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AMERICAN CRANES & TRANSPORT

November 2015
Volume 11 Issue 11

The magazine for the crane, lifting and transport industry


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INTERVIEW:

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Telecrawler
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Commemorating
excellence

n October 15, I had the privilege of attending the


20th Anniversary Gala of the National Commission
for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
in Washington, D.C. It was an honor to sit among the founders
of this important organization and to hear the touching tributes
to the people who worked so hard to make the crane and rigging
industry safer and promote training and certification as the right
avenue to do so.
You are difference makers, NCCCO Vice President Kerry
Hulse told attendees who travelled from near and far to
commemorate 20 years of the crane and rigging industry striving
toward excellence. Another interesting element of the evening was
a museum exhibit-like timeline that chronicled the history of the
NCCCO and the major milestones that were achieved in the two
decades of its existence. And the final treat was a documentary
style video that beautifully articulated the story of the people
and the events that led to the creation and sustainability of the
NCCCO. Im sure that the video will be posted on a variety of
websites in the coming weeks and months. On behalf of ACTs
editorial and publishing team, we appreciate being able to cover
the NCCCO and are honored to travel with them on this journey
of excellence.
Beyond the NCCCO Gala, September and October were filled
with events centered on the crane and transport industry, from
the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop in Denver to Link-Belts
CraneFest 2015 in Lexington, KY to ICUEE in Louisville, KY and
then to Breakbulk in Houston. The November issue is filled with
reviews, recaps and analysis of these happenings.
John Skelly takes a look at the highly competitive telescopic
crawler crane market with his Product Focus: Telescopic
Crawlers. In between all the travel over the past month, I was able
to squeeze in an interesting and revealing interview with Koichi
Tadano, president and CEO of Tadano Ltd. I think you will find
his answers to my questions insightful and revealing. Also this
month we feature our annual Regional Report: Mexico that was
written by Hal Lundgren. Youll also note that we included this
report in English and Spanish.
So as we approach the last weeks of the year let us
know whats happening with your company, people and
equipment.

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AMERICAN CRANES & TRANSPORT

FEATURES

November 2015
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13 LIFT & MOVE USA:


PREVIEW

The magazine for the crane, lifting and transport industry


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Lift & Move USA to


hold its second event in
Houston hosted by
TNT Crane & Rigging.

INTERVIEW:

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REPORT:

Mexico

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14 ICUEE: REVIEW

D.Ann Shiffler reports about


the scene and record-breaking
attendance of ICUEE in
Louisville, KY.
19 SITE VISIT: LINK-BELT

Link-Belt rolled out three new cranes at their


CraneFest 2015 event in Lexington, KY.
D.Ann Shiffler reports.

27 INTERVIEW

Koichi Tadano leads the


crane company that his
family built with vision and
heart. D.Ann Shiffler reports.
31 RIGGING REVIEW

Tim Hillegonds talks to John Groce about


how to characterize bends, curves and kinks
in wire rope.
33 REGIONAL
REPORT: MEXICO

Hal Lundgren reports that lower


oil prices have negatively impacted
Mexicos crane sector.

53 SC&RA COMMENT
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JJoel Dandrea discusses why the


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benefits
and what it means for trade jobs in the United
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55 SC&RA NEWS

Education and opportunity merge at the 2015


Crane & Rigging Workshop in Denver, CO.
Mike Chalmers reports.
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58 SC&RA RISK
MANAGEMENT

ISSN 1555-1830

Lisa McAbee discusses how social media


greatly impacts risk management.

Circulation is audited by BPA Worldwide


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38 PRODUCT FOCUS:
TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS

The telescopic crawler crane market is loaded


with new players, new cranes and new,
innovative techniques. John Skelly reports.
44 INDUSTRY FOCUS:
RISK MANAGEMENT

Morrow Equipments Peter Juhren discusses


managing risk amid new technologies and a
litigious society.
48 SITE REPORT: LIFTING

Maxims Manitowoc 31000 crawler provides


clutch lifting at the $1.4 billion Mercedes Benz
USA stadium jobsite in Atlanta.

62 DEALER LOCATOR

50 SITE REPORT: RIGGING

68 PRODUCTS, PARTS

The Big Blue Goliath Gantry handled the


ceremonial lifting of the keel of the U.S. Navys
newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the
John F. Kennedy.

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80 EQUIPMENT FOR
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86 SAFETY, TRAINING &

INDUSTRY SERVICES
CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES

86 TRANSPORT &
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DEPARTMENTS
6 NEWS
21 BUSINESS NEWS
23 SAFETY & TRAINING
25 NCCCO NEWS
90 PEOPLE & EVENTS
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Miller Lifting Products, a


manufacturer of heavy duty
lifting products, has opened
a new West Coast stocking
facility. This expansion of our
stock to California will reduce
previous delivery times from
Houston to the West Coast
by a couple days, said Marty
Kloss, director of sales. The
opening of this warehouse
brings the number of company
warehouses to three, joining
Houston, TX and the factory
location in Charlton, MA.
Taylor Crane & Rigging,
celebrates its 40th anniversary
this year and is hosting
appreciation luncheons at
its Tulsa, OK and Coffeyville,
KS locations. The event
features Big Jims Houston
Famous Seafood Gumbo
and it honors Taylor Crane
& Riggings clients, vendors
and employees. Taylor Crane
and Rigging began in 1975
with just one man and a truck
and has grown to a large
fleet of rolling stock and
rigging gear. Taylor Crane &
Riggings mission is to provide
responsive and safe service
whether installing one machine
or moving an entire plant
across the country.
LUBE-A-BOOM, a provider
of specialty lubricants for
lift equipment, has added
Cleveland Crane & Shovel,
Cleveland, OH; Dial Lubricants,
Dallas, TX; Stephenson
Equipment, Prospect Park, PA;
and Western Pacific Crane,
Anchorage, AK as dealers. They
will be representing the full line
of LUBE-A-BOOM products.
Lift truck maker Hyster
Company added Eastern Lift
Truck Compan to its network
of independent Hyster dealers.
Eastern Lift Truck Comany has
been in business 40 years. It
will represent Hyster lift trucks,
parts and service in certain
areas of Delaware, Maryland
(Cecil County only), New Jersey,
New York and Pennsylvania.

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Boom Booster for


Terex Superlift 3800
A Boom Booster lift
enhancement system has been
developed by Terex for its
650 metric ton capacity class
Superlift 3800 lattice boom
crawler crane.
It follows on from the
original Boom Booster for
the much larger CC 8800-1
model. It is a kit to make a
wider boom that increases lift
capacity and height, making
the crane more cost-effective,
the manufacturer said.
The system increases the
main booms stiffness, raising
the cranes lifting capacity
by as much as 30 percent.
Maximum hook height is 570
feet and capacity is 88 tons.
The increase puts the 3800 in
the 826-ton class, Terex said.
It allows erection of wind
turbines to 460 feet tall or
more.
Kits for the Superlift 3800
are available with new cranes
or for retrofit to existing units.
They are either 78 or 275feet- long, assembled from
up to seven new larger lattice
boom sections in 40-foot
lengths. The new boom
sections are 11.5-feet-wide for
easy transport. This is helped

The new boom booster increases


boom stiffness and raises the
cranes lifting capacity.

by the fact that two boom


sections can be transported
inside the Boom Booster kit
to save one truck load.
An option is the Superlift
Split Tray with quick
coupling. It can be used with
or without the Boom Booster.
Once the main boom is set
up some counterweight is no
longer required. It can easily
be uncoupled, Terex said,
after which the crane can
move with only the superlift

counterweight still required.


Assembly time is reduced
and fewer people are needed.
An assist crane is no longer
needed for this part of the job,
saving up to $11,150 said the
manufacturer.
Maximum superlift radius
can be increased from 62 to
69 feet, using a 11.5-foot mast
extension, so long booms can
be raised from the ground
without an assist crane.
Instead of using a hydraulic
cylinder the Flex Frame
feature allows adjustment of
superlift radius from 42 to 69
feet with full counterweight
remaining on board.
For travel between turbines
an adapter frame on the end
of the boom allows it to move
with a maximum of 310 feet.
This saves between four and
five hours of disassembly
and assembly time total,
making another significant
contribution to costeffectiveness, said Guntram
Jakobs, Terex Cranes product
marketing manager.
Also available is a new,
higher-capacity double hook
block to go with the Boom

Booster.

Sterett adds six Faymonville


PowerMAX SPMC vehicles
Sterett Crane & Rigging has
reinforced its machine fleet
with six SPMC self-propelled
PowerMAX vehicles from
Faymonville. Powered by a
240kW diesel engine, the
SPMC provides power with its
170kN force per axle line.
With these power packs,
more modules with driven
axles can be supplied, said
Paul Hnen, North American
sales representative for
Faymonville. Thus loads
of several thousand tons at
optimum distribution can be

moved safely and easily.


Sterett Crane & Rigging
has six locations in a radius
of about 1,000 miles. The
crane and transport provider
can now greatly expand its
range. Paul Hnen notes that
the easy handling of these
high-tech products is what
convinced Sterett to purchase.
The operator guidance
of the SPMC system is

absolutely user-friendly, he
said. The clear touchscreen
display indicates all relevant
process and transport data
quickly and clearly. The driver
immediately gets an overview

of the selected settings.

Sterett increases its capacity


and job prospects with the
new PowerMax, according to
the company.

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS

HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS

Trail King Industries,


Inc. recently received ISO
9001:2008 certification for
its Mitchell, SD and West
Fargo, ND operations. The ISO
9001:2008 standard, published
by the International Organization
for Standardization, is an
international reference
for quality management
requirements and continuous
improvement of business-tobusiness interactions. This is
a significant achievement for
Trail King, one which reflects
our ongoing commitment to
continuous improvement and
operational excellence, said
Bruce Yakley, president.
Terex Cranes is one of
four finalists in the Swedish
Steel Prize organized by steel
manufacturer SSAB. The
company made it to the final
round with its Boom Booster kit
for the Terex CC 8800-1 lattice
boom crawler crane. This highstrength steel lattice boom
structure, which is designed
to be mounted on a units main
boom, won the jury over with
its ability to increase the lifting
capacity of CC 8800-1 crane by
up to 90 percent.
DPL Telematics, a provider
of advanced asset monitoring
and telemetry technologies,
now offers global satellite
communications for its Titan
Equipment Monitoring System.
The Titan is an advanced
telematic solution for wireless
monitoring and remote tracking
of off-road equipment and overthe-road trucks. Leveraging
Iridiums low latency satellite
network, Titan users will
now communicate with their
assets anywhere on the globe,
regardless of cellular availability.

Miss Audreys first task will be to transport a 700 MW transformer.

Faktor 5 for Edwards


Edwards Moving & Rigging
has taken delivery of a
Goldhofer Faktor 5 girder
bridge. The Edwards high
girder bridge is the sixth to be
built by Goldhofer since the
product launch in 2012. It has
a 5:1 payload to deadweight
ratio. Deadweight is 110 tons,
giving a payload of 551 tons.
It has a span of 157 feet and a
total length of 282 feet (when
supported on two sets of 20
axle lines), the manufacturer
said. The high girder bridge
has been named Miss
Audrey.
Mark Edwards, Edwards
Moving & Rigging said,
For some time now, we
have consistently gone for

Goldhofers quality products


and havent regretted it for
a moment. On the contrary,
Goldhofer is the reliable
partner we need for the next
big step forward: With our
new high girder bridge we will
be able to play a leading role
in the Champions League of
the heavy-haul industry.
Stefan Fuchs, Goldhofer
CEO, is also convinced that
Miss Audrey is the long-term
key to a dominant position for
Edwards Moving & Rigging
among the big players on the
heavy-haul market. For the
markets of tomorrow, like the
power industry, it is important
to react to developments in
market demand. Transformers

and generators are becoming


increasingly powerful and,
therefore, bigger and bigger
and heavier and heavier. If
you want to land the contracts
for the transport operations
involved, you have to have
the very best technology
available, said Fuchs.
Mark Edwards said, We
already have plans for five
jobs we can handle with Miss
Audrey. For us its all about
being able to transport outsize
loads in one piece. Thats
something we can do faster
and more efficiently with Miss
Audrey instead of having to
make several journeys with
part loads. So she has huge
potential for the company.

Potain MR 415 transforms


Chicagos famed Block 37
Its a common challenge when
working in a busy city like
Chicago: there just isnt much
space to erect a crane. Its even
more of a challenge to erect
a crane in such conditions
on top of an existing
building. But James McHugh
Construction did just that,
employing a unique tie-in
solution to erect a Potain MR
415 on one of the citys busiest
streets, using an existing
building as a foundation.
Block 37 is in Chicagos
famed loop and got its name
for being one of the citys
original 58 blocks. The
building occupying the block
has had a checkered past,
with a series of foreclosures

and failed retail attempts. To


make better use of the space,
construction began in 2014
to add a 34-story apartment

building on top of the existing


five-story complex.
In June of 2014, McHugh
began lifting work on the
tower, renting a 26.5-ton
Potain MR 415 from Central
Contractors (Central) in
Crestwood, IL, a branch of
the ALL Family of Companies
(ALL), headquartered in
Cleveland.
Paul Urbanski, sales
manager with Central, said
the tight working quarters
demanded a luffing tower
crane be used on the job, and
that the MR 415 was an ideal
fit with its 26.5-ton capacity.
A Potain MR 415 works from on
top of a building in Chicago.
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NEWS

stro C rane S erv ice ad d s


2 0 th L ieb herr A T to fl eet
Astro Crane Service recently
expanded its crane fleet with
a new Liebherr LTM 1070-4.1
mobile crane. The new AT
has a capacity of 77 tons and
marks the 20th Liebherr AT
in Astros fleet. The company
owns 25 Liebherr cranes total.
Astro Crane Service
co-owner Marty Wright came
to Liebherr Cranes, Inc. in
Newport News, VA to collect
a new LTM 1070-4.2 mobile
crane and drive it back to the
Astro yard in Boxborough,
MA where the crane will go
to work throughout New
England.

We like the roadability


and compact size of the LTM
1070-4.2, said Astro co-owner
Rick Marshall. With the 164foot main boom, the crane is
very versatile.
Founded in 1980 with a
single crane, Astro Crane
Service maintains a rental fleet
of over 25 cranes ranging in
size from an 8-ton carry deck
to a 600-ton Liebherr LTM

1500-8.1.

Pictured from left to right: Rick


Marshall (co-owner), James
Rex (Liebherr), Marty Wright
(co-owner), Mathew Wright
(Astro).

