SC&RA Annual Conference Guide: Convening in Cali

03 April 2019

Referred to as the “Village by the Sea” by locals, Carlsbad, CA is not only a highly sought-after tourist destination, but also the location of SC&RA’s 2019 Annual Conference. An anticipated industry event, this year’s Annual Conference will feature a variety of activities and opportunities for attendees to get to know one another, in both work and play environments.

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The 2019 SC&RA Annual Conference is April 23-27 in Carlsbad, CA.

Some of the many appealing features of the Annual Conference include the multitude of networking opportunities, keynote speakers, informational sessions, the annual Products Fair featuring 92 exhibiting companies and evening entertainment, including Noche de los Dueling Pianos on Thursday night. Be sure to bring your game face, as Tuesday morning will kick off with tennis and golf tournaments onsite, along with the annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday.

Carlsbad Beach

Referred to as the “Village by the Sea” by locals, Carlsbad, CA is not only a highly sought-after tourist destination, but also the location of SC&RA’s 2019 Annual Conference.

Keynote speakers

How do you identify and nurture the unique qualities that make a leader? Learn from Jake Harriman at the Opening Session on Wednesday morning: Building Great Leaders: How to Unlock Hidden Potential. Harriman is the founder and CEO of Nuru International, a U.S.-based social venture that empowers individuals living in remote and rural areas to combat extreme poverty in their communities. Harriman will explain why it’s better to invest in leaders than infrastructure and how to unlock potential within your current ranks for success.

In addition, be sure to check out Link-Belt’s Thursday breakfast with John Heffron, winner of NBC’s hit reality competition Last Comic Standing, as he shares experiences from childhood through life as a married father.

The biggest issue facing companies today is how to attract, hire and keep exceptional employees. But how do you do it with increased demand and competition? Thursday afternoon, learn from Max Farrell, Jeremy Reymer and Austin Rowsey on each step of the hiring process, as well as how to motivate current employees and leverage their peer networks.

The Trail King Breakfast on Friday will feature National Geographic photographer Steve Uzzell, who believes the open road never fails to open our mind; and once our mind is opened, the boundless power of imagination is unlocked. Uzzell uses his photography as metaphors for possibility and creativity.

From inspirational and entertaining speakers to outdoor events, get ready for some fun in the sun, attendees! 


The Annual Conference Products Fair offers members and exhibitors the chance to meet in person and discuss industry products and opportunities that apply directly to business on both sides of the exhibit table. The Products Fair is a hub of networking activity, and it stands as a perfect example of SC&RA membership value around the world. In most cases, the companies exhibiting provide the following information.

A1A SOFTWARE provides cloud-based business solutions for the crane and heavy equipment industries. A1A’s signature product,, is the industry standard for lift planning, crane selection, ground-bearing pressure calculating and rigging planning. A1A’s latest innovation,, is an online business management solution for both end-users and equipment distributors. provides business management tools such as GPS/telematics for equipment tracking and predictive maintenance scheduling, customer relationship management (CRM) tools for tracking sales, quotes, dispatching, scheduling staff and invoicing, job management tools for full site scheduling and conflict warnings and full reporting capabilities to maximize profits.

*NEW* AMCS TECHNOLOGIES is a French manufacturer and a worldwide leader of safety devices for tower cranes and other lifting machinery (anti-collision and zone protection). The R&D department is constantly improving and developing safety solutions through crane manufacturer technical partnerships. Its two flagship products are the DCS 60 and the DCS 61-S – anti-collision and zone protection systems – which can be fitted to all brands and types of cranes. This includes static, travelling, relay or PLC controlled, and with saddle or luffing jibs. The company is also manufacturing a new generation of complementary products as jobsite supervisors, anemometers, day and night aviation lights and supplying video cameras. AMCS Technologies ensures efficient technical support from France and through it’s dealership network, trained by experienced specialists.

