A large, defunct crane company is gearing up for a second act. Pompano Beach, Fla.-based General Crane USA’s liquidation plan received final court approval on Dec. 17. Newly formed Allegiance Crane & Equipment LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., paid $40 million for properties and equipment. The firm secured financial backing from Southlake, Texas-based Prophet Equity. General Crane managing partner James A. Robertson is now president of Allegiance Crane & Equipment. The company expanded aggressively during the building boom, spending $65 million for new equipment between 2006 and 2007 while expanding into new markets. As the economy tanked and credit lines evaporated,
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.