L ink - B el t A T C 3 2 7 5 hoists
b rid ge b eam s in B el en
Crane Service utilized its
Link-Belt ATC3275, a 275ton all terrain crane, to hoist
bridge breams in the City of
Belen, NM for its client El
Terrero contractors.
The bridge, which crosses
over two BNSF rails, is being
replaced and widened, so that
BNSF can expand the lines
that are entering the rail yard
that these rail lines lead to.
The project consisted of
five 144,000-pound bridge
beams. The Link-Belt ATC-

3275 shared the load with the


contractors crane, a Link-Belt
HC-238, a 125-ton lattice
boom truck crane. Project
challenges included working
with BNSF on hoisting the
beams. The beams couldnt
be hoisted when a train was

below the bridge. These rails


see on average of 100 trains
a day. This hindered the
progress of the project because
of delays from passing trains.
The project, despite some
interruptions, was completed

within one days time.

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Representatives of some of the


biggest crane and specialized
transport companies around
the world will participate
in the 5th World Crane &
Transport Summit (WCTS),
being held Nov. 4-5 in
Amsterdam.
Senior figures from
companies including
Mammoet, Sarens, ABG, ALE,
Bok Seng Logistics, Collett &
Sons, Daco Heavy Lift, Maxim
Crane Works, Tradelossa and
Euro-Rigging will take part in
the event.
Book now at:
www.khl.com/wcts.

d eb u ts new
ent ind icator

Hirschmann MCS has introduced the qSCALE I2 / I3 load moment indicator. The qSCALE I2 / I3 provides
the operator with a graphic display of the cranes current load and geometric information, including
the actual and allowable load, boom length, boom angle and load radius. The display also includes an
integrated bar graph which provides the operator with information about the cranes utilization.
The system offers the flexibility of a 4.3 inch (qSCALE I2) or 7 inch (qSCALE I3) color graphic display
that features a HMI graphic interface for easy operation. The console was designed with a IP66/67
protection rating which is suitable for use in both non-cab
and in-cab applications. Setup of the crane parameters
and LMI functions are done through a new and easy to use
Configuration Tool. The system also features a simplified
calibration procedure through a menu-driven process to
reduce calibration time. The qSCALE I2 / I3 meets the
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HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS

American Heavy Moving &


Rigging expanded with a new
division in the Midwest and
added 36 axle lines of DualMAX
product range from Faymonville.
This modular heavy haul
platform trailer can be widened
under load from 14- 20 feet
with its lift and shift system.
These dual lane multi-axle
vehicles have a strong, torsionresistant chassis and high point
load capacities up to 154,000
pounds on outer frame. It has
a tare weight of about 10,000
pounds/line and allows a loadper-axle line of 52,900 pounds
at 50 mph.
Compact Lifting Group will
distribute a wireless crane
camera system called BlokCam
that delivers live video from the
hook block to the operator in the
cabin. BlokCam is manufactured
by 4Site Technology, exclusively
for BlokCam Limited. The
BlokCam design is based on
the ProPick wireless camera
system, originally launched by
4Site Technology in January
2015 and currently sold around
the globe by 4Site and its
distributors. Both systems are
designed and manufactured by
4Site Technology, LLC of Seattle,
WA.
According to a analysis
released by the American
Trucking Associations (ATA) on
Oct. 6, the shortage of truck
drivers has grown to nearly
48,000 and could expand
further due to industry growth
and a retiring workforce. The
ability to find enough qualified
drivers is one of our industrys
biggest challenges, said ATA
President and CEO Bill Graves.
This latest report plainly lays
out the problem as well as
some possible solutions to the
driver shortage. The report,
ATAs fourth major analysis since
2005, shows that by the end of
2015, the driver shortage will
reach nearly 48,000. If current
trends hold, the shortage may
balloon to almost 175,000 by
2024.

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Enerpac rolls out


new SL400 gantry
Enerpac has announced it will
produce the SL400 hydraulic
gantry, the companys highest
capacity bare cylinder gantry.
Equipped with three-stage
lifting cylinders, the SL400
lifts up to 30 feet at the top of
the third stage and can handle
up to 450 tons at the top of the
second stage
Designed to meet stringent
safety requirements, the
SL400 complies with the
safety standards set by ASME
B30.1-2015. To ensure quality
performance, each gantry
is tested to 120 percent of
capacity at full extension and
witness tested by a qualified
third party organization. The
SL400 is also CE compliant.
Providing a more advanced
solution than standard lifting
systems, the SL400 hydraulic
gantry offers unique features
such as a wireless control
system and integrated selfpropelled drive system, said
Peter Crisci, Enerpac. These
features, combined with safe,
reliable performance, allow
our customers to satisfy
their complicated lifting
applications.
Featuring a unique Intellilift
wireless control system, the
SL400 provides optimum

performance and allows for


unobstructed views of the
load, the company said.
The control system allows
users to operate the lift locally
at each leg or use the Intellilift
remote control. The wireless
system ensures automatic
synchronization of lifting
with accuracy of 1 inch and
automatic synchronization of
travel with accuracy of 0.60
inch, according to Enerpac.
The SL400 can also be
equipped with a powered side

shift for easy operation.

Positive U.S. stats


McNally-Nimergood added a
400-metric ton Liebherr LTM
1400-7.1 mobile crane to its
fleet. Jeff McNally, president/
CEO, said, This crane is a
terrific addition to our modern
fleet. We spent nearly a year
looking into the purchase
of a new crane. There are a
number of things to consider
when buying a piece of
equipment this large. The
LTM 1400-7.1 has completed
several jobs already.

Construction in the U.S. for the 12 months to the end of August


was up 13.7 percent to $1.09 trillion, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau. This is the highest U.S. construction output has
been for seven years. August saw residential construction for
the rolling 12-month period rise some 16.4 percent to $390
billion. Meanwhile the value of non-residential construction was
up 12.3 percent to $696 billion. The new multi-family segment
was up 24.7 percent. The single-family home segment was up
16.1 percent to $219 billion. The most striking growth was in
new manufacturing facilities, up 57.6 percent to $92.6 billion.
There was also strong growth in office, commercial, amusement
and recreation construction. Privately funded construction was
up 16.5 percent August compared to a year ago to $788 billion.
This equates to 72.5 percent of U.S. construction output. Publicly
funded construction was up only 7 percent.

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PREVIEW LIFT & INTERVIEW


MOVE USA
Lift & Move USA gains
momentum with a second
event in Houston this
winter hosted by TNT
Crane & Rigging.

he second Lift & Move USA


careers event will be held
in Houston, on February
10, 2016, following the success of the
inaugural event in Chicago last June.
The conference is an industry initiative
to promote job opportunities in the
crane, rigging and specialized transport
industries, and is targeted at local high
school and college students and veterans
of the military.
Lift & Move USA is jointly organized
by Specialized Carriers & Rigging
Association (SC&RA), the National
Commission for the Certification of
Crane Operators (NCCCO), and industry
publisher KHL Group, owners of
American Cranes & Transport magazine.
The Houston Lift & Move will be
organized in partnership with longtime SC&RA member TNT Crane &
Rigging who will host the event at their

Building on
success
headquarters at South Loop West freeway
in Houston.
The Texas/Louisiana market is
currently thousands of people short in the
trades, said Mike Appling, CEO, TNT
Crane & Rigging, Inc. We are hundreds
short in the crane and rigging arena
alone. This is only going to get worse.
There is an ongoing need for young
people to enter and enjoy a wonderful
long-term career opportunity in the crane
and rigging business.
TNT has been actively recruiting young
people to the industry for a little while
now, but acknowledges the need for the
industry as a whole to do more.
TNT started an apprentice program
two years ago to try and get in front of
the labor shortage, said Appling. It has
worked well, but is too small. There
was no hesitation when approached by
SC&RA, NCCCO and KHL to partner
with them for a large scale event. This is
exactly what we need to make a splash
and recruit younger people into the
industry.
The inaugural Lift & Move USA in

Chicago proved that the proper exposure


can contribute to closing the labor
gap in the heavy equipment sector. A
lot of excitement swirled around the
conference room and the yard of SC&RA
host member Imperial Crane Services
of Bridgeview, IL. Giving attendees the
opportunity to climb into the cab of a
crane is a valuable tool in the recruitment
process. TNT Crane & Rigging will look
to extend that experience to young people
and veterans in the Houston area.
I hope attendees come away from
Lift & Move USA with the view that the
crane and rigging industry is an excellent
career choice and with the knowledge of
multiple paths we will offer them to join
the industry, said Appling.
For more information please visit the
website at www.liftandmoveusa.com.

Truck and crane simulators were on site


for attendees to experience with the
guidance of industry professionals.

The inaugural Lift & Move USA was


held in Chicago last June and attracted
nearly 200 attendees interested in the
crane and transport industry.
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REVIEW ICUEE
Louisvilles skies opened
up to a little rain and a
lot of crane booms.
D.Ann Shiffler
reports.
Rainy weather
did not dampen the
excitement. Manitex
introduced the all new
TC450 dual-rated 45-ton
lift crane/personnel lift
with maximum working
height of 207 feet and it
was well-received by the

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muddy start
and occasional
downpours, ICUEE
2015, the International
Construction and Utility
Equipment Exposition, set
a show record as the largest
ever. More than 18,000 registered
attendees visited the Louisville, KY
show. Registrants came from all 50 states,
nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and
more than 60 other countries worldwide.
Telescopic crawlers from Grove, the new
(GHC75 and the GHC55) and Tadano
Mantis (the GTC 1200 and the GTC 6010)
were popular exhibits as were the boom
trucks, many of them new launches.
With equipment in three areas, Altec had
some 45 machines on display, including
its AC40-152S truck-mounted crane
that features an aerial and crane mode of
operation.
Elliott showcased its new track vehicle-

attendance.
RANDY ROBERTSON, Director, Sales and
Marketing, Manitex
National Cranes David Zahn and
Richard Butz.

ICUEE was an
excellent show for Elliott.
Our new innovative product
introductions and their
reception by the industry
exceeded our high
expectations.
JIM GLAZER, President, Elliott Equipment
Company

Customers check out the cab on the


latest Manitex boom truck.
Jim Glazer, president of Elliott
Equipment Company with Steve Punch
from Utility One Source.

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75 and GHC 55, were popular exhibits on
the Manitowoc stand. Both were rigged
with utility specific attachments that looked
quite daunting.

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ICUEE REVIEW

out in Louisville
The 2015 ICUEE
attendance
surpassed the
last ICUEE by
13 percent,
according to
show owner
and producer
AEM.

Prem Swaminathan and Donna Poll


showed off Samson rope, an alternative
to wire rope.

Dan Melnyk, Terex Cranes; Mike Garrity,


ALL Erection; and Dave Kuhlman, Terex
Cranes discuss the merits of the Terex
Crossover 8000.

The Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment


team stayed dry inside the convention center
but still spent a lot of time outdoors with some
29 pieces of equipment on display.

mounted boom truck, the 34-ton capacity


34142, which boasts 142 feet of main
boom.
Manitexs latest boom truck, the 45-ton
capacity TC400/450, got a lot of looks.

Terex showed off its Terex Crossover


8000, its 80-ton capacity boom truck
that blends truck crane and boom truck
designs.
The 2015 show also set records for
exhibit space and number of exhibitors.
More than 950 exhibitors, including some
250 companies new to the show, took
more than 1.2 million net square feet
of exhibit space to showcase their latest
equipment and product innovations, and
conduct numerous live demonstrations
and hands-on opportunities.

The next ICUEE is Oct. 3-5, 2017.

NCCCOs Matthew Eckstine and I&I Slings


Tom DeSoo were all smiles at the NCCCO
stand that featured several rigging and crane
operator demonstrations.
The DICA team were out in full force as
were their state-of-the-art rigger pads.
Dan Brock and Bryan Turner showed
off the attributes of Altecs boom trucks.
Altec exhibited 45 pieces of utility related
equipment at ICUEE 2015.

Jos Klippert and Gary Peck exhibited


several new Hirschmann products.
Celebrating the waning rain, the
Tadano Mantis ICUEE team mugs
for a group shot.
Spreader beams were a hit
at the Caldwell booth.
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LINK-BELT SITE VISIT


Link-Belt rolled out a new telecrawler, rough terrain and
truck crane at its CraneFest 2015. D.Ann Shiffler reports.

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bourbon and Link-Belt cranes.
Attendees of Link-Belts
CraneFest 2015 enjoyed a sampling of
all of these September 28-October 2 at
the companys manufacturing plant in
Lexington, KY. The highlight of the four
CraneFest sessions was the introduction
of three new cranes, the TCC-1400
telecrawler, the 100RT rough terrain
crane and the HTC-86110 truck crane.
More than 900-plus crane rental
executives, crane owners, construction
groups as well as Link-Belt distribution
management and media attended the
event.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and
prime rib dinner at the historic Keeneland
Thoroughbred Racecourse. They were
taken on a comprehensive factory tour
that included a look at the companys new
Burkhardt + Weber MCX 1200 HVP, a
machining center used for Link-Belts
boom production process. The well
choreographed presentation of cranes
included every model in the companys
product line with emphasis on the three
new machines.
The 140-ton TCC-1400 widens LinkBelts telescopic crawler offering, which
now spans from 50 to 140 tons with
four models. Link-Belt said the TCC1400 features the longest boom length
for a telecrawler in this tonnage class. A
six-section power, pin and latch boom

Link-Belts latest telescopic crawler, the


TCC-1400, features the longest boom
length in this tonnage class.

The new 100RT rough terrain


crane made its official debut.

measures 195.4 feet and incorporates


Teflon wear pucks to eliminate the need
for boom grease. The boom, fabricated
from ultra high-strength steel formed in
Link-Belts own facility, will offer strong
telescoping load capability, the company
said. An on-board three-piece bi-fold
lattice fly gives the crane a maximum tip
height of 259 feet, the company said.
Link-Belt also added a new competitor
to the RT scene, the 100RT. The company
said the 100-ton capacity rough terrain
crane builds on the current mid-size
class. The 100RT has a six-section pin

and latch boom with a length of 164 feet


and maximum tip height of 261.7 feet. A
three piece bi-fold, on-board fly with an
integrated 10-foot section is available and
can be manually offset.
The new Link-Belt HTC-86110 has a
base rating of 110 tons and features a
164-foot main boom that outreaches the
truck crane competition and challenges
all terrain cranes in its class, the company
said. The main boom tip height is 172.6
feet. Available is a 58-foot on-board fly
that features four offset positions of 2, 15,
30 and 45 degrees.

A demonstration showed the ease of erecting


and stowing the fly and jib on the new LinkBelt HTC-86110 truck crane.

