Category: Events

Car Show nets $25,000 for Foster Children

Posing proudly with a symbolic check for $25,000 presented to the Everyday Blessings foster child care center are, from left, Jimmy Singletary of Clark Construction, Dean Sims II of Sims Crane & Equipment Co., Pam Read More

Sims Forms Construction Angels Chapter in Tampa Bay

PLANT CITY – The public is invited to the inaugural fundraiser in Plant City May 1 for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps with financial support for families of Read More

WCTS Coming to USA for the First Time in 2014

The first three speakers for the 2014 World Crane and Transport Summit in the USA have been announced. International Cranes and Specialized Transport and KHL Group’s KHL Events division are organizing the two-day conference and Read More

Construction Angels Invites You to a Charity Event

c —REGISTER HERE — This fundraiser event will get us started helping the families suffering from the loss of their loved ones in construction related fatalities.  Construction Angels operates entirely on a volunteer basis to Read More

ConExpo 2014 Attracts 130,000 Attendees

The Conexpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 co-located trade shows in Las Vegas March 4-8 attracted the second-highest attendance in the shows’ histories. The total of 129,364 registered attendees soared past the shows’ last edition. The shows Read More

March 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Winners Announced at Operator Skills Competition at ConExpo

The Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC National Skills Championship put the top crane operators in North America through their paces, and the best operators in the country have been named. Thomas Cunningham of Read More

ConExpo Grew Eight Percent Since 2011

The ConExpo-Con exhibition, held last week in Las Vegas, attracted nearly 130,000 visitors, according to preliminary figures from the organizer, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Speaking on the final day of the exhibition, ConExpo-Con Read More

March 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

19 Operators Competing in Crane Skills Championship at ConExpo

The crane operators competing in the MCM and CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship in Las Vegas this week include relative newcomers to the field as well as veterans with 35+ years of experience. They all Read More

Ritchie Brothers Auction Sells $166 Million Breaking a Record

Auctioneers Ritchie Brothers sold over $166m worth of equipment at an auction in Orlando, Florida. The company broke its record for online sales at the event as well as the auction site record. More than Read More

Classic Car Auction to Benefit Everyday Blessings Children’s Shelter

More than 200 classic and antique cars and trucks will be vying for top honors in several categories in a juried competition open to the public at the Shops at Wiregrass in the third annual Read More

February 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Sims Crane’s Operator Wins Regional Skill Competition

The area’s finest crane operators recently gathered in Sanford, FL, to boom, hoist, and swing their way to a $1,000 prize and a trip to Las Vegas to participate in the Crane & Rigging Hot Read More

2013 ICUEE Was a Great Success

A variety of booms filled the skies over the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville October 1-3 at ICUEE, International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. A range of lifting equipment targeted to the utility industry was Read More

Sims Crane helps Emergency Responders after Railroad Fatality

Fast action by personnel with Sims Crane & Equipment Co. this morning helped emergency responders quickly locate the body of a railroad worker crushed in a train derailment in Sanford. Sims Crane’s Orlando-based Crane Application Read More

Crane Management Seminar Sponsor is Allied Insurance Brokers

For over 20 years, Allied Insurance Brokers has focused on providing insurance and risk management to crane businesses of all sizes. A specialized focus creates a wealth of benefits for crane owners and operators. Our Read More

Free Signal Person Training Courses Giveaway!

Operator Network and Sims Crane are giving away three hundred FREE online Qualified Signal Person & NCCCO exam prep programs. This course is designed to verify and validate training required for OSHA 1926-1400 and includes Read More