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DICA Partners with IUOE to Provide Crane Setup Products at New Training Center

October 23, 2018 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) When the International Union of Operating Engineers opened its new International Training Center on 237 acres in Crosby, Texas, earlier this year, it was designed to feature the latest equipment and product technology, says Chris Treml, IUOE Director of Construction…

DICA Nominated for Iowa Legends in Manufacturing Award

DICA was recently nominated as Exporter of the Year by Midwest Partnerships as part of the Legends in Manufacturing event presented by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Midwest Partnership’s is an economic development corporation serving Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties in West…
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Making Safety Second Nature for your Crew

Two common psychological traits that can affect how your team responds to safety standards are; the feeling of invincibility and hard-formed habits. The more convenient it is for workers to be safe, the more likely they are to act safe. This is the principle behind Jared Raney’s article Safety…
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The Right Outrigger Pad for a Promising Boom Truck Market

Industries where boom trucks are traditionally used include roofing supply, tree removal, oil fields, steel construction, concrete, well and drilling and general crane lifting services are on an upward trend according to Fred Ross of Custom Truck and Beau Grassl of Giuffre Bros. Cranes. Growth in…
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Nominate the Best Equipment Operators

Constructech announces two awards for operators of construction equipment, honoring the most successful men and women working in construction and mining. Winners will be chosen based on the individual’s machine ability, mechanical aptitude, and how the individual embraces technology. Judges…
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Collaboration and Standardization are Key to Specifying Outrigger Pads

When it comes to specifying the right equipment within budget constraints, collaboration between fleet and safety professionals is crucial, according to an opinion column by Sean Lyden, in Utility Fleet Professional magazine. That collaboration applies as well to safety products and supplies. One…

The Right Outrigger Pad Can Reduce the Hazards of Fatigue on the Job

Construction sites are busy places that can be hazardous to workers who are not alert to their surroundings. On the job, crew members must focus on the task at hand and be situationally aware. Not surprisingly, situational awareness can easily be compromised by fatigue and corresponding inattentiveness.…

Jim Wiethorn P.E., PhD, American Cranes and Transport Interview

Dissecting and analyzing factors that contribute to crane accidents has been the life work of Jim Wiethorn, Principal Engineer, Crane Group Chairman, and Chairman of Haag Engineering. He recently earned his Ph.D. based on research and data he has collected over the course of his career, which will lay…
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Outrigger Pad Pioneer DICA Celebrates 30 Years

August 9th, 2018 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA, a leading provider of engineered outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing products, celebrated its 30thAnniversary on June 14, 2018 at Lake Panorama, Iowa, a short distance from the company’s headquarters in Guthrie Center. In 1988, after being asked…