SC&RA Represents Crane & Rigging and Specialized Transport Interests Abroad

- SC&RA representatives recently attended two international meetings to represent the interests of member companies across the world. CEO Joel Dandrea gave the opening remarks at the World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam. He highlighted the importance of partnerships with organizations like ESTA, Crane Industry Council of Australia, Crane Rental Association of Canada, SINDIPESA, and ASSOCIPESA, to advance crane, rigging, and specialized transport issues around the world. Several SC&RA companies presented at the Summit including: Mike Appling, CEO, TNT Crane & Rigging; Klaus Meissner, director product integrity, Terex Cranes; Jennifer Gabel, owner, JK Crane; Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen; Barry Pennypacker, CEO, Manitowoc; Bill Stramer, VP marketing, sales, customer support, Link-Belt; Shinsuke Izumi, executive board member, Kobelco; Andrea Gazzola, area sales director (Americas), Fagioli; and Bernd Schwengsbier, managing director, Transporter Industry International Sales.

Following the Summit, Dandrea accompanied SC&RA Chairman of the Board John McTyre, Sr., Unified Logistics Operating Group, to the International Road Transport Union (IRU) annual conference and board meeting in Geneva. There, representatives from over 63 countries discussed heavy and specialized transportation issues affecting OS/OW transportation around the world. For more information, contact Dandrea.

Remaining in Amsterdam the day after the Summit, Senior V.P. Beth O’Quinn along with Robert Weiss, Vice President, Cranes, Inc. and Ingo Schiller, Executive Vice President, Tadano, represented SC&RA members at the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA).  In addition to SC&RA, representatives from AEM, CICA, CRAC, ESTA and FEM met to discuss crane and rigging issues around the world including crane operator licensing in Europe and Australia, use of fiber ropes on cranes, AEM’s telematics project and more.  For more information, contact O’Quinn.

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