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BUSINESS NEWS

Down again

Plant closures
and lowered

outlooks have

hare prices in the


heavy equipment
sector took a sharp
fall at the end of September, as
shown on this months graph.
This meant the sector, as
represented by the ACT Heavy
Equipment Index (HEI),
is down some 25 percent
compared to 12 months ago,
while other mainstream
benchmarks like the Dow, S&P
500 and NASDAQ are closer
to the break-even point.
The downturn in the ACT
HEI came as Caterpillar
announced a string of plant
closures and lay-offs which
could see it shed 10,000
jobs by the end of 2018.
News of this sort of costcutting normally pushes
manufacturers shares up,
but in this instance the
market reacted badly to the
$ 1.5 billion savings plan
because of the implications
for likely future demand for
construction and mining
equipment.
Caterpillars size is such it is
by far the largest construction

pushed down share


prices among
heavy equipment
manufacturers.

ACTs Heavy Equipment Index


(HEI) tracks the performance
of eight of Americas most
significant, publicly-traded
construction equipment
manufacturers Astec
Industries, Caterpillar, CNH,
Deere & Company, Joy Global,
Manitowoc and Terex.

and mining equipment


manufacturer in the world and
twice the size of its nearest
competitor that when news
like this breaks, it tends to
move the whole sector. This
was certainly the case towards
the end of September as all the
companies in the ACT HEI
moved dramatically lower.

Bounce back
There was some rebound, as
inevitably happens in periods
of such sharp divestment
companies tend to get oversold
and bounce back when
investors realize that they are
looking cheap. But on the
whole, the segment is looking
depressed.
At 138 points at the end of
September, the ACT HEI was
the lowest it has been for four
years. At this level, the sector
is worth only about 60 percent
of what it was when the ACT
HEI hit an all-time high of
nearly 220 points in the spring
of 2011.
This demonstrates how
quickly the index can swing

2011 saw a change from a


remarkable peak in April to
a deep low in October just
six months. It should also be
added that the index is capable
of a swing back up almost as
quickly. From the low of 138
points in October 2011, the
ACT HEI was back closer to
200 points in less than six
months.
So while the sector is looking
weak at the moment, an
optimist might take the view
that such a steep drop could be
the herald of an equally quick
recovery. An improvement in
profitability or an uptick in
global growth could trigger
this.
The next big event as far as
investors are concerned will be
third quarter financial results,
which were just starting to be
released as ACT went to press.
These results will put some
flesh on the bones of the news
that has been dripped into
the market. There may not be
cause for optimism, but solid
figures and updated outlooks
will still help.

52 weeks to November 2015


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22/10/2015 10:39:32

SAFETY
When is the last
time that we
considered what
safety really is?

here is a word
that is thrown
around a lot these
days in our industry. This
word is responsible for a
billion dollar-plus industry,
and most companies in
the crane, rigging and
transportation sector have
entire departments formed
because of and dedicated to
it. This word doesnt directly
make us any money, but it
requires frequent and regular
expenditures, and we have
somehow learned from
experience that it can make
or break us as a company. As
a matter of fact, this word
has likely been the deciding
factor in several of our recent
potential projects being won
or lost. What is this word you
might ask?
The word is "safety."
Allow me to propose a very
basic question for your
consideration. When is the
last time we considered what
safety really is? What is the
actual definition of this word
that has become increasingly
more common and important
in the completion of our
duties?

Gaining insight
Such a broad concept has been
defined in many different
ways. My favorite definition
of the word states that safety is
an acceptable level of risk. If
we briefly review the wording
of the definition alone, I think

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An acceptable
level of risk
same time! The actual risk of
driving remains unchanged or
increased, but our perception
of the risk due to experience,
rushing or other factors may
have changed. We were
willing to do things today that
a short while ago would have
been unacceptable to us.
Unfortunately, this same
principle is one that we must
combat each and every day in
our workplaces. We employ
personnel who drive, rig,
operate equipment or conduct
other tasks on a daily basis.
Just as we have most likely
become complacent in our
driving due to experience, we
would be naive to assume that
the same principle does not
take hold in our employees
who perform the same or
similar tasks each and every
day on huge cranes and other
heavy equipment.
It should be the goal and responsibility of management to do everything
they can to help employees not compromise on what is safe.

there are several insights that


can be gained.
Using this definition as
a guide, we can ascertain
that if we are engaging in an
activity, at some point we
deemed that the level of risk
involved with that activity was
acceptable to us and therefore
safe, otherwise we would have
chosen not to do it. This
logic seems simple until we
remember that a persons
perception of what constitutes
an acceptable level of risk
can and frequently does
change. Factors such as our
age, experience, stress levels,
altered levels of consciousness
and pressure to complete a
task will cause our perception
of the risk to change.

As an example lets consider


the act of driving. When
we first learned to drive
we understood the risks
involved with driving a
several-thousand-pound
piece of equipment mere feet
from others at high rates of
speed. For those reasons, we
kept our hands at 10 and 2,
checked our mirrors every
few seconds, maintained a
safe following distance and we
did not allow ourselves to be
distracted. As you read this
article, consider the way you
drove to work this morning.
You may have been eating
food, drinking hot coffee,
taking or making phone calls,
looking at a GPS or even
texting possibly all at the

The root of safety


This, in my opinion, is the
true root of safety. It should
be our goal and responsibility
as companies to do everything
we can to help our employees
not compromise on what is
safe. We want to ensure that
those performing our work
do not allow their perception
of what is safe to change.
This should be the driving
force behind the reason we
form safety departments,
write safety manuals, enforce
safety rules and guidelines,
track employee behavior
and implement incentive
programs.
There are trends in our
industry today that have been
and are increasingly steering
us away from this basic
definition of safety and the
will to protect our employees
for the right reasons.

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NCCCOs Industry Forum sessions featured


Jim Maddux (Federal OSHA), above, and
Al Wong (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).

he first NCCCO Industry Forum


on Personnel Qualifications
was an unqualified success
according to those who attended the event
in October.
Virtually all of the delegates considered
the Forum, hosted by the National
Commission for the Certification of
Crane Operators, met or exceeded their

In-depth presentations on the qualification of


crane inspectors and lift directors were made
by Ray Feidt (below) and Hank Dutton (above).

expectations, and an overwhelming


majority said they would consider
participating in future events.
The Forum, the first of its kind in
the industry to focus entirely on the
qualification of personnel working
in construction, was held in Tysons
Corner, Washington, DC, and featured
presentations by senior staff with Federal
OSHA and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
Regulatory affairs, test integrity and
program development updates were
provided by NCCCO staff, while in-depth
presentations on the qualification of crane
inspectors and lift directors were made by
industry experts in their field.
The Forum was designed as an
interactive event, with questions of the
presenters being invited from the floor.
Many in the industry do not often get
the chance to meet and discuss one-onone with those in federal government
who make and/or enforce the standards
they have to comply with, said NCCCO

Lift Safety Zone


a Hit at ICUEE
2015
NCCCOs popular Lift Safety Zone took
center stage as part of NCCCOs 20th
Anniversary Program at the 2015
International Construction and Utility
Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held
September 29 October 1 in Louisville, KY.
Many of this years record-breaking
18,000 utility representatives attending
the event visited the Lift Safety Zone, where
live CCO practical exam demonstrations,
designed specifically to meet the needs of
the utility industry, were showcased. These
included hands-on demonstrations of the
practical exams for the CCO Service Truck
Crane Operator, Rigger Level I, and Rigger
Level II certification programs.
Written initial and recertification CCO
exams were also offered and, with NCCCOs
onsite scoring system, attendees were able
to once again attend this years ICUEE and
leave certified.

NCCCOs Lift Safety Zone featured handson demonstrations of the practical exams
for the CCO Service Truck Crane Operator,
Rigger Level I, and Rigger Level II
certification programs (pictured).

Director of Operations Joel Oliva. The


NCCCO Forum provided just such an
opportunity.
We are extremely heartened at the
reception to the inaugural NCCCO
Forum, said NCCCO CEO, Graham
Brent, who cited the event as another
example of NCCCO (in its 20th
anniversary year) further fulfilling its
mission to serve as an authoritative
industry information resource. We shall
be laying plans for future events of this
type, he noted.

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INTERVIEW
Koichi Tadano leads the
company his family founded
with vision and heart.
D.Ann Shiffler reports.

oichi Tadano is pleased when


he see cranes bearing his
familys name on jobsites in
North America. He enjoys visiting Tadano
America customers, and he seeks their
input on how to make their cranes better
and more efficient.
Mobile cranes are very complicated
machines because of the high number
of parts and components, he said.
Maintaining quality is not so easy, but we
know that if we offer high quality cranes,
and high quality after sales service, we can
make our customers more profitable.
Based in Japan, Tadano Ltd. was founded
in 1948 by Tadanos grandfather, father
and uncle. He joined Tadano Ltd. in 1988,
after working for more than 10 years for a
Japanese trading house. During this time,
he acquired sales and management skills
and also a broad viewpoint for how to
expand a business globally.
Since joining Tadano, I have taken the
philosophy developed by the founders in
order to build our companys vision for
the future, he said.
From 1997-1999, he served as CEO
of the companys all terrain crane
manufacturing facility in Germany.
Working at Tadano Faun was a
great opportunity for me to acquire
management skills for running a
manufacturing company outside of Japan,
he said.
He returned to Japan to take on the
role of executive officer in charge of
development. He was appointed president
and CEO in 2003.
Since then, I have experienced two
unforgettable crises, he said. The first
one was the Lehman Shock in 2008
and the other one was the Great East
Japan Earthquake in 2011. Tadano Ltd.
overcame these hardships without any
personnel cuts, and I believe that through
overcoming these hard times, Tadano has
become a strong company and we have
become more united.
And speaking of a strong company, he
said the company develops a mid-term
management plan every three years that
keys on this idea.

Strong
values

Tadano Ltd. President and


CEO Koichi Tadano.

Under the current plan, 2014-2016,


we are implementing management
strategies based on our basic policy of
becoming a stronger company, he said.
Stronger company means being able to
continuously generate profits and develop
human resources year after year, no matter
what environment we face. A stronger
company will be able to overcome the
volatility of the market.
Stirring interest over the past six months
has been Tadanos development of a
600-ton capacity AT with a triple boom
system.
I dont know yet when the first machine
will ship, he said. In the future, I hope we
will develop an even bigger AT than 600
tons.
I caught up with Tadano recently in
Houston, just before he hopped on a plane
to see customers in Louisiana, Kansas
and Iowa. I found him to be gracious,
knowledgeable and hopeful for the
business in which he works and adores.
TADANO HAS SHOWN STRONG PERFORMANCE
GLOBALLY AND IN NORTH AMERICA. WHAT HAS
LED TO THIS SUCCESS?

From the viewpoint of the global market,


the U.S. economy has continued to

recover, while the European economy has


shown signs of improvement. However
the economic activity appears to be slow
in certain emerging markets.
One of the keys to our performance
is the dependability and quality of our
products, which are utilized in a broad
range of applications. Also, our product
competitiveness has improved greatly as
we have worked to develop, manufacture
and sell larger-scale cranes that have won
acclaim from our customers.
As for the North American market,
we have a strong sales and service base,
Tadano America in Texas, and a strong
channel for covering the whole of North
America. One thing that distinguishes
Tadano from other crane manufacturers
around the world is the strength of the
Japanese market, where demand has
improved and is expected to stay steady
and stable toward the Tokyo Olympics in
2020.
HOW DO YOU CHARACTERIZE THE WORLD
MARKET FOR ROUGH TERRAIN CRANES? FOR ALL
TERRAIN CRANES? FOR TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS?

In the rough terrain crane market, we


think there is big potential, especially in
the energy industries and in infrastructure
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INTERVIEW

Tadano President and CEO Koichi Tadano


recently visited the facilities of Scott
Equipment, one of Tadano Americas
largest customers. Pictured are Scott
Cummings, president, Scott Equipment;
Koichi Tadano and Curley Bordelon,
senior vice president, south region
division manager.

development. Especially, demand of bigger


sized rough terrain cranes is increasing
due to a tendency that oil refinery module
construction and facility upgrades in the
oil industry have come to involve bigger
and heavier work. We have a full lineup of
RT models from just over 10 ton to 160ton capacity. We would like to develop
new products to meet our customers
requirements. We think this leads to
improved customer satisfaction.
As for all terrain cranes, we are trying
to grow our AT business globally. We
would like to expand our product range,
and soon we will release a new 600-ton
capacity all terrain crane, the ATF600G-8.
This will not only be the largest capacity
crane in our product line, but also the
first product in the world to feature the
revolutionary new triple boom system.
With telescopic crawlers, we acquired a
U.S. company in 2008 that is now called
Tadano Mantis. We think this segment has
good potential, and we would like to make
a continuous effort on development and
sales not only in North America, but also
in other markets throughout the world.
TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS HAVE TRADITIONALLY
BEEN CONSIDERED A NICHE MARKET. NOW
THERE ARE FOUR OEMS PRODUCING THESE
MACHINES. WHATS IN STORE FOR THIS
MARKET?

The telescopic crawler market is relatively


small when compared to RT and AT
markets. However, we believe it has
big potential to grow. We expect that
engineering companies and general
contractors will be conducting energy,
infrastructure and power grid projects,
many of which will be undertaken in
extremely challenging environments.
In such areas, our telescopic crawler
cranes have been providing quality
solutions. We released a 120-ton telescopic
crawler crane, the GTC-1200, this year.
In the design of this model, Tadano and
Tadano Mantis collaborated on everything
from design to sales. We put our
technologies and quality into this product.
And we are going to make a full model
change of the current lineup in a couple
of years.

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ARE LOWER OIL AND GAS PRICES THE MAIN


REASON FOR FALLING RT SALES?

Due to the falling oil prices, we are


receiving negative influence in our crane
sales in the Middle East GCC countries
and other oil-exporting countries.
However, in the North American
market, because North America is an
oil production country as well as an oil
consumption country, the direct influence
is limited for our crane sales at the
moment.
Many of our North American customers
are using our cranes in the energy
industry, generally for assembly and
maintenance in mid and downstream
applications. We think that falling oil
and gas prices could be a good influence
on production costs in downstream
industries, as the operating companies
could enjoy benefits from reduced oil
prices. Therefore its hard to say it is purely
a bad story. On the other hand, we are
checking how many new projects could
be affected by oil and gas prices from
now on.
HOW HAVE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN CHINA
IMPACTED THE WORLD CRANE MARKET?

