Industry Representatives Gather at 2017 International Crane Stakeholders Assembly Meeting in Conjunction with ConExpo 

- The annual meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA), March 8, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, was hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association. This year marked the sixth (6th) meeting of the Assembly bringing together industry users and manufacturers from around the world to address key issues impacting the crane and rigging industry. During the all-day meeting, users and manufacturers split up into two sets of morning sessions and reconvened in the afternoon to review key items of importance to the crane industry worldwide, including:
  • ESTA’s European Crane Operator License Project
  • CICA’s Operator Competency Program - CrewSafe
  • Cranes on Floating Barges
  • Report on FEM/ESTA 2017 Wind Summit
  • Stability Calculations for Long Boom Systems and Wind Effects
  • EN13000
  • New York City Safety Bills Under Consideration
  • Methods for calculating wire rope reeving system limits
  • Erecting Wind Turbines: Access roads and hard stands
The next ICSA meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2017, in conjunction with KHL’s World Crane & Transport Summit in Amsterdam.

ICSA Members:
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • European Federation of Material Handling (FEM)
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
  • The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA)
  • The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA)
Click here to view a photo of the 2017 ICSA attendees.


2017 Meeting Hosts:

William Bernhard, Manager, Technical & Safety Services
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
001 414 298 4106

Beth O’Quinn, Vice President
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
001 703 698 0291

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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