Reflections on 2020 With SC&RA CEO Dandrea
(December 22, 2020)
- According to SC&RA CEO Joel Dandrea, 2020 was the most challenging year of his 20 years leading the Association. “Covid-19 threw a great unknown, not only to our country, but to the world,” he said.
“I’ve talked to many business owners in our space, dozens of association leaders, political consultants and lobbyists, and family and friends from all over the country on both sides of the political parties and who have many different business interests,” he said. “While some are well positioned and making solid progress, others are facing considerable challenges. In addition to standard business issues, there is a healthy dose of mental exhaustion.”
The good news is that the crane, rigging and specialized transportation sector is well-poised to lead the way to a better America and world, he said.
“Our Association is supported by a very loyal, dedicated and hardworking membership,” he said. “Thank God we serve an industry that is so critically essential to the U.S. and the global economy. Our ability to get that essential critical infrastructure designation at the onset of the Covid-19 crises from Homeland Security enabled our industry to continue on two feet and move forward. While our industry has been challenged, many other industries have it far worse and will require much more time and financial resources to bounce back.”
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