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New Committee Chair appointed to the Boom Dolly Research Committee


May 12, 2020
By Crane & Hoist Canada

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Photo courtesy of Crane Rental Association of Canada

Regina – The Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) appointed Jason Dashney as Chair of the Boom Dolly Research Committee (BDRC). Dashney is president of Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd., and has been an active member of the committee.

CRAC acknowledges the leadership of Tim Bennett, vice-president of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Ltd., who served as Chair of the committee for the past two years. Bennett was instrumental in advocating for the industry and providing excellent information on the economic impact of the industry. Bennett succeeded Dean Schmied and Tim Sittler whose efforts were instrumental for the creation of this committee back in late 2015.

“The Boom Dolly Research Committee was our very first advocacy committee and generated participation from members across North America” says Chairman of the Board, Ryan Burton, managing director at Bigfoot Crane Ltd. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to these gentlemen and greatly appreciate Mr. Dashney taking on this leadership role”.

The Boom Dolly Research Committee has a three-prong approach:

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  • Advocate for changes to provincial regulations
  • Develop best practices
  • Research technical solutions.

The CRAC’s members are crane rental companies, manufacturers and suppliers of cranes and equipment, and supplier of services used in the specialty crane rental business in Canada.