And the 2024 Job of the Year Awards Go To…

- Six Companies took home the big prize for the crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry at the SC&RA Annual Conference Closing Night Awards and Recognition Dinner, April 19, in Austin, Texas. The 2024 Job of the Year winners are:

Rigging Jobs of the Year (Entry based upon total contract amount)
Under $150,000: Barnhart – Removed and replaced two 100,000 lbs. steel mill spindles measuring 40’ X 6’ diameter. The units required the installation to be on top of each other at an angle.
$150,000 - $750,000: Vanguard – Completed a complex lifting operation to upright a barque rigged sailing vessel named the Europa, weighing 650 tons and measuring 44.5 meter long, 7.45 meter wide, and lying at approximately 38 degrees to starboard after having shifted 1.2 meters off center of the keel dollies.
$750,000 - $2 Million: Barnhart – Assisted in the stacking, jack and sliding of two module trains, each measuring 65’ X 60’6” X 15’10” and weighing 475,942 lbs.
Over $2 Million: Barnhart – Removed and replaced a damaged stator. Each stator measured 34’7” x 14’8” x 15’5” and weighed 719,580 lbs.  

Hauling Jobs of the Year Winners (Entry based upon net weight of the job)
Less than 160,000 lbs. net: Bragg Companies - Moved two colossal solid rocket boosters on an epic journey from the Mojave Space Port to their new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Weighing in at just over 100,000 pounds each and 118 feet in length with a diameter of 12 feet 6 inches, these behemoths traversed highways and navigated urban landscapes en route to their destination.
160,000 – 500,000 lbs. net: Omega Morgan transported six turbine runners 24'10" long, x 24' 10" wide, and 13' long, weighing in at 367,967 pounds each—the heaviest loads ever to cross British Columbia—more than 1,000 kilometers, from Prince Rupert to Northern British Columbia. 
Greater than 500,000 lbs. net: Transportes Muciño - handled the domestic and international transportation of turbines and generators, ranging from 44,000 lbs. to heavier than 705,000 lbs., from the Altamira and Progreso ports to sites in Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, and Yucatan.
Moving Job of the Year: Western Mechanical Electrical - Provide a transportation and delivery solution for a 220-ton pedestrian bridge, with an intact length of 42 meters from the fabricator in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and deliver, and set directly into place in Downtown Toronto without the use of overhead cranes and directly adjacent to historic Union Station.

For complete job details and photos on each winning project, watch for the Job of the Year Special Section in the upcoming June issue of American Cranes & Transport Magazine.

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