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Thane Tapley is in his 27th year in the crane industry. From his training in Ontario to the last 10 years working for Irving Equipment in New Brunswick, he’s seen it all – from construction to erecting wind energy farms and everything in between. But none of that could prepare…
Two years ago, a young woman made headlines after she was spotted in the middle of the night atop a tower crane in downtown Toronto. On her own steam, the woman crawled along the boom and reached a pulley block before a firefighter rappelled from the crane’s arm and whisked…
Here in the pages of Crane & Hoist Canada, we frequently talk about the crane and heavy lifting involved in the construction of facilities such as large arenas. But there’s also some significant heavy lifting that takes place after these venues are up and running. Hoists and winches play an…
Are leaders born or made? The truth is, a little bit of both. Empirical data says one-third of us have leadership traits within us, but two-thirds of us create ourselves as leaders.
Terex Cranes’ Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane has arrived in Canada. Cropac, one of Terex Cranes’ biggest and most active dealers, officially sold the first-ever Demag AC 300-6 to come to Canada to Milton, Ont.-based Modern Crane, which took ownership of the crane this past January. Cropac president Bill Finkle…
It’s steady – but not necessarily smooth – sailing for Canada’s roadbuilding and aggregate sectors in 2019.
Alberta’s oil and gas sector should be expecting another challenging year ahead, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Two bridge cranes, working in tandem to hoist 800 metric tonnes during a load test at Nalcor Energy’s Muskrat Falls generation facility on the lower Churchill River in Labrador this past summer, showed that a little cooperation can go a long way.
A major hub in downtown Montreal’s central business district is getting a makeover, and mini-cranes are at the heart of the work designed to make the building radiant in more way than one.
Since 1967, drivers on Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue have been accustomed to the sight of a Lockheed T-33 Silver Star jet, which was erected as a monument in Woodhaven Park. Over 50 years of exposure to the elements has taken its toll, however, and the plane was recently crane-lifted off its…
When using cranes to install a roller coaster, it’s perhaps only fitting that work crews experience the ride of their lives.
Construction is underway for a new 240-metre bridge over the Petitcodiac River between Moncton and Riverview in New Brunswick.
A Nova Scotia First Nation band and a metal fabrication company have collaborated on a new crane service; which has already begun performing lifts in the area. Mi’kmaq Crane Services Inc. is the result of collaboration between the Eskasoni First Nation Corporate division and East Coast Metal Fabrication (ECMF).
Like many megaprojects, construction of the Muskrat Falls Generation Facility on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador has faced its share of challenges.
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) have been busy on this side of the Canada-U.S. border, working with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) on the current phase-out of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) escorts in the province for superload permit moves.
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