Your guide to the SC&RA Annual Conference

By Hannah Sundermeyer25 October 2021

ACT’s Show Guide to the SC&RA Annual Product’s Fair in San Antonio.

The SC&RA Annual Conference is one of the industry’s most anticipated events, even though this year it’s in the fall rather than the traditional April dates. From informative sessions to limitless networking opportunities in a beautiful, sun-drenched destination, attendees are sure to be both educated and entertained.

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Following the successes of the Specialized Transportation Symposium in June and last month’s Crane & Rigging Workshop, it’s clear that SC&RA has mastered hosting a streamlined and safe event in a Covid environment. Slated for October 25-29 at the La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, the Annual Conference is sure to have something for everyone.

Recreation and relaxation

Calling all early risers! At 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26th start the conference on the right foot with the Lift & Move USA Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Buckner Companies. On Wednesday, get your game-face on for some friendly competition. The day’s line-up includes a golf tournament at one of the “Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S.” as ranked by Conde Nast Traveler, as well as a tennis tournament with a warm-up clinic followed by a round-robin style competition.

Engaging speakers

A shark attack survivor and Australian army paratrooper, Paul de Gelder will lead the Opening Session. In Improvise, Adapt & Overcome, de Gelder will use his journey of triumph and discovery to take attendees on an emotional roller coaster. He encourages a new level of emotional strength and determination.

The Educational Session: Social Responsibility & Community Goodwill Through Bikes is a hands-on session where participants will impact and touch the community by helping underserved children build a bike through U-Build-it-Bikes-for-Kids. Led by Duane Grischow, the session will encourage teambuilding and grow leadership abilities.

Wednesday morning will kick off with the Link-Belt Breakfast led by Scott Burrows. In Vision-Mindset-Grit: How to Stand Up to Any Challenge, Burrows uses his paralysis as a visual metaphor that encourages mental toughness, focus and the ability to master change.

In The Ultimate Networking Session: How to Use Food & Wine to Build Business Relationships, Eddie Osterland, America’s first Master Sommelier will demonstrate how to entertain with confidence and a sense of business acumen. Using old-world hospitality, Osterland will merge business and pleasure over the dinner table.

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Thursday morning will commence with the Trail King Breakfast featuring award-winning six-string electric violinst and singer/songwriter Valerie Vigoda. Attendees will be entertained with Peak Aliveness: Transforming Fear into Flow as Vigoda inspires attendees to climb to higher peaks and encourages finding our truest, most fearless selves.

Committee meetings, SC&R Foundation barbecue, esteemed Job of the Year competition and the closing night awards dinner are also in store.

PRODUCTS FAIR

The Exhibit Center is completely sold out with 75 exhibitor companies that will be showcasing their products and services in-person. Are you a first-time attendee? If so, this is a spectacular event to see first-hand how member companies do business. But whether it is your first or 15th SC&RA Annual Conference, the Exhibit Center offers an unmatched opportunity to network with faces new and old. In most cases, the companies exhibiting provided the following information.

A1A SOFTWARE, developer of 3D Lift Plan and iCraneTrax, now provides integrations between the programs. Data connectivity between lift planning and business management tools gives crane owners, fleet managers and safety departments greater control over job site intelligence to improve fleet allocation and manage customer and job documentation in one place. New web tools and mobile apps also make both 3D Lift Plan and iCraneTrax simpler to use in the field, for quicker decision making and less re-work at the office. www.3dliftplan.com/default.aspx; www.icranetrax.com; www.vrconflux.com                                                                                                                                      

Established since 1988, ALATAS has built an outstanding reputation within the marine and offshore industry, providingcrane owners an extensive range of bespoke crane services and parts solutions. The company offers clients a fast response to all enquiries, with worldwide engineers on standby 24/7. Alatas provides an alternative independent service provider to the OEM and delivers total support for all crane applications, specializing in offshore and marine cranes. www.alatas.com

ALLIED INSURANCE BROKERS (a Gallagher company) has been 100 percent focused on and dedicated to the Crane, Rigging and Specialized Transportation industry going on three decades. With 250 plus crane, rigging, & specialized transportation clients nationwide, Allied serves as one of the industry’s leading insurance and risk management partners through customized solutions that directly address the unique risks and needs of the businesses within this industry. Allied’s vast experience and knowledge deliver additional resources, such as dedicated claims and contract review services, that support its client-partners at the highest level while its Risk Engineering Team provides unmatched safety and training tools that further reduce the occurrence of any claims activity. www.alliedinsbrokers.com

