SC&RA Recognizes George S. Young With Golden Achievement Award
(Centreville, VA - May 2, 2018) - George S. Young, Senior Advisor at George Young Mammoet, Swedesboro, NJ, was posthumously named the 13th recipient of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s Golden Achievement Award during closing night ceremonies at the SC&RA Annual Conference, April 17-21, at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL.
This prestigious award, last presented in 2014, goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the specialized transportation or crane and rigging industry over a consistent and significant period of time. “George Young was a consummate professional who was dedicated to his family, the industry, and SC&RA,” said Joel Dandrea, SC&RA’s Chief Executive Officer. “He made countless contributions to the Association and the award was well deserved. He will be greatly missed.”
Mr. Young died suddenly on March 6th, 2018, while on vacation with his wife, Karin. Mr. Young and his company have been a member of SC&RA since 1964, and his experience with the Association is extensive. Mr. Young served on the Crane & Rigging Group, the Allied Industries Group, the Crane & Rigging Tower Crane Committee, the Editorial Advisory Committee, and the Magazine Task Force. Mr. Young also served on numerous SC&R Foundation Committees and was elected to both the SC&RA and SC&R Foundation Board of Directors, where he served as Treasurer. Mr. Young was elected to the SC&RA Executive Committee and ultimately reached the highest volunteer position at SC&RA, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2004-2005. By way of his chairmanship, Mr. Young served on the Association’s Nominating Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. At the time of his passing, Mr. Young was serving on the Board of Directors as a Past Chair, as well as on the Past Chairman’s Council, and was the current Chair of the Association’s Insurance and Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Young was known as a man who followed in his father’s footsteps and exhibited a passion for moving works of fine art. He orchestrated many important moves over the course of his career, which included moving the Liberty Bell three times, and moving Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE Statue, the Rocky Sculpture and many other priceless treasures.
The Golden Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Young’s wife, Karin, by James A. Vitez, of KMX International, one of Mr. Young’s longtime friends. “You have a friend in Pennsylvania is something we say often in the Keystone state,” he said. “Well, we all had a friend in George Young, one who was deeply and genuinely committed to the industry.”
In 2017, Mr. Young and his family sold The George Young Company to Mammoet, one of the largest rigging and heavy haul companies in the world.