Italy

Technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) visited Manitowoc's facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to learn proactive maintenance and basic repairs on the Grove RT530E-2 rough-terrain crane. Manitowoc offers training for technicians on demand year-round from its Manitowoc Crane Care facilities around the world.

A Potain Igo 50 self-erecting crane is repairing more than 43,055 sq. ft. of damaged roof on the Sant'Orsola, a 14th Century ex-monastery in Florence, Italy, that is thought to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini, better known as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

The first Grove GRT655L and GRT655 rough terrain cranes have been assembled at Manitowoc's Niella Tanaro plant. The news comes almost exactly one year after it was announced that GRT880 and GRT8100 rough terrain cranes would begin production from the Italian factory — the first to be produced outside of Shady Grove, Pa.

GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on June 28, knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned inward, then crumbled like a sandcastle.

When a 260-ft.-long span of a heavily traveled highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy on Aug. 14, speculative causes of the collapse immediately were flung around like flying debris. The shoot-from-the-hip reaction used to be called “instant analysis” and helped foster public cynicism about the media.

A bridge collapse in Italy has killed at least 20 people and injured at least 13. The Morandi Bridge, in Genoa, Italy, collapsed after a violent, sudden rainstorm hit around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 14. According to the head of the local ambulance service there were dozens of fatalities, Adnkronos, an Italian news agency, reported.

Business is going great for Terex Cranes in Italy, and a look at the most recent sales figures confirms this: Italian distributor Tecno-Gru SRL ordered 24 rough terrain cranes in December 2017, and then continued its buying spree in January 2018 by adding another 10 rough terrain cranes.

One of Italy's largest crane service providers, Vernazza Autogru has recently placed an order for two Terex RT 90 rough terrain cranes. Vernazza Autogru's new Terex RT 90 cranes have a five-section hydraulic boom that stretches 47 m and multi-stage outriggers.

With original construction more than 100 years ago, the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Central America, has had numerous upgrades through the years. Recently, a massive 10-year project to construct a third set of locks and increase the capacity of the canal was completed by Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), an international consortium of industrial contractors.

Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing Day at its facilities around the world. During a month-long schedule of events, Ingersoll Rand is inviting students to tour their facilities and learn about career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has appointed three vice presidents/business line managers serving the U.S. and Canada: Rob Johnston, Air & Tools; Jim O'Brien, Power Generation, Pumps and Lighting; and Massimo Caiazza, Aftermarket.