Carl Springfels passