Category Archives: News and Events Post

Talk to American Crane at the 2014 American Nuclear Society Utility Working Conference

Since 1994, the Operations and Power Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) has held an annual Utility Working Conference (UWC) for leaders in the nuclear industry to focus on the immediate needs, challenging issues, and ongoing developments within this …

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A Look at What’s Driving Growth and Optimism in the Construction Sector

According to a Wells Fargo Construction Industry Forecast for 2014, optimism in the construction sector has risen to an all-time high this year. This is a major achievement considering the industry hit an all-time low just a few years ago …

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Visit American Crane at Booth #14 at the NEI Used Fuel Management Conference

For nuclear power plant professionals, including fuel managers, compliance personnel, engineers, suppliers, contractors, and more, the Nuclear Energy Institute has created the must-attend Used Fuel Management Conference. The event will bring together attendees from all areas of the nuclear supply …

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Equipment Built to Withstand the Harshest Conditions at Hazardous Duty Locations

The oil and gas sector has been receiving a surge of attention thanks to its role in moving industry forward and bringing the U.S. back from recession. The sector has thus seen booming demand as energy requirements continue to increase, …

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Custom Equipment Gets the Job Done Right

Shopping for big equipment to help with oil and gas exploration, outages at power plants, repairs on iconic bridges, and lifting components in the Aerospace Industry is no small feat. You need to feel confident about what you are buying and …

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Proudly Announcing Increased CMCO Stock!

A little holiday present from us to our loyal customers… American Crane has increased and added to our Columbus McKinnon stock inventory! It will now be easier than ever to view and purchase the trusted quality of your favorite CMCO …

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American Crane Sponsors National Nuclear Science Week

Did you know that 18 million nuclear medicine procedures are performed per year in the United States, or that 20 percent of our electricity is generated by nuclear power? Nuclear science plays a much bigger role in our daily lives …

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Lifting the Future of Spaceflight

From manufacture to completion, a space transport vehicle is made to launch and orbit, never to fall. One of these would be a billion-dollar space capsule weighing 10 tons.  The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is the latest hope of …

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Crane Buyer’s Guide Part 2: What is important to look for when buying a crane?

For the past 60 years, the CMAA (Crane Manufacturers Association of America) has published standardized guides for the selection of suitable cranes and crane equipment. These guides and specifications take into account a few key points to help buyers make …

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Crane Buyer’s Guide Part 1: What is the CMAA?

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has existed since 1955, but can trace its roots all the way back to 1927 when the Electric Overhead Crane Institute was founded to establish standardization and quality control within the crane industry. …

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