ANDERSON TRUCKING SERVICE (ATS) is a leader in flatbed, specialized, wind energy, van and international transportation, logistics and project management services. Founded in 1955, its service area includes the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Canada, as well as Puerto Rico and other points across the globe. ATS is a true turnkey transportation partner. With a fleet of more than 1,500 tractors and nearly 3,500 company-owned trailers – including vans, flatbeds, step-deck trailers, multi-axle heavy load trailers and more – shippers across the globe turn to ATS for comprehensive transportation support, including in-house permitting, safety, routing and international services and GPS tracking for real time, 24/7 load visibility.

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 2,500 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.

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.

*NEW* BECHEM Lubrication Technologies, is a 185-year-old global manufacturer of specialty grease, coatings and oils for a variety of critical applications. Highly engineered solutions are available for telescopic booms, wire ropes, open gears and cleaning purposes. Trusted by the OEMs for years, these products are now available to the aftermarket from a growing distributor network and company headquarters in Cleveland, OH.

BIGFOOT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT is an American family manufacturer that specializes in outrigger pads and is the only major manufacturer of both wood and composite outrigger pads. Bigfoot uses American materials with veteran employees and ownership, standing behind Bigfoot’s composites guarantee for life. This company has been manufacturing since 1991, and was started by end users that understand how, why and where outrigger pads are built. Bigfoot outrigger pads are “strength/stability/safety,” with standard sizes and custom outrigger pads built to meet and exceed customers outrigger pad needs.

BLOKCAM LIMITED is a wireless system that can be quickly and easily deployed to the hook block or boom tip of a crane. The sound and view from below the camera is then transmitted and received wirelessly via the antenna systems to a screen in the cab. This allows the operator to see and hear the load and surroundings, giving an unobstructed, live, audio-visual feed of the critical areas that working in the blind would never allow. Blokcam now has a new range of attachments branded under Blokmag, which allow its systems to be easily fitted to cylindrical and spherical-shaped hook blocks.

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.

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 their extensive application experience, Cortland provides custom braided rope slings for critical heavy lift applications specializing in below-the-hook solutions. By continuously developing their technologies, they enable customers to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges.

*NEW* is an online social media marketplace. This new and unique concept provides a revolutionary approach to representing people, equipment and services in the crane and lifting industry, the company said. allows people to dynamically share ideas, information, jobs and available equipment with each other in a dedicated environment.

CRANE NETWORK has been connecting buyers and sellers of cranes, heavy equipment, parts and attachments for 20 years. Since 1998, one of the earliest and most recognized names in the online equipment marketplace, Crane Network has maintained its position simply by meeting its mission: to actively assist in the sale or rental of equipment.

CRANETRADER is the one-stop source for buying or selling new or used crane and lifting equipment. Published monthly, CraneTrader features full-color photos and details about crane and lifting equipment for sale across the United States. From large cranes to small specialty parts, CraneTrader is the best medium for finding equipment or selling inventory, the company said.

DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing blocks 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 in 40-plus countries around the world.

DORAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL covers all heavy lifting needs. Doral has the largest fleet of Versa-Lifts in the world as well as forklift capacities up to 120,000 pounds. Doral also offers hydraulic gantries for rent with capacities from 125 to 600 tons. The propane powered Transporter as well and the new electric powered Trakporter are available for rent only at Doral. All of Doral’s equipment is available coast-to-coast for short- or long-term rentals with delivery and pick up times ensured by using our own transportation.

*NEW* DOUBLECOIN TIRES is committed to meeting the needs of the specialized transportation, machinery, industrial maintenance, crane and rigging industry. With its wide range of quality-constructed radial tires, Double Coin has the industry requirements covered. This includes a global array of off-the-road (OTR) tires and a full line of Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) tires.

ELECTRIC GUARD DOG, the No. 1 theft deterrent service, is a market leader in electric security fences and perimeter security in the country, the company said. A security partner for 4,600-plus commercial and industrial locations across the U.S., Electric Guard Dog protects businesses from cargo theft and copper theft and provides a safer work environment for employees, while reducing total security costs.

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.

FAYMONVILLE DISTRIBUTION is one of the biggest manufacturers of 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 includes 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.

