SC&RA Presents 2018 President’s Award and Environmental Awards

- The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) presented Pit Row Services with the 2018 President’s Award, while  Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd. and Link-Belt Cranes were both presented with Environmental Awards during the 2018 Annual Conference, April 17-21, at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL.

   The 2018 President’s Award winner, Pit Row Services, of Lincoln, AL, demonstrated a commitment to membership recruitment over the 2017 calendar year by recruiting seven new companies to the Association. Companies that participate in SC&RA’s member recruitment efforts automatically qualify for SC&RA’s Member-Get-a-Member Program. To learn more about the program, and to see a list of SC&RA’s top member recruiters, visit the Member-Get-a-Member website by clicking here or contact Jason Bell, SC&RA’s Director of Membership, at jbell@scranet.org or (703) 207-3589.

   Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd., of Puslinch, Ontario, Canada, and Link-Belt Cranes, of Lexington, KY, were both presented with an SC&RA Environmental Award. As part of its commitment to “go green with increased awareness and visibility for environmental issues,” SC&RA instituted the award in 2011 to recognize member companies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection.

   Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd. showed their commitment to green practices in a number of ways, including:
  • Waste collection stations at offices, shops and yards are set up in a way that waste can be disposed in dedicated bins for paper, cardboard, plastic, toner, electronics, bottles, wood, steel, oil, chemicals, hydraulic hoses, (car) batteries and general waste. Mammoet also looks for opportunities to give its waste a new purpose through initiatives like Bridging the Gap Africa.
  • Mammoet’s Guelph office collects hoist cable and other rigging materials from our locations across Canada and ships it to Africa where the organization uses the materials to build pedestrian bridges in rural parts of Africa to provide safe passage for local communities to give them improved access to education, healthcare and commerce.
  • Over the last five years, Mammoet Canada build a new facility in Guelph and Fort McMurray, where LED light fixtures and sensors were installed throughout the offices.
  • Heat recovery units were installed in the Fort McMurray facility to recover heat from the outgoing air of the shop make-up-air and office ventilation units. Also, a mechanical solution was installed to preheat the incoming air in the shop make-up air unit.
Link-Belt Cranes also made significant, long-term commitments to the environment, collecting extensive data from its own property and integrating widespread employee involvement. Link-Belt Cranes showed their commitment to green practices in a number of ways in 2017, including:
  • Designing a computerized system that controls energy consumption in manufacturing and provides energy-efficient operation of HVAC and air-compressor equipment, thereby lessening the carbon footprint.
  • Link-Belt reuses Cummins steel pallets for engines, Titan Wheel pallets for truck crane tires and furniture/office supplies are reused through donation to Lexington Habitat for Humanity.
  • Link-Belt is reducing flooding and stream bank erosion with the installation of a wetlands/riparian buffer on the southwest corner of the property in 2017. An existing 27,500-square-foot parking lot was converted from an impervious asphalt parking space into pervious paving with approximately 25,700 cubic feet of storm water storage in 2015.
  • Since 2013, Link-Belt has annualized usage of water, office paper, and purchased material that is ultimately scrapped and must be landfilled or recycled—a company-wide campaign named Re-Think which is aimed at getting employees focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling.
For more information about SC&RA Awards and eligibility, visit scranet.org/awards or contact Bell.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,360 members from 46 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations, 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; researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices; and providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be advanced.

For further information, contact:
Lisa Grepps, Director, Marketing & Communications
(703) 698-0291
lgrepps@scranet.org

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