity and increase job functions performed with hydraulic telescoping cranes and digger derricks, the platform permits bare-hand work and...

2013-12-13 23:21:52

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Cranes, Lifting and Handling Equipment - Market Opportunities and Business Environment, Analyses and Forecasts to 2015. London (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Synopsis •Top level overview of global Cranes, Lifting and Handling Equipment market •Global market environment •Cranes, Lifting and Handling Equipment consumption value at global, regional and further divided at country level •Profile of top Cranes, Lifting and...

2013-12-03 23:31:35

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on a crane accident in São Paulo, Brazil that killed two workers at the stadium being built to hold the opening game of next year’s World Cup. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 A construction crane collapsed and killed two workers in São Paulo, Brazil. The crane accident occurred at the stadium being built to hold the opening game of next year’s World Cup. The crane tore a gash in...

2013-12-03 08:35:14

Adds Diversified Line of Specialized Pick and Carry Cranes to Product Portfolio BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTX), a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including boom truck and rough terrain cranes, rough terrain forklifts, special mission oriented vehicles, container handling equipment and specialized engineered trailers, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Valla, SpA, of...

2013-11-27 23:02:28

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a return to Kearney, Nebraska along braided channels of the Platte River, where tour participants can experience the migration of hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes with expert guides. Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their annual March Nebraska Platte River Guided Birding Tour of the famous Sandhill Crane Migration. The company’s expert...

2013-11-18 12:31:04

The legendary, American-made theatrical motor returns to the entertainment industry AMHERST, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, is bringing the CM-ET Classic Lodestar electric chain hoist back by customer demand. Entertainment staging and rigging professionals have relied on this iconic hoist for more than three decades to lift and position everything from...


Latest Crane Reference Libraries

Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as far south as Victoria. They are also found in New Guinea and rarely in New Zealand. They are also...

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least 2010. Threats include habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, disease and competition from other...

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