FLEET COST & CARE 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 FCC solution eliminates needless duplicate data entry while maximizing fleet and personnel efficiency and profitability.

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.

GARROD HYDRAULICS has been an industry leader in hydraulic cylinder repair since 1978. Garrod has partnered with most major crane manufacturers to provide quality repairs to their hydraulic cylinders. Having in-house chrome plating, for rods up to 47 feet in length, sets Garrod apart from the many small repair shops located throughout the United States. This capability helps eliminate outsourcing and allows Garrod to control quality and turn-around times. Garrod Hydraulics is ISO9000 certified.

GKS LIFTING AND MOVING SOLUTIONS sells heavy machine moving equipment like hydraulic jacks (5-30 tons), dollies (2-200 tons) multidirectional dollies (1-12 tons) and Remote Operated Batterie Operated Transport systems (ROBOT 10-40 tons). Made in Germany, all shipping from Ohio within 24 hours.

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SOLUTIONS GROUP is a pre-eminent boutique executive search and recruitment firm assisting industry leaders build world-class teams. Their business is people. They have the experience, skills and resources in their specialized transportation and crane and rigging practices to exceed their clients’ expectations for top talent.Their clients range from private, regional providers to globally recognized public corporations.

GOLDHOFER manufactures transport vehicles for payloads from 25 to over 10,000 tons. The product range consists of trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty vehicles as well as vehicles for wind power plants. Built to last, Goldhofer equipment can supply the most suitable and economical vehicle configuration for transporting extremely heavy loads. Through the development of an international presence, including Goldhofer Inc. in the U.S., Goldhofer continues to pursue its goal of consolidating its position as an international market leader by providing superior customer support.

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS is a leading manufacturer of specialized solutions. All products are designed, engineered and manufactured out of Union City, TN. Greenfield offers a full line of crane boom dollies, boom launcher trailers, counterweight trailers and lifting devices. The new Greenfield Smart-Mats are also a great solution for crane stabilization and has bolstered their footprint in the crane industry.

GUNNEBO JOHNSON CORPORATION is a part of Gunnebo Industries AB of Sweden, with a blending of above and below-the-hook products for industrial lifting and material handling. Johnson blocks and overhaul balls are a part of the global lifting industry. Johnson snatch blocks, specialty tackle and ForgeFab sheaves are found in the toughest applications. From specialty swivels deep in the ocean, to blocks and sheaves in the Gulf of Mexico, Johnson products are at work every day around the globe.

H&E EQUIPMENT SERVICES is the largest Manitowoc and Grove crane dealer in the world. With 78 locations nationwide and 32 that specialize in cranes, H&E provides the most comprehensive crane product support network available. Its network is dedicated to crane sales, rentals, parts, service, Manitowoc’s EnCORE-certified crane remanufacturing, structural repair and CCO training. H&E is also the authorized dealer for National, Manitex, Marine Travelift, Komatsu, Bobcat, JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Gehl, Yanmar, Takeuchi, Multiquip, Wacker, Atlas Copco, Generac and many other top equipment manufacturers.

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.

Since 1947, HBC-RADIOMATIC has led the market in the development and production of radio remote control systems for industrial and mobile hydraulic applications across the globe. Through the company’s quality standards, ground-breaking innovations and dedication to its customers, HBC-radiomatic continues to set the benchmark for wireless controls. Established in Cincinnati, OH in 1998, HBC-radiomatic has become a leading supplier of remote-control solutions for North America.

HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, publisher of the Crane Hotline monthly magazine, has been an informative media partner since 1997. Crane Hotline’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.

In business since 1953, HILMAN ROLLERS manufactures high capacity, low profile and low friction roller and skidding solutions to move heavy weights.

HOISTCAM by Netarus manufactures and sells industrial-grade video monitoring solutions which improves productivity and safety in the construction, industrial, marine and transportation industries. HoistCam, a rapidly deployable wireless camera system, places the eyes of the crane operator anywhere on the job. The HoistCam platform suite, including HoistCam Director and, provide remote monitoring, recording and management analytics reporting to operators and site supervisors.

