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                                                                                     3 /2" capacity, power-operated
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                  Model 1                                                                    POC 2500-80
                  3 /4" capacity                                                             2 /2" capacity,
                                                                                             power operated
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                                                                                               1 /4" capacity
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                         1 /2" capacity                          1 /8" capacity, power-operated

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         Ranger, said: “We have been steadily   knowledge and contact base to become   warehouse  three times the size of its
         raising  our  profile  in  the  Melbourne   a go-to source for Melbourne’s existing   existing  location.  It is  also  constantly
         area for a period of time, but we could   and upcoming development projects.”  evolving  a  fleet  of  distinctive  vehicles
         only place a footprint in the city once   The Kensington  facility will be   and mobile testing trucks that remain
         we had a figurehead of the right pedi-  stocked with AUS$250k-worth of prod-  the heartbeat of the business.
         gree  to execute  our  growth  strategy.   ucts and house a 350t capacity press,   Thacker  concluded:  “We make no
         Ian is a lifting gear expert and brings   testbed and mobile test truck. The   secret of our ambitions to become the
         to the position 30 years of relevant ex-  building, which  Ranger has leased, is   country’s biggest force within the lift-
         perience; we are keen to leverage that   only  two  years  old and is  well  suited   ing marketplace. However,  we  under-
                                            to the manufacture and storage of the   stand that to achieve that we must ex-
                                            company’s range  of  slings,  shackles,   pand steadily and astutely, only when
                                            other  below-the-hook  equipment, and   personnel and market conditions allow
                                            height  safety solutions.  It is  antici-  us  to implement growth  plans.  With
                                            pated  that the site will also generate   Ian’s stature combining with the boom-
                                            demand for custom products.        ing construction market, we are confi-
                                              Jongen said: “I am excited by Rang-  dent  this  significant  step  is  the  right
                                            er’s growth plans, particularly in Mel-  one. Existing and prospective custom-
                                            bourne  and the  state of  Victoria,  and   ers should expect us to expand further
                                            readily accept the challenge to expand   in the short- to mid-term future.”
                                            a subsidiary that replicates what the   Go  to their  website at www.ranger.
                                            company has achieved further  up the for further updates on the Mel-
                                            east coast. There are remarkable syn-  bourne facility.
                                            ergies between Melbourne and Sydney,
                                            so we can approach the task with a  AISI Releases December
                                            tried and tested business plan, backed  SIMA Imports Data; Import
                                            by an existing reputation for delivery of  Market Share 27 percent in
                                            world-class product and expertise.”  2017
                                              Expansion into Melbourne  chimes   Based on the Commerce Department’s
                                            with National Association of Test-  most recent Steel Import Monitoring
                                            ing  Authorities  (NATA)-accredited  and Analysis (SIMA) data, the Ameri-
                                            Ranger’s development  closer to home,   can Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) re-
         Ian Jongen, state manager  Victoria, Ranger
         Lifting.                           where it is planning to move to a new              continued on next page
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