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January 2024


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
05 January 2024 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.

The Round Table – Automation in lifting
02 January 2024 Specialists from Ace World Companies, Caldwell and Conductix-Wampfler present their views on the current and future state of automation in lifting.

December 2023


U.S. State Focus – Overhead crane companies in Texas
22 December 2023 We feature a selection of companies operating out of Texas.

September 2023


Overhead crane regional report: Canada can do
26 September 2023 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.

August 2023


US steel mill installs fully automated cranes system
03 August 2023 A US steel mill has seen its fully automated cranes system improve its operational efficiency.

March 2023


US labour shortages: Hard work finding the staff
23 March 2023 With the US facing labour shortages, supply chain issues and even talk of a recession, several businesses in the overhead crane industry describe what they are doing to help not only their customers, but themselves too. Tony Rock reports.

Chicago here we go!
20 March 2023 ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals discover new trends and tech and what the future holds for their operations.