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- CENTREVILLE, VA. – The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s 2022 Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held October 3-5, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, in Dallas, Texas.  

Comprising one of SC&RA’s four prominent annual meetings, the Workshop represents the industry’s premier crane and rigging event of the year—bringing together over 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 cutting-edge technology and safety practices to legal education, consensus standards and regulatory updates, Workshop sessions also emphasize training, equipment maintenance and current issues affecting the industry. Similar to every SC&RA event, networking opportunities at the Workshop are world-class (with nearly a dozen countries represented), including the First Timers’ reception, two evening receptions and the popular Exhibit Center, which features 78 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 are the committee meetings: Safety Education & Training, Labor, Tower Crane, and Governing. These gatherings allow attendees to gain an understanding on SC&RA activities in specific industry areas and identify other Association members who are confronting similar issues with whom they can network.
A further distinguishing feature of any SC&RA meeting is the notable roster of speakers – from opening sessions to keynotes to educational tracks. And this year’s Workshop doesn’t disappoint. 

A sampling includes Bogdan Gaita, president, TMSYS, LLC, and Roger Phillips, CEO, Arc Energy Services, Inc., as they discuss 3D Modeling & Animation: Your Client’s Perspective – which will explore the advantages and cost savings of using 3D modeling and animation for heavy rigging projects, as well as smaller projects. 

Lisa Walden, co-founder, Good Company Consulting, will also deliver a presentation full of perspective and takeaways. Leadership Redefined: A Critical Shift for the Modern Workforce will inform attendees on how if they’re not adapting to the new rules of the leadership game for the modern workforce, they could be facing a workplace rife with frustrated employers, high attrition rates and broken lines of communication – all disruptive to the talent pipeline. 

Additional 2022 Workshop presenters include Chad Fox, PE SE, project manager, Ruby+Associates Structural Engineers; Michael Rubin, partner attorney, chair of OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group, Goldberg Segalla; Chris Mikolay, senior vice president, National Interstate Insurance; Bill Smith, EVP Claims & Risk Management, NBIS; Cameron Boots, area vice president, Gallagher; Rick Emery, president, Emery + Karrigan; Jeff Haynes, CEO, USI Insurance; Dave Wittwer, executive vice president, Brown & Brown; Patrick Clark, national rental support manager, LGH; Brooks Nunley, sales manager, Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Company; Scott Bragg, president/CEO, Bragg Companies; Jim Sever, president/CEO, PSC Crane & Rigging; Chris Smith, vice president, transportation, SC&RA; Timothy Klein, PE, P.Eng., principal engineer – structure & fabrication, WireCo WorldGroup; Andrew Thompson, PE, project manager – engineered structures, WireCo WorldGroup; and Jeff Palacios, senior bilingual instructor and HSE Coordinator, CICB.     

This year’s Workshop will also recognize the 2022 Rigging Jobs of the Year Winners: Under $150,000: Standard Cartage Company; $150K – $750K: Barnhart; $750K – $2 million: Fagioli SPA; and over $2 million: Fagioli SPA.

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. Information and application information is available at registration.

For more information or to register for the 2022 Crane & Rigging Workshop 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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