For over 38 years, ASPEN CUSTOM TRAILERS has been building trailers for the heavy haul transport, oilfield, construction, logging and mining industries. With more than 11,000 trailers ranging from 25 tons through 315-ton multi-axle steering transporters, Aspen ships worldwide to customers who value innovative, rugged, high-quality trailers with low tare weight and high payload. www.aspentrailer.com

ASSOCIATED WIRE ROPE & RIGGING is the North American stocking distributor for RopeBlock and GN Rope Fittings. The company offers a full line of crane blocks, snatch blocks, overhaul balls/swivels, hooks and sockets from RopeBlock plus forged heavy lift shackles to 3,000 tons, eye hooks, master links, thimbles and triangle plates from GN. All carry full certification. AWR&R is the producer of the Sea-Link brand of marine and specialty rigging products including 2 to 22-ton snatch blocks, construction blocks, wood and steel shell blocks and cargo hoist blocks. www.associatedwirerope.com

BIGFOOT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT is an American family manufacturer that specializes in outrigger pads. Bigfoot is the only major manufacturer of both wood and custom composite and longest in-house manufacturer of custom composite. The company has veteran employees and ownership that stands behind the guaranteed Bigfoot outrigger pads. Bigfoot has a stock of standard sizes as well as custom outrigger pads to meet and exceed the strength, stability and safety needs of hard-working personnel around the world, the company said. Since building outrigger pads in-house since 1991, Bigfoot has had zero returns. www.outriggerpads.com

BISHOP LIFTING PRODUCTS, together with Delta Rigging & Tools, Morgan City Rentals, Matex and Safeway Slings, make up one of the largest wire rope, slings, below-the-hook lifting devices, and rigging rental groups in the country. A Crosby dealer, Slingmax licensed fabricator and Modulift supplier with 20 plus locations across the USA. www.Lifting.com

BRODERSON MANUFACTURING CORP. has been manufacturing industrial carry deck and rough terrain cranes for the energy, utilities and industrial sectors since 1973. While earning the trust of our customers, Broderson’s reputation of quality and service can be directly attributed to a team of employees with decades of experience. Broderson is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization whose employees have a great passion in pursuit of one goal: to manufacture the highest quality and most reliable cranes. Carry deck and rough terrain models range from 2.5 to 25 tons. www.bmccranes.com

COMANSA is a leading manufacturer of flat top and luffing jib tower cranes. All cranes are built with the latest technology that is grounded in safe, reliable operation. They also are some of the simplest cranes to erect and dismantle because there is no tower top or pendant lines to assemble and all connections are pin connected. Comansa’s North American branch offers sales, engineering support, service and parts to the U.S. and Canada from its locations in Charlotte, Dallas and Seattle. www.lcacranes.com

CORTLAND COMPANY is an originator of synthetic fiber braiding manufacturing and understands the base properties of these high-performance textiles. Combining the latest fiber technology, with extensive application experience, Cortland provides custom-engineered synthetic rope slings for critical heavy lift applications specializing in below-the-hook solutions. When trying to meet the technical lift specifications of larger and more challenging lifts, synthetic lifting solutions surpass traditional steel wire sling solutions with strength, weight, handling and storage efficiencies. www.cortlandcompany.com

CRANETRADER is an industry-leading platform serving buyers and sellers of new and used cranes and other rigging and lift equipment and parts. The CraneTrader.com website is designed to make it easy for buyers to browse or search CraneTrader’s continuously updated marketplace of cranes, parts, and attachments. CraneTrader’s monthly print edition complements the online offering, reaching customers directly worldwide. As a Sandhills Global brand, the CraneTrader platform is tightly integrated with other Sandhills products and services. Sandhills is the company behind Machinery Trader, AuctionTime, Truck Paper and many other brands available in the U.S. and internationally. www.CraneTrader.com

CROSBY is the global leader in rigging, lifting and material handling hardware and sets the standard for quality, training and technical expertise in the field. The Crosby brand has been trusted for more than 130 years and delivers a diverse portfolio of products engineered to exceed the toughest demands of the industry. Products include shackles, hoist rings, master links, lifting clamps, clips, turnbuckles, snatch blocks, crane blocks and sheaves. www.thecrosbygroup.com

