Tips for Maintaining Crane Mats

Utilizing crane mats on a job site is a very smart idea. Crane mats can prevent cranes and other pieces of heavy machinery from slipping or falling over on a worksite, and they can help you maintain a safe environment for you and your employees. However, when you use crane mats, they can get very… Read more »

Keep Cool During Construction

As we head towards warmer months, it’s important for construction workers and outdoor laborers to keep cool while working in scorching temperatures. Here are some tips on how you can stay safe and keep cool at your construction job this spring and summer. Commit to Drinking Water Water is the number one defense against heat-related… Read more »

Crane Constructing NYC Ferris Wheel

Back in 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed a plan to construct a Ferris wheel on the North Shore of Staten Island called the “New York Wheel.” Now, as of 2017, the massive wheel is currently under construction with cranes working tirelessly to construct it. Before revealing the height of the wheel, you should probably know… Read more »

Cranes Indication of Chicago Development

There’s no doubt about it: Chicago is growing. As more people discover the delightful city of Chicago, including an affordable cost of living, beautiful parks, abundant cultural opportunities, and great food (deep dish pizza, anyone?), the construction industry is booming to keep up with demands. Among 12 major American cities, Chicago had the highest number… Read more »

NASA and Cranes Join Forces

It’s always exciting to see a crane in action – but it is even more exciting to see a crane working together with a spaceship. On March 6th, NASA utilized a team of powerful hydraulic cranes to precisely place one of only four retired NASA Shuttle Training Aircrafts. The shuttle can now be viewed by… Read more »

Nashville Sees Surplus of Cranes

As more and more construction companies are breaking ground in Nashville, there has been a noticeable uptick in crane use in the area compared to other major U.S. cities. “Crane counts through the end of 2016 indicate steady construction activity overall, with residential and mixed use developments leading the market at a combined 68% of… Read more »

Cities that Saw a 2016 Construction Boom

Throughout 2016, our blog focused on different cities that experienced construction booms. Many United States cities, such as Seattle and Boston, saw a surplus of cranes and construction. The “Construction Boom of 2016” is expected to continue strong through 2017, in fact, Seattle already has a significant amount of cranes at work.   What cities… Read more »

Taking a Look at a Famous Crane

Believe it or not, there are several construction cranes that are considered historical. The “Titan” is one of the largest floating cranes in the world, and has quite the historical background. This crane was actually built due to a request that was made by Adolf Hitler. It was built in Germany in 1941 and the… Read more »

The Tradition of Crane Christmas Trees

The holiday season is full of sparkling lights and towering trees. In fact, you’ve probably noticed trees on top of construction cranes throughout the year. Christmas trees and construction cranes have a lot of history. If you have glanced up at a crane and you have thought Christmas tree teetering off the edge, you are… Read more »

Cranes at Work in the Rainforest

When most people picture a construction crane, they often picture bustling cities and crowded skylines. Cranes are typically found in crowded cities hard at work on buildings or bridges. Most of us would never associate a construction cranes with the “great outdoors,” but cranes are serving a purpose in nature in a very important way…. Read more »