Yes, the crane market in Oceania, South


America and Africa where they are
exporting coal, LNG and other natural
resources mainly to China has received
a huge negative impact. Because lots of
development projects have been cancelled
or rescheduled, and this makes the crane
market soft.
The crane market in China has had a
tremendous negative impact as well. There
are several truck crane manufacturers in
China. Tadano is one of them. More than
20,000 truck cranes were manufactured
and consumed every year in China just
a couple of years ago, but nowadays the
market in China has become less than half
of its peak time.
HOW DOES TADANO DISTINGUISH ITSELF IN THE
MARKETS IT SERVES?

Tadano constantly shares and pursues a

set of core values, which take precedence


over everything else. They are safety,
quality and efficiency. And we always
uphold them in this critical order of
priority, safety first. Therefore, all of our
products and all our activities such as
design, production, sales and after sales
service are made based on this set of core
values.
Tadano brings these core values to all
our markets. We celebrated 20 years in
the American market last year. The U.S
market is very important to Tadano Ltd..
DO YOU ENVISION PRODUCING OTHER TYPES
OF CRANES (CRAWLERS, TOWER CRANES, ETC.)
THROUGH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OR
ACQUISITIONS?

We have a long-term goal to become No.


1 worldwide in the lifting equipment
industry. We have been concentrating on
developing hydraulic mobile cranes and
aerial platform products so far. But for the
future, yes, we want expand our field to
other types of lifting equipment. At this
moment, I cannot say completely [our
plans], but I hope we will see expansion
through innovation and acquisition.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CRANE IN THE TADANO
PRODUCT MIX?

Every product. The products we produce


are like our children. I cannot say, I love
you better.
WHAT IS IT YOU LIKE ABOUT THE CRANE
INDUSTRY? DISLIKES?

The crane industry is our main business.


Therefore its already exceeded my feeling,
like or dislike. I cannot say like or dislike
because this is our domain. I love the
crane industry. Everything about the crane
industry I love.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR LEISURE
TIME?

In my free time, I like to stay at home


and read books. I have two dogs that are
Chihuahuas. I like to spend time with my
wife and my family.

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RIGGING REVIEW
Tim Hillegonds talks to
John Groce about how to
characterize bends and

Rope lingo

kinks in wire rope.

f I take a minute and do the math,


Im almost certain that the first
SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
I attended was back in 2003. Assuming
Ive gone every year since then, which Im
pretty sure I have, thats 12 workshops in
just as many years or 12 opportunities
to hear some of the industrys most
knowledgeable folks present on
everything from developing lift plans to
the dos and donts of safety to the everpresent challenges associated with rules
and standards.
Back in September, with over 550 other
industry movers and shakers, I had the
chance to attend the SC&RA Crane
and Rigging Workshop, held in Denver,
CO. The workshop was packed with
educational sessions, one titled Crucial
Calls When Evaluating Wire Rope.
The presentation was designed to help
people working with wire rope identify
and explain the differences between
kinks, bends and twists, as well as what
criteria should be used when determining
whether wire rope should be removed
or repaired. It was an informative hour
of learning led by John Groce, a 19-year
veteran of the wire rope industry and
currently serves as the senior technical
service engineer for WireCo Worldgroup,
one of the worlds largest manufacturers
of steel and synthetic lifting products.
Groce has been around wire ropes for
a long time, and hes heavily involved
in educating both users of wire rope
and different facets of the market.
Hes participated on various industry
committees, most which focus on
developing and maintaining standards,
manufacturing specifications and enduser reference documents.He is also

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Kinked wire rope due to improper


installation procedure.

a member of the ASME B30.30 Ropes


Subcommittee, the group responsible for
developing a new standard for crane wire
rope usage, maintenance and retirement
criteria.
Groce believes that there is
a misunderstanding amongst
users as it relates to the
terminology surrounding
wire ropes. Bends, waves,
kinks, doglegs they can
all mean different things to
different people.
Currently theres confusion
on some of the terms, said
Groce. So I was trying to
present some clarity.

The golden hour


What Groce is talking about can be
pretty easily illustrated by taking a
look at ASME B30.5 5-2.4.4(d) Rope
Maintenance. Regarding wire rope it
states, During installation, care should
be exercised to avoid dragging of the rope
in dirt or around objects that will scrape,
nick, crush or induce sharp bends in it.
The question then becomes, what
does sharp bend actually mean? One
definition of a bend is: An angular shape
or a curve causing a directional change
from a straight line. But it you take a
look at ISO 4309 3.5.11.9, it defines bends
as angular deformations of rope caused
by external influence.
So does that mean its not a bend if the
angular deformation of the rope isnt
caused by external influence? And are
bends even something a crane operator
or inspector needs to watch out for?
It turns out the answer isnt that simple.
Currently, no written standard lists bends
or curves as a criterion for removal

JOHN GROCE, Senior technical


Service Engineer, WireCo
Worldgroup

from service. They can


certainly point to a potential
problem, but it may also just
mean the wire rope is being
used regularly.
Tensile tests have shown
that wire rope samples with
curves of varying degrees still met or
exceeded their associated MBFs, said
Groce. Bends that are not observable
under load are typically okay to leave
in service. If there is other retirement
criteria associated within the same area of
rope, those must be considered, too. If its
a bend only, and it goes away under load,
the rope may remain in service.
When it comes to the terms associated
with wire rope, there is simply too much
ambiguity in how end-users are defining
them. As one of a number of people
that make up the ASME B30.30 Ropes
Subcommittee, a group of industry
representatives that has been focused on
wire ropes for almost three years, John is
trying to change that. For him, it really
boils down to two key points.
We want to make sure we have clear
communication with one another when
we talk about issues in the field when it
comes to rope, he said. Its also about
safety. We need to be making sure were
using the products safely and we know
what were looking for when were

inspecting them.
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MEXICO REGIONAL REPORT

Due to lower oil prices, Tradelossa has


begun working in the wind power sector.
For an Oaxaca wind farm, Tradelossa
processed the 90-foot blades from Europe
into the port of Veracruz on Mexicos east
coast. Then Tradelossa hauled the blades
280 miles to Oaxaca.

Hal Lundgren reports


that while lower oil prices
have negatively impacted
Mexicos crane, rigging and
specialized transportation
sector, companies are
learning how to operate lean
and be ready for an uptick.

Diversifying
F

orecasting whats going to


happen in the energy industry
is never easy, especially
now. In Mexico, crane and specialized
transportation companies know all too
well energys ups and downs. The price
retreat of oil to below $50 a barrel has
significantly slowed economic growth.
Queretero-based Riggers completed a
project for a European energy company.
Riggers patiently awaits the projects final
payment.
Were still negotiating for that
payment, said Riggers Alejandra
Espinosa. We expect it to come in.
At Amisa, Alejandro Rodriguez
asserts that his company has responded
strategically to challenges created by
cheap oil by implementing changes to
make itself more effective and competitive
when busier and more profitable times
arrive.
Rodriguez, an accountant, leads much of
Amisas behind-the-scenes initiative.
Were using this time of softer business
to concentrate on improving our
procedures and processes, he said. Were
developing a manual for the processes.
Were concentrating on the quality of our
work, which we will continue to improve.
Were advancing the individual skills of
our people. Were acquiring equipment.
Were also working on certifications.
Most of our business outside Mexico
is in the U.S. and Canada, but we have
projects all over the world, he said.

Amisa sustains a long list of


international clients including automakers
Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen.
Rodriguez identifies continuous
improvement as a key to taking on any
project more successfully.
For example, Amisa has contracted
with the Finnish company, Wartsila, to
construct a power-generating plant in
Propark Industrial. Its in the municipality
of Pesquera, Nuevo Len. The project
was to start in November and last nine
months.

A little slow
We are doing the mechanical
installation, Rodriguez said. We
are in charge of assembling all the
mechanical parts in the plant, including
tanks, railways and metal structures.
Other companies are in charge of civil
(engineering) works and construction. We
will have more than 100 of our employees
at the highest point of this project,
making use of forklifts, telescopic boom
lifts, manlifts and other heavy equipment.
We are confident our people have been
very well trained for the project.
Amisas business in Mexico has been a
little slow, he said. Our company was
standing still as far as doing projects. I see
that situation changing very gradually.
Our company has at least 10 quotes out,
maybe 15, on important projects. So I
think were looking at 2016 and 2017 as
good years for our economy. Next year

especially should be very good for Amisa.


Monterrey-based Tradelossa also has
felt the sting of oils price sag, but the
company has a long history of rebounding
from downturns. The company began in
1930 with only one service, hauling wood
from the state of Durangos mountains.
Today, the company and its partners serve
clients from Central America to Canada,
often escaping the grip of oil slumps.
I would not call the result of oils fallen
price a mess. I would prefer to describe
the current situation as a time when we
have to be careful with every penny.,
Tradelossa said.
The company pinpoints oil prices as a
reliable predictor for Mexicos business
growth. If we were to get close to $30
a barrel for oil, more projects would get
suspended. If oil rose to $60 a barrel, that
would be very good news for Mexicos
entire economy. It would mean the
beginning of more projects in addition to
resumption of projects on hold.
Tradelossa has a massive refinery project
on hold with Pemex, Mexicos national
oil company. The site is in Coatzacoalcos,
Mexicos most southern Gulf of Mexico
port. We delivered all our shipments to
the project site, and thats where they still
sit, Tradelossa said.
Shipments totaled 850 metric tons of
equipment. The components will continue
to sit until Pemex authorizes the projects
resumption. That might not happen until
2017.
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REGIONAL REPORT M

Despite oil-based project setbacks, other


market segments look rosy to Tradelossa.
We will have a strong 2016 in wind
energy, the company said. Mexicos
government has committed to having,
by 2018, 35 percent of power coming
from wind, solar and other renewable
energy sources. We have a long way to
go. Right now, I dont know if were up
to 10 percent. We expect 2016 and 2017
to be very good years for the advance of
wind energy in Mexico. Our company
is prepared to participate in any of that
transport work.
Tradelossa has a convincing record of
hauling wind farm components. A nacelle
might weigh 70 tons. Thats almost five
times heavier than a blade. However,
blades are about 90 feet long and require
special trailers, which Tradelossa owns.
Tradelossas history includes a series of
demanding wind projects. One required
160 loads of wind farm equipment to
Ensenada, Baja California. Shipments
originated in three Mexican cities and one
U.S. site.

Wind is promising
For an Oaxaca wind farm, Tradelossa
processed the 90-foot blades from Europe
into the port of Veracruz on Mexicos east
coast. Then Tradelossa hauled the blades
280 miles to Oaxaca.
From its international headquarters in
Columbus, Ohio, Atlas has mapped its
future based, in part, on expansion.
According to Guillermo Paredes, the
Atlas operations manager for Mexico,
spread out to three locations to speed and
simplify its delivery of relocation services.
Each of our three sites is able to provide
all our companys services, Paredes said.
Atlas has been operating out of Saltillo
for seven years. The company opened

From three locations in central Mexico,


Riggers offers crane capacity up to 300 tons
and a full line of heavy haul and installation
equipment.

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Reporte regional: Mxico

iv ersificand o
Pronosticar qu va a suceder en la industria energtica
no es una tarea fcil, especialmente ahora.
Las empresas de gras y transporte especializadas de Mxico
conocen muy bien los altibajos de este sector. El dramtico retroceso
del precio del petrleo cayendo incluso por debajo de los US$50 el barril ha
ralentizado significativamente el crecimiento econmico.
Riggers, compaa ubicada en Queretero, complet un proyecto para una
empresa energtica europea y actualmente aguarda pacientemente la
cancelacin final de sus servicios. Todava estamos negociando el pago,
esperamos que llegue, dijo Alejandra Espinosa, portavoz de Riggers.
Sin embargo, el retraso en dicho pago de la empresa europea de energa no ha
afectado su crecimiento. Desde tres instalaciones en el sector industrializado de
Mxico, la compaa reporta un importante crecimiento desde 2006 a la fecha. Un
grfico de ventas de la compaa muestra incremento en siete de los ltimos ocho aos
y un aumento de ocho veces durante el periodo.
Con una capacidad de gras de hasta 300 toneladas y una lnea completa de equipos de
traslado e instalacin, Riggers espera mantener una creciente demanda durante 2016.
En tanto, Alejandro Rodrguez, de Amisa, asegura que la compaa ha enfrentado
estratgicamente este perodo del petrleo barato y silenciosamente ha llevado a cabo
cambios para hacerse ms eficiente, ms competitiva y para estar preparada cuando
vuelvan tiempos de mayores demandas.
Rodrguez, contador de profesin y quien se uni a la compaa este ao, lleva
gran parte de la iniciativa detrs de las escenas de Amisa. Estamos aprovechando
este periodo de negocios ms suaves para concentrarnos en mejorar nuestros
procedimientos y procesos, dijo. Estamos desarrollando un manual para los procesos
y concentrndonos en la calidad de nuestro trabajo, el que seguiremos mejorando
capacitando a nuestra gente y adquiriendo equipos. Tambin estamos trabajando en
certificaciones, aade.
La mayora de los negocios de Amisa son en Mxico, Estados Unidos y Canad, pero la
empresa cuenta con proyectos en todo el mundo, seala el ejecutivo. Entre los clientes
internacionales de la compaa destacan algunos fabricantes de automviles como
Chrysler, Honda, Nissan y Volkswagen. Rodrguez parece estar bien capacitado para
asumir las oportunidades internacionales ya que habla italiano e ingls, as como espaol.
Rodrguez identifica la mejora continua como un aspecto clave para asumir cualquier
proyecto de forma exitosa. Por ejemplo, recientemente Amisa gan un contrato con
la empresa finlandesa Wartsila para construir una planta de generacin de energa en
Propark Industrial, en el municipio de Pesquera, Nuevo Len. El proyecto comenzara en
noviembre y demorar nueve meses.
Estamos haciendo la instalacin mecnica, comenta Rodrguez. Estamos a cargo
del ensamblaje de todas las piezas mecnicas en la planta, incluyendo tanques, vas
frreas y estructuras metlicas. Otras
compaas se encargarn de las obras
civiles y construccin. En el punto de
mayor contratacin del proyecto vamos a
tener ms de 100 de nuestros empleados,
haciendo uso de carretillas elevadoras,
plumas telescpicas, elevadores de
personal y otros equipos pesados.
Estamos seguros de que nuestra gente
est muy capacitada para el proyecto.
El ejecutivo admite que los negocios
de Amisa en Mxico han estado lentos.
Nuestra empresa estaba paralizada
en cuanto a la realizacin de proyectos.
Esta situacin est cambiando muy
gradualmente. Hemos cotizado al menos 10, tal vez 15, proyectos importantes.
Vislumbramos los aos 2016 y 2017 como buenos para nuestra economa. El ao que

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Operating out of Saltillo for seven years,


Atlas opened its Leon facility in 2013 and its
San Luis Potosi site this year.

its Leon facility in 2013 and its San Luis


Potosi site this year. Atlas maintains a
full-time staff of 35 in Saltillo, 15 in Leon
and 12 in San Luis Potosi but has as many
as 500 trained workers available for the
largest projects.
Each site serves as a single-source
contractor for plant relocation and other
services.

