All Memorial/Obituary Articles

Walter Paul Manning, Jr.: 1943-2024
Longtime construction and industrial hoist veteran passes away at the age of 80
In Memoriam: Richard Barnhart, 1934-2024
ACT is deeply saddened to report the founder of Barnhart Crane and Rigging has passed at age 90. 
In Memoriam: Daniel N. Wolff, 1946-2024
ACT is saddened to report the passing of National Crane’s Daniel N. Wolff on January 15, 2024.
In Memoriam: John Michael Robert Rosenthal, 1941-2023
After 50-plus years in scaffolding, shoring and forming, Rosenthal passed away at age 82
In Memoriam: Harry “Scott” Smith, 1954-2023
Lifting industry professional, Scott Smith, passed away on October 24, 2023.
Keith Anderson 1953–2023
We regret to report the death of Keith Anderson, former chief rigging engineer at Bechtel
Derek Warren 1939 - 2023
Key member of the UK access industry and founder of Warren Access has died 
Lifting a treasured World War II memorial
The Marine Corps War Memorial is a legendary artifact inspired by six marines raising a U.S. flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Garth McGillewie: 1961-2023
AMS-Merlo founder has died at the age of 61
In Memoriam: Jay Folladori, 1953-2023
President of Bennett Motors Express and SC&RA luminary, Jay Folladori, passed away on July 8, 2023. 
In Memoriam: Richard Lee Koberg, 1941-2023
ACT sadly reports that the founder of DICA, Richard “Dick” Koberg, 82, passed away on June 27, 2023.
In Memoriam: Earl Johnson, Jr., 1931-2023
ACT sadly reports that founder of Southern Industrial Constructors, Earl Johnson, Jr., 92, passed away on March 15. 
In Memoriam: Gary V. Lorenz, 1935-2023
Father of the first hydraulic gantry crane, Gary V. Lorenz, 87, passed away on March 4, 2023
Gary L. Godbersen: 1940-2023
GOMACO President and CEO, Gary L. Godbersen, has died 
In Memoriam: Richard H. “Dick” Meier, 1932-2023
Trans American Trucking legend Richard H. ‘Dick’ Meier, 90, passed away on January 1, 2023.
Amilcare Merlo: 1934-2022
Merlo announces the passing of its founder
JCB’s Lord Bamford pays tribute to Queen
OEM’s UK factories observe 2 minutes’ silence in honour of Queen Elizabeth II
Fil Filipov: 1946-2022
The passing of one of the great entrepreneurs and characters of the construction equipment industry
What is the history of ALL Erection?
ALL Erection and Crane Rental is the living legacy of the entrepreneurial Liptak family.
In Memoriam: Dean Sims, 1955-2022
Dean Sims Sr. passed away on June 28, 2022.
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