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Potain

Manitowoc Cranes will return to ConExpo in 2020 to unveil six new cranes to the lifting market. In addition to these, four other crane models that were introduced in 2018 and 2019 also will be on display at the company's booth, with several making their North American debuts.

Manitowoc has recognized long-term partner Valente for having completed 100 Potain crane orders. The milestone was celebrated during a special ceremony at Batimat 2019. Established in 1979, Valente is a tower crane sales and rental company based in Belley, near Lyon.

James McHugh Construction Co. is building the $80 million-plus Kenect Nashville, a 20-story, 420-unit high-rise that will be the second largest apartment building in Nashville, Tenn. , when completed in July 2020. Chicago-based Akara Partners, the developer behind the 600,000-sq.-ft.

More than 35 Potain tower cranes are working on the construction of the New El Alamein City, an urban development being built on Egypt's northern coast. The cranes were sold by International Development Programmes (IDP), Potain's dealer for Egypt. The high-profile project will offer year-round living and accommodate a population of more than 3 million across an area of approximately 52,000 acres.

Mumbai-based construction company Bhanu Construction is using a Potain MCT 85 crane to ensure on-time construction of a new temple in the town of Shirdi, India. The town is a spiritual center of India and most famous for being the home of Shirdi Sai Baba.

The Potain MCT 385 L14 top-slewing crane has won the "Tower Crane of the Year" award at bauma CTT RUSSIA 2019. The award was part of the "Innovations in construction equipment in Russia" contest, which aimed at identifying innovative construction equipment solutions in Russia.

B. Pietrini and Sons, based in King of Prussia, Pa., added a Grove GRT655 to its fleet to complete the Riverwalk Project in Philadelphia. The rough terrain crane, which is helping construct the first few levels of a 28-story and a 32-story residential building, will be onsite through the completion of the first four floors of the two buildings.

Following the fire that caused large-scale damage to Notre-Dame de Paris, Potain — Manitowoc's manufacturer of tower cranes — has pledged to support reconstruction efforts of the historic French cathedral. Manitowoc will provide tower cranes and related services free of charge.

Potain's first mobile Hup self-erecting crane, the Hup M 28-22, is the third model from the Hup self-erecting crane range but the first to prioritize mobility. The new design of the Hup M 28-22 provides best in class compactness.The model is only 38 ft.

Towering over the Manitowoc stand at bauma 2019 is the new Potain MDT 809, the largest topless crane ever built by the manufacturer. While delivering unprecedented lift capacity and reach, the new crane also boasts an advanced design that provides reduced operating costs and easier assembly for owners, according to the manufacturer.

Manitowoc has released two apps that help crane owners on the job site. The first is the "Manitowoc Diagnostic Code App" that helps users diagnose technical issues with their cranes. In the past, when cranes had technical issues, Manitowoc customers had no way to interpret the diagnostic codes that would appear on the main display of the crane's cab.