CUSTOM MOBILE EQUIPMENT is the OEM of the Versa-Lift heavy duty forklift. The company was founded in 1993 by Gary Dick for the purpose of designing and building material handling equipment. Custom Mobile Equipment has 750 square feet of office space and 29,250 square feet for assembly, painting and fabrication at a facility in Baldwin City, KS. www.versa-lift.com

DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, cribbing blocks and magnetic sling protectors that are lightweight, easy to use, and long-lasting. DICA products are proudly Made in the USA, ASME B30.5 compliant and used by operators on all seven continents and in 50-plus countries around the world. www.dicausa.com

DORAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL has the largest fleet of Versa-Lift forklifts in the world, along with forklift capabilities up to 120,000 pounds. Doral rents Versa-Lift forklifts, Rigger-Lift, Landoll PT40 and Hilman Traksporter products. All of these leading brands are built for power and versatility, perfect for rigging projects, the company said. A large fleet of equipment means more available units than competitors. In-house transportation ensures timely delivery across all North America (U.S. and Canada) and the most competitive pricing available. Rentals are available for short or long term anywhere in the country. www.doralequipmentrental.com

ENERPAC, a leader in heavy-lifting technology, is exhibiting integrated systems for lifting and moving large equipment or structures, construction and bridge building and rehabilitation. Whether companies are lifting 250-ton turbine modules at a power plant, constructing a signature bridge across a deep valley or raising a national landmark for seismic retrofit, Enerpac can supply the high-force hydraulic solutions required. www.enerpac.com

FALCONEYE ELECTRONICS has been selling and offering dash cams, multi-cam systems, live streaming camera systems and backup cameras to truckers and trucking fleets for over 10 years. The company has helped thousands of truckers and fleets become safer and reduce insurance costs by offering the best selection, aggressive pricing and incredible pre-sale and post-sale customer service. To learn how to reduce fraudulent claims and insurance costs with a camera system for a truck or fleet, visit www.dashcam.co

FAYMONVILLE manufactures trailers for heavy-duty haulage and oversized cargo transportation. With more than 50 years in business, Faymonville provides customers optimal solutions and systems for any transport need outside the usual norms. The full product range encloses telescopic and steerable trailers, double drop trailers, dual lane trailers and modular trailers. The excellent manufacturing quality of the products are secured by high-tech production processes, the company said. www.faymonville.com

FLEET COST & CARE (FCC) is a fleet management software company serving businesses of all sizes in the heavy equipment industry. FCC’s software enables companies to improve internal operations by providing a centralized system that speeds up invoicing, streamlines payroll and ensures safety and success. The innovative FCC solution eliminates needless duplicate data entry while maximizing fleet and personnel efficiency and profitability. www.fleetcostcare.com

FONTAINE HEAVY-HAUL, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is focused on serving transportation, construction and specialized hauling customers who require dependable lowbed, extendable, hydraulic tail and specialty trailers. Fontaine listens to customers and develops solutions that get the job done. With manufacturing facilities equipped with the latest technologies, Fontaine continually invests in R&D, product design and durability testing. www.FontaineHeavyHaul.com

GARROD HYDRAULICS specializes in the remanufacturing of hydraulic cylinders. Garrod works with the European manufacturer of the cylinders that are used on most larger capacity cranes. The company handles large cylinders in-house and chrome plating up to 46 feet in length. Garrod Hydraulics has been rebuilding hydraulic cylinders since 1978 and is ISO 9000 certified. www.garrod.com

GKS LIFTING AND MOVING SOLUTIONS is a supplier of high quality, German-made rigging equipment for more than 50 years. This includes hydraulic jacks with a capacity from 5 tons to 30 tons, dollies (2 to 200 tons), rotating dollies (2 to 12 tons) and remote operated, battery operated transport systems (ROBOT) for 10, 20 and 40 tons. All product has a five-year warranty (ROBOT, two years) and ships within 24 hours from Springfield, OH. www.gksweb.com

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SOLUTIONS GROUP specializes in providing talent that works with cranes and specialty lift systems as well as specialized transportation to include flat bed, heavy haul, over dimensional, Goldhofers, SPMTs and rail cars. Whether it is for positions in senior management, operations, sales and marketing, safety, engineering, information technology, accounting or human resources, they have the resources. www.globalesg.com

GOLDHOFER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT is one of the leading global manufacturers of transport equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation. The product range with payloads from 30 to more than 15,000 tons, includes trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty systems, self-propelled trailers as well as transport solutions for wind power plants. Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transport situation. Goldhofer is your competent partner for transport vehicles. www.goldhofer.com

