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Spanguard Corporation - Product Announcement
03 June, 2024 President of Spanguard Corporation, Dan Klasel, is pleased to announce the company’s acquisition of the “Tri-Bar / Four-Bar” product line from Starline Holdings. Klasel stated, “this acquisition rounds-out our product line with lower amperage systems we previously couldn’t offer. With a cross section of only 5 square inches, this compact system can fit in small spaces and provide reliable power to operate aircraft hanger doors, ergonomic workstation cranes, appliance assembly lines and amusement park rides, among others.
  • Bishop Buys Oceanside Equipment
    Bishop Lifting, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has acquired Oceanside Equipment, a leading wholesale distributor of rigging and mooring products.
  • How Digital Trends Will Push Overhead Lifting To Greater Heights
    With the advent of digital intelligence, overhead lifting components are smarter — and safer — than ever before. The digital trends impacting the design of today’s cranes, hoists, monorails, and workstation cranes will push these lifting technologies’ potential to even higher levels. Here’s how.
  • Adapting Manufacturing for the Future: Modular Crane Systems
    In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, adaptability is paramount. As facilities strive for efficiency, flexibility, and growth, the choice of equipment becomes increasingly critical. Among the range of solutions, enclosed rail crane and monorail systems offer a blend of versatility and scalability to meet the dynamic demands of modern production and manufacturing environments. Demag KBK modular crane and monorail systems are engineered with foresight and adaptability in mind.


Sylvain Raymond
22 April, 2024 From starting his career as a graduate with COH (Canadian Overhead Handling), acquired by REEL Group. The company changed its name in 2016 to represent its international audience, Sylvain Raymond, chief technical officer, North America, REEL COH, has a wealth of experience in the cranes industry.
  • Innovation in Lifting
    Specialists from Electrolift, Oz Lifting and Gorbel present their views on the current and future state of lifting.
  • Supply chain optimisation
    Brian Cook, Senior Product Manager, Conductix-Wampfler, says there are three ways to optimise your supply chain with overhead crane systems.
  • New Jersey
    We focus on some of the companies making a difference in the US State of New Jersey
  • Steel Emergency
    ‘There is still a “concerning lack” of awareness around the importance of installing emergency brakes on cranes in the steel sector, according to experts Joel Cox and Mike Astemborski.