2012 Crane & Rigging Workshop Registration

Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, September 19 - 21, 2012

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Wednesday, September 19  
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Desk
  Crane & Rigging Group Committee Meetings
8:00 am – 9:00 am Safety Education & Training Committee
9:15 am – 10:15 am Labor Committee
10:30 am – 12:00 noon Governing Committee
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm WELCOME
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm OPENING SESSION: OSHA’s Agenda
  Since the promulgation of federal OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard in August 2010, the industry has dedicated additional resources to maintain compliance with the new requirements. With the recently released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), companies have additional information to assist them in understanding the rule. But what else is OSHA focusing on to ensure safety in the workplace? What standards are currently under review and what can the industry expect with regard to enforcement? In addition to discussing the Cranes and Derricks Standard, Jim Maddux will address the numerous pending rulings and their direct and long range impact on the crane and rigging industry. Speaker: Jim Maddux, Director, Directorate of Construction, OSHA
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
  Sponsor: Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  The Evolution of Safety in the Crane and Rigging Industry
  The crane and rigging industry is constantly changing with new technology, regulatory updates, and economic factors in the marketplace. Nowhere are these changes more visible than in the safety side of our business. More importantly, it’s become apparent that the safety performance of a company, or at least their reporting of it, can and does make or break a company. What factors are considered in determining overall company safety? Are these the right factors to consider? How do ever-changing and increasing government and industry regulations affect the safe performance of our jobs? What are the qualifications and/or knowledge that today’s safety professionals need to possess? Mr. Erwin will address these questions and several others concerning the current state of safety in our industry. Speaker: Daniel Erwin, Corporate Safety Director, Turner Bros. Crane & Rigging
  Make Transportation Your Business
  In recent sessions, the Congressional legislative agenda has become increasingly encumbered. The strategy of using Congress as a major investor in infrastructure is no longer a sure-fire way to get something done. Businesses need to articulate the impact of Congressional action (or inaction) on companies and entire sectors of the economy. How can we obtain the necessary infrastructure needed to support economic and population growth? Janet Kavinoky will describe the changing political and federal budgetary environment and what it means for maintaining, modernizing and expanding infrastructure. Additionally, Janet will address current efforts to pass long-term surface transportation reauthorization legislation as well as provide insight on what your company can do to help shape policies and regulation that benefit our industry. Speaker: Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Vice President, Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break
  Sponsor: Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Are You Ready for 11/10/14? What Simply Reading OSHA’s Personnel Qualification Requirements May NOT Tell You
  The new federal requirements for the qualification of crane operators, signalers, and riggers will be covered in detail in light of OSHA’s recently published interpretations. Options for the qualification of other personnel such as inspectors and lift directors will also be reviewed to provide attendees a comprehensive understanding of the impact of the new rules. Speaker: Graham Brent, Executive Director, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm First Timers’ Briefing
  New to the Association? Is this your first SC&RA meeting? Be sure to attend this briefing to learn the many ways the Association works on your behalf including union relationships, industry-specific safety products and guidelines plus legislative and regulatory issues affecting our industries worldwide
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception
  Sponsors: Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., NBIS
Thursday, September 20  
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Desk
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  Co-Sponsors: H&E Equipment Services, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., WHECO Corporation
8:30 am – 10:00 am KEYNOTE SESSION:
  The Four Commitments of a Winning Team
  Safety in the workplace is a lot like playing basketball. Each player has their specific role which is critical to the success of the team. You will learn how each individual’s achievements are vital to everyone’s overall safety. Mark will share his personal story of going from mechanic to a 12-year career as an NBA All Star for the Utah Jazz and his philosophy, principles and techniques that enabled him to make NBA history. This session will help you discover how to turn your employees into winners by applying the concepts that create sports superstars to your business. Speaker: Mark Eaton, 7ft4.com LLC. Co-Sponsors: Lift Systems, Inc., Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., Terex USA, LLC