Logistics specialty
Weve made sure we have the same
procedures and policies at all three sites,
he said. That consistency in what we
offer will help us expand our relocation
services in the U.S. and Canada. We dont
own trucks. Our specialty is logistics.
Relying on trucking partnerships,
Atlas dismantled Johnson Controls
Pennsylvania assembly lines and
coordinated transport to Monterrey and
Durango. There, Atlas people reinstalled
the equipment.
That was about a $3 million project,
Paredes said.
The company also facilitated major
relocations for Whirlpool and Babcock &
Wilcox.
At Riggers, that delayed payment from
a European energy customer has not
harmed growth.
From three locations in industrialized
central Mexico, the company reports
substantial growth from 2006 until today.
A company sales chart shows increases
in seven of the past eight years. The chart
indicates sales rising eightfold during
those years.
With crane capacity up to 300 tons and
a full line of heavy haul and installation
equipment, Riggers expects to keep up
with growing customer demand in
2016.

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viene, sobre todo, debe ser muy bueno para Amisa.


Tradelossa, empresa de Monterrey, tambin ha sentido los efectos del hundimiento
del precio del petrleo tras un largo historial de rebotes como producto de recesiones.
La compaa comenz en 1930 con un nico servicio, transportando madera desde las
montaas del estado de Durango, hoy Tradelossa y sus socios sirven clientes desde
Amrica Central a Canad, a menudo escapando de las garras de las cadas del petrleo.
Un portavoz de la empresa seala que no dira que los resultados de la cada del precio
del petrleo es un desastre, preferira describir la situacin actual como un momento en
el que debemos ser cuidadosos con cada centavo. Segn el mismo ejecutivo, el precio del
petrleo es un predictor confiable para el crecimiento de los negocios de Mxico.
Si estuviramos cerca de los US$30 por barril de petrleo, seran suspendidos ms
proyectos , dijo. Si el petrleo se eleva a US$60 por barril, sera una muy buena noticia
para toda la economa mexicana. Esto significara el inicio de ms proyectos, adems de la
reanudacin de proyectos en espera, asegur.
Consultado sobre cul valor estima que tendr el petrleo confes que no soy un buen
adivinador. La mitad del tiempo que uno adivina, se equivoca.
Tradelossa tiene en espera un enorme proyecto de refinera con Pemex, la petrolera
nacional de Mxico, en Coatzacoalcos. Entregamos todos nuestros envos al sitio del
proyecto, y es ah donde todava estn, dijo el ejecutivo. Los envos, que totalizan 850
toneladas mtricas, seguirn esperando a que Pemex autorice retomar el proyecto, lo que
podra no suceder hasta 2017.
A pesar de los contratiempos de los proyectos petroleros, otros segmentos del mercado
se ven color de rosa para Tradelossa. Vamos a tener un fuerte 2016 en energa elica,
dijo el portavoz. El gobierno de Mxico se ha comprometido a tener, en 2018, un 35%
de su matriz energtica proveniente de energas renovables. Tenemos un largo camino
por recorrer, en este momento no s si estamos cercanos a una 10%. Esperamos que
2016 y 2017 sean buenos aos para el desarrollo de la energa elica en el pas. Nuestra
empresa est preparada para participar en cualquier trabajo de transporte, asegur.
Tradelossa tiene un historial convincente en lo que se refiere al transporte de
componentes masivos para parques elicos: gndolas, torres y aspas. Una gndola puede
llegar a pesar 70 toneladas, lo que es cinco veces ms que un aspa, sin embargo stas
pueden ser el componente ms complejo a transportar, ya que pueden medir hasta 90
pies. Para transportarlas se necesitan trailers especiales. Nuestra compaa cuenta con
ellos, asegur.
La historia de Tradelossa incluye una serie de importantes proyectos elicos, entre ellos
uno que requiri 160 transportes de equipos hacia Ensenada, Baja California, desde tres
ciudades de Mxico y una de Estados Unidos.
Asimismo, para un proyecto elico en Oaxaca, la empresa movi aspas de 90 pies desde
Europa hasta el puerto de Veracruz, en la costa este de Mxico, para luego transportarlas
por 280 millas hasta Oaxaca.
Por su parte, desde sus oficinas internacionales ubicadas en Columbus, Ohio, Estados
Unidos, Atlas ha programado su futuro basado, en parte, en su expansin. De acuerdo
a Guillermo Paredes, gerente de operaciones de la compaa para Mxico, la compaa
cuenta con tres ubicaciones en el pas para simplificar la entrega de servicios de
relocalizacin. Cualquiera de los tres sitios puede entregar todos los servicios de la
compaa, indic.
Atlas ha estado operando fuera de Saltillo durante siete aos. La compaa abri su
planta de Len en 2013 y su sitio de San Luis Potos este ao. La compaa mantiene
un personal de tiempo completo de 35 personas en Saltillo, 15 en Len y 12 en San
Luis Potos, pero tiene un mximo de 500 trabajadores capacitados disponibles para
los proyectos ms grandes. Cada sitio sirve como un contratista independiente para la
reubicacin de plantas y otros servicios.
Nos hemos asegurado de que tenemos los mismos procedimientos y polticas en los
tres sitios, dijo Paredes. Esa coherencia en lo que ofrecemos nos ayudar a expandir
nuestros servicios de reubicacin en EE.UU. y Canad. No somos dueos de camiones,
nuestra especialidad es la logstica, explic.
Asocindose con transportistas, Atlas desmantel las lneas de montaje de Johnson
Controls en Pennsylvania y coordin el transporte a Monterrey y Durango. All, la gente de
Atlas reinstal los equipos. Fue un proyecto de US$3 millones, seal Paredes.
La compaa tambin ha ayudado en reubicaciones mayores para Whirlpool y Babcock &
Wilcox.

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PRODUCT FOCUS TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS

A 110-ton Link-Belt TCC-1100


telecrawler with 159 feet of
powered boom works at the
Four Corners power plant in
New Mexico.

The telescopic crawler


crane market is loaded
with new players,
new cranes and new,
innovative techniques.
John Skelly reports.

More extensive
I

n January Manitowoc Cranes partnered


with Sennebogen to introduce a series
of Grove GHC telescoping crawler
cranes. Six months later Link-Belt
expanded their telecrawler line with a
140-ton TCC-1400. In September Liebherr
explained how they used a LTR 1220 as
a ballast substitute on a 660-ton crawler
crane. Its been a big year for telescopic
crawler cranes, a niche product thats
become more mainstream over the course
of the last 40 years or so.
Back in January of 2009 Japanese
manufacturer Tadano acquired
Tennessee-based SpanDeck, a private
manufacturer of Mantis crawler cranes.
The earliest Mantis cranes were used
for building tanks in the late 1970s and
early 1980s. These cranes quickly filtered
into other industries like power line
installation and bridge construction.
When Tadano purchased SpanDeck
their CEO, Phillip M. Stinson, said We
believe our future with Tadano will
enhance the products and services we
provide to our customers and will provide
long-term opportunities to our company
in an ever-changing industry.
Its safe to say Tadano proved Stinson
right. The Tadano Mantis line now

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consists of a full lineup of models that


work in a wide range of applications.
Tadano Mantis standard telescopic
boom crawler product line consists of
eight models with capacities from 30
tons to 130 tons, said Ed Hisrich, vice
president, sales and customer support of
Tadano Mantis Corporation. We also
manufacture two special purpose cranes
focused toward train re-railing purposes:
A 100-ton telescopic boom crawler and a
150-ton truck-mounted crane.
These telescopic crawlers are used in
lifting applications in the construction
of buildings, power lines, wind farms,
pipelines, bridges, oil storage facilities
and drilling rigs among other places.
Theyre also well-suited for foundation
applications of vibratory hammer pile
driving, impact hammer pile driving and
CFA drilling.
Tadano Mantis can provide operating
load charts for barge operation for all
models of its cranes and offers an optional
barge mode in the AML-C on larger
cranes (15010 and larger).
Tadano Mantis cranes evolved in both
size and specification to meet the needs of
the customer base that used the telescopic
boom crawler cranes, said Hisrich.

Longer booms and higher capacity


were important in power transmission
construction. Controlled free-fall winches
and high flow, high pressure hydraulic
circuits became important to foundation
and heavy civil contractors. All along,
Tadano Mantis kept focus on the core
concepts: ability of the crane to work out
of level; ability of the crane to pick and
carry its full load chart; ability of the
crane to handle foundation tools; and
the ability to have attachments (boom
mounted auger, work platform, pole claw,
hydraulic tool circuits, adaptation for
foundation tools) that benefit the user by
increasing the applicability of the crane in
the customers work.
The synergies among the Tadano group
companies are bringing a new dimension
of features into the market, as can be seen
with the GTC-1200.
We embrace the reality that the earth
is not flat, said Hisrich. Even when
working in level areas, it is a challenge
to set a crane up within the confines
of level. For instance, the new Tadano
Mantis GTC-1200 has level load charts
that allow the crane to operate in all main
boom and standard jib configurations
at up to 1.5 degrees out of level. This

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The TCC-1100
removed insulation,
sheet metal
and other large
metallic pieces in
preparation for
removing several
fans in Unit 4.

out-of-level lifting conditions; most other


manufacturers constrict all of their jib
charts to the 0.3 degrees out of level limit.
The bottom line is that Tadano Mantis
users can perform more time making lifts
at the full capacity of the crane and less
time on site preparing a perfectly level
lifting platform.

New heavyweight
Link-Belt Construction Equipment first

is a huge difference in comparison to


the level load charts offered by other
manufacturers that can be as constrictive
as 0.3 degrees out of level before they
begin to de-rate the load chart capacity for

A Tadano Mantis GTC


assists in the erection of a
pre-cast concrete wall.

established
market presence for telescopic
e
c
crawlers
when it introduced the 45-ton
T
TCC-450
in 2006. The unit was a hybrid
d
developed
by their engineering group.
T initial design merged the capability
The
o a telescopic boom with the potential
of
s
stability
of a crawler crane into one.
The concept stemmed mostly from
c
customer
demand and market growth in
p
power
transmission and foundation work
w
where
there was a need for something with
a low center of gravity that could navigate
s
steep
and unprepared landscapes, said
S
Scott
Knight, product manager, telescopic
a lattice crawler cranes, Link-Belt
and
C
Construction
Equipment Company.

The
telescopic boom also adds a new
d
dimension
to a traditional crawler crane,
a
allowing
the operator more choices for
confined spaces.
With the addition of the 140-ton TCC1400 Link-Belts product line offers four
telescopic crawler cranes: the 50-ton
TCC-500; 75-ton TCC-750 (introduced at
Link-Belt CraneFest 2009); 110-ton TCC1100 (ConExpo 2011); and the 140-ton
TCC-1400. The 50-ton TCC-500 replaced
the 45-ton TCC-450 in 2014 at ConExpo
as the smallest tonnage Link-Belt TCC.
The evolution of Link-Belts telescopic
crawler crane journey is simple, said
Knight. Link-Belt remains focused on
its original design criteria of building
a robust, simple and reliable telescopic
crawler crane for a wide range of users.
Introduction of the TCC-1400 provides
customers a longer boom, up to four
degree list chart available and a new
efficient fly pinning design focused on
ease of assembly. The jump in tonnage
for the TCC-1400 says as much about the
reach customers are looking for as it does
about capacity.
A telescopic crawler crane differs from a
truck or rough terrain crane by being able
to get to work faster without having to set
outriggers, leveling out or preparing the
site for matting or cribbing. A telecrawler
can pick and carry and simply get to
places that truck cranes and rough terrains
cannot.
We often have customers at the plant
to test our new telescopic crawler models
in our own back yard, as well as in the
field, said Knight. Just like our other
product lines, we listen closely to the voice
of the customer and make sure that from
a design standpoint, our end product and
what they are requesting align. All of these
features and machine quality are validated
with the overwhelming amount of repeat
owner purchases.
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PRODUCT FOCUS TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS

The Grove GHC75 has a


capacity of 75 tons and a
118-foot main boom.

Fresh on the scene


When Manitowoc unveiled the new
Grove GHC series of telescoping crawler
cranes at the beginning of the year it was
probably the hottest news to come out
of the frigid midwest crane industry in a
while. Now offering a total of four cranes
ranging in capacity from 50-132 tons,
theyre firmly implanted in the sector.
We knew the telescoping crawler
market was growing and knew we
needed to enter into this market with a
strong product offering and complete
product range, said John Bair, product
manager, Grove hydraulic crawler cranes,
Manitowoc Cranes. In reviewing our
optimal path to market, it became clear
that partnering with a company with
an established brand reputation like
Sennebogen would provide the best
product in an expedient manner to
our customers. As discussions began
between the two companies, we offered
Sennebogen the benefit of an extensive
and knowledgeable dealer network in the
Americas. The partnership was cemented
in 2014, with Manitowoc having exclusive
distribution rights of the telescoping
crawler cranes in the Americas.
Manitowoc hosted a customer event a
couple of months after the announcement
to introduce the cranes and allow their

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clientele the opportunity to see them


up close. Many of these units have now
shipped out and are being put to use in
the field.
The reception has been very positive
from both our dealers and their
customers who are now using the cranes
in various applications, said Bair. Our
dealers had been asking for a telescoping
crawler crane to be able to accommodate
growing customer demand, and they
were excited to hear of our product
launch. Since our launch event in March,
which was a huge success, weve had
multiple customer visits and inquiries
have ramped up.
The GHC50 and GHC55 have 45 and
50 tons of capacity, respectively, and a
100-foot main boom length. The GHC75
jumps up to 70 tons of capacity with 118
feet of main boom and the GHC130 tops
out at 132 tons of capacity and almost
132 feet of capacity. The Wisconsin-based
crane company entered the telecrawler
market with a full head of steam due to
their dedication to offer a full lineup of
cranes for any application.
Anytime we have the opportunity
to expand our product offerings and
provide our dealers and customers with
a crane that fits a specific need, we feel
we are heading in the right direction,

said Bair. There are many variables when


determining which crane is right for the
job, such as job location, terrain, space,
capacities, reach and so on. Prior to
having the GHC product line we were not
always able to offer the best crane for the
job. The telescoping crawler market has
been growing with demand not only from
the utilities companies, where ability to
travel on difficult terrain is crucial, but
also through an emerging need for this
type of crane on jobsites with limited
space and where mobility is crucial, such
as bridge and highway construction, as
well as foundation work. With the GHC
cranes you have the ability to operate at
different track spans based on the space
allowed and you are able to pick and
carry 100 percent of the load chart on up
to 4 degrees of inclination. So the time
and space savings of not having to set up
on outriggers for each pick is huge.
Manitowocs telecrawler product
offering could expand in the future
depending on market needs.
We feel weve been able to enter the
market with a good mix of models to
meet current demands, said Bair.With
that said, we are always evaluating
opportunities to improve our model
offerings whether it be through a new
capacity, reach or innovation.