HOIST MATERIAL HANDLING is a U.S. manufacturer of high-capacity lift trucks.The FR Series line is an extendable counterweight cushion tire forklift ranging from 15,000 to 80,000 pound load capacity with both diesel and electric-powered models available. Hoist Liftruck utilizes vertically integrated manufacturing in a 550,000 square-foot facility and a nationwide dealer network to give customers industry-best lead times.

*NEW* HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP specializes in crane and rigging contractors and other heavy mechanized construction. They offer multi-line insurance coverage options on an admitted and surplus lines basis through select brokers specializing in crane and construction. Their focus and knowledge enable them to understand insureds’ needs and provide underwriting, claims and risk management services and expertise, differentiating HIIG in the marketplace.

HYDRA-SLIDE provides engineered, off-the-shelf equipment solutions for the crane, power generation and transport industries. Hydra-Slide skidding systems are a cost-effective, simple and safe method for moving all types of heavy loads. They are built to last, engineered for field conditions and designed with the rigger in mind. Every product is backed up with superior customer support and training options.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (ITI) has provided innovative training solutions for cranes, rigging and load-handling activities since 1986, and is proud to introduce its newest at the 2019 Annual Conference. OperatorPro ( is a digital application that allows operators instant access to their complete operator history at the touch of a button. Track shifts, activities and evaluations in real time. Early access to the app will be available to those who stop by the ITI booth.

INTERNATIONAL CRANES & EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE is a 23-plus-year Kessler+CO service partner and OEM parts supplier for Krupp, Grove GMK, Demag, Liebherr, Tadano Faun and others. Stock parts include drive line components, brakes, 24-volt electrical/lighting, filters, pneumatic and electronics from OEM makers. It supplies Mercedes engines, new, rebuild or short block as well as transmissions. It supplies parts from the following OEMs: Kessler+CO, Bosch, Beral, Hella, Hydac, Mann & Hummel, Mercedes, Rexroth, Wabco and ZF.

J&R ENGINEERING is a leader in American-made specialized lifting equipment featuring LIFT-N-LOCK hydraulic telescopic boom gantries, the strongest and safest gantries in the world. J&R has received the Wisconsin Governor’s Award in recognition of its product design accomplishments. J&R serves clients throughout the U.S. and globally.

JOST CRANES is a German manufacturer of luffing tower cranes that was founded in 2000 by designer Franc Jost. With over 50 years of experience in crane technology, Franc Jost had designed over 45 crane models for leading manufacturers Peiner (Terex), Noell, BKT (Manitowoc) and Comedil (Terex) before starting his own company. The range of products includes conventional and hydraulic luffers specifically designed for operations in dense city areas.

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.

KHL GROUP is a diversified media company and the leading supplier of international construction information around the world. Using its marketing-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into digital magazines, e-newsletters, directories, new media technologies, book publishing, direct mail, list rental, exhibitions, conferences and contract publishing. KHL publishes American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, the official magazines of the SC&RA. KHL has published two coffee table books for the SC&RA.

KTSDI-KESSLER is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company as well as the North American representative and authorized spare parts and service provider for Kessler + Co (axles and transfer cases), Mobil Elektronik (steer x wire), Alfred Heyd (ball joints and torque rods) and Neumeister (hydraulic cylinders). KTSDI’s factory trained staff have the know- how to assist with spare parts and service on its partners components and beyond to keep their fleet of cranes, transporters and trailers up and running. KTSDI can also provide vehicle solutions for a variety of OEM applications in the off-highway and specialized transportation industries.

LANDOLL CORPORATION is a manufacturer that designs, fabricates, finishes and markets heavy equipment trailers, specialized narrow-aisle forklifts, agricultural tillage equipment and OEM and government products. Landoll designs and manufactures a complete line of trailers, including traveling axle, traveling tail, detachable, bottom dumps, car trailers, utility and industrial tags, which serve many different industries.

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.

LIEBHERR USA, CO. has developed a large, continually evolving range of sophisticated products and services for more than 60 years. Practical and seasoned machines, coupled with proven engineering and high quality, ensure customer benefits in all product areas. 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.

