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Crane Hire - Traveis Tedder Joins Wm. O’Brien As USA Technical Manager

Traveis Tedder Joins Wm. O’Brien As USA Technical Manager

19th November 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announce the appointment of Traveis Tedder as technical manager for its US operations. With over 33 years’ working in heavy lift and project management, he brings a wealth of experience across industries such as wind, oil and gas, mining, and barging. A native of Houston, Texas, Traveis has worked on […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Appoints Gavin McBride as International Business Development Manager

Wm. O’Brien Appoints Gavin McBride as International Business Development Manager

27th October 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin McBride to the role of International Business Development Manager.  With nearly 20 years’ working in the wind industry, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to the company. He has worked in various roles from project management to sales and has extensive expertise on large scale […]

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Crane Hire - VarioBase and Outrigger Development

VarioBase and Outrigger Development

9th July 2020

There is much more to outriggers these days than simply extending them as part of the step by step set up of the mobile crane.  The outriggers had a very black and white existence for many years; they were either half extended or fully extended.  Fully extended was the recommended position as it provided the […]

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Crane Hire - Launch of a Major Fundraising Drive for Three Cork Charities by Caring for Cork

Launch of a Major Fundraising Drive for Three Cork Charities by Caring for Cork

17th June 2020

A major fundraising drive has been officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor John Sheehan and Cork Olympic and World Championship legend, Rob Heffernan to raise in excess of €60,000 for three well-known Cork charities – CUH Charity Cork University Hospital, Marymount Hospice and Cork Simon Community. This June & July individuals, families, […]

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Crane Hire - The Effect of Wind on Lifts

The Effect of Wind on Lifts

15th June 2020

By Alice O’Riordan, B.E. The effect of wind is a relatively new consideration when planning a lift.  For years crane work was carried out in cities within the skyline of the surrounding buildings that provided a wind break.  As cranes became bigger and in turn the height of the lifts, the level of exposure for […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Shortlisted for Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020

Wm. O’Brien Shortlisted for Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020

18th May 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announced that it has been shortlisted for the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020 in the small subcontractor of the year category.  The Awards, running since 2014, were set up to recognise innovate businesses who demonstrate excellence in the construction industry. Commenting on the shortlisting William O’Brien, managing director of Wm. O’Brien said, […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Secures Further 2 Year Contract with Irish Cement

Wm. O’Brien Secures Further 2 Year Contract with Irish Cement

18th March 2020

Wm. O’Brien has secured a new 2-year contract with Irish Cement, supplying cranes, operators and banksmen to support maintenance work at their cement factories in Platin, Co Meath and Mungret, Co Limerick. This agreement comes on the back of a previous 2-year contract which had just come to an end. The mobile cranes range from 60 […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Announces Opening of USA Office

Wm. O’Brien Announces Opening of USA Office

12th February 2020

Wm. O’Brien, the heavy lift engineering solutions provider, announced that it is opening its first office in the USA, based in Princeton, New Jersey.  The company is currently working on a number of projects in North America across wind energy and heavy industry including in Illinois, New York and Boston. The office will act as […]

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Crane Hire - Wednesday Mornings Most Likely for Incidents/ Accidents

Wednesday Mornings Most Likely for Incidents/ Accidents

22nd January 2020

Following an analysis of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) data over the last 4 years, Wm O’Brien, the heavy lift engineering solutions company,  has found that the most likely time for team members to have an incident / accident is on a Wednesday morning. Tracking statistics from 2016 to 2019, the company has shown that […]

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Crane Hire - ZERO Harm for 2019 at Wm. O’Brien

ZERO Harm for 2019 at Wm. O’Brien

14th January 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announce that it has maintained its ZERO Harm objective with no accidents for 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has maintained its record of no reportable accidents. This ZERO Harm result is achieved on the back of a constant focus on Environmental Health & […]

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