Reminder: Prepare Now for Upcoming Ingersoll Rand® LCA and LCH Parts Retirement

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Reminder: Prepare Now for Upcoming Ingersoll Rand® LCA and LCH Parts Retirement Please plan now to prepare for the discontinuation of parts for the Ingersoll Rand® Liftchain hook LCA and LCH products lines, effective Dec. 31, 2018. Despite their discontinuation in…

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3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools

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Taking gravity out of the equation with an expanded lineup of  3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools With over 27,000 recorded incidents of people being struck by falling objects each year in Canada, dropped objects prevention planning helps prevent personal…

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HGC Collaborates With the CNIB ‘Phone It Forward’ Campaign

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This October The Canadian National Institute of the Blind launched it’s CNIB Phone it Forward campaign, and Hercules SLR and Group of Companies was excited to be a part of it. Many people don’t realize the tremendous impact modern smartphones…

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MSA Press Release – New Jet Style Firefighter Helmet

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FROM: MSA (MSA Safety Incorporated) New “Jet-Style” Firefighter Helmet from MSA Now Certified to NFPA Performance Standards Shipments of New Helmet to Begin Immediately PITTSBURGH, September 26, 2018 – Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced…

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Stunt Rigging: Behind the Camera with an Industry Star

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Stunt Rigging in the Movie Industry. Article by By Mike Chalmers for Wire Rope Exchange Many of the world’s most famous faces and personalities will garner precious amounts of camera time at the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. And…

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Wire Rope Slings – Care and Maintenance

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Terry Young, president of Construction Safety Experts, in the US, discusses identification, inspection and removal criteria for wire rope slings. The ASMEB30.9-2006 Standard requires wire rope slings to show the name or trademark of the manufacturer, diameter or size, number…

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Lifting Industrial Equipment Market is Estimated to Grow

The industrial lifting equipment market is estimated to grow from USD 63.96 billion in 2018 to reach USD 79.73 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.51% between 2018 and 2023. The key driving factors for the growth of the…

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Hercules Employees are Energized and Engaged

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Hercules SLR provides our employees with an array of specialized and diverse functional careers with a focus on each employee’s long-term learning and growth. We hire and keep the best, and continually improve the skills and capabilities of individuals and…

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CM Tornado 360° Lever Hoist 9T Capacity Available Now

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The revolutionary CM Tornado 360° is now available in 9-ton capacities – growing the Tornado 360° family that includes 3/4, 1-1/2, 3 and 6 ton units. Featuring the one-of-a-kind Sidewinder lever handle, the CM Tornado 360° allows for efficient operation in…

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3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines

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Magnetic intelligence. Smarter retraction, smoother reaction. 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines Unlock your productivity. From reducing unintentional lockups,*  to simplifying inspections, every detail of the new 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines is designed to help increase your productivity and…

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Hercules to the Rescue At Voisey Nickel Mine

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Mid-September, Noah Hawes and Barry Young from the Inspections Department of Hercules SLR Dartmouth, ventured to the isolated Nickel Mine of Voisey Bay in Labrador Newfoundland where in 1993, a large nickel deposit was discovered in the hills along the western shore…

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Get to Know Our Trainers: Steve Hache, CD

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Steve Hache, CD is one of our highly experienced Training Specialists. We sat down with him to find out more about him and how he decided to choose training as a career path. Tell us about your educational background? Steve:…

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7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry

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The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay ahead…

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Crane & Rigging Companies join Forces for Lifting Project

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Omega Morgan crane superintendent Eldon Ash and senior engineer Kai Farrar, as well as Apex Steel owner Kevin Koester and engineer Ron Roberts, were tasked with an intriguing and complicated lifting challenge. More than a year of planning, engineering, testing…

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New Safety Legislation for Alberta’s Agriculture Sector

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A new legislation will soon require Alberta farmers to ensure their farms are equipped with proper safety plans. Emergency response, fall protection, and hazard assessments are just some of the plans that will be implemented to ensure worker safety on…

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Netherlands Builds the First Road Made from 100% Plastic

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Three industry giants are joining forces to make the PlasticRoad, a road made of 100% recycled plastic from the ocean, becomes a reality. KWS, in collaboration with Wavin and Total combined their knowledge, experience, and resources to build the first…

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Elk Series – Quick-Maintenance Hoists from Ingersoll Rand

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Ingersoll Rand has launched the Elk Series electric chain hoist, designed to be lightweight and accessible enough to be serviced while still mounted at the facility, cutting downtime. The three key features that make this possible are an external motor…

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Investment Puts Belfast at Heart of Hi-Tech Coal Industry

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Investments totaling £30M by Northern Ireland-based LCC Group and Belfast Harbour have put the city at the centre of the global supply chain for hi-tech coal. Since opening last year, LCC’s £12M facility has handled almost 500,000 tonnes of processed…