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS is a leading manufacturer of specialized solutions in a broad range of markets. Greenfield Products is proud to showcase an in-house design line of crane outrigger mats, boom dollies, boom launchers, counterweight trailers and lifting devices. Their already-popular Smart Crane Mats have been updated in 2021 to include an anti-slip paint coating, protecting personnel in the work area. This year also marked the finalization of their SkyCrane line of cantilever beams, bringing a concept to reality – something the company has prided themselves on doing time and time again. www.greenfieldpi.com

HARRY FRY & ASSOCIATES is a finance and lease source dedicated to the crane and lift industry. Since 1995, the company has acquired funding for over $1 billion in equipment acquisitions for thousands of customers located throughout the U.S. The company and its staff prides itself on knowledge of the industry and the equipment. www.harryfry.com

Since 1947, HBC-RADIOMATIC has led the market in the development and production of radio remote control systems for industrial, construction and mobile hydraulic applications across the globe. Through the company’s stringent quality standards, ground-breaking innovations and dedication to its customers, HBC-radiomatic continues to set the benchmark for cutting-edge, robust wireless controls. Worldwide demand for HBC-radiomatic systems has led to an international network of subsidiaries and partners now serving more than 60 countries. Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic, Inc. has become the leading supplier of safe radio remote control solutions for North America. www.hbc-usa.com

HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, publisher of the Crane Hot Line monthly magazine, has been an informative media partner since 1997. Crane Hot Line’s USA and Canada readers includes a 14,000-print circulation along with over 25,000 opt-in digital subscribers. Serving the crane and heavy equipment rental, heavy construction, specialty trades, specialized transport, dealers and manufacturing industries. www.cranehotline.com

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to produce live online and on-demand courses through the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations. ITI serves thousands of customers spanning dozens of industry verticals via their offices and training centers located in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. www.iti.com

J&R ENGINEERING, located in Mukwonago, WI, is the manufacturer of the Lift-N-Lock hydraulic boom gantry, Delta Lift rubber-tired gantry, Lift-N-Lock Crawler Transporter and other specialized lifting equipment serving the machinery moving, industrial material handling and nuclear industries. www.jrengco.com

*NEW* JOST INTERNATIONAL is a world market leader for the commercial trucking industry. As a pioneer of efficient, safe, and innovative systems for trucks and trailers, we proudly supply fifth wheel couplings, trailer landing gear, kingpins, turntables and more. www.jostinternational.com

KALYN SIEBERT is a global manufacturer of world-class heavy-duty trailers and integrated equipment located in Gatesville, TX. Every product manufactured by Kalyn Siebert is designed and hand-made by a team of seasoned engineers and experienced craftsman ensuring high performance construction and end-user return on investment. Kalyn Siebert provides customers in the transportation, construction, towing and oil and gas segments with flexible solutions to maximize capacity while handling challenging on and off-road conditions.High performance quality and construction is consistently delivered as a result of Kalyn Siebert’s commitment to quality manufacturing methodologies including ISO-certification, value analysis and LEAN methodologies.

www.kalynsibert.com

KHL GROUP is a diversified media company and the leading supplier of international construction and power information around the world. Using its market-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into digital magazines, e-newsletters, directories, podcasts, social media, book publishing, direct mail, list rental, exhibitions, virtual events, conferences and contract publishing. KHL publishes American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, the official magazines of the SC&RA. www.khl.com, www.americancranesandtransport.com

LANDOLL CORPORATION (the original traveling axle creator) manufactures, designs, fabricates, finishes and markets heavy equipment trailers and a precision telehandler (operable with remote). This vertically integrated and diversified Kansas company additionally produces agricultural, OEM, government and specialized narrow and very narrow aisle forklifts. To check out the Landoll full line of traveling axles, traveling tails, detachable trailers, bottom dumps, car trailers, tags, telehandler and other specialty products visit www.landoll.com

LARRY COLLIER CRANE PARTS & SERVICES is a certified and licensed Demag/Terex parts and service dealer. Along with over $2 million worth of inventory kept in stock for Demag/Terex, OEM parts for all major crane manufacturers can be provided. Three technicians are employed to travel to the customer’s locations to troubleshoot and repair issues that may happen with their machinery. www.lccraneparts.com