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Not all sites are level...


130 TON CAPACITY
Tadano AML-C Rated
Capacity Indicator
Automatic switching load
charts up to 4 degrees out
of level
Track extension sensing
Zoned over front-over
rear load charts for tracks
retracted configuration
allow full use of the
cranes capacity in all
orientations
Operator configurable
working range limits with
automatic function soft
stops

Not all level ground load


charts are the same
.even if they appear to be.
The level ground load charts for
the GTC-1200 allow for up to 1.5
slope stationary or pick-andcarry through 360 - even with up
to 59.1 feet of jib erectedmore
than any other comparable
tele-boom crawler on the market!

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PRODUCT FOCUS TELESCOPIC CRAWLERS


Two birds, one stone
Liebherr offers four telescopic crawlers
cranes, the largest of which is the LTR
11200, which has a capacity of over
1,300 tons, easily the largest capacity
telecrawler in the world. Primarily used
for the erection of large wind turbines,
the narrow-track crawler chassis is great
for cruising across the uneven terrain of
wind power farms while fully erected.
It borrows many design features from
the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 all terrain
crane.
In 2005 Liebherr introduced the LTR
1100, said Daniel Pitzer, president,
Liebherr Cranes, Inc. At that time there
were already some other telecrawlers in
the 40-80 ton range in Europe, the U.S.
and in Japan on the market. Our 100-ton
design was very popular right from the
start and was the biggest one out there at
the time.
Due to the popularity of the LTR 1100,
a telecrawler product line was created by
introducing the LTR 1060 in 2009 and
the LTR 1220 in 2012.
Telecrawlers combine the advantages

of a traditional telescopic crane with


those of a traditional crawler crane,
said Pitzer. You have the best of both
worlds, when you need it. The crawlers
allow going off-road with a very compact
design that is easy to maneuver. Another
big advantage that makes this product so
valuable on a jobsite is its capability to
pick and carry loads.
Most of our customers buy the
LTR cranes to move precasted or
preassembled parts by pick and carry on
long-term job sites. Also the LTR 1100
and LTR 1220 are often times used as
assist cranes in wind parks, due to the
above mentioned benefits over AT-cranes
or to save derrick counterweight, by
using the LTR 1220 instead of a tray with
ballast on the LR 1600/2.
Recently a crane contractor named
Helling, based in Schwbisch Gmnd,
southern Germany, used a Liebherr
LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane as
counterweight for lowering, erecting and
maneuvering a LR 1600/2 lattice boom
crawler crane.
Markus Helling, Helling managing

director, worked with experts from


Liebherr to develop the concept. Using
the LTR 1220 as counterweight has
a number of advantages, as Markus
Helling explained, I can save on eight
transport units for the ballast, which is
only required for the set-up process but
not for the hoisting work in between in
other words for erecting and lowering the
LR 1600/2 and each time it is moved.
The concept was used during the
erection of a Senvion wind turbine at a
wind farm near the Rhine-Hesse town of
Alzey. The turbine had a hub height of
420 feet.
It normally takes three and a half to
four days to move the LR 1600/2 to the
next site if the crawler crane has to be
dismantled, transported and then erected
again, a company spokesperson said.
Using the LTR 1220 as a relocation aid,
however, helped save Helling a large
amount of time.
Telescopic crawler cranes are not only
filling the niche in which they were
intended, theyre now contributing to
jobsites in additional ways.

The ballast crane rises off the ground by a


barely visible amount while the 164-foot
main boom is slowly lowered.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS RISK MANAGEMENT


Morrow Equipments
Peter Juhren discusses
managing risk amid new
technologies and in a
litigious society.

n todays world of decision making,


it seems companies tend to look at
everything from a litigious angle,
regardless of the benefits of their actions
when implementing new technology for
safety reasons. Managing risk is a key
factor in running any successful business,
but being a visionary sometimes means
stepping out on the ledge and looking
down.
Insurance companies are in the business
of shying away from anything that could
pose a risk of exposure or increase the
likelihood that an insured is responsible
for an event that causes personal injury
or worse. Thats their business model. But
when considering new technology, you
may need to look past this adage.
I look back 30 years, when LMIs (Load
Moment Indicators) started becoming
prevalent on the market. Before these
devices were used, operators needed to
know what the load weighed and where
it was going. In those days, cranes rarely
could reach structural limits, so tipping
was the danger. Many times, operators
relied on spotters to watch the outriggers

With tower cranes, limiting devices have


been around since the 1960s, and operators
relied on these devices as well to limit the
load lifted and radius, trolley or boom limits,
and anti-two block devices.

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Living with n
for lift if they approached capacity lifts.
Along come the LMI systems, and now
the operator can rely on a display to tell
him the weight of the load on the hook,
and the radius in which he is working.
Now the operator no longer feels the
need to verify the load, as he has all this
information right in front of him.
Problem solved. Until the device fails
or the calibration is incorrect, or the
readings are inaccurate. Ive heard many
times from experts and operators in the
industry they believe LMIs are the worst
thing to happen to the crane industry
by removing the verification of what is
being lifted. But they still have a valuable
purpose.

Technology leaps
With tower cranes, limiting devices
have been around since the 1960s, and
operators relied on these devices as
well to limit the load lifted and radius,
trolley or boom limits, and anti-two
block devices. Again, along came LMIs
and everything seemed to be fine. The
reliability and accuracy of these devices
in todays world is excellent. But still,
these are relied on almost exclusively.
Operator aids have become the norm in
information systems on all cranes today,
which in many cases has the downfall
that the loads and radius when getting
close to capacity arent verified as people
feel they can rely on these devices
exclusively.
Technology has come a
long way over the past
15 years, with most
cranes equipped with
some type of PLC (Pro
Logic Controller) computer
system. With this technology
came many benefits. First and
foremost was the inability
for anyone to tamper with a
safety device or try and bypass
them. When a PLC crane is
programmed, these settings
are stored in a memory just like
your computer. If the settings
change for some reason, the system
knows there is a change and will
automatically shut down the crane
until the cause is identified. Most of
these systems also alert the operator or
service personnel as to what the failure

Companies should
never hesitate using
technology, old or new,
when the
benefits are
increased
safety.
PETER JUHREN, Vice President, Operations,
Morrow Equipment Company

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RISK MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY FOCUS

new technology
Theres an increased interest
and demand for cameras
on various parts of cranes
depending on the type and
configuration. Cameras can
greatly improve operator
vision and awareness of
what is happening below and
around the crane.

is via error coded messages that can be


translated in the operations manual.
Technology is advancing at a faster
pace than ever before, and this includes
cranes being manufactured today.
Like most changes, some are slow to
be implemented by the industry for a
variety of reasons. In some cases, the
technology is limited, and unproven. In
others, its expensive and the benefits
unknown until the market has embraced
the methods changed by the device
and its use becomes the norm (like
anti-two block devices did many years
ago). This is where the visionaries step
in and try new things that can improve
performance, increase productivity and
add to the safety of the operation. Its not

mainstream, and there is exposure, and


perhaps quite a bit of trial and error, but
the anticipated benefits outweigh the
risks. Some fail, others excel.

Anti-collision systems
Anti-collision systems are relatively
new to the market here in the United
States. In Europe, they have been used
for decades, where in some countries
they are mandatory. When they
first appeared, they were somewhat

cumbersome to set up. Today, most


cranes are equipped from the factory to
accept third-party systems as this is a
requirement of European manufacturers
in accordance with code. Accepting the
use of these in the U.S. has been a mixed
bag. It has its benefits of preventing
cranes from colliding, but it also has its
downfalls of reducing productivity, and
the need to have all cranes on the project
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The Lieberr Litronic load


moment indicator displays
the slewing angle.

away the need for the


operator to be aware of
his environment. Lookingg
back at the advent of all
the things that have been
developed to prevent
the operator from
inadvertently causing an
incident has in some wayss
allowed them to become
complacent and assume
the technology will take
care of whatever comes
down the road, reducing
awareness.
Lately, there has been an increased
interest and demand for cameras on
various parts of cranes depending on
the type and configuration. These are
designed to greatly improve operator
vision and awareness of what is
happening below and around the crane.
The two main types of tower crane
cameras are mounted on the trolley
or boom and the other is mounted on

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the load hook (in some


cases both are utilized).
In Hawaii, virtually
every tower crane is
equipped with a camera
on the hook. There is
traction now developing
throughout the U.S. This
technology has improved
operator visibility, and
some of the devices have
the ability to record events
below the hook.
Some published statistics
have claimed productivity
increases of close to 40
percent. The main benefit
prescribed by camera
manufacturers is the operator is no longer
working in the blind.

What about pushback?


As with all new technology, there is
pushback from many sides. Insurance
companies see crane cameras as a way
for operators to be blamed if there is
an incident because they can now see
what was happening. Some see the costs
of these cameras as unreasonable for

the benefits produced. Then there are


the visionaries who truly see the value
and increased safety of using cameras,
and realize that if there is an incident,
the safety value far outweighs the
risks of litigation by new thinking and
technology.
Companies should never hesitate
using technology, old or new, when the
benefits are increased safety. Ive heard
the argument that if the operator doesnt
have a camera, and is in the blind, then
he cant be blamed if something happens
or he is directed to move unsafely. On
the other side, would you want to be the
one defending an incident where some
attorney questions you as to why some
widows husbands life was only worth
the cost of the camera? Id rather have the
operator be able to see whats going on
and possibly prevent the accident in the
first place.
Consider all the options, risks and
benefits before deciding the best road to
take with any new technology. Litigation
has to be considered, but look hard if its
the most important part of the equation,
or does the increased value of safety
become the obvious choice?

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Good ground
Maxims Manitowoc 31000 provides clutch lifting at the
$1.4 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium jobsite in Atlanta.

The roof design resembles a big pinwheel,


although the design was said to be inspired
by the wing of a falcon, which is the mascot
for the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team.
The stadium will also be home to the Atlanta
United FC of Major League Soccer. It will
host NCAA basketball tournaments as well as
a host of SEC college football games.

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Ground was broken on the


stadium in May 2014, and
completion is scheduled for 2017.
Stadium jobs are generally
among the most complicated and
expensive. These jobs require the
use of a variety of types and sizes
of cranes, and such is the case
for this new facility. Fittingly the
project has a true super star
crane, a Manitowoc 31000 on
rent from Maxim Crane Works.

M.V.P.
With several other cranes from
its fleet working onsite, Maxim
realized the potential for having
such a huge crane on the high
profile project.
With the economy booming,
the market has created sufficient
demand for this machine, said
Alan Ashlock, president, southeast region,
Maxim Crane Works. With Maxim Crane
Works coast-to-coast footprint, it seems
like a natural fit for the largest crane
company in the nation to have the largest
Manitowoc crane.
The 2,535-ton capacity 31000 was
dispatched to the stadium jobsite in
September 2015. The crane was delivered
in 127 loads. There were 24 loads of
custom-designed steel crane mats as well,
Ashlock said.
The steel mats further lower groundbearing pressure in the bowl of the
stadium. Ashlock said the matting cost
close to a $1 million.
The 31000 will be on the job
approximately six months, he said. It
is scheduled to be available for its next
project in the second quarter of 2016.
Once the boom and all the cranes
components were onsite, it took about 30
days to build the crane.
This particular erection was
complicated by getting trucks in and out
of a crowded jobsite and working around
multiple other crawler cranes inside the
bowl of the football stadium, Ashlock
said.
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stadium design couldnt get any
more fancy, the rendering of the
new Mercedes Benz Stadium was unveiled
in Atlanta, GA. Global architecture,
engineering and planning firm HOK,
along with tvsdesign, Goode Van Slyke
Architecture and Stanley Beaman &
Sears, designed the new sports venue that
features an impressive array of technology
driven elements, including a retractable
roof that HOK said provides a radical
departure from the kinetic roofs of other
sports facilities.
The roof design was derived from the
shape of a falcons wing, a reference to
the NFL Atlanta Falcons that will play
in the stadium. The roof features eight
triangular panels that wrap the stadium
and move in unison along individual
tracks, HOK said. This allows the roof to
open and close like a camera aperture.
Other unique design elements include
360-degree HD halo video boards built
into the roof that offer fans clear views
from every seat. There will be a technology
lounge, a 100-yard bar and a floor-toceiling window view of downtown Atlanta.
As well, exterior lighting can change the
color of the transparent faade.

Specially designed steel crane mats were


custom made for the project and cost almost
$1 million.

The 31000 was selected for the job for


a variety of reasons, mainly its massive
capacity combined with its small footprint
and impressive mobility, Ashlock said.
The 31000 has a small footprint for its
capacity and low ground-bearing pressures
due to four trunnion-mounted crawlers,
he said. The crane has extensive mobility,
including the ability to travel with a load.
The cranes Variable Position
Counterweight (VPC) system means
that no ground preparation is required as
would be the case for a sled or wheeled
counterweights in other large-capacity
cranes, Ashlock explained.
The VPC system allows the
counterweights to adjust to an optimum
position depending on the weight
of the load, he said. The 31000 has
110,000-pound single line pull and
main load drum line speed of 456 feet
per minute. The crane is available in
combination boom, fixed jib and luffing
jib configurations and has five series of
counterweights for more flexibility for
multiple jobs.

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LIFTING SITE REPORT

game

Stadium stats
71,000: number of seats for NFL games
32,456: number of seats for MLS games
$1.2 billion: current estimated price tag
for the stadium
2 million: total square footage of the
stadium
360 degrees: high definition halo video
board
$385: per game price of the stadiums
most expensive seats
2020: the year the NCAA mens college
basketball Final Four will be held at the
stadium
2017: College Football Chick-fil-A Kickoff
Game will be held at the stadium featuring
the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida
State Seminoles
27 years: length of Mercedes Benz USAs
sponsorship
For the required stadium lifting, the 31000 is
rigged with 262 feet of main boom, 118 feet
of luffing jib, series five counterweights, a
16-part 1,000-ton load block and two-part
200-ton auxiliary block.

