SC&RA 2021 Crane & Rigging Workshop Set for Windy City in September

Premier annual event brings together crane industry’s top professionals for three days in Chicago.

- The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) 2021 Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held September 14-16, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, in Chicago, Ill.
The Workshop represents the industry’s premier crane and rigging event of the year, and is expected to bring together more than 600 of the top managers, safety directors, legal experts, operations personnel and crane operators from many of the industry’s foremost companies.
Covering everything from legal education, consensus standards and regulatory updates to cutting-edge technology and safety practices, Workshop sessions also emphasize training, equipment maintenance and current issues affecting the industry. Networking opportunities at the Workshop are plentiful, including two evening receptions and the popular Exhibit Center, which features 82 booths this year and represents an annual must-attend for those looking to learn about the latest products, equipment, and information in the industry today.
An additional highlight of the Crane & Rigging Workshop is the Crane & Rigging Group Governing Committee where member volunteers govern on specific issues affecting the industry. Attendees can gain a unique perspective on SC&RA’s ongoing work by attending this meeting and participating in discussions.
One of the industry’s preeminent lifting equipment rental companies, LGH, will offer a site tour of its facilities, which includes one of North America’s largest inventories of jacking, winching, rigging and other material-handling equipment. The tour, transportation, and lunch is complementary with registration.

The Crane & Rigging Workshop features a prominent roster of speakers – from opening sessions to keynotes to educational tracks. Comprising topics ranging from electric crawler cranes, insurance costs and swingaway jibs to cyber liability, courtroom protection, workplace safety training and much more, speakers this year include: Roland Nostler, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH; Jeff Haynes, USI Insurance Services LLC; James Jinhong, NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (NBIS); Bill Smith, NBIS; Rick Binder, Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.; Jeffrey Hammons, JHam Group Consulting LLC; Richard Schultz, Link-Belt Cranes; Rick Emery, Emery & Karrigan, Inc.; Chris Mikolay, National Interstate Insurance Company; Paul Stock, National Interstate Insurance Company; Justin Brown, UNIROPE Limited; Brooks Nunley, Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Company; Cameron Boots, Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.; Mike Knott, Phoenix Crane Rental; Dan Sherwood, Mazzella Companies; Nick Skoczen, Mazzella Companies; Bill Kanasky Jr., Courtroom Sciences (CSI); John Pion, Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith, P.C.; Tim Smith, Pion, Nerone, Girman,Winslow & Smith, P.C.; Tony Radke, Easybook USA; Diana Holt, Wilkerson Crane Rental, Inc.; Kate Lampson, Lampson International, LLC; Sandy Steffan, Steffan Industries Inc.; Thom Sicklesteel, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators; Stephanie Wood, Terex Cranes Americas; and keynote speaker, Mark Noon.
The SC&RA Leadership Forum is another unique component of the Crane & Rigging Workshop, and encompasses an inclusive program designed to help fast-track the best and brightest young minds to the next levels of professional and Association leadership. Accepted applicants meet throughout the day via group work and networking and are matched with a mentor in order to learn from various industry veterans about workplace trends and industry issues.

As with every SC&RA event in 2021, the Association is going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all who attend its annual meetings. The SC&RA Safe® Initiative puts into action measures that are aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local jurisdiction health guidelines and hotel biosafety measures. Those planning to attend can be assured that SC&RA will communicate all efforts to protect the health and safety of each registrant.
The deadline to register for the 2021 Crane & Rigging Workshop at the regular registration rate is August 27. For more information, visit
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

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