LIEBHERR has developed a large, continually evolving range of sophisticated products and services for more than 70 years. Practical and seasoned machines, coupled with proven engineering and high quality, ensure customer benefits in all product areas, the company said. Liebherr offers a comprehensive selection of mobile and crawler cranes with telescopic and lattice booms, as well as rough terrain cranes, duty cycle crawler cranes and piling and drilling rigs. Liebherr also manufactures one of the widest ranges of fast-erecting and top-slewing tower cranes in the world. www.liebherr.com

Sophistication, ingenuity and brute force is the combination driving LIFT SYSTEMS success in being the world leader in lifting products. A broad line of telescopic hydraulic gantries, including the renowned Power Tower boom style gantry, to the widely known Mobilift and Twinlift pick and carry equipment, Lift Systems offers a solution for any special lifting requirements. For those unique projects, Lift Systems offers custom design and build services. Gantries, mobile lifting, trailers, transporters, telescopic forklifts, load weighing systems, custom cylinders and a wide range of accessories. www.lift-systems.com

LINK-BELT CRANES, with headquarters in Lexington, KY, is a leader in the design and manufacture of telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide. Link-Belt is committed to the manufacture and service of high-quality products that satisfy customers worldwide. Link-Belt Cranes is also home to a family of passionate professionals with a legacy of innovation and cutting-edge technology spanning over 140 years. These professionals, in an 815,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and with a culture of continuous innovation, have pushed Link-Belt to be the most modern crane manufacturer in North America. www.linkbelt.com

LONE STAR RIGGING strives to produce and sell the highest quality American-made products at competitive prices. Behind these American-made products are engineering and technical support, product consistency and quality assurance measures that are non-existent in import wire rope and rigging hardware. www.lonestarrigging.com

MARMON-HERRINGTON assembles proven SISU axles at its Louisville, KY facility and offers the industry’s only rapid response program which ensures that key Sisu products are available in 30-days or less. Sisu axles offer an industry leading 600,000 pounds GCW (Gross Combined Weight Rating) and high-speed capability. Sisu axles are known throughout the industry for their durability and quality and have years of proven performance. Ratings for Sisu axles range from 70,000 to 90,000-pound tandems and 106,000 to 136,000-pound tridems. www.marmon-herrington.com

MAZZELLA is a source for high-performance crane rope solutions. The company has mobile spooling trucks to provide reliable, 24-hour, on-site service to all mobile crane customers. Their spooling units were designed and built to handle a variety of applications in the mobile crane industry with the ultimate goal of providing crane customers with as little down time as possible. Mazzella employs certified technicians who can perform an in-field poured socket replacement for high-performance crane rope. www.mazzellacompanies.com

MERITOR is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense and specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. www.meritor.com

MGX EQUIPMENT SERVICES (Formerly H&E Equipment) is the largest Manitowoc and Grove crane dealer in the U.S. serving a variety of end market customers. With a nationwide field sales and service team, MGX provides crane rentals, new sales, used sales, aftermarket parts, service, remanufacturing, structural repair services, and crane certification training from its 12 branch locations for all Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane and Potain crane product lines. www.mgxequipment.com

NATIONAL INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, a commercial insurance provider, offers a variety of solutions designed specifically for crane, rigging and specialized carrier operations. National Interstate offers industry tailored options including deductible and guaranteed cost, as well as Titan Specialized, its innovative captive insurance program. Known for creative solutions, National Interstate is dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service, superior claims handling and value-added risk management programs to help companies run the safest operation possible. The company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and is admitted in all 50 states. www.natl.com

NBIS (NATIONSBUILDERS INSURANCE SERVICES) is the premier insurance provider to the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, serving SC&RA members as the endorsed property and casualty insurance provider for over 25 years with insurance coverage and innovative risk management solutions. The NBIS team provides members with customized insurance products to protect businesses as well as contract management, preventative risk analysis and planning before claims handling is necessary. NBIS provides coverage from a variety of A+ (Superior) rated carriers by A.M. Best Company and licensed in all 50 states. www.nbis.com

NELSON MANUFACTURING COMPANY is North America’s premier manufacturer of custom semi-trailers, boom dollies and boom launch trailers. In business since 1947, Nelson has the experience and the ingenuity to solve the most challenging transportation requirements. The company’s trailers and dollies are built to order which allows us to offer solutions to your specific needs. Nelson uses the latest technologies combined with proven designs to provide not only the most efficient and user-friendly trailers and boom dollies on the market but the most durable as well. They provide products for the crane, rigging, construction, heavy haul, over size and aerospace markets. www.nelsontrailers.com

