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R&D Crane, a division of the Cherubini Group of Companies operating in Atlantic Canada, recently expanded its fleet with the purchase of a new Grove GMK5250L. The addition of the 300 ton (250 t) all-terrain crane was fueled by increased demand in the market, especially in R&D Crane's primary fields of focus, which includes bridge and structural erection, tilt-up building panel erection and industrial mechanical machinery (air conditioning units) installation.

As construction jobs require heavier picks within spaces that get more constrained every day, Nebraska Crane was on the lookout for a strong, high-capacity crane, but compact enough to easily maneuver in all kinds of job sites. A big fan of Grove cranes — 95 percent of its rough-terrain fleet is Grove — the Kearney, Neb.-based rental company decided to purchase Grove's longest-reaching, highest-capacity rough-terrain crane: the GRT9165.

Immediately after receiving its new Grove TMS700E truck-mounted crane in October 2019, industrial contractor R.G. Smith put it to work. After being part of several projects over the last six months, the crane is now erecting a 300,000 sq. ft. structural steel building that will house a large cheese production facility in Hiram, Ohio.

Rough-terrain crane buyers are on the hunt for bigger machines, in the 100-ton and 120-ton classes specifically. Crane manufacturers serving the North American market heard their customers loud and clear, and took advantage of ConExpo 2020 to unveil new models.

Hoffman Equipment marked one century in the lifting equipment industry at this year's ConExpo. The Piscataway, New Jersey-based family-run company celebrated the date expanding its fleet with new Manitowoc and Grove cranes purchased at the show. The new acquisitions include a Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain and a Manitowoc MLC150-1 crawler crane (both launched at ConExpo), a Grove GRT880, an RT770 and a Manitowoc MLC100-1.

Over the last three years Bigge Crane and Rigging, which is consistently ranked among the Top 10 global crane companies, has used a lot of Potain tower cranes. So many in fact, that Manitowoc Cranes has given the California-based lifting company an award for being the largest unit volume Potain top slewing and self-erecting crane purchaser over the period that spans ConExpo 2017 to ConExpo 2020.

Ring Power Crane and Manitowoc had a lot to celebrate at this year's ConExpo. Manitowoc gave the St. Augustine, Fla.-based company an award for having the highest volume growth of Grove cranes in North America. It also recognized the company for being the exclusive EnCORE service provider in its territory.

At ConExpo 2020, Manitowoc celebrated a new purchase with NessCampbell Crane + Rigging: a Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane. Manitowoc's Les Middleton, David Hull, Harrison Hipple and Kevin Blaney presented NessCampbell's team, including Jonelle Anderson and John Anderson, a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion.

Offering one of the most modern crane fleets in Texas, Davis Crane Service is always on the lookout for new technologies that can make work on job sites more efficient. At this year's ConExpo, the company's team visited Manitowoc's booth and was recognized for expanding its fleet with 10 Grove TMS500-2 truck cranes in 2019.

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.

To mark five successful decades as a Grove dealer in northern Minnesota, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) joined Manitowoc staff at the manufacturer's booth at ConExpo 2020. RMS's Jon Anderson (C), along with Manitowoc's Mike Heacock (L) and Keith Crider, stand in front of a Grove GRT9165, one of the 10 cranes the manufacturer exhibited at the show this year.