Member Spotlight: Brasfield & Gorrie’s JR Moran

- JR Moran is a recognizable face in the crane industry, and especially in the realm of tower cranes. He is chairman of SC&RA’s Tower Crane Task Force and has been a presenter at several crane industry events, including KHL Group’s Tower Cranes North America conference. Moran graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004 with a degree in industrial distribution. He immediately started with Brasfield & Gorrie as a trainee in the crane department. In the 19 years since, he has diligently worked his way up, first in product support and then as a branch manager. He worked in business development and was named Director of Crane Operations in 2015. In this role, he manages the company’s crane and hoisting fleet which includes tower cranes, mobile cranes, material hoists and marine equipment. A leader in his field, he forges relationships with colleagues and the industry at large, plus he oversees the deployment, maintenance, mobilization and procurement of Brasfield & Gorrie’s fleet. 

This summer, he chaired a special meeting of the SC&RA’s Tower Crane Task Force. The group came together to create a best practices document regarding tower crane assembly, disassembly and climbing, as well as job pre-planning and tower crane reconfigurations. “We want to provide a guide to the industry on how to plan and communicate in the most effective way when mobilizing tower cranes. We also want to provide information that will help mitigate risk and in time strengthen the industry confidence and credibility,” Moran said. Read more.


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