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Government buying 30 Grove cranes

September 28, 1998

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Approximately 30 new all-terrain cranes built by Grove Worldwide will be purchased for the U.S. Army Reserve during the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa.

An announcement from Shuster's office Monday said the U.S. House voted to approve the conference report on the appropriations bill. The announcement said the bill includes money for the heavy-duty cranes and operating accessories.

Bob Kannel, manager of communications for Grove Worldwide, said the appropriation money is part of a five-year contract announced last year for the cranes, which have a lifting capacity of 22 tons. He said the company is to build at least 160 of the cranes over the life of the contract.

Grove is Franklin County's largest private sector employer.

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