LIFTING GEAR HIRE offers expertise in the rental of the safest and most reliable rigging, skidding, jacking, hoisting, pulling, safety and material handling equipment to partner with clients’ projects. All of LGH’s equipment is inspected, certified exceeding ASME/ANSI guidelines and in most cases load-tested before it arrives for a project. Conveniently located with 22 United States locations, one Canadian and several more European operations, its application knowledge and commanding 70,000-piece plus inventory of equipment is just a click away.

*NEW* LIFT-IT MFG. celebrates 40 years,during which they have become an industry leader providing some of the highest quality rigging on the market. Rigging training, slings, shackles, hoists spreader beams – you dream it, we build it, the company said.

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.

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.

MANAC TRAILER is a leader in the manufacturing of specialty trailers in North America. Manac offers a wide range of vans, flatbeds and specialty trailers such as dumps, low beds, grain hoppers, chassis, chip and logging trailers, all of which are sold under the recognized brands Manac, CPS, Trailmobile, Peerless, Darkwing, UltraPlate, Ultravan and Liddell Canada. Manac services the heavy-duty trailer industry for the highway transportation, construction, energy, mining, forestry and agricultural sectors and manufactures its trailers in facilities located in Oran, MO; Saint-Georges, QC; and Penticton, BC. www.manac/us

MANITOWOC CRANES is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services.

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.

MATRIX PAYMENT SYSTEMS has been in the B2B credit card processing industry since early 2000 and services thousands of businesses across the U.S. The company’s 80-plus sales representatives have an average of more than 10 years of experience. Because of its unique billing interchange tables and software, Matrix can save companies money where other processors cannot. Whether Matrix can save client’s money to lower their current processors discount rates or if Matrix can become a partner, it is always a win-win for all.

MAZZELLA COMPANIES is a manufacturer and distributor that provides lifting solutions, offering all styles of slings, overhead cranes, hoists and engineered lifting devices. The company also provides training, in-field inspection and repair services that support its products. Mazzella has one of the largest inventories of wire rope, hoists, hoist parts, pullers, rigging hardware products and other distributed products. The company provides reliable products and services, a highly responsive, knowledgeable team to support its offerings and the training to help ensure compliance of OSHA and ASME standards.

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.

MITSUBISHI UFL LEASE & FINANCE (USA) is a source for lease and loan financing to acquire cranes and aerial work platforms. Based in San Diego, CA, the company’s crane industry experts have decades of experience financing cranes and have participated in SC&RA since 2001. The company is owned by a Top 10 global financial institution – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and a global multinational, Mitsubishi Corporation. With a portfolio of more than $46 billion in assets globally, the leasing and finance business has the muscle to support clients’ growth far into the future.

THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO) will present its range of nationally and internationally accredited (ANSI/ISO) and OSHA-recognized crane personnel certification programs, including those for mobile, tower, overhead, articulating and service truck crane operators, digger derrick operators, dedicated pile driver operators, signalpersons, riggers, crane inspectors and lift directors. Since NCCCO began testing in 1996, more than 1,200,000 written and practical exams have been administered to over 425,000 crane-related professionals in all 50 states.

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. 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.

NBIS 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 23 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 carriers rated A (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and licensed in all 50 states.

NELSON TRAILERS, in business since 1947, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of specialized semi-trailers. The product line focuses on the demanding needs of the heavy haul, rigging and crane industries. Nelson offers a full line of multi-axle heavy haul trailers with numerous axle configuration and hydraulic steering options. A kingpin activated automatic hydraulic steering option is available on many of the trailers. Their bi-fold ramp trailer has been a staple of the rigging industry since its introduction in the 1970s. The Nelson boom dolly, boom launch trailer and “pin ‘n go” system offer safe and effective transportation solutions for the crane industry. Nelson also specializes in trailers for sensitive cargo such as aircraft parts, satellites, rocket components and the nuclear industry.

