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2014-05-22 23:13:30

Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety Course Voted Top Training Product in Annual Safety Awards Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Convergence Training, a leading

2014-05-06 12:23:49

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2014-04-30 08:36:01

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2014-04-29 23:13:07

MSI crane scale and overhead measurement products will be a part of AISTech’s popular Iron and Steel Technology Conference and Exposition May 5-8. Seattle,

2014-04-29 08:22:47

Conference Call Scheduled for 4:30 P.M. ET BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc.

2014-04-28 08:22:18

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2014-04-04 23:30:31

Terex Material Handling announced an order for two Demag DH Hoists (30-ton and 15-ton) with DFW Endtrucks from Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., Inc. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB)

2014-03-26 23:31:05

Candidates Can Acquire NCCCO Rigger Level I and Signalperson Certification Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC),

2014-03-19 08:31:19

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2014-03-14 12:22:14

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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