Super star status


Had the 31000 not been available, the
project would have required the use of two
smaller cranes and the need for additional
ground preparation.
As well, without this crane, the
roof components would have been
manufactured smaller, which would have
meant extending the timeline as more lifts
would have been required.
More lifts would have been higher risk
with multi-crane picks, Ashlock said. In
addition, the 31000 offers much more
freedom of mobility around the site.
Maxim has provided several other cranes
for the project including six Manitowoc
2250s, two 210-ton Link-Belts, two
Manitowoc 888s and two 75-ton roughterrain cranes.
The 31000 is rigged with 262 feet of
main boom, 118 feet of luffing jib, series
five counterweights, a 16-part 1,000-ton
load block and two-part 200-ton auxiliary
block. After the crane was assembled and
tested, lift plans were made for all of the
lifts.
Its all going great, said Ashlock.
The assembly process went smoothly
without any major issues. The first pick is
scheduled for late October.

Ashlock said the 31000 is currently


sitting inside the bowl of the stadium but
that it will be moving to several locations
around the jobsite for the various roof
picks it will make.
It will mainly be lifting structural steel
for the uniquely designed roof trusses,
said Ashlock. Over 100 lifts are planned
of various pieces ranging from 200 to 750
tons.
The largest crane the company has
ever built, Manitowoc has produced
two 31000s since the launch of the
machine back in 2005. The first 31000
has been working in South Korea for
the past couple of years. Operated by
Chunjo, South Koreas largest crane rental
company, the first unit recently was used
for two huge lifts for the expansion of a
petrochemical plant.
Manitowoc worked closely with Maxim
on dispatching the unit to Atlanta and is
very happy to see the crane on such a high
profile job.
Its very exciting to see the Manitowoc
31000 working on its first North
American jobsite, said John Kennedy,
senior vice president of crawler cranes at
Manitowoc. The timing couldnt be better
Maxim had been very interested in this

crane, and the company now has an ideal


project for it to work on. The construction
of this stadium required a crane that had a
very high capacity, but could fit into tight
working quarters.
The compact footprint of the 31000,
which is enabled by its Variable Position
Counterweight (VPC), has allowed the
company to position the crane inside of
the stadium while it works, something
other large crawlers would not be able
to accomplish, Kennedy explained.
Additionally, the cranes size does not
require the same degree of ground
preparation that other large capacity
cranes would require, which is saving
Maxim both time and money.
The use of this crane has generated a lot
of interest.
We certainly plan to build more 31000s
in the future and believe that demand
will only rise when other companies see
how well its performing on this project,
Kennedy said.
This project showcases that the
31000 can be used on commercial
or infrastructure projects as well as
petrochemical, chemical, pulp and power
plant applications, Ashlock said.
General contractor on the project is
Holder Hunt Russell Moody (HHRM)
joint venture. Maxim is working for Derr
& Isbell Construction.

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SITE REPORT RIGGING

Red, white and


The Big Blue Goliath gantry
handled the ceremonial
lifting of the keel of the
U.S. Navys future nuclear
powered aircraft carrier.

n late August, Newport News


Shipbuilding in Newport News, VA
hosted the ceremonial keel laying for
theJohn F. Kennedy(CVN 79), the U.S.
Navys future nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier.
Caroline Kennedy, theships sponsor
and daughter of the 35th president,
declared the aircraft carriers keel truly
and fairly laid via video beside the 2,170foot dry dock where the aircraft carrier is
under construction.
Nearly 2,000 guests watched as Kennedy,
the U.S. ambassador to Japan and John F.
Kennedys only surviving child, marked
the ceremonial start of construction.
The event concluded with an impressive
view of Newport News 1,050-ton crane,
nicknamed Big Blue,lifting a massive
100-foot-long unit of the carrier and
placing it into dry dock.
The unit that was lifted was not the
actual keel, according to a spokesperson
with Newport News Shipbuilding.
Now that we use modular construction
to build aircraft carriers, there is no keel
like there once was when a more stickbuilt approach was used. The unit that
was lifted was the No. 2 engine room.
The engine room measured about

The huge gantry has the capacity to lift


2,315,250 pounds.

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100 feet long, 80 feet wide and weighed


930 tons.
Big Blue is a two-legged gantry known
as the Goliath gantry. In fact, Big Blue
isone of the largest Goliath gantry cranes
in the western hemisphere. Weighing 10
million pounds and standing 223 feet tall,
the machine has a 540-foot span from leg
to leg. Built by Germany based Krupp,
the crane was delivered to Newport News
Shipbuilding in 1976.
Big Blue has assisted in the assembly
of every aircraft carrier since the USS
Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
The huge gantry crane has the capacity
to lift 2,315,250 pounds or 1,050 metric
tons. The cranes capacity was upgraded
from 900-metric ton capacity in 2008.
Each hoist (three total) has more than one
mile of 1-5/8-inch diameter wire rope.
Prior to itsJohn F. Kennedy(CVN79)
assignment, Big Blue participated in the
construction of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft
carrier.
Its heaviest lift for the Ford carrier was
the gallery deck to flight deck bridge
roughly the weight of six Boeing
747 commercial airplanes. At 128-feet
wide and 128-feet long, this assembly
comprised 14 steel sections and includes
firefighting, jet fuel and catapult systems,

Big Blue has assisted in the assembly of


every aircraft carrier since USS Theodore
Roosevelt (CVN 71).

jet blast deflectors and an electrical


servicing station.
Needless to say, it requires a talented
operator. Dave Rushing has been
operating Big Blue for several years.
The thrill and sense of gratification
are constant, said Rushing. I am always
excited by the work andI know Big Blue
is up to the dauntingtasks of each
project.

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d Big Blue

About the
carrier

Weighing 10 million pounds


and standing 223 feet tall, Big
Blue is a two-legged gantry
known as the Goliath gantry.

The first steel for the CVN 79 was cut in


December 2010. Since then, more than
450 of the ships 1,100 structural units
have been constructed under a construction
preparation contract that will be used to
start erecting the ships hull.
The carrier will continue the legacy of
U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
platforms. Enhancements incorporated
into the design include flight deck changes,
improved weapons handling systems and a
redesigned island, all resulting in increased
aircraft sortie-generation rates.
The Ford class features new nuclear power
plants, increased electrical power-generation
capacity, allowance for future technologies,
and reduced workload for sailors, translating
to a smaller crew size and reduced operating
costs for the Navy.
Weighing nearly 100,000 tons, John F.
Kennedy (CVN 79) will be capable of reaching
speeds in excess of 35 knots.
For more information about the Ford class
carriers, please visit http://thefordclass.com/
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Lets bring
trade jobs back to
the United States.

Whos who at the


Specialized Carriers
& Rigging Association
CHAIRMAN

Alan Barnhart
Barnhart Crane and Rigging
Memphis, TN
PRESIDENT

Bruce Forster
Rigging Gear Sales
Dixon, IL
VICE PRESIDENT

John McTyre
McTyre Trucking
Orlando, FL
TREASURER

Delynn Burkhalter
Burkhalter
Columbus, MS
ASSISTANT TREASURER

Terry Young
Construction Safety Experts
Cary, NC
ALLIED INDUSTRIES GROUP CHAIRMAN

Tony Fastuca, Python America,


Hazel Crest, IL
CRANE & RIGGING GROUP CHAIRMAN

Rob Weiss, Cranes, Inc.,


Maspeth, NY
LADIES GROUP CHAIRWOMAN

Karen Wood, WHECO Corporation,


Richland, WA
TRANSPORTATION GROUP CHAIRMAN

Sean Claton, Midwest Specialized


Transportation,
Rochester, MI
SC&R FOUNDATION OFFICERS
President: Stephanie Bragg,
Bragg Companies,
Newport Beach, CA
Vice President: Jim Sever,
PSC Crane & Rigging, Piqua, OH
Treasurer: Geoff Davis,
Unified Logistics Operating Group,
Bethesda, MD

Job one
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eve learned to take


the good with the bad
as it pertains to U.S.
employment numbers. In our own
industry, market experts report positive
news one week, and concerning the
next. Were now familiar with landing
somewhere in the middle, while keeping
our eyes open for signs of opportunity.
On the positive side, a recent Journal
of Commerce (JOC) report says U.S.
manufacturing has experienced steady
increases in jobs over the past five years
since a low of 11.45 million in February
2010. According to the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, U.S. manufacturing jobs
reached nearly 12.5 million this summer.
Add to that the results of a new survey
from AlixPartners (AP), a leading global
business advisory firm, which revealed
that more and more companies are
moving operations to the U.S., or nearby,
in order to cut costs and shorten supply
chains. AP discovered that 32 percent
of North American executives (and 40
percent of North American business
leaders) said their companies have
recently near-shored manufacturing
production, or are in the process of doing
so. According to JOC, the survey polled
nearly 250 North American and Western
European executives at manufacturing
and distribution companies across 15
industries.
In large part due to rising wages,
unstable fuel prices, security concerns
and varying economic crises, the
advantages of off-shoring (essentially,
the relocation of a business process to
another country) have eroded. As a
result, the U.S. is now the most attractive
near-shoring destination in North
America, according to AP.
So that would definitely qualify as
some of the good. But JOC also
warns that, despite the hullabaloo
over near-sourcing and its promises to
revitalize manufacturing, and thus trade
employment numbers in the U.S., the
country is actually posting net job losses
down 300,000 so far in 2015 (according
to the Manufacturers Alliance for
Productivity and Innovation [MAPI]).
Additionally, millions of more jobs will
have to be added to the marketplace just
to return job levels to that of a decade
ago. Analysts at MAPI also admit that
2015 second-quarter trade data for

the manufacturing sector has done


little to halt the downward trend in the
U.S. with end-of-year estimates fast
approaching 500,000 net job losses in the
sector.
That would definitely qualify as some
of the bad. But MAPI experts also point
out that a lack of substantial gains in the
manufacturing sector doesnt ruin the job
market success found as a result of gains
in other sectors such as foodstuffs and
hi-tech. And construction.
A September article in The Wall Street
Journal disclosed that U.S. construction
spending rose to the highest level in more
than seven years this past July, suggesting
that the housing market and business
investment can help underpin economic
growth amid turbulence outside
American borders.
According to the U.S. Commerce
Department, total construction spending
climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual
rate of $1.083 trillion in July, the highest
level since May 2008. Private building
led the way, with both residential and
nonresidential construction hitting new
post-recession highs.
In the article, Ian Shepherdson, chief
economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics,
said, The impression from the past
few months is that the construction
sector overall is the strongest part of the
economy.
What we can take away from the
information above is that the world of
manufacturing and supply chains is a
realm of fluctuation. And whereas
growth in both new U.S. markets and
old is certainly a reason to be positive,
theres no substitute for consistent
strategic analysis and tight project
management. After all, the numbers
suggest that such actions are bringing
more companies, and thus more jobs,

back to U.S. shores.


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The Exhibit Center brings industry


suppliers up close and personal to
SC&RA Members.

Education and
opportunity merge at the
2015 Crane & Rigging
Workshop in Denver.
Mike Chalmers reports.

Workshop takeaways

he 2015 SC&RA Crane &


Rigging Workshop in Denver,
CO, September 2325, may
have presented attendees with three days
of surprisingly accommodating weather
in the Mile-High City, but the main
attraction clearly took place within the
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. And
the numbers dont lie.
Total attendance reached 551 this
year 129 of whom were first-timers
with 34 internationals representing
12 different countries. Additionally,
the sold-out exhibit floor boasted 86
vendors, and meetings and sessions were
at times literally standing room only.
It makes sense; with a strong emphasis
placed on safety issues, regulatory and
legislative updates, as well as networking
opportunities, the Workshop is the
premier meeting for the industrys
foremost manufacturers and operating
companies.
Don Moore, Vice President of Design
Engineering at Link-Belt Construction
Equipment (Lexington, KY), was part
of a panel for one of the more heavily
attended sessions, Repair vs. Replace,
which discussed what criteria should be
considered when determining whether to
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repair or replace equipment including


technical issues, legal considerations,
manufacturers policies and more. He
revealed why his session was likely filled
to capacity.
The audience was able to hear and
obtain information from all sides of the
Repair vs. Replace decision-making
process, and learn more about how to
make the best possible decision when
faced with this choice, he said. We hope
they are now more informed and know
more about what to look for and what to
ask about when making this decision.

A productive balance
When Moore wasnt presenting, he was
out experiencing the comprehensive value
of the Workshop along with his fellow
Association members. I enjoyed the
Exhibit Center and the chance to see new
products and exchange new ideas, he

affirmed. Uncovering The Root Cause


of Crane Accidents [a presentation by
Klaus Meissner of Terex Cranes] was also
of special interest to me, as it may have
helped shed some light on product safety
and potentially hazardous situations to
avoid.
Moore certainly wasnt alone in his
appreciation for the Workshops balance
of education and exhibition opportunities.
Wally Jones, President at Atlantic Coast
Cranes & Machinery, Inc. (Ashland,
VA), has been attending SC&RA events
for nearly two decades, and has seen the
Association evolve right along with the
industry.
The membership continues to grow
every year, and as the crane industry, and
cranes themselves, have become more
sophisticated and complex, so has SC&RA
and the Workshop which addresses
many of the issues pertinent to the
industry today, he observed. This allows
participants a forum to ask questions and
seek opinions from others in the crane
and rigging industry with the very same
viewpoint and perspective. It also affords
a participant a very powerful way to
understand and implement changes in the
operation of their own business.
Like Moore, Jones sees unmatched
value in the presentations and meetings,
as well as the exhibit floor. Some of the
most valuable activities are the range and
For the Opening Session, Eric Chester
presented Strategies to Build Your Future
Workforce to a packed room.
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One of the key benefits of attending the


annual Crane & Rigging Workshop is the
amount of information attendees take away
in the form of safety issues and regulation
and legislative updates.

depth of the seminars which are always


on point and pertinent to managing a
company in todays industry. And the
exhibits bring a lot of suppliers up close
and personal to SC&RA members. As a
result, Ive developed many relationships
through the Workshop, and I look forward
to visiting friends and associates that I
may see only once a year! Its always better
to see people face to face.

Addressing issues together


One of those exhibitors in Denver was
Tim Shearer, with Advastar Group
(Leawood, KS) a recruitment, staffing
and placement firm. An innovative
option on the Exhibit floor, Advastar is
cultivating B2B work with other industry
companies and trying to place workers
and build opportunities to grow the skilled
workforce throughout the industry.
In just his third Workshop, Shearer
has experienced an abundance of
opportunities. Basically, we were working
with some folks who needed crane
operators, he explained. So we sort of
threw ourselves into the fire in order

to learn as much as we could about the


industry. We quickly discovered SC&RA,
and realized that aligning ourselves
with this organization was going to be a
tremendous opportunity to network with
some really successful industry leaders,
and just some really great people.
Shearer and Advastar have made great
strides in a short amount of time working
on the Exhibit floor at the Workshop.
The success gives him confidence that
he can assist in the Associations and the
industrys efforts to remedy the worker
shortage.
The Association is making some big
moves with Lift & Move USA as a
perfect example and theres so much
more to build on in terms of worker
opportunities: the cranes, the ironworking,
the project-based skill sets and even
the IT side, the engineering side. SC&RA
is doing a wonderful job getting the
word out to the potential workforce, and
working with the Association has really
allowed us to grow. Were very grateful we
made this connection, and look forward to
tackling this issue together.

Value for all


Expectedly, Shearer was front and center
for the Opening Session, Strategies to
Build Your Future Workforce, presented
by Erick Chester, Founder/CEO of Eric
Chester, Inc. Chester is a leading voice
in attracting, managing, motivating

and retaining emerging workforces


specializing in the tactics and strategies
that top companies use to win the talent
wars.
His standing-room-only presentation
was a mirror of the opening mornings
Committee Meetings each of them filled
to capacity with the Safety Education &
Training Committee requiring Sheraton
staff to hustle in dozens of extra chairs.
I make as many of the presentations as
I possibly can I love them, said Patrick
Clark, National Rental Support Manager
at Lifting Gear Hire Lifting Equipment
Rental Specialists (Bridgeview, IL). Bill
Smith [NBIS] and Mike Riggs [Rigging
Institute, LLC] were great this week, and
all the Committee meetings from the
standpoint of what I can learn and what
will make me a better representative of the
Association from the first to the last
Ive been very impressed with.
Lifting Gear has been a part of the
Association for over 20 years, but this was
just the sixth event for Clark, though it
hasnt taken long for him to understand
the added value for everyone involved.
The rising tide philosophy is very
inspiring. Again, Im fairly new to the
Association, but its easy to see that this is
a great opportunity in terms of the Exhibit
Center even with competitors nearby.
It gives you a chance to set up and get to
know one another because at the end of
the day were all just trying to feed our
families, and I think were all, in general,
trying to make the industry and the
Association stronger.
For a full list of 2016 SC&RA meetings
and details, visit www.scranet.com/
meetings.

The popular Repair vs. Replace session featured a panel discussion with
(R to L): George Young (George Young Company), Don Moore (Link-Belt),
Scott Wilson (Crane Service, Inc.) and Dave Wood (WHECO).

Rob Weiss, Chair of the Governing


Committee hosted one of three
Committee Meetings that were
literally filled to capacity.

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Lisa McAbee discusses how social media greatly


impacts risk management.

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media and mobile Internet
usage, the statistics can
be absolutely astounding. In 2014, Mary
Meeker, a well-known venture capitalist
and Internet analyst who reports annually
on the state of the Internet, shocked the
world when she reported that 1.8 billion
photos are uploaded and shared every day
across the globe.
Or how about this one? In one study
done by Zogby Analytics, one of the
research firms Mary Meeker turns to
when creating her reports, they found
that 87 percent of people ages 18-34 have
a smartphone that never leaves my side,
day or night.
So whats my point? Its pretty simple:
people love their smartphones. And
people really love taking pictures with
their smartphones.
This matters to you because youre
in the construction industry. In fact,
youre in one very specific sector of the
construction industry. One very specific
sector with huge pieces of impressive
equipment that look amazing when
photographed with a smartphone
camera and posted to a Facebook page or
Instagram account.
That, in and of itself, isnt the problem,
though. The problem or at least the
potential for a problem comes when
the wrong pictures get posted and shared,
and, as a result, live forever on the
Internet.

Everyones looking all the


time
A Pew Research study from earlier this
year found that, contrary to what you
might have heard, American adults

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are concerned about privacy. Ninety


percent of survey respondents said that
controlling what information is collected
about them is important. But heres the
catch: Very few people are willing to do
anything about it.
As a risk management partner to the
crane industry, all of us here at NBIS
are constantly surveying the industry
landscape to identify ways to improve our
services and help you prevent accidents
and, ultimately, insurance claims. And
since social media is such an important
topic, we wanted to share everything
weve learned.
Consider this scenario: Your crane and
operator are on a job, getting ready to
pick a rooftop HVAC unit. Its a tight fit
where the crane needs to set up, but its
doable. The operator maneuvers into
position and extends the outriggers.
Just after getting situated, one of the
general contractors foreman approaches
the operator and asks if he can suck the
outriggers in a minute and hold off on
making the pick until he can pull his
pickup truck through the space. The
operator obliges and sucks the load-side
outriggers almost all the way in so the
truck can squeeze by. A few minutes later,
the roach coach arrives and everyone
decides to break for a sandwich. When
everyone returns to work, the pick
operation commences, but when the
operator swings over onto the load side
of the machine, the crane tips over until
the boom is pressed against the building.
The tires on the left side of the crane are
completely off the ground. The operator
forgot he was half rigged. Meanwhile,
nearly everyone on the job starts taking
pictures with their smartphones. After all,
its not everyday they see a crane almost
tip over and crash against the side of a
building.
Because of the incident, theres damage
to the building. Not only that, but when
the boom hit the edge of the roof, a
piece of brick from the faade flew
through the air and hit one of the workers
square in the jaw, causing a fracture,

The crane and specialized transport


industry involves huge pieces of
impressive equipment that look amazing
when photographed with a smartphone
camera. Its important to be able to
protect yourself from harmful images
and social media posts.

damage to three teeth, and various


abrasions. The injured worker hires and
attorney.
Naturally, the plaintiff begins to scour
the Internet for pictures of the crane
company and the operator. He finds the
companys Facebook page, which has a lot
of images, some of them showing people
not wearing the proper PPE, and he finds
the operators Facebook page, which also
has pictures, many of them snapped from
various jobsites. And then he hits the
jackpot: he finds a picture of one of the
companys cranes, half rigged and ready
to make a pic, on a well-known operator
site with the caption, This isnt going to
end well.
The reality is that both instances were
accidents mere anomalies. The crane
company is actually categorically safe
they have a safety program and safety
incentives and ongoing training and
Toolbox Talks and an annual safety award.
They issue PPE to all of their employees
and its mandatory that they wear it.
They even got a break on their insurance
premium last year for being such a safe
company.
But the story the plaintiff attorney spins
is much different. Using all the photos
he found, the attorney tells a story about
an unsafe company and a renegade

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Establish a
policy
When developing your companys social
media policy, consider the following:
Have one person do all the posting and
commenting for the company social
media sites. Youll have much greater
control over what is posted, when, and
how often.
Be crystal clear about what can
and cannot be posted to third-party
websites.
Determine whether youre comfortable
allowing employees to post to social
media while on company time.
Determine rules for how employees can
comment and respond to one another
on social media while on company time.
(To prevent mean-spirited exchanges,
harassment, bullying, and rumors.)
Clearly articulate what the
consequences are for violations of
the social media policy. They must
be administered fairly and equally to
everyone, so be prepared to stand
behind your policy even if your best
employee/operator is the culprit.

operator that finally went out and hurt


someone. Its not true, but the pictures
are impossible to deny. And when theyre
arranged in a certain way with strategic
and favorable testimony and a compelling
narrative, the question isnt whether or
not the crane company is going to pay; its
simply how much.
So what can you do? How can you
protect yourself from harmful images and
social media posts?
IMPRESS ON YOUR COMPANY THAT

EVERYONE IS WATCHING ALL THE TIME.


Assume that everything you do on a jobsite
or anywhere for that matter will be
photographed by anybody with a cellphone.
Act accordingly. If you wouldnt do it in front
of a news crew, then dont do it at all.
DEVELOP A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY.
Figure out what you will and wont allow
on your company Facebook page, and then
figure out what youll allow your employees

to post to their personal pages as it pertains


to your company. To some extent, you can
decide how employees of your company
use your images and likeness and how they
interact on social media when theyre in your
employ.

Also remember that social media


policies must be carefully scrutinized
so as not to infringe on the employees
right to act together to address
conditions at work, with or without a
union. The National Labor Relations
Board (NLRB) has made it clear, through
opinions issued by its General Counsel,
that certain employee communications
are protected. The NLRB ruled on the
social media policies of several
companies and found only one social
media policy to be completely lawful, in
their eyes. (A link to that policy is found
at the end of this article and can be used
as a template for you and your attorney

Have one person do all the posting and


commenting for the company social media sites.
Youll have much greater control over what is posted,
when, and how often.

to develop your social media policy.)


State law may also have other mandates,
too. Its recommended that you consult
your attorney during the policy
development process so its lawful and
enforceable.
Finally, remember that its important
to foster an open-door policy regarding
safety and social media. Your employees
need to be able to come to you to discuss
what theyre seeing and feeling. But also
remember that social media is sort of a
grey area when it comes to what you can
and cannot allow.
You may not like other aspects of
what your employees post on their own
time things like political affiliations and
sports teams and charitable causes they
support but their right to freedom of
speech did not end when they went to
work for you. If its not on your site, or
about your company, or done on company
time, or showing your company logo
then you should probably leave it alone.
This sample social media policy was
examined and ruled lawful in the May
30, 2012 NLRB General Counsels report
concerning social media cases. The report
can be found in its entirety at https://www.
nlrb.gov/news-outreach/fact-sheets/nlrband-social-media
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20 Tolland Turnpike,
Manchester, CT. 06042
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860-643-4161
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Bloomington, MN. 55420
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Manchester, CT. 06042
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Fontana, CA 92335
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Richfield, OH. 44286
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Monroe, LA. 71203
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www.scottpowerline.com
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Fontana, CA 92335
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Pooler, GA. 31322
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Kansas City, MO. 64125
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Tadano GR350XL-2, 35
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LS-218H........................... 100 TON


LS-98PL.............Scrap/Clam/Dragline

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RT665..........................65 TON
RTC-8060........................... 60 TON
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325 North 5th St. Bldg. A
Sacramento, CA 95814
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EVENTS DIARY

PEOPLE & EVENTS

2015

World Crane &


Transport Summit
Nov. 4-5, 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands
www.khl.com/wcts

2016

SC&RA January Board &


Committee Meeting
Jan. 3-6, 2016
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
www.scranet.org
AED Summit
Jan. 19-22, 2016
Washington, D.C.
www.Aednet.org/summit/
World of Concrete
Feb. 2-5, 2016
Las Vegas, USA
www.worldofconcrete.com
Lift & Move USA
Feb. 10, 2016
Houston, Texas, USA
www.liftandmoveusa.com
(Organizers: SC&RA, NCCCO
and KHL Group/ACT)
The Rental Show
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.therentalshow.com
SC&RA Specialized
Transportation
Symposium
March 1-4, 2016
Memphis, TN, USA
www.scranet.org
Bauma (Munich)
April 11-17, 2016
Munich, Germany
www.bauma.de
ESTA Awards of
Excellence
April 14, 2016
Munich, Germany
http://www.khl-group.com/
events/esta/
AWRF Spring
Conference (PIE)
April 17-20
New Orleans, LA
www.awrf.org/event/

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John Garrison named Terex CEO


Terex Corporation named
John L. Garrison, Jr. chief
executive officer and
president effective November
2, 2015. Garrison will also
become a member of the
Terex Board of Directors
effective November 2, 2015.
Garrison will succeed
outgoing CEO Ronald M.
DeFeo, who will continue to
serve as executive chairman
of the company through
December 31, 2015. DeFeo
will continue as a consultant
for Terex after December 31,
2015 through December 31,
2016.
Garrison joins Terex from
Textron, Inc., where he served
as president and CEO of their
Bell Helicopter segment.
Prior to that, Garrison
was president of Textrons
industrial segment and E-ZGO.
He was also president and
CEO at Azurix Corporation
and held senior leadership
positions at Case Corporation,
and served as an officer in the
United States Army.
John is a proven leader
with considerable experience
across a variety of industries,
said David Sachs, Terex

Former Bell Helicopter president


and CEO John Garrison was
named president and CEO of Terex
Corporation and in the future,
Konecranes Terex.

Lead Director. The


board considered a highly
qualified pool of outstanding
candidates and we strongly
believe that John is the right
person to lead Terex and
Konecranes Terex into the
future.
Discussing DeFeos
departure, Sachs said the
board is grateful for DeFeos
many contributions to
Terex over the years and his
leadership through both good

and bad economic cycles in


continuing to improve the
company into the premier
company it is today.
We are pleased that Ron
will be available through the
leadership transition, Sachs
said.
DeFeo added, I am proud
of the company Terex has
become in my 23 years as
Terexs leader. With my
planned retirement, this
day was inevitable and I am
confident that John will be
able to continue to create
value for our shareholders
and the shareholders of
Konecranes Terex.
Garrison said he is excited
to be leading Terex at such an
important time in its history.
I look forward to building
on the strong foundation the
team has built and positioning
Terex and Konecranes Terex
for success in the future,
Garrison said.
He is a 1982 graduate of
the United States Military
Academy at West Point and
received a Master of Business
Administration from the
Harvard Business School.
He will be based in Westport,

CT.

Sturm replaces Bon as


CEO of Samson Corp.
After 41 years with Samson, Tony Bon will step down as CEO on January 1, 2016.
Andrea Sturm has been appointed as Bons successor and will be joining the Samson
team in November 2015. Bon will remain on staff through the end of 2016 to
Andrea Sturm
support Sturm during the transition.
Sturm comes to Samson with a background in international business management,
product management, new product development, and marketing and sales. For the last four years, she
served as general manager at Fluke Corp., a leader in electronic testing tools based in Everett, WA.
Previously, Sturm held several positions with Philips Consumer Electronics, including vice president of
global marketing and sales with Philips Oral Healthcare.
Originally from Germany, Sturm attended business schools there, as well as in France and the
Netherlands. She holds degrees in Business Administration, International Management, and Marketing.
She also speaks several languages, including her native German, English, French, Dutch, and
Spanish. Sturm will begin her new duties at the Ferndale headquarters on November 2, 2015.
Ive had the opportunity to engage with the Samson team and Wind River Holdings, and I am very
impressed with the people I met, said Sturm. Samson has a strong team and track record, the leading
product and brand in the industry and the oldest, active, registered trademark in the United States.
Samson has many opportunities for growth, and I am honored and excited to lead the company and take it
to the next level.

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