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A desire to be better than the day before: Nico Baldasso

November 4, 2022  By Don Horne

Nico Baldasso

The future of the heavy lifting industry looks bright. Armed with a strong work ethic, initiative, curiosity, and a commitment to training and safety, the 2022 winners of our Top 10 Under 40 contest are setting the bar for young professionals across the industry.

And it wasn’t easy paring down all of your entries to just 10 – there are so many excellent people out there under the age of 40 in our industry.

Whether they work in leadership, operations, maintenance, sales or support, these crane and hoist employees are highly regarded by their colleagues, clients and peers.



Crane & Rigging Supervisor, R&D Crane

Halifax, N.S.

“Nico started at R&D Crane as an apprentice when the company started and worked his way up from boom trucks to being the 450 Ton GMK6400 operator,” says Rob Blois, who Baldasso reports to. “When I started as General Manager, I made Nico our Crane and Rigging Supervisor. By far the best decision I made.”

Baldasso shows a passion for the industry and loves what he does, adds Blois, and “every day he comes to work with the attitude he can do better than the day before.”

You can see all 10 of our Top 10 in the November/December issue of Crane & Hoist magazine.

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