- The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced today that it has pledged up to $300,000 as the anchor sponsor for eight Lift & Move USA events to be held throughout 2017 and 2018.

Lift and Move USA, a one-day conference aimed at introducing the crane, rigging and specialized transport sector to young people, has held three successful events in 2016 and drawn over 1,200 high school/vocational/technical students and military veterans.

During these events, attendees are provided firsthand information on the state of the industry, the current skilled labor shortage, job requirements and opportunities, training and certification information, earnings potential, equipment displays/demonstrations and other valuable, industry-specific information.
“While Lift & Move is just one program aimed at addressing our skills shortage, students as well as our members have been very responsive, and the SC&RA Board views the Association’s support as a key investment in our industry,” said SC&RA Executive Vice President Joel Dandrea. “By merging member efforts and building partnerships across various geographic areas with high schools, trade and technical schools, unions, and other interested parties, we’re working to ultimately drive students’ career interests to the many exciting opportunities our members have to offer. From crane and rigging to transportation to manufacturing, our members’ needs for skilled labor are outpacing the supply and we simply have to help members in this arena.”

Lift & Move USA is jointly organized by SC&RA, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and industry publisher KHL Group, owners of American Cranes & Transport magazine.

The next Lift & Move event will be held November 2 at Bragg Companies in Long Beach, CA, and is expected to bring in over 800 students.

For more information on Lift & Move USA, please visit

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,360 members from 46 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental. SC&RA helps members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels; researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices; and providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be advanced.

For further information, contact:
Lisa Grepps, Director, Marketing & Communications
(703) 698-0291

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