SC&RA PRESENTS 2021 CRANE & RIGGING SAFETY AWARDS

First Year for Rigger Safety Award - CENTREVILLE, Va. — The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announces the 2021 recipients of their Crane & Rigging Safety Awards. Each year, SC&RA recognizes individuals and companies across the U.S. and Canada who practice crane and rigging safety and meet specific criteria.

This year, 17 SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents:

  • A Crane Rental, LLC – Dravosburg, Pa.
  • A&A Machinery Moving Inc. – Morrisville, Pa.
  • ARS Contracting, Inc. – Plainfield, Ill.
  • Bollmeier Crane – Madison, Ill.
  • CJ Drilling, Inc – Dundee, Ill.
  • Connelly Crane Rental Corp. – Detroit, Mich.
  • Dobson Industrial, Inc. – Bay City, Mich.
  • Emmert International – Clackamas, Ore.
  • Gatwood Crane Service, Inc. – Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.
  • Maximum Machinery Moving – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. – Acheson, Alberta, Canada
  • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul – Acheson, Alberta, Canada
  • Peninsula Crane & Rigging/Art Alger, Inc. – San Jose, Calif.
  • Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.
  • Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.
  • Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.

Twenty-eight SC&RA member companies received Crane & Rigging Safety Awards due to their superior safety records, achieving an incident rate of less than or equal to 2.1 plus an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 1.0 or less:

  • A Crane Rental, LLC – Dravosburg, Pa.
  • A&A Machinery Moving Inc. – Morrisville, Pa.
  • ARS Contracting, Inc. – Plainfield, Ill.
  • Bay Crane Service – Long Island City, N.Y.
  • Bollmeier Crane – Madison, Ill.
  • BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas
  • Bragg Companies – Long Beach, Calif.
  • CJ Drilling, Inc – Dundee, Ill.
  • Connelly Crane Rental Corp. – Detroit, Mich.
  • Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.
  • Dobson Industrial, Inc. – Bay City, Mich.
  • Emmert International – Clackamas, Ore.
  • Fagioli, INC. – Manvel, Texas
  • Gatwood Crane Service, Inc. – Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.
  • Imperial Crane Services, Inc. – Bridgeview, Ill.
  • Maxim Crane Works, L.P. – Wilder, Kentucky
  • Maximum Machinery Moving – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. – Acheson, Alberta, Canada
  • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul – Acheson, Alberta, Canada
  • Padgett, Inc. – New Albany, Ind.
  • Peninsula Crane & Rigging/Art Alger, Inc. – San Jose, Calif.
  • Phoenix Crane Rental – Mableton, Ga.
  • Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc. / Southern Crane – Raleigh, N.C.
  • Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.
  • Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.
  • TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas
  • Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.

Four SC&RA member companies earned a Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement Award by reducing their incident rate compared to the previous year’s contest entry:

  • Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.
  • Maxim Crane Works, L.P. – Wilder, Ky.
  • Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.
  • TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas

New in 2021, the Rigger Safety Award was presented to riggers who exhibit exemplary work achievements. Winners this year total 18 individuals and represent eight member companies:

  • Barnhart – Memphis, Tenn.: Jeremy Smith
  • BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas: Josh Dollahite
  • Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.: Patrick Aucoin, Jr., David Fontenot, Jerry Allen Ihle, II, Cade St. Romain, John Winston, Jr.
  • MATCOM – Vaughan, Ontario, Canada: Tony Lamanna
  • NessCampbell Crane + Rigging – Portland, Ore.: Eric Moen, Chris Wentland
  • PSC Crane & Rigging – Piqua, Ohio: Matt Applegate, Dan Holt
  • Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.: Robert Pizur
  • TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas: Matthew Goudeau, Mario Ramirez, Hiram Reardon, Julio Silva, John Wilson

Lastly, 54 individuals, representing 12 member companies, received Crane Operator Safety Awards. This award is presented to certified crane operators who exhibit exemplary work achievements by accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and, within that time, recording zero incidents or accidents:

  • BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas: Seth Moore
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc. – Milwaukee, Wis.: Brett Szyskiewicz, Darren Alsum, Rick Binder
  • Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.: Josh Fowler, Justin Vidrine, Anthony Moseley, Garrett Williams
  • Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company – Monahans, Texas: Jacob Mata, Daniel Nottingham, Luis Rosales
  • Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.: Eugene Eppard, Russell Garrett
  • JJ Curran Crane Company – Detroit, Mich.: Collin Campbell, Pat Farr, Jim Warrington, Trever Weber
  • L.R. Willson & Sons – Gambrills, Md.: Larry Gobely, Steve Meyett
  • Mountain Crane Service – Salt Lake City, Utah: Brent Adams, Riley Allen, Jacob Evans, Jens Helquist, Kasey McGee, Matthew Mitchem, Jared Neeley, Trent Poulsen, Heyden Robinson, Jeff Skewes, Chase Sorochuk, Clay Woolsey, Beau Worthen
  • NessCampbell Crane + Rigging – Portland, Ore.: Andy Ames, Jerry DeRuyter, Collin Pfeifer
  • PSC Crane & Rigging – Piqua, Ohio: Ed Swaggerty
  • TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas: Phillip Barraco, Rodney Bordedlon, Christopher Breaux, Darryl Breland, David Bush, Jason Cazenave, Colvin Gaines, Michael Hudson, Brandon Lozano, Danny Martinez, Jason Oncale, Adam Pelicano, Gregory Portier, Manuel Rivera Jr., Jeremy St. Pierre, Charles Stroup, Paul Watkins
  • Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.: Mike Stelbrink

For more information about the SC&RA Awards Program, visit www.scranet.org/awards.
About SC&RA
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. Members are involved in crane and rigging operations, specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, concrete pumping, 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 and researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices.


For further information, contact:
Lisa Grepps, Director, Marketing & Communications
(703) 698-0291
lgrepps@scranet.org

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