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Steel the Show

Camron Ghanemi makes a long-awaited return to the blogosphere as the vice president of Ace World Companies looks forward to this month’s (May) Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition. It’s been a while since I penned a blog—we’ve been handing the baton around the company’s thought leaders—but it’s timely to interject on the cusp […]

Selling a Crane Company

Why should we care that a company’s founder keeps the first set of product blueprints on their office wall? Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies, explains.                 I wish I had a dollar for every overhead crane company that has called itself an “industry […]

Holding Sway

The automotive sector is driving uptake of the latest overhead crane anti-sway technology—and others should follow, says Khalid Sorensen, chief technology officer at PaR Systems and Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies.         Watch someone at the strings of a marionette puppet; he or she is a picture […]

Overhead Cranes: The Right Amount of Technology

Don’t get distracted by whistles and bells, warns Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies.   Many readers of this blog will no doubt play golf on a regular basis. Those golfers will all know someone at their club or course that has got way more clubs, equipment and apparel than their […]

Knowing Your Open Winch and Built-Up Hoists

Understanding the difference between open winch and built-up hoists will help end users make informed buying decisions, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This blog will reference three types of hoist—packaged, open winch and built-up. Too often an open winch hoist is installed where a built-up hoist would be more […]

Overhead Crane Accident Action Stations

In the event of an overhead crane accident, a well-rehearsed procedure should be put into operation, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. Before getting into what one should do in the important minutes, hours, days and weeks after a crane accident, let’s look briefly at the causes of such catastrophes, […]

Buying a Crane, Part 3: Negotiating the Contract

Putting a solid, relevant contract in place is key to successful and timely installation of an overhead crane, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the third installment of a three-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an overhead crane specification, and the […]

Buying a Crane, Part 2: Pondering Proposals

Once proposals have been gathered, it’s time to compare them and select the supplier of the right crane for the facility in question, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the second installment of a two-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an […]

Buying a Crane, Part 1: Preparing a Crane Specification

Getting the right overhead crane starts by putting together a comprehensive specification, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the first of a two-part blog. This article helps end users put together a specification that will steer them through the potential minefield that it can feel like when sourcing […]

Violations and Breakdowns: A Bifocal Approach

Meeting OSHA requirements is only a starting point, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This blog is primarily targeted at those who work in facilities that have overhead cranes, but the message can be applied to a multitude of industries and sectors regardless of the equipment they operate. Consider that […]