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NEWS IN OUR INDUSTRY
         continued from page 41             vestment of $14 million.           First Ever Made in U.S.A.
         new management team with a product   Sims Crane made the decision to ex-  Trade Show
         range that presents clear advantages   pand into the tower crane sector to an-  The largest collection of
         in terms of ease of assembly, range   swer client demand, according to Dean   American-made machines and
         of capacity, diversity, and conformity   Sims II, Sims Crane Vice President of   products will be on display at the
         with  global  certifications  and  safety   Marketing.                Indiana Convention Center in
         standards, certainly  whets  the appe-  “In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma,   Indianapolis, October 3-6, 2019
         tite. It’s business as usual for partners   many of our long standing clients that   Made  In  America  2019,  the  first-
         and customers  in the short-term, yet   rent hoist elevators and mobile cranes   ever exposition and celebratory event
         plans are already afoot to increase in-  from us were looking for another tower   solely focusing on U.S. manufacturing
         vestment in product development and   crane  option  and  they  trust  Sims  to   and products  made in  the USA,  will
         innovation, which  will remain at the   provide that alternative,” Sims said.   take place at  the Indiana  Convention
         company’s core.”                   “We’re receiving very positive feedback   Center in  Indianapolis, October 3-6,
                                            from our customers that supports our   2019. With more than 800 exhibitors
         Sims Crane’s New Tower             decision to make this investment.”  and 10,000 attendees expected, this
         Crane Fleet                          With high-rise construction surging   four-day event will bring together the
           Sims Crane & Equipment, Florida’s   in  Florida,  tower  cranes  complement   largest-ever network of industrial pro-
         premier  crane  rental  and rigging  ser-  Sims Crane’s existing skilled person-  fessionals,  keynote speakers and con-
         vice company, has announced that the   nel  and  material  hoist  elevator  de-  scious consumers for one common goal:
         company’s  entire  tower  crane  fleet,   partment.                   raising awareness for the economic, en-
         which was purchased last year, is now   All of Sims Crane’s new electric tow-  vironmental and community impact of
         entirely  utilized  at construction  sites   er cranes are manufactured in France   American manufacturing.
         around the state.                  by Potain and include  the  MDT  389   “American-made machines and prod-
           Sims Crane announced in June 2018   L16 and MD 559 models.          ucts  are  the  backbone  of  America’s
         that the company had entered the tow-  Call  Sims  Crane  at 888-97-CRANE   strength,”  said President and CEO
         er crane sector with the purchase of 11   (888-972-7263)  or visit www.sims-  Don Buckner, Sr. “We take great pride
         new electric tower cranes for a total in-  crane.com.                 in our ability to deliver above and be-
                                                                               yond with the goods we produce. While
           A Sims Crane tower crane on the job site in Miami                   everyone has a part of their own indus-
                                                                               try’s circle, we seldom find the oppor-
                                                                               tunity to celebrate that unique crafts-
                                                                               manship in one place together.”
                                                                                 For this monumental event, more
                                                                               than 450,000 square feet of the Indiana
                                                                               Convention Center has been reserved
                                                                               to showcase American-made machines
                                                                               and products by 800 U.S. manufactur-
                                                                               ers.  While  all exhibitors  will  share  a
                                                                               commonality in their U.S.-based pro-
                                                                               ductions, the variety  of represented
                                                                               product categories and industries will
                                                                               be incredibly vast, ranging from aero-
                                                                               space and automobiles to apparel and
                                                                               textiles.  This  event will  truly  be  the
                                                                               most comprehensive representation of
                                                                               American manufacturing  and produc-
                                                                               tion ever in its purest form.
                                                                                 The Made in America Kickoff  Show
                                                                               will  take place on  Thursday,  October
                                                                               3,  2019. This  night  will  include  live
                                                                               performances  by top-selling American
                                                                               billboard artists and keynote speakers.
                                                                               Friday, October 4, will feature the past,
                                                                               present and future of American manu-
                                                                               facturing,  with  speeches  by industry
                                                                               leaders and a celebration honoring
                                                                               U.S. military veterans who helped lay
                                                                               the foundation for American manufac-
                                                                               turing.  The closing  evening event on
                                                                               Saturday,  October  5,  will  be  the  first
                                                                               annual “Made in America Awards” to
                                                                               honor  the American manufacturing
                                                                               tradition and to recognize  the accom-
                                                                               plishments of American production he-
                                                                               roes, the heart and soul of homegrown
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