ONE RETIREMENT SOURCE is a retirement plan consulting firm with over 20 years of experience helping employer’s run their company sponsored retirement plan. They offer the SC&RA Retirement Affinity Program, a retirement plan designed to help businesses band together to combat the challenges of cost and administrative burden when offering a company sponsored retirement plan. Whether an SC&RA member is looking to start a retirement plan or maintain their existing retirement plan, the SC&RA Retirement Affinity Program is an ideal option as it is easy to use, cost efficient and outsources a majority of the administrative duties off their plate, allowing them to focus their time on running their business. www.OneRetirementSource.com

OTH PIONEER RIGGING is bringing a slick gear that challenged the line of work of the lifting and rigging industry. This new offering provides unique versatile remote-controlled hooks that allow building erectors and manufacturers to safely perform more lifts per day. Light and durable, it can be taken out on any application, at any site, even off grid. The hooks require little energy to operate and enable more than a week of hard work without recharge. www.othrigging.com

ASC/PYTHON AMERICA ropes are made in Germany including all wires and strands. Some of the company’s new Compac 35 Plus true nonrotating ropes, from 16 to 32 millimeters, are available and in stock for all truck, mobile and crawler cranes. Additionally, the company’s continuous training courses are provided throughout the country for proper installation of crane ropes. www.ascindustries.com

RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS engineers and manufactures custom suspension systems for the specialized transportation industry.  Ridewell also supplies drum and disc brake axles as well as air control systems. The company has served the transportation industry worldwide since 1967 and holds many patents for exclusive features that provide for low maintenance and superior ride quality. www.ridewellcorp.com

RIGGERS MANUFACTURING produces the EZLifter line of gantries that use the innovative CARL Control System to allow the ability to synchronize the lifting and travel of up to eight jack legs. The company has also incorporated the CARL Control System on all Trilifter mobile pick and carry machines. www.riggers.com

RIGGING GEAR SALES is home to North America’s largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories. With over 100 gantry legs, more than 100 lifting beams in their rental fleet, and over a half of a mile of gantry runway track, RGS has the right equipment at the right time. Other uncommon tools round out the fleet such as side shift systems, track elevation stands and their new 550-ton Rotation Station. RGS compliments their fleet of Lift Systems’ brand gantry equipment as a North American dealer for the TII Group – Scheuerle, Nicolas, Kamag brands of special transport trailers. RGS has recently added 4-axle SPMT Light special transport trailers to their sales and rental fleet. www.rgsinc.net

RIGREADY manufactures and distributes OSHA compliant rigging boom attachments that bolt on and off forklifts and telehandlers. The attachments are portable, OSHA-compliant and have two models that fit on forklifts between 2,000 and 40,000 pounds and are interchangeable between the different brands. RigReady products are rated by major forklift manufacturers as an approved attachment. www.RigReady.com

SANY AMERICA offers a range of heavy machinery, sells equipment through their expert Dealer Partner network and supports a full line of construction, port and material handling equipment. Sany equipment provides durability, reliability and dependable uptime to customers. Sany offers material handlers, forklift trucks, wheel loaders, port equipment and more. www.sanyamerica.com

SKYWARD SPECIALTIES INSURANCE COMPANY, a specialty insurance carrier, brings extensive expertise to crane, rigging, millwright, equipment rental, dealer and other construction markets. As an SC&RA member Skyward offers guaranteed cost, deductible and a New Captive as product options. Customers will secure customizable product offerings, exceptional service, aggressive claims handling and proactive risk management services plus partner with experienced crane & rigging retail and wholesale agents across the country to provide easy access to these offerings. Skyward Specialties and its subsidiaries Houston Specialty and Imperium are rated “A-” (Stable) by A.M. Best Company. www.skywardinsurance.com

STERLING is a leading provider of site access services and products for general construction and renewable energy construction and delivery projects. As a site access contractor, Sterling delivers innovative matting products, combined with expert consultation and an array of turnkey services, to create exceptional value on any size project and lay the groundwork for your success. Sterling provides matting and hardwood products of all sizes and specifications. Additionally, Sterling’s TerraLam CLT is an engineered matting solution that replaces access or timber mats with a focus on saving time and money, protecting the environment, and ensuring worker safety. www.SterlingSolutions.com

