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September 23, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Michael Dawson has been named marketing product specialist for lattice crawler and telescopic crawler cranes at Link-Belt Cranes. In his new role Dawson will provide marketing and sales support to all lattice crawler and telescopic... | READ MORE |
September 15, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Sixty-five members of the 2022 Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Hoisting and Rigging Cranes User Group attended a five-day conference at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown in Lexington, KY. The group also conducted hands-on... | READ MORE |
September 14, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – TMC Cranes, LLC of Monroe, Georgia recently took ownership of a new 300-ton (272-mt) 348 Series 2 lattice crawler crane for precast tilt panel business in the southeastern United States. “Since we took delivery of this 348 four... | READ MORE |
August 11, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Gary Plasencia has been named district sales manager for the northeastern United States and eastern provinces of Canada for Link-Belt Cranes. Gary Lane, Link-Belt Cranes North American Sales Manager, announced at Link-Belt’s... | READ MORE |
August 10, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Wilkerson Crane Rental of Kansas City, Kansas purchased three telescopic crawler cranes, a 250-ton (235-mt) TCC-2500, and two 140-ton (127-ton) TCC-1400s with a customer and project in mind.    According to Larry Smith,... | READ MORE |
August 8, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – J&B Heavy Haul of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma purchased a Link-Belt Cranes 175-ton (150-mt) 175|AT all terrain crane for their trucking and heavy haul business. Primarily J&B Heavy Haul services the civil, power,... | READ MORE |
July 6, 2022
Crane Hot Line has coverage on two 300-USt (272-mt) 348 Series 2 lattice crawler cranes lifting at Watco port facilities in Houston, Texas. Watco, a single-source transportation, short line rail company has one of their many U.S. facilities at the... | READ MORE |
June 20, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Mark Weaver has been named district service representative of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada for Link-Belt Cranes field service department. Link-Belt Cranes Field Service and Warranty Manager, Frank Snapp,... | READ MORE |
May 3, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Link-Belt Cranes customer, and long-term contractor for flood control projects in Louisiana, B&K Construction, was awarded a $45.5 million contract for storm channel improvements to the Algiers Sub-Basin Plan.  The project... | READ MORE |
CEO Porter Named Vice President of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
April 20, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Effective April 1, 2022, President/CEO of Link-Belt Cranes, Melvin Porter has been named vice president of Link-Belt’s parent company, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) of Tokyo, Japan. Porter is currently the only officer from... | READ MORE |
April 1, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has named Pat Collins, Director of Product Marketing at Link-Belt Cranes to its 2021-2022 leadership group. Collins was named as one of four newly announced Group Chairs... | READ MORE |
March 31, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – J.P. Kolb has been named district manager for Link-Belt Cranes, covering a territory of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Link-Belt Cranes North American Sales Manager, Gary Lane, announced at Link-Belt’s headquarters in Lexington,... | READ MORE |
March 31, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky – Kevin Hague has been named district manager of the western United States, Alaska and Hawaii for Link-Belt Cranes. Link-Belt Cranes North American Sales Manager, Gary Lane, announced at Link-Belt’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky... | READ MORE |

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