NEW HEIGHTS INSURANCE SOLUTIONS is a program manager with over 20 years’ experience in underwriting and servicing the crane and boom truck industry. NHIS offers a tailored policy for each client. The company is active in the crane industry and has been featured in American Cranes & Transport and Crane Hotline as well as in the insurance industry publications Best’s Review and Business Insurance, to discussing the crane industry.

PIONEER PROGRAMS was formed in November of 2008 for the purpose of writing specific insurance programs on behalf of selected carriers. Although the company was established in 2008, the main stay program, Contractors’ Choice, was created in 1996 by Carole Fleischman to insure projects and wrap-ups. Pioneer is focused on underwriting exceptional risks while assisting the insureds in managing their exposures.

*NEW* POL-INOWEX is a Polish company operating globally in the relocation industry specializing in dismantling and relocation of industrial plants that now has more than 200 employees and clients in more than 50 countries on all continents. Pol-Inowex executed over 400 projects in various industries: power and energy, chemical and refineries, pulp and paper, steel and metal, food processing and automotive. The company takes care of the whole relocation process: project management planning, match marking, 3D scanning, dismantling, heavy lifting, dry ice cleaning, packing and re-assembly.

PRATT INDUSTRIES is a globally recognized manufacturer of both standard and complex specialized transportation equipment. Pratt’s philosophy of forward-looking technology and innovation is evident, especially in crane, rigging and heavy equipment trailers. Pratt’s hands-on approach to satisfy customers’ needs and required specifications is the first priority.

The high expectations of performance in ropes has led PYTHON AMERICA to the development of Python high performance ropes with HighPac, ForcePac, PlastGuard and LongLife characteristics that have been achieved through adaptation of engineered rope geometry, specific tolerances and purpose designed processes for mobile and tower cranes. Python ropes are fully integrated with all ingredients made in Germany.

RAYCO-WYLIE SYSTEMS are the pioneers of the first LMI system ever developed. Experts in the design and manufacturing of crane monitoring systems since 1933, they offer simple designs, with intuitive controls for straight forward operating. Their innovative technologies offer flexibility and provide solutions for the most complex lifting applications. The company’s strengths lie in the quality and reliability of their products with outstanding service worldwide.

*NEW* REDLIST: What’s the most valuable asset – people or equipment? Industry has always been a partnership of man and machine. Today, more than ever, clients need people and equipment in sync. From small to large enterprises, Redlist has the tool you’re looking for, the company said.

RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS has provided suspensions for the heavy haul industry since 1967. The company focuses on specialized trailers and meeting customer requirements with innovative solutions.

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.

RIGGING GEAR SALES is home to North America’s largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories. With over 100 gantry legs, over 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.

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.

*NEW* RISKERGO is a risk engineering technology company that focuses on redefining the words risk management. Whether it is risk management or risk control, companies tend to focus on the reactive side of losses. Risk Ergo brings the proactive side of risk to the table to better operations, maximize financials and strategically grow business.

SCHEUERLE is a manufacturer of vehicles with hydraulically suspended pendulum axles and a supplier of vehicles for the North-American market like the K25-series. Scheuerle offers compact and modular trailers for road transportation, self-propelled modular trailers as well as a multitude of special vehicles for steel production, shipyards, logistics and wind industry.

*NEW* SHELL LUBRICANTS is the #1 lubricants company in the world providing the highest quality products alongside the proper lubrication processes and services that create sustainable value for customers, the company said. Shell’s wide range of products include oils, coolants, transmission fluids, gear oils and greases, designed to help protect investments, help reduce operating costs and comply with environmental standards. Discover how Shell’s technical leadership and long-standing relationships with OEM’s enables customers across all sectors.

SLINGMAX RIGGING SOLUTIONS is a worldwide heavy lift sling provider. The products are manufactured by 38 licensed fabricators in 11 countries. They include Twin-Path slings protected by CornerMax pads and sleeves. The company also provides heavy lift wire rope solutions like the Gator-Laid slings and Gator-Flex grommet.

