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NEWS IN OUR INDUSTRY
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         shipped 7,811,745 net tons, a 7.5 per-
         cent decrease from the 8,441,597  net
         tons shipped in  the previous  month,
         August 2018, and a 3.3 percent in-
         crease from the 7,559,625  net tons
         shipped in September 2017. Shipments
         year-to-date in 2018 are 71,468,627 net
         tons,  a 4.4 percent increase  vs.  2017
         shipments  of  68,427,747 net  tons  for
         nine months.
           A comparison  of  September ship-
         ments to the previous  month of Au-
         gust shows the following changes: hot
         dipped  galvanized sheets and strip,
         down 7 percent, hot rolled sheets, down
         9 percent and cold rolled sheets, down
         10 percent.
           Reprinted  from the  American  Iron  and
         Steel Institute, www.steel.org.

         The ALL Family of                  The Liebherr All-Terrain 600-ton LTM 1500-8.1 is added to the ALL Family of Companies fleet.
         Companies Expands                  said Michael  L. Liptak, President of   “This  purchase  extends the  range
         All-Terrain Fleet with 15          the ALL Family of Companies. One of   and  strength  of  our  all-terrain  fleet,
         New Liebherr Units for 2019        those  is  Liebherr’s  innovative Vario-  and the high demand for these types
           The ALL Family of Companies has   Base crane support system. VarioBase   of machines at all our locations can be
         dramatically strengthened their mo-  allows the operator to customize each   more readily fulfilled,” said Liptak. “As
         bile  all-terrain  crane  fleet  for  2019   of the crane’s outrigger extensions in-  a group, these ATs are versatile, eco-
         with a blockbuster package consist-  dependently,  providing the ability  to   nomical, and efficient machines.”
         ing of six Liebherr AT models ranging   take advantage of every inch of avail-  For more information about ALL
         from 70- to 600-USt capacities—15   able working  space.  That greatly re-  Family of  Companies, go to www.all-
         units in all—scheduled for delivery   duces site prep, but it also increases   crane.com.
         throughout 2019.                   machine stability and lifting capacity.
           The package bolsters ALL’s work-   “The VarioBase feature is proving re-  Steel Highlights 30 Years of
         horse taxi fleet with 14 units in the low-   ally valuable to our customers, particu-  Recycling Leadership
         to medium-capacity range—and on top   larly in urban construction, where we   As government and industry repre-
         of that, adds a huge-capacity boost with   are seeing a huge uptick,” added Lip-  sentatives gathered on November 15,
         a 600-USt LTM  1500-8.1, the  fourth   tak. “But whether these ATs are work-  2018  to recognize  America Recycles
         one in the ALL Family’s AT fleet. The   ing on an urban core renewal project or   Day at the U.S. Environmental Protec-
         new Liebherr machines bring not just   a tight power plant site, VarioBase al-  tion Agency (EPA), the North American
         a range of lifting power, but also the   lows them to fit where cranes of similar   steel industry  pledged to continue  its
         on-site mobility, roadworthiness,  and   capacity never could before. Our opera-  leadership role in recycling  and part-
         technical features to strengthen an al-  tors love it, but it also makes the ma-  nerships  with government, industry
         ready solid stable of lifting equipment   chines safer and more cost effective as   and recycling organizations to continue
         for  infrastructure  work,  commercial   bare rentals,” he said.      to enhance recycling. America Recycles
         construction, and more.              Besides the LTM 1500-8.1, the pack-  Day is an annual event reminding
           The  600-ton LTM  1500-8.1 is  Lieb-  age also includes  the 70-USt LTM   Americans about the importance of re-
         herr’s  third-largest AT. It features a   1060-3.1 (2 units), featuring high load   cycling and buying recycled.
         7-section boom that extends to 276 feet   capacities,  a  long  boom  system,  and   Thomas J. Gibson,  President  and
         and, with a luffing jib, can reach a hoist-  compact dimensions; the new 100-USt   CEO of the American Iron and Steel In-
         ing height up to 476 feet at a radius of   LTM  1090-4.2 (4 units),  with  envi-  stitute (AISI) and President of the Steel
         354 feet. Its huge capability and reach,   ronmentally friendly technology that   Market Development Institute (SMDI),
         along with its agile mobility, provides   reduces  fuel consumption  and noise;   who participated in a roundtable at the
         the muscle for both on- and off-road   the 143-USt LTM 1130-5.1  (4 units),   event at EPA, said, “Each year, more
         construction  and industrial  applica-  offering a long, variable boom system   steel is recycled than paper, plastic,
         tions, including bridges and highways,   with outstanding load capacities in   aluminum and glass—combined. 30
         power plants, refineries, and more. The   a compact size with a state-of-the-art   years  after  we  launched  our  steel  re-
         1500-8.1 is also a workhorse for erect-  chassis and drive technology; The LTM   cycling  efforts,  the steel industry is
         ing and disassembling tower cranes,   1100-5.2 (1 unit), one of the most com-  recycling  three-quarters  of  the  steel
         and its big boom can be invaluable on   pact 5-axle cranes in its class; and the   coming  from  the  packaging market,
         wind farms.                        220-USt LTM 1200-5.1 (3 units), pro-  nearly 100 percent of the automobiles
           “A prime reason for adding this group   viding outstanding lifting capacities   at end of life, and more than 90 percent
         of machines for 2019 is that Liebherr   and reach  with  its  7-section,  236-foot   of steel from infrastructure, appliances
         equipment offers many thoughtfully   telescopic  boom that can  be extended   and construction. We are leaders in re-
         designed technologies  that help  meet   with a 23-foot lattice jib and a swing-  cycling and look forward to continuing
         our  customers’  everyday challenges,”   away jib up to 118 feet long.   working with EPA and our partners to

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