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Brandsafway selected for Miami bridge project
BrandSafway’s Major Projects Group has been selected to provide access solutions for Miami’s new I-395 signature bridge
JLG to participate in National Safety Stand-Down
JLG Industries, Inc. is participating in OSHA’s 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 3-7
Niche MEWPs
The specialty access industry provides end-users with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports
ANSI Answers
Ebbe Christensen, president of access equipment provider ReachMaster, and also president of IPAF’s North American Regional Council, explains how the new ANSI standards will impact atrium and specialty equipment
First lithium Snorkel units delivered in Germany
Ahern Deutschland has delivered the first six Snorkel Speed Levels in Germany to SystemLift member, Alexander Gräber at Gräber Konstanz
Winsafe awarded nuclear contract
Two suspended platforms based on a modular concept will provide access inside reactor vaults
Winsafe tapped for dam project
The company will custom-build an engineered, suspended platform to operate within the penstocks of the new $9b Canadian megaproject 
Snorkel launches slab scissor and more at Bauma
The company also showed a preview of its first-ever lithium-ion powered aerial lift
Winsafe platform designed for tricky project
The company built a transformable suspended solution that cut job time down by 66 percent
Almac debuts crawler boom
The new self-propelled, telescopic track-mounted boom, with auto-leveling system, also features a jib
World of Concrete opens
World of Concrete, Jan. 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is expected to attract 60,000 attendees and 1,500 suppliers from around the world
JLG upgrades stock picker
Changes include an increase in drive speed and new simultaneous drive and lift capabilities, amongst others
Getting vertical
A number of new units have come to market in the last year and people should expect even more changes in the coming months as ANSI standards will dictate updates. ALH reports
Beckett appointed to VP of Spider
SafeWorks, LLC has announced David Beckett is the company's new vice president and general manager for its Spider brand
Spider gets creative at wind farm
A wind farm that normally uses a helicopter for repairs and related access called for another solution.
Australia's ACM develops specialist access for rail
Australian Crane & Machinery Pty (ACM) has developed a truck and rail mounted machine for inspection and maintenance of cables and general maintenance along the railway line.
Eight launches from Dingli at Bauma China
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Dingli will be launching eight new models at the Bauma China exhibition to be held at the end of November.
Platform for wind turbines
Power Climber Wind, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has developed an access platform specifically for wind turbine blade and tower maintenance. The new model is CE-compliant and is based on the version made for North America, which Power Climber Wind said, "has racked up hundreds of operating hours."
Material positioner attachment for the E-Z Up
US Lift and material handling manufacturer AEUP (Absolute E-Z Up) has launched the company's first lift attachment - the AEUP Rocker. It has been designed by experts in the installation of ceiling and acoustic tiles and drywall for simplifying the positioning of materials.
Sky Man partners with Draka for wind turbine-specific lift
Sky Man International, a designer and producer of temporary suspended access equipment and permanent suspended access equipment, has entered a strategic partnership with Draka Renewable Energy to manufacture lifts for wind turbine towers which will be known as Draka TowerHoists.
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