Category: Industry News

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 |

Sales of Rough-Terrain Cranes Increase in 2018

The rough-terrain (RT) crane market will see nearly a 4% increase in sales by the end of this year, according to a post at Over 4,700 units are expected to be sold, including revenue Read More

December 10th, 2018 |

Sims Crane Appoints Art Gilfus Regional Area Manager in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Sims Crane, Florida’s premier crane and equipment provider, has appointed Art Gilfus as Regional Area Manager in Orlando. In this role, Gilfus will handle daily management of sales, operations, and Read More

December 4th, 2017 |

Understanding the Importance of Asking “Why?”

As kids, we were told to not ask “Why?” but to just do. This is the complete opposite when it comes to the safety on a job site. Knowing why an accident, incident, or near Read More

Apply Online – Crane Operator and Truck Driver Jobs

Sims Crane announces the new online crane operator and truck driver application system.  Have you ever considered joining the Sims Crane rental and rigging experts Florida contractors trust most?  Now you can view crane operator Read More

Construction Tool? Contractors Among Top Drone Users

FAA: Smaller Contractors Using Construction Drones the Most Original Post: Author:  GILES LAMBERSTON – CEG BLOGGER Are drones becoming known as a construction tool? In a recent report from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows Read More

Qualified and Un-Qualified Signalpersons

Over half the people in the craning industry are not actually qualified signalpersons. Is it because of lack of knowledge about the requirement? Is it because employers don’t know what a qualified signal person should Read More

February 24th, 2016 | Tags:

Employee Spotlight | Keith Kellison

Keith Kellison has been in the craning industry since 1988, he got his start when he was in need of a job and found the world of crane operating. He thought that he would be Read More

Interview With Mike Lapeirre

Mike Lapeirre got started in the craning business in 1993 because for him to be successful in the piping industry you need to be able to operate a crane. Now flashing forward 22 years, Mike Read More

West Palm Beach Strikes its One-Year Anniversary

On October 19, 2015, the Sims Crane West Palm Beach location will have landed on its one-year anniversary. Already in less than a year at the new location, Sims Crane has purchased an adjacent piece Read More

October 15th, 2015 | Tags: , ,

$10 Billion Merger to Combine Two Crane Manufacturers

Terex Corp. and Konecranes Plc announced this morning that their board of directors have unanimously approved a definitive business combination that results in a merger of all stock. The combined company, Konecranes Terex Plc, will Read More

August 11th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

NCCCO Acquires IAI’s Testing Services

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and International Assessment Institute (IAI) have announced that NCCCO has acquired IAI’s operations relating to the testing services for CCO certification programs. Effective August 1, Read More

August 7th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Tadano Delivers Its 1000th GR-1000XL

Tadano recently delivered their 1,000th Tadano GR-1000XL rough-terrain crane. Scott Equipment, Monroe, LA, received the crane built at the Shido manufacturing plant in Japan, in Houston, TX. Despite early production delays due to the March Read More

August 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,

Manitowoc 2014 Sales Revenues Down

 For the full year 2014 sales revenue at Manitowoc Cranes was down 8% to $2.3 billion. Operating earnings declined from $218.8 million to $163.9 million the previous year. In the fourth quarter 2014 net sales Read More

February 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Manitowoc Will Soon Split Into Two Separate Companies

The Manitowoc Company has revealed plans to separate its crane manufacturing and food service businesses and form two separate publically-traded companies. The Manitowoc board of directors has approved the move and “anticipates effecting the separation Read More

January 30th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,