New product announcements: 04/01/2009 45-Tonne City Mobile Crane: Compact Size Manitowoc Cranes is launching a new mobile crane under its Grove brand that is designed especially for use on tight urban jobsites. The GCK3045 has a 45-tonne capacity with a 34-meter boom and optional 6.3-m twist jib. The crane is 9.07 m long and 3 m high and offers a choice of five outrigger locations. It has a three-axle configuration with electronic rear-wheel steering to minimize tire wear and has a boom-down design. Manitowoc Cranes; 920-684-6621; www.manitowoc.com Advanced Insulation For Pipe: Small Diameter The new Aquatherm Advanced pipe-wrap insulation, when used
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.