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
  Sponsor: Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
10:30 am - 11:30 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  Air Caster Technology Makes Loads as Light as Air
  Air caster systems can be faster and easier than conventional methods when moving oversize, awkward, uneven or heavy loads. Learn how this technology harnesses the power of compressed air so you can move loads up to 5,000 tons, or maneuver a load through tight spaces. Are you looking for new ways to save time and money while eliminating the need to disassemble your load prior to movement? Terry Pitsch will demonstrate how you can solve complex and challenging load moving problems with the use of air casters. Speaker: Terry Pitsch, Engineering Manager, AeroGo
  Social Media – It’s Changing the Industry
  Is your company utilizing social media in its current marketing efforts? Do you know how to effectively generate leads online? LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are just a few of the well-known social media platforms available, and many companies dismiss social media as a consumer facing marketing channel that does not fit in their business model. However, in many cases, B2B companies are better positioned to be successful using social media than their consumer counterparts. This session will demonstrate how a company in the crane or heavy haul industry can use social media to attract the right customers. Additionally, Mr. Voncannon will explain the value of search engine optimization (SEO) and demonstrate how SEO can help potential customers find your company more quickly. Speaker: Jacob Voncannon, Business Development Associate, WHECO Corporation
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Exhibit Center (buffet lunch provided)
  The exhibit center offers 77 companies the opportunity to showcase new products and services to more than 450 attendees working in the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industries. This dedicated time slot provides exhibitors the chance to meet with existing customers and potential new clients.
  Lunch Sponsors: J&R Engineering Co., Inc., Kobelco Cranes North America, Inc., Lift Systems, Inc., Terex USA, LLC
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  Understanding the Importance of Proper Equipment Inspections
  With the promulgation of the federal OSHA Cranes and Derricks Standard in 2010, new requirements were instituted for equipment inspections. How often should your equipment be inspected and who can perform the inspections? What do you do if a deficiency is noted? Do you make a note of it and move forward or is the crane put out of service until the deficiency is fixed? What does a comprehensive inspection include? Jeff Hammons will explain how properly inspecting and maintaining your equipment can increase the life of your equipment. Speaker: Jeffrey Hammons, Vice President, Risk Management, AmQuip Crane Rental LLC
  The Future of Energy and Its Effects on Construction
  How do advancements in energy technology impact construction and manufacturing? What do our future energy resources foreshadow in these industries? Steve Greene will address the factors and trends influencing the current U.S. economy and the comprehensive effect on the construction industry. He will also address tactics and strategies companies can implement to combat economic hardships. Speaker: Steve Greene, Vice President, National Center for Construction Education and Research
3:30 pm- 4:30 pm The Top 10 Crane & Rigging Losses and How to Avoid Them
  How can you prepare your company to avoid unnecessary losses? Based on the NBIS risk management industry data, this session will identify the ten most common losses. Experts in the crane and rigging industry, Ms. Lorenz, Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Smith will provide detailed information on what plans need to be in place in order to protect your company and its financial health. Speakers: Michelle Lorenz, Claims & Litigation Manager, Clifton Shepherd, Senior Claims Manager and Bill Smith, EVP Claims & Risk Management, NBIS
4:30 pm- 5:00 pm Break
  Sponsor: Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2012 Rigging Jobs of the Year
  This year’s winning Rigging Jobs of the Year include the relocation of a historic 103,000 pound monument; the rebuilding of a damaged 835-megawatt generator; and the removal and replacement of large components at a Wisconsin nuclear plant.
  Under $150,000 - George Young Company
  $150,000 - $750,000 - Atlas Industrial Contractors, Ltd.
  Over $750,000 - Barnhart
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Reception
  The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Friday, September 21  
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  Co-sponsors: Liebherr Cranes Inc., USI Insurance Services

