Articles by D.Ann Shiffler

Manitowoc hosts family picnic
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Manitowoc celebrates family day at its Shady Grove plant.
Sitting down with Signorelli: COO of the Lomma Companies
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Frankie Signorelli is committed to the success of J.F. Lomma and New York Crane & Equipment. 
BOSS hauls huge reactors for petrochemical project
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Using 18 lines of K22 Scheuerle trailers, the BOSS team transported two reactors in California. 
What are the newest boom trucks in North America?
Published on: 29 May, 2024
Boom trucks fill an important market niche.
Sitting down with TCNA’s keynote speaker
Published on: 14 May, 2024
ALL Tower’s Sam Moyer is intentional and engaged. D.Ann Shiffler reports
Detailing the Tower Cranes North America program
Published on: 06 May, 2024
The TCNA 2024 conference will bring together tower crane titans from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
What are the latest tower crane projects in North America?
Published on: 01 May, 2024
Today’s skylines are interspersed with tower cranes. ACT rounds up a few impressive jobs.
‘Go for Stack’: Bragg Companies hauls iconic space shuttle to California Science Center
Published on: 30 April, 2024
D.Ann Shiffler chronicles a dream job expertly performed by Bragg Companies.
Sany America rolls out new RT
Published on: 18 April, 2024
At the ARA show in New Orleans last month, Sany debuted a new 55-ton capacity rough terrain crane.
ACT EXCLUSIVE: Appling joins Brewer Crane as an investor and board member
Published on: 09 April, 2024
Brewer Crane specializes in mobile cranes, rough terrain cranes, tower cranes and construction hoists.
What’s going on in the boom dolly market?
Published on: 03 April, 2024
While demand is considered steady, the number of companies now making boom dollies has decreased.
Sarens expands offshore wind power presence with ‘largest project of its kind in the U.S.’
Published on: 26 March, 2024
Sarens will receive and load out 176 monopiles, 176 transition pieces and jackets and topsides for the three offshore substations for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind farm.
What’s going on in the industrial crane market?
Published on: 13 March, 2024
The market for industrial cranes is exploding for a number of reasons.
MILESTONES: Sims Crane celebrates 65 years
Published on: 13 March, 2024
In honor of their anniversary, the Sims Crane family of companies pulled out all the stops.
Previewing June’s TCNA conference
Published on: 12 March, 2024
Tower Cranes North America is shaping up to be a premier industry event.
Matthew Hinty: ‘Our job isn’t done until we all come home safe’
Published on: 11 March, 2024
Extreme rigging challenges do not daunt Advanced Rigging & Machinery Movers’ Matthew Hinty.
Rounding up the latest specialized lifting projects
Published on: 07 March, 2024
ACT showcases various specialized lifting and rigging jobs across North America that require the utmost in experience and practical know how.
Manitowoc offers ‘fresh start’ for women in recovery
Published on: 29 February, 2024
Brooke’s House and The Manitowoc Company are helping women forge lifelong skills in the manufacturing industry.
What’s going on in the North American SPMT market?
Published on: 06 February, 2024
As SPMT usage has grown, these versatile machines are expanding into new markets.
Iron Stag Crane tackles transmission tower replacement
Published on: 01 February, 2024
Replacing powerline transmission towers over the Susquehanna River required planning, skill and a safety-first culture.
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