Potain

Manitowoc is honoring 12 Potain dealers for their dedication in providing NCCCO training and certification for self-erecting tower cranes for the industry. Daiane Quinlan, Potain's North American sales director, said that these training programs are crucial for Potain to maintain its high standards when servicing customers, as the self-erecting crane market and demand grows strongly in the region.

When The Manitowoc Company Inc. , implemented a common control system across its diverse line of cranes, it recognized an opportunity to leverage simulators to support the marketing and sales program behind the initiative, as well as for operator training.

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by on-board control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane cranes.

ALL Tower Crane, a division of the ALL Family of Companies, has added three new towers, each strategically chosen to align with emerging customer demand. Included in the purchase is a Liebherr 125 K fast-erecting tower crane with industry-leading jib length, hook height, and capacity.

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.

Potain has announced the new MRH 175 tower crane, a new hydraulic luffing jib crane that will make its debut at ConExpo 2020. It's one of two Potain cranes that will be on display at the Manitowoc booth during the show, where the company plans to showcase the latest in lifting technology for two of the busiest sectors in the built environment: high-rise construction and homebuilding.

The first Potain MDT 809 in the United States is deployed on a job site in Washington D.C. Launched at bauma 2019, the new Potain crane has been purchased by the Owings Mills, Md.-based construction company Schuster Concrete Construction (Schuster) and is helping to build the "City Ridge" development, which is a project that will transform the former Fannie Mae headquarters into an urban village.

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.

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.

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.