SUPERIOR TRAILER SALES is proud to be the most comprehensive semi-trailer dealer providing flatbeds, heavy haul, dry van and refrigerated trailers. The company’s team of industry experts sells and services Alpha HD, Doonan, Dorsey, East, Fontaine Heavy Haul, Fontaine Trailer, Kaylyn Siebert, XL Specialized, Viking and more. With 19 locations and 100 plus mobile service trucks, Superior services the oil & gas, heavy construction, crane & rigging and heavy equipment transportation industries. www.STSCO.com

THE TADANO GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of mobile cranes and aerial work platforms driven by its core values of safety, quality and efficiency based on compliance (C+SQE). Each and every one of Tadano’s products and services encompass these values to reinforce continuous pursuit of excellence for the world and the future through high-quality lifting equipment, the company said. Tadano’s corporate philosophy of creation, contribution and cooperation strives to foster tight-knit cooperation between people both inside and outside of the organization in order to create products, technologies and services that deliver value to the customer and to the society as a whole. To implement this corporate philosophy, Tadano’s management strategy emphasizes balanced growth for both the company and the people whose lives it affects. www.tadanoamerica.com

TALBERT MANUFACTURING manufactures a variety of heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment. Located in Indiana, Talbert has been serving the transportation industry since 1938 covering commercial, government, aerospace and energy applications as well as in-plant material handling movers, manufacturing systems and processors. Talbert products include utility and tag- a-long trailers, tilt deck trailers, hydraulic slide axle/hydraulic tail trailers, low bed heavy haul trailers, extendible trailers (flats, step decks, lowbeds, hydraulic necks), spread axle trailers (East and West coast styles) and multi-axle configurations. www.talbertmfg.com

TEREX CRANES has a global footprint built upon a strong legacy in the cranes industry. From rugged rough terrain cranes, versatile tower cranes to go-anywhere pick and carry models, a Terex crane is built to be a tough and ready workhorse, the company said. Terex cranes are backed by a parts and service team with extensive experience and knowledge of the industry. www.terex.com/cranes

TORQUER LIFTING SOLUTIONS is a manufacturer of innovative no-touch crane load control devices aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of crane and rigging workers. The HALO (Hands-free Autonomous Load Orientation) device permits full 360-degree rotation with start, stop, and reverse capabilities for loads up to 25-tons by using a simple hand-held remote. With a control range of several thousand feet, no tag lines are needed, and personnel are kept away from the moving load. HALO’s are immediately available for rent or sale. The company is based in Denver, CO and Inverness, Scotland. www.torquer.com

Since its start in 1954, TOWSLEYS has become a nationally recognized leader in providing branded clothing, promotional products, gifts and service awards, ranking in the top two percent in the U.S. From t-shirts, hats and polos, to safety vests, gloves and jackets, to pens, mugs, banners or anything a company can put their logo on, Towsleys has served the crane, construction and equipment industry with creative, price conscious branded merchandise for customers or employees. www.towsleys.com

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, North America’s largest specialized trailer manufacturer, has been a supporting member of the SC&RA for over 35 years. Trail King engineers and manufactures dual-lane transport systems, hydraulic Schnable neck, blade hauling and custom multi-axle trailers for the wind energy industry and specialized hauling markets. Trail King strives to lead the way in the trailer industry, delivering the best trailers in the world for its customers’ success. www.trailking.com

TRAIL-EZE TRAILERS builds a variety of standard and specialized equipment trailers to help with all transportation needs, which is a result of 50 years of experience designing and producing the best the industry has to offer. Trail-Eze is a custom trailer manufacturer with a complete line of rear- loading hydraulic tail and slide axle trailers, front-loading folding goose neck and hydraulic detach trailers and high-capacity multi-axle trailers. For great craftmanship, lasting durability and promises kept, look to Trail-Eze. www.traileze.com

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS designs, engineers and manufactures various types of premium, custom trailers. TransMaster Trailers offers specialized multi-axle steering dollies, perimeter frames, extendables, high-capacity steering trailers, jeeps, heavy-duty step-decks, detachable gooseneck lowboys, counter-weight trailers, wind energy trailers, beam systems and much more. TransMaster Trailers is dedicated to designing innovative hauling solutions to satisfy a customer’s specific needs, manufacturing a high-quality product that is robust and reliable, and providing continued, industry-leading customer support. www.mastersi.com

