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Unirope First AWRF Accredited Member
29 February, 2024 Unirope Limited was the first rigging shop to become an Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) Accredited Member.
  • MODEX: 8 Reasons to Attend
    MHI has shared eight reasons why you should attend MODEX, which takes place March 11-14 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
  • Four Overhead Hoist Publications You Should Know
    The members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) develop and publish several guidelines for the safe operation and service of overhead hoists. The documents, produced by the HMI Engineering Committee, cover a broad range of hoist types. HMI’s publications are the leading global resource for the safe utilization and maintenance of overhead hoist systems. Additionally, they are part of HMI’s full library of technical papers and articles, which also includes guidelines and recommended safety practices in English, French, and Spanish versions. To safeguard your personnel, operation, and equipment, here are four overhead hoist publications you should know.
  • New MHI Website Live
    MHI has launched a new website at MHI.org, marking a significant milestone in advancing its digital presence.
  • Unirope Expands in Ontario
    Mississauga, Ontario-based Unirope Limited has added 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its headquarters, improving lead times by as much as 400%.


The Overhead Crane and Hoist Interview – Daniel Beilfuss, GM of CMCO's Automation Division
09 January, 2024 Daniel Beilfuss, GM of Columbus McKinnon Corporation’s (CMCO) Automation Division.
  • The Interview: Molly Wood of Ace Industries
    Molly Wood, engineering manager, has worked at Ace Industries for over 18 years, and is currently VP at the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), which is part of MHI, the US (Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Association). Wood is also an active participant in the CMAA Engineering Committee, which meets biannually to write engineering specifications to promote best practices for the crane and hoist industry.
  • Overhead crane regional report: Canada can do
    Canada’s only neighbour is the United States and too often it is neglected in comparison. But its lifting industry can hold its own against and even penetrate into US markets. Julian Champkin reports.