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. Plant Tour
Busses leave promptly at 8:30am Link-Belt knows how to wow their guests, and they are ready to strut their stuff for all SC&RA conference attendees. Travel by chartered bus to the Link-Belt Cranes plant in the heart of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky.
  A tour of the Link-Belt manufacturing plant will include the $35+ million expansions of the last five years, including the impressive formed boom facility. An exciting outdoor demonstration will showcase the entire Link-Belt crane line-up, a delicious BBQ lunch will be provided, and hands-on experience is encouraged.
7:15 am- 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast (at hotel)
8:30 am
Depart Louisville Marriott Downtown
10:00 am Arrive Link-Belt facilities
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Tour of Link-Belt (includes film at beginning, tour of facilities and lunch)
1:00 pm Depart Link-Belt facilities
2:30 pm Arrive Louisville Marriott Downtown
ADDITIONAL Giveaway - All Erection & Crane Rental Corp.
SPONSORS Internet Café - Terex USA, LLC
  Room Keys - Process Group, Inc.
  Workshop Booklet - Eastern Rigging Supply Co., Inc.
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  Registrant $359 $409 $439
  Spouse $123 $153 $183
  Registrant $559 $609 $639
  Spouse $199 $229 $259

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SCRA Member $990
Non-Member $1450

The Exhibition Space is now completely full and is sold out.  If you have questions contact (703) 698-0291.


 Reserve Your Room Now

The Louisville Marriott Downtown is located approximately 20 minutes from the Louisville International Airport. The Marriott features plush accommodations and several dining options including the Blu Italian Grille, Champions Sports Bar and Starbucks Café. Located in the heart of downtown, the Louisville Marriott is adjacent to the 4th Street live dining and entertainment district and within blocks of many of Louisville’s museums and attractions like the Muhammad Ali Center, Slugger Museum, Louisville Glassworks and a short drive to Churchill Down.

Hotel Rate
The SC&RA group rate of $149 is available until August 24, 2012.
Accommodations after this date will be filled on a space available basis only. Make your reservation online with the Marriott.

Check-in Time begins at 4:00 pm

Check-out Time is not later than 11:00 am

Click here to Reserve Your Room Now

*Please note, the Marriott is currently sold out over the dates of the meeting.  However, if you would like to cancel a reservation at the Marriott, please contact the Association directly at (703) 698-0291 so that we may cancel your room without penalty and transfer it to another registrant. If attendees are in need of lodging, please utilize one of the recommendations below:

Hyatt Regency Louisville
311 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Starting at: $219.00/night
Located via skywalk, connected to the Marriott

Special discounted rates for SC&RA attendees at the following properties:

SpringHill Suites (located 1 block from the Marriott at $149.00/night)
(3-yr-old property; Marriott charges can be added to individual bill for patrons staying here)

Fairfield Suites (located 1 block from the Marriott at $132.00/night)
(3-yr-old property; Marriott charges can be added to individual bill for patrons staying here)

Hotel Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable deposit of one night’s room and tax of 15.01% is required within the first week of making your reservation. Attendees must cancel their reservations 21 days prior to arrival or they will forfeit their deposit.  Cancellations or changes to arrival and/or departure dates within 21 days of arrival will result in full payment of room and tax for each night cancelled.



The Louisville Marriott Downtown is located in the heart of downtown, only 20 minutes from the airport. The Marriott features plush accommodations and several dining options including the Blu Italian Grille, Champions Sports Bar and Starbucks Café. It is also adjacent to the 4th Street live dining and entertainment district and within blocks of many of Louisville’s museums and attractions like the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville Glassworks and a short drive to Churchill Downs.


Louisville International Airport (SDF) is 20 minutes (approximately 8 miles) from the Louisville Marriott Downtown hotel. The airport is serviced by most major airlines including American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United and US Airways.


SC&RA has teamed up with Avis Rental Car to offer special weekly rates to Workshop attendees. Reserve your vehicle at www.avis.com or call (800) 331-1212 and reference AWD code D757632.


The average fare to the hotel is approximately $18 one way.


The average high temperature during September is 79˚F and the average low is 61˚F.

For more information, please contact Christine Montgomery or call (703) 698-0291
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