TRANSPORT PRODUCTS AND SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC (TPSE INC.) a woman owned business, offering products, service, and technical assistance to the specialized heavy transportation, ship building, aerospace, power generation, metallurgy, construction and millwright industries, among others. Featuring products from the TII Group including Scheuerle and Kamag, TPSE is your source for modular transporters such as, SPMTs, shipyard transporters, hydraulic road transporters and more. TPSE, Inc. also offers material and personnel lifts from Electroelsa, material handling devices from Mouvers, trailers for modular housing lumber transport from Auwarter and more. www.tpseinc.com

TRANSWORLD MANUFACTURING has been specializing in street legal crane transportation since 1946. The company was the first to introduce the direct-to-boom dolly mount and the articulating boom dolly. Transworld’s market understanding comes from its history as a crane owner. The company is constantly improving its crane accessory products to help customers become safer and more efficient. Transworld specializes in boom dollies, spreader bars and custom hauling solutions. www.twm-usa.com

U.S. CARGO CONTROL is the source for equipment for hauling, rigging, towing, lifting and moving all kinds of cargo. Specializing in the cargo control, rigging and lifting, and moving supplies industries, they offer thousands of products online and welcome custom orders and special requests. In-house manufacturing capabilities include custom tie-down straps, lifting slings, flatbed tarps and cargo nets. Located in the Midwest, they offer superior customer service, a knowledgeable sales team, fast delivery and free shipping on orders over $199. www.uscargocontrol.com

USI INSURANCE SERVICES began in 1994 with a single office of $6.5 million of revenue and 40 associates. Today, USI is approaching $2 billion in revenue with more than 8,000 associates in approximately 200 offices across the country. USI has served over 500,000 clients meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs nationwide. USI has than 150 years of consulting and brokerage experience through acquired agencies, with local offices dating back in their communities as far as the late 1800s. www.usi.com

*NEW* VITA INCLINATA‘s award-winning technology instantly and autonomously stops chaotic swing and spin, and easily adds precision for rotor wing and fixed wing aircraft and cranes. The company’s products, including proprietary software, are built to military specifications and tested to ensure no EMF interference. Vita is the first startup to be recognized in the US National Defense appropriations bill, including supporting language asking for more research and development to use its technology across all branches of the military. www.vitatech.co

For more than 30 years, WHECO CORPORATION has been providing repair and restoration services to the crane, lifting and aerial industry. WHECO provides full, turn-key repairs including fabrication, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and painting services. WHECO prides itself on being able to provide OSHA, Cal-OSHA, ANSI, AWS and OEM compliant repairs. WHECO operates from its complete service centers in Richland, WA; Seattle, WA; Santa Fe Springs, CA; Aiken, SC, and Portland, OR. www.wheco.com

WOLFFKRAN stands for experience and competence in the design, construction and handling of tower cranes. The foundation was laid over 100 years ago by Julius Wolff in Germany with the construction of the first mobile, fast-assembly tower crane. Today the brand stands for a comprehensive product range of trolley jib and luffing jib tower cranes made in Germany. Wolffkran serves customers worldwide, as a manufacturer, but also as an operator of one of the largest fleets of rental tower cranes. www.wolffkran.com

WRIGHTPLAN offers compelling business management solutions tailored specifically for the specialized construction industry. Whether it’s crane rental, rigging, millwrighting or machinery moving, their all-in-one software and Field Solutions app enable you and teams to estimate, dispatch, track and invoice – all in real time. WrightPlan’s mobile app provides job instructions, collects time, equipment used, uploads job pictures, gets customer sign off and provides for pre-task planning, equipment check lists. www.wrightplan.com

XL SPECIALIZED TRAILERS is a subsidiary of Bull Moose Industries and is a market-leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers for the construction, commercial, agricultural, wind energy, oil and gas and custom-style trailer markets. Founded in 1995, XL has a growing dealer network, a dedicated staff of skilled employees and a full selection of industry-leading hauling solutions. Every XL trailer is backed with a market-leading warranty. www.xlspecializedtrailer.com

YAK MAT is the largest supplier of access mats in North America. With mat yards stra-tegically located across the country, Yak Mat offers a variety of ready-to-ship mats used to create temporary roads and crossings for any construction project, in any industry. With more than 50 years of experience, Yak Mat specializes in total access solutions for any terrain, at any location to keep projects on track. www.yakmat.com

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