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Start 2019 with Less Workplace Stress & Anxiety

Welcome to the new year! With increased opportunities in the job market during the past couple of years, more and more people are working. Whether your job is in retail, healthcare, office administration, construction or Read More

Crawler Cranes’ Heavy Duty History

“Heavy duty” has been applied to many items throughout the years, including pickup trucks, shelving, sewing machines, industrial cleaning products, extension cords, rubber gloves and even magnets. The term is defined as “designed to withstand Read More

You Never Know Where You’ll See Sims Crane

Recently spotted at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida, Sims Crane took part in the ever-important waterway oil-spill drill hosted by the Coast Guard. As part of the annual corporate OSR Equipment Deployment Exercise, the industry-led Read More

August 24th, 2018 | Tags: , ,

Lightning Season is approaching, how do we protect ourselves?

With lightning season approaching, it is best to learn and understand the safety regulations in regards to lightning. Lightning is a dangerous, spontaneous, and wild thing. Understanding what the proper procedures are and how to Read More

November 15th, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that have individual center of gravity points. These are the superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components has its own center of gravity. Depending on how Read More

Massive Stage Build for WrestleMania 33

Operators and riggers from Sims Crane joined the stage crew of WrestleMania 33 for their biggest stage build ever! Two 160 ton Tadano cranes and one 70 ton Tadano assisted with the hoisting which included Read More

Emotions is the Overlooked Leader to Distractions

Put Your Junk In The Trunk – Emotional Distractions Distractions are known as the leading causes to accidents on job sites. For example, someone may be reading a text, tweeting about last night’s party or Read More

October 26th, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Manitex Announces a Maneuverable Carry Deck Crane

Manitex’s new Badger CD90i carry deck industrial crane is suited for loads not easily reached with a traditional crane or forklift. The 9-ton, cab-down crane can lift a full load and move 360 degrees at Read More

May 15th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Liebherr Presents New LR 1250 at Bauma 2013

Liebherr has launched the new LR 1250 crawler crane to the public for the very first time at Bauma 2013. The LR 1250 crawler crane is based on the LR 1200 and has a 275-ton Read More

April 15th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

New Player in the Large Crawler Crane League

To fill the gap between 440-ton and 660-ton machines, SANY America introduced a 550-ton crawler crane, suited for construction of wind energy towers, fossil fuel plants, nuclear facilities, and a variety of infrastructure projects. First Read More

January 9th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Sims Launches New Informational Blog Series

Sims Crane & Equipment is launching a series of blog articles that will discuss the Top Ten NBIS Crane & Rigging Accidents. We believe that knowledge is power, and the more we know, the more Read More

November 27th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

OSHA Accepting Nominations for Safety Committee

OSHA is seeking nominations for eight new members to serve on its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Labor on formulating construction safety Read More

Fast Forward 80 Years: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper

Talk about nerves of steel! Construction workers recreate one of the world’s most famous photos — 800 ft. up a London skyscraper.  Michael Crompton persuaded 11 pals to sit across a girder like the nonchalant Read More

Remembering September 11- May We Never Forget.

New York (CNN) — When you walk in, all you see is a construction site. Amid the hum and rumble of downtown Manhattan — not to mention the clang of steel and the tangle of cranes Read More

Spiral Staircase Leads To Symphony Isles

        A Tuesday morning at the Apollo Beach subdivision, Symphony Isles, is the stage for a scene not often witnessed by residents of this gated community. Parked in the center of a cul-de-sac is Read More