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CRAC meets with global counterparts to shape future crane policy

March 28, 2023  By Don Horne

While there was a lot going at CONEXPO in Las Vegas, Nev., there was a lot of other activity going on to shape the future of cranes and lifting devices.

“It was a pleasure connecting with our members at CONEXPO, the largest construction trade show in North America,” states Claire Bélanger-Parker, the Executive Director of the Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC), adding that the massive construction show coincided with the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly meeting.

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Attended by CRAC’s Trevor Eckert, Chair of the Board, Paul Walchuk, Chair of the Technical Committee and Bélanger-Parker, they met alongside representatives from Europe (ESTA), Australia (CICA) and the U.S. (SC&RA) to discuss common issues impacting the industry, agreeing to collaborate on the preparation of a white paper on the technical assessment of the machinery directive, “concerning cranes and lifting devices near energized power lines and the revision of three existing guidance manuals,” states Bélanger-Parker.

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