Category: Industry News

How to Choose the Right Crane

Occupational Health & Safety Magazine recently featured a helpful article with seven tips for individuals who are interested in buying a crane, plus advice for those who want to minimize risk when purchasing a preowned Read More

July 29th, 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 |

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 |

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 oilandgas360.com. 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: ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com 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: , ,