Articles by D.Ann Shiffler

Department of Commerce terminates investigation into mobile crane imports
Published on: 07 December, 2020
Following Manitowoc’s withdrawal of its application and request to stop the Article 232 investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce terminated the investigation.
Massive transformer move in Iowa
Published on: 04 December, 2020
Buckingham Heavy Transport hauled two transformers across Iowa
Trail King remains industry heavy hitter
Published on: 03 December, 2020
Trail King’s trailers are mainstays in many markets, but its specialized haulers are highly revered.
Dandrea talks balance and 2021 rebound
Published on: 01 December, 2020
D.Ann Shiffler talks to Joel Dandrea about the need for a 2021 rebound.
Manitex International reports falling revenues, growing backlog
Published on: 10 November, 2020
Manitex International CEO Steve Filipov said third quarter results were in line with expectations in a challenging environment. 
Tower crane demand remains resilient
Published on: 04 November, 2020
Despite the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 crisis, tower crane fleet utilization remains solid
A rigging triumvirate
Published on: 03 November, 2020
Riggers Manufacturing, Lift Systems and Rigging Gear Sales have greatly impacted the specized lifting and rigging industry with their products, services and people
Self-erectors strengthen homebuilding sites
Published on: 03 November, 2020
A Potain self-erector saves time and money on two residential projects
Brent discusses vision for NCCCO Foundation
Published on: 03 November, 2020
CEO Graham Brent breaks down the mission of the newly active NCCCO Foundation.
New VersaCrane TC-36000/S2 makes lifting debut
Published on: 27 October, 2020
The first job for the 3,000-ton capacity VersaCrane TC-36000/S2 was a two-part coker replacement
WestRock Solvay Mill goes with Broderson (again)
Published on: 27 October, 2020
With 10 tons lifting capacity, the new Broderson IC-100-3B is designed for in-plant lifting and material handling
Maxim Crane Works buy back announced
Published on: 19 October, 2020
Maxim has announced results for its tender offer to purchase aggregate pricipal of its secured notes
TNT emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Published on: 19 October, 2020
TNT’s reorganization plan was completed in just over five weeks
Boom truck market sets stage for recovery
Published on: 12 October, 2020
The boom truck market is poised for better days
ACT EXCLUSIVE: SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop Review
Published on: 12 October, 2020
The global pandemic has forced the cancellation of all industry conferences and workshops. But SC&RA and A1A Software created a way for the show to go on
Yount leads Waggoner with acumen
Published on: 08 October, 2020
D.Ann Shiffler sits down with Alana Yates Yount, president and owner of Waggoner Equipment Rental
Boom trucks remain all-American machine
Published on: 10 September, 2020
Efficient and easy to operate, boom trucks are a legendary crane
ACT EXCLUSIVE: A conversation with Aaron Ravenscroft
Published on: 09 September, 2020
Aaron Ravenscroft, president and CEO of Manitowoc, is prepared for market obstacles and he is looking forward to better times.
TNT makes its case at bankruptcy court
Published on: 31 August, 2020
TNT was forced into bankruptcy protection due to Covid-19 and falling oil and gas prices
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