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Work begins tearing down 1920s-era Eklutna River dam

Deconstructing the old dam wedged in an Eklutna River ravine begins this month, a megaproject to eventually help native salmon return to home waters. It takes the largest crane known to exist in Alaska to handle the job, McQueen said. Getting the crane to the work...

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C-130 on display at JBER gets a new paint job

A 76,000-pound Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” took to the air Thursday morning at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, but the plane can’t fly. A massive crane was used to raise the decommissioned C-130 from its pedestal at Heritage Park on JBER. "It’s the only one of its size...

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Alaska Crane opens North Slope operation

In late October, Alaska Crane opened its North Slope operation, which is located in the region that contains the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.  The company works throughout the state with its fleet of lattice-boom crawler cranes and mobile cranes - many of which...

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Alaska Crane receives two safety awards from SC&RA

In 2015, Alaska Crane received the honor of the "Crane and Rigging Safety Award" and the "Crane and Rigging Zero Accidents” by SC&RA. The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,300 members...

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It takes a big crane to handle a big job

"Making strides in reducing its dependence on diesel fuel, the southeast city of Sitka, Alaska, is providing affordable energy options for the island's 10,000 residents. The Blue Lake Expansion project included raising a more than 50-year-old dam by as much as 83 ft....

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