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President Trump's intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium has had an impact on the crane manufacturing sector . Terex announced that they cannot sustain the costs and have to pass it on to the customer. Their base price remains the same, so they will add a steel cost surcharge
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REGISTERED FOR YOUR NZBN NUMBER?
The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique number used to identify a business. Whether you're a large crane company or a self-employed crane owner, all businesses in New Zealand can have an NZBN.
Your NZBN is linked to the business information you most often share with other businesses and government agencies, such as your trading name, phone number and email address. Because you own the information that’s held on the NZBN Register about your business, it’s easy to keep this up to date.
Through the NZBN Register, your customers, suppliers and government agencies can see that your business is real and tangible. In turn, you can see the key information of businesses you work with, making it easier to transact with them.
Increasing numbers of businesses are building the NZBN into their systems and processes, in areas like tenders, reporting and finance.
Visit www.nzbn.govt.nz to find out more and to get your NZBN. Or call 0508 696 926.
8 February 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand
TRT Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer, Lawrence Baker
TRT has appointed Lawrence Baker to the role of new chief operations officer and part of the TRT executive team. Lawrence will be working alongside Robert Carden, engineering director and Bruce Carden, manufacturing director. With them, Lawrence will be leading the team at TRT in Australia and New Zealand into the next 50 years.
Lawrence’s appointment follows the announcement of managing director, Kevin Chubb’s resignation after 20 years at TRT. “This is a critical new role for TRT and we knew we had to find the right person to help Bruce and I lead the business,” says Robert Carden. TRT went through a lengthy international recruitment process to fill this position. “We were looking for someone that shared our vision for the future of TRT while acknowledging the rich business history and a legacy that Kevin helped to create. Lawrence is that person,” adds Robert.
“Lawrence brings a whole new skill set and experience to TRT and we are looking forward to drawing on Lawrence’s past experience from the automotive and steel Industries to enhance our capabilities and enable us to find new and innovative ways to solve problems for our customers,” confirms Bruce.
Lawrence brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Lawrence and his wife have moved home to NZ after residing in Australia, Western Samoa and Japan for the past 19 years. During this time, Lawrence has had senior roles in the automotive and steel industries. These companies include Yazaki Australia and Iveco. Lawrence moved in to the steel industry with Smorgen Steel, which later became BlueScope Steel. He was most recently Flat Steel Products Operations Manager at BlueScope Steel, based in Wollongong, NSW.
Based at the head office in Hamilton, NZ, Lawrence started at TRT in October 2017 and has had time to get to know the business “What stands out the most is its people, its culture, its customers and its suppliers. I have to say from my first day everyone I have met has made me feel very welcome.”
Lawrence adds, “I love what I do and I'm always looking to improve the process. Many find this unpredictability daunting, scary and downright frustrating, but it’s this that I enjoy the most. This is a new role for TRT that gives me the ability to try new things, both internally and externally and to work closely with our suppliers and customers. I am very much looking forward to the journey …for the long haul”
18 December 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand
TRT Announces Departure of Managing Director, Kevin Chubb
Kevin Chubb, Tidd Ross Todd Ltd.’s (TRT) Managing Director has had 20 years at the helm and is handing over the reins on the 22nd of December, 2017. Since 1997, Kevin has lead from the front with a team of loyal and enthusiastic people, overseeing the development of TRT’s business through many challenges and significant growth.
Starting as a consultant to the Board, it became evident that TRT would benefit from Kevin’s expertise to move the business forward and in November 1997, Kevin came on board as Managing Director.
Bruce Carden, manufacturing director confirms, “It became apparent that Kevin had a lot to offer and fit well with the TRT culture. That decision was a game changer for TRT”.
With Kevin’s focus on business development during this period, TRT’s growth has been significant.
Kevin takes pride in a number of key business achievements, championing many developments that have put the company into the position of a leading transport engineering and aftermarket supplier it has today. These achievements include:
Bruce adds, “Kevin has steered the ship with professionalism and has developed a loyalty culture in our team that is second to none”.
Robert Carden, engineering director confirms, “Kevin has been a key part of the Carden family business culture for the past 20 years, he has brought great leadership and I wish him well for the future.” A sentiment shared by Bruce.
Bruce and Robert Carden, with the support of a new chief operating officer, Lawrence Baker, will lead TRT into its next 50 years.
Southern Cross Engineering installs first Konecranes NZ gantry crane with sway control for roofing specialist Metalcraft
Roofing specialist Metalcraft is benefitting from the safety and efficiency of the first ever Konecranes gantry crane with sway control in New Zealand, installed by Southern Cross Engineering.............
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The 20t maximum capacity, 470tm CTT 472-20 flat top brings a new cab to the Terex tower crane range, with improved controls, a choice of high capacity and energy efficient operating modes, and mast and jib sections with ladders and lifelines preinstalled for safe access and assembly.
Heavy Lift Design, a member of the Crane Association of New Zealand has been appointed the official agent for Raimondi Cranes in New Zealand.
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The Land Transport Rule worktime and logbook amendment 2009 was issued on the 1st April 2009 and provides an exemption by vehicle type through inserting an amendment to Clause 4.4 of the Rule by inserting the following subclause:
"4.4(9) The driver of a mobile crane does not have to maintain a logbook. [Note: "Mobile Crane" is a defined term.]"
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Operating cranes across pedestrian walkways and occupied buildings is an inherent risk where Regulation 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations, the Hierarchy of Controls, must apply (Isolating the hazard giving rise to the risk to prevent any person coming into contact with it). The Crane Safety Manual v3.1 (Section 2, pg 12) states "Keep out of the danger zone which includes the:
This did not happen in this New York crane incident.