STERLING leads the industry with the TerraLam Cross-Laminated Timber mat and a complete suite of site access solutions. Working directly with contractors and utility owners to build and maintain the nation’s infrastructure, Sterling combines access planning, products, and services that increase efficiency, safety, and environmental compliance. With a diversified offering of mats including the TerraLam 700 CLT mat for the heaviest of equipment, Sterling is uniquely positioned to deliver reliable, cost-effective solutions.

Established in 1993 in Houston, TADANO AMERICA CORPORATION is the strategic base for sales of rough terrain cranes and all terrain cranes for the North American market. Tadano America has dedicated customer service office locations providing direct-to-customer product support in Houston and Edmonton, Alberta.

TALBERT MANUFACTURING has been manufacturing heavy haul trailers for over 80 years that are built to rigorous customer specifications. Its 10 to 250-ton trailers are essential in specialized hauling. The Talbert 35 to 85-ton hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers set the performance and reliability standard in their market. More than 90 percent of Talbert trailers built in the last 25 years are still in operation today.

TEREX USA combines two strong crane brands known for quality, reliability, worldwide service, comprehensive training and attractive financing solutions. Products include Demag all terrain and crawler cranes along with Terex rough terrain, tower and pick and carry cranes. and

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. For great craftsmanship, lasting durability and promises kept, look to Trail-Eze, Inc., the company said.

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES North America’s largest specialized trailer manufacturer, has been a member of the SC&RA for over 30 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. In addition, Trail King offers a complete line of open deck and materials hauling trailers for the construction, commercial and agriculture markets.

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS INC. designs and manufactures specialized trailer systems for the heavy haul market. TransMaster Trailers range from 30 to 500-ton transport systems, low decks, extendable trailers, 3 axle up to 16-axle combinations, expandable perimeter steering trailers and modular steer dolly systems up to 150-ton capacity.

With over 30 years of experience in the specialized heavy haul and lift industry TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS INC. of Connecticut is a go-to source for hydraulic transporters and trailers from the world leading TII Group. Scheuerle, Nicolas, Kamag and Tiiger are all part of TSP’s product offering. Whether your focus is marine shipbuilding, energy, aerospace, fabrication or heavy haul, TSP has the products that keep you moving. TSP also offers maintenance parts and accessories for all TII products, as well as Rockinger hitches, marine electronics, Grundens Foul Weather Gear and safety equipment.

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.

U.S. CARGO CONTROL is a leading 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, chain slings, flatbed tarps and cargo nets. Located in the Midwest, they offer superior customer service, a knowledgeable sales team, fast delivery and custom pricing programs.

VERIZON CONNECT offers a full suite of solutions and services that put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. Verizon software solutions can support all mobile management needs, from route optimization, truck navigation, service dispatch to driver coaching, compliance and mobile forms. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, Verizon delivers leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

VERSA-LIFT (CUSTOM MOBILE EQUIPMENT) was founded in 1993 by Gary Dick for the purpose of designing and building material handling equipment. Custom Mobile Equipment builds five models of Versa-Lift, which are made for moving heavy equipment in tight spaces. They are powered by LP or dual fuel engines as well as electric. Versa-Lifts are high capacity cushion-tired forklifts ranging from 25,000 to 140,000 pounds, known for precision control and versatility on the job.

WHECO CORPORATION is a leader in crane, aerial and heavy equipment repair and restoration, specializing in fleet service, accident restoration and repair. WHECO provides OEM and engineered solutions to the repair and restoration process, producing repaired equipment that is warranted and certified. WHECO maintains alliances with several manufacturers in the crane and aerial industry. It operates six state-of-the-art facilities in Seattle, WA, Richland, WA, Portland, OR, Santa Fe Springs, CA, Houston, TX and Aiken, SC, in addition to a service center in the Marshall Islands.

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.

WRIGHTPLAN is a web-based system that addresses the inefficiencies in running crane and rigging, machinery moving and millwright companies.WrightPlan Management Software includes quoting, scheduling, invoicing, reporting, customer contact management, mobile data collection, job costing and tracking and more. 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.

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.

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