Category: Featured

Miami Offers Numerous Employment Opportunities in Construction

Increased economic activity in downtown Miami has prompted the development of Miami Worldcenter, an area the size of ten city blocks containing new condos, restaurants, shops, hotels and a convention center. The challenge has been Read More

May 21st, 2019 |

Can Cranes Be Hacked?

The short answer is “yes.” A recent article at Forbes’ website shares the story of Federico Maggi and Marco Balduzzi, two researchers who work for Trend Micro, a leading cybersecurity company. Maggi and Balduzzi traveled Read More

May 6th, 2019 |

Wind Energy Prompts Need for Crane Services

The wind power generation market has seen mostly steady growth in the United States during the last three decades. A direct result of this trend is the increased demand for cranes and vertical access equipment Read More

April 29th, 2019 |

In any Lifting Job, Ground Stabilization is Number One

Just as a solid foundation is critical to the construction of any house or building, ground stabilization is of utmost importance to a successful crane operation. It provides a platform that helps ensure accurate lifting Read More

April 22nd, 2019 |

Ritchie Bros. hosts the “Super Bowl” of Heavy Equipment Auctions

A 220-acre plot of land in Orlando, Florida was the site of an incredible array of heavy equipment up for auction in February. Ritchie Bros. held its largest event to date, spanning six days with Read More

April 15th, 2019 |

Sims Crane Launches Sims U, A 16-Week, Paid Training Course for Crane Operators

TAMPA, Fla. (April 8, 2019) – Sims Crane, Florida’s premier crane rental and rigging service company, has launched Sims U, a paid, hands-on crane operator training school based in Tampa. The inaugural group of eight Read More

April 8th, 2019 |

When Considering Crane Refurbishment, use a Dedicated Specialist or OEM?

Crane owners who are considering repair and refurbishment options for their machines can save time and money by choosing the right type of company to perform the work. International Cranes Magazine recently featured an article Read More

April 1st, 2019 |

All-Terrain Cranes a Wise Investment

A recent article in American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) highlights the numerous positive attributes of all-terrain cranes and how the purchase of an AT crane can be a wise investment in the construction industry. Read More

March 11th, 2019 |

Flat-Top Tower Cranes’ Popularity Rising

Flat-top tower cranes are seeing increased popularity among construction projects worldwide. An in-depth article in Cranes Today Magazine explains the reasons for this upswing. How do flat-tops differ from other tower cranes? The main difference Read More

March 4th, 2019 |

Sims Crane’s Bob Berry Will Teach OSHA Cranes in Construction Class

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class March 25-27 at the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Read More

February 25th, 2019 |

Sims New Tower Crane Fleet Expected to be Entirely Utilized by March 1

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2019) – Sims Crane & Equipment, Florida’s premier crane rental and rigging service company, has announced that the company’s entire tower crane fleet, which was purchased last year, will be utilized Read More

February 18th, 2019 |

Hard Rock Expansion Features Crawler Crane Muscle

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida is undergoing a massive expansion with a $1.5 billion price tag. A large, guitar-shaped hotel tower will house 638 luxury rooms and suites, and an Read More

February 11th, 2019 |

Tower Cranes – How are they Built?

Tower cranes have been an integral part of the construction of thousands of buildings, monuments and other important structures worldwide. A recent article at the Daily Journal of Commerce website offers a thorough description of Read More

February 4th, 2019 |

Demand Increases for Crane Safety & Training

New regulations recently mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for new crane operator certification have caused a sharp increase in demand for the services of crane safety and training companies, according to Read More

January 28th, 2019 |

What’s It Like to Operate a Tower Crane?

We’ve all seen those incredibly tall tower cranes at building construction jobs, especially in downtown neighborhoods of large metropolitan areas. But what’s it like to sit in the cab and operate one of those cranes? Read More

January 21st, 2019 |