SOURCE: Konecranes, Inc.

Konecranes, Inc.

August 06, 2015 14:46 ET

Konecranes to Host Crane Users Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Konecranes Has Announced Details of the Agenda for the 2015 Crane User's Conference at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee From September 15-17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, OH--(Marketwired - August 06, 2015) - Konecranes brings its groundbreaking, annual Crane Users Conference to Milwaukee this fall. The complimentary event will showcase material handling technologies and strategies to help companies stay safe, efficient, productive and profitable.

"The Crane Users Conference provides a valuable education about the fundamentals of material handling," says organizer Jim Skowron. "We focus on technology that can help crane users improve safety and productivity in their facility. We show them new ideas to retrofit old cranes, giving them new life, enhanced safety and productivity and fewer maintenance items. Participants will also have an opportunity to see what can be accomplished with the latest new crane technology."

The conference is specifically for anyone involved in industries where cranes are part of their processes, such as: automotive, energy from waste, intermodal & rail, manufacturing, mining, nuclear, petrochemical, ports, pulp & paper and steel.

"Our format will include topical breakout sessions, where participants will have the opportunity to sign up in advance to learn more about topics that are specific to them," says Skowron. "We will also organize several panels of experts in round-table format to help users develop solutions to crane problems."

The conference kicks off on Tuesday, September 15 with several recreational options including a golf outing, a tour of the Harley Davidson Museum or a fishing charter on Lake Michigan. Tuesday evening Konecranes will host a welcome reception at the Milwaukee Brewer's game at Miller Park in the Gehl Club, with game tickets furnished by Konecranes.

Breakout sessions begin on Wednesday at 8:00 am. Attendees may select any four of the following topics:

• Spare Parts, Reverse Engineering and Rebuild Technologies.

• New Equipment Technologies

• Safety & Productivity Retrofits

• Undetermined Risks that Exist on Cranes and Hoists

• On-site Training Programs

• Essentials of an Effective Maintenance Program

• Everything You Need To Know About Hoist Brakes

• Improving Employee Safety Through Ergonomic Solutions

Following the breakout sessions on Wednesday, participants can join a trip to Konecranes Parts Manufacturing Center in Watertown, Wisc. to see first-hand how new parts can be reverse-engineered for old or obsolete cranes and components rebuilt.

A group dinner for participants and spouses will be held Wednesday evening at the Hyatt Regency. A final breakout session followed by roundtable discussions with panel experts takes place Thursday morning.

"On Thursday afternoon participants will have the chance to attend a complimentary 4-hour Crane Safety Management Course which will be taught at the host hotel," said Skowron. "It is one of the most popular classes that we teach at the Konecranes Training Institute. It is ideal for managers who have responsibility for material handling -- heads of plants, maintenance departments or safety programs."

More information can be found at Or, contact or call 412.951.2745.

About Konecranes, Inc.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes.

In 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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    Todd Blair
    Marketing and Communications Manager, Region Americas