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Construction Industry Draws $1.3 Billion in Venture Capital

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In a bid to digitize building trades, investors have already bet big on the transformative power of new startups Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and…

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The Frankensling – Custom Solutions for Rigging Dilemmas

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The Town of Oakville Marina in Ontario had a reoccurring problem raising and lowering the masts and sails of the vessels as they handled the boats. Due the large volume of craft, the variations in size and space, they needed…

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Rope & Sling (RSS) Donates Rigging Gear for Boat Lift

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Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) UK donated lifting and rigging gear to the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre in East London as the charity had a requirement to lift a 2.5t rescue support boat out of the River Thames…

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Innovation & Technology Rush in the Oil Sands

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Oil sands operators and suppliers alike are trying to find ways to reduce operations costs and cut emissions By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco Dozens of emerging technologies for almost every facet of oil sands production could be paving the way for solutions to the…

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Toronto – More cranes than NYC and LA Combined

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Toronto has more tower cranes decorating its skyline than New York City and Los Angeles combined. This summer, real estate consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) released its third quarter crane index. The report is generated by counting cranes in major…

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Crane Work Wraps Up at New Winnipeg Towers

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Huge Liebherr mobile crane may have been tallest ever seen in city In May, the skyline of downtown Winnipeg was changed significantly with the removal of the last tower crane on site at True North Square. Phase 1 of the…

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Loadshackle Supports Research at ITC Championship

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A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint, which is based on a Crosby G2130 shackle, was used to measure loads during competitors’ climbs at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). The competition took place this summer at the U.S.…

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Columbus McKinnon Expands Hoist Offerings

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SUPPLIER NEWS – Columbus McKinnon Corporation has expanded its offering of the unique CM Hurricane 360° hand chain hoist and introduces its new Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. The CM Hurricane 360° Hand Chain Hoist The…

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Ingersoll Rand Makes Global Climate Commitment

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Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced that a 1,990 kW GE Solar PV power system is now online and generating power at its 430,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Trenton, N.J. The solar…

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MSA Safety – New V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards

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Effective immediately, (Aug 16, 2018) new MSA CSA Z259.11-17 V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards are replacing the Workman® and Sure-Stop® Energy-Absorbing Lanyards. The V-Series Lanyard is the latest addition to the MSA V-Series family of Fall Protection products.  With its new look, smaller energy…

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Ontario Investing in Projects to Reduce Workplace Injuries

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Ontario projects to address mobile equipment hazards, mental health Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with…

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Recall Field Service Action 16 Ft. Talon™ 3M SLR’s

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RECALL – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline Only Affects Lot Codes 12092430 through 18062730 September 12, 2018 Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action. 3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA®…

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PPE during cleanup of wildfire debris – 3M Bulletin

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Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris. Selection of PPE depends on both anticipated hazards and the tasks to be performed. In residential…

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MSA Summer Of Safety Promo

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Stay Safe and Save BIG! We are excited to announce that Hercules SLR and MSA Safety have partnered up to create a fantastic ‘Summer of Safety’ promotional event. From now until the end of September you can take advantage of…

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Samson releases First-Ever Sustainability Report

FERNDALE, WA (August 9, 2018) — Sharing the belief that every business can improve their social, economic, and environmental bottom line, Samson is pleased to announce the release of their first annual Sustainability Report. The Sustainability Report reinforces Samson’s commitment to people, community,…

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LEEA Trained Inspectors

How qualified are the technicians inspecting your gear? When it comes to inspections, testing, repairs and certification, you need to know that you and your equipment are in safe and experienced hands.   At Hercules all our inspectors are being…

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Air Miles News

Get AIR MILES ® REWARD MILES when you purchase products from Hercules SLR. WHY GET MILES? From airfare to accommodation and merchandise, MILES* can be used for hundreds of great rewards*. Start getting Miles today. PAYING WITH CASH, DEBIT OR…

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Download our Products and Services Brochure

At Hercules SLR we are always innovating and expanding our marketing to keep you better informed. We now have a wide range of marketing collateral that you can download and use as reference as to find out more about us…

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CM Technical Bulletin

CM Hoist Technical Bulletin CM SERIES 622 HAND CHAIN HOIST REDESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE WITH DECREASED HEADROOM, EASIER LOAD ATTACHMENT AND LOWER PULL FORCE Columbus McKinnon is excited to announce the redesign of the CM Series 622 hand chain hoist. A simple,…

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Samson Case Study – Svitzer A/S Adopts Samson Fusion-12 Lines for Midsize Tugs

BACKGROUND As part of the Maersk Group of companies, Svitzer A/S is the largest towage and salvage company in the world, operating more than 430 vessels and employing over 4,000 associates globally and has adopted Samson Ropes. From Europe, the…

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