Crane and Hoist Canada

Editorial Jan/Feb: Hello 2020!

January 6, 2020  By Jay Koblun

It’s been a busy 2019 for the Crane & Hoist Canada team and lifting industry. A few changes editorially, a busy show season, a few game-changing acquisitions, and our first Top 10 Under 40 contest kept us on our toes and it’s getting even more exciting this January as we are happy to be sharing and celebrating 10 years as a publication with you all.

Check out an article on page 18 by our regular contributor Saul Chernos on changes some of the biggest players in the industry have seen over the last decade. Some changes for the better and some things that still need to be worked on. Site safety and personal protective equipment concerns are in the forefront these days and you can never worry too much about safety. Whatever it takes to ensure workers in the heavy lifting sector are getting to and from work safely is always a good priority.

Loads of other content to really dig into this issue. We’ve got a safety update from Judy Mellott-Green at Alberta Workplace Health & Safety, a profile on a company in the small crane and limited access space sector by Matt Jones, windmills, trucks, product — heck, we even talk about Fortnite in this issue. It’s a jam-packed issue celebrating what we love to talk about most here at our office; cranes, hoists and heavy lifting!

2020 is likely going to be one of our busiest years yet as we are hosting the magazine’s first ever event!


Construction sites are inherently dangerous and the presence of cranes and hoists only adds to the risk. Physical safety of workers is just one priority; advances in technology have exposed equipment to malicious hacking and thrill-seeking selfie takers have made headlines by breaking in and climbing to dangerous heights.

With our media partners at OHS Canada and SP&T News, we’re presenting an exclusive day-long forum focused on safety. Co-located with Partners in Prevention, Canada’s largest safety conference and tradeshow with more than 4,000 attendees, CraneSafe 2020 is an exclusive opportunity to network with leaders in the crane and hoist industry.

Check out the ad on the left-hand side of this page and for more details. Hopefully I’ll see you there in April at the Mississauga International centre! Our speakers are going to be hitting on topics that include cybersecurity, job-site safety and best practices for worker safety.

A Crane & Hoist Canada event has been long in the making and we all felt there wasn’t a better time to jump head first into the event world then the same year we’re celebrating 10 years in print. I’d like to thank every contributor, advertiser, client, customer, interviewee and anybody else who has had a hand over the last decade in helping Crane & Hoist Canada be what it is today. Thank you!

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