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SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop comes to Louisville


September 28, 2018
By Andrew Snook


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Anne Mahlum shares her personal story and work with Back on My Feet

Hundreds of professionals from the crane and rigging industry flocked to the Louisville Marriott Downtown for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s 2018 Crane & Rigging Workshop, which took place from Sept. 26 to 28 in Louisville, Ky.

The workshop, which attracted 630 attendees, featured keynote speaker Anne Mahlum, the owner and CEO of [solidcore], who discussed her work with Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization combatting homelessness through the power of running. Mahlum shared her personal story with the crowd, her work with the non-profit organization, and her advice for moving out of one’s comfort zone to create significant life changes.

The workshop also offered attendees breakout sessions on a variety of industry-related topics including the hazards of service providers; how to successfully use synthetics; calculating sling angles and hardware selection; practical ways to protect your company from lawsuits; bridging the gap between compliance and choice; tackling jobs better with tool management; mobile cranes on the move: using new OS/OW rules to your advantage; tips on how crane and rigging companies can boost their OSHA compliance efforts and minimize their risk; and essential elements for preparing engineered lift plans.

The SC&RA’s Leadership Forum also took place during the conference. The one-day forum is designed to offer the industry’s best and brightest young minds an opportunity to build connections and discuss industry trends.

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Other highlights of the workshop included a factory our of Link-Belt Cranes’ 770,000-sq.-ft. factory in Lexington, Ky.; the awarding of the 2018 Rigging Jobs of the Year; and the annual SC&RA Exhibit Center, which features 90 of the industry’s top manufacturers, software and training providers, insurance representatives, and media partners.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s 2019 Crane & Rigging Workshop will take place from Sept. 18 to 20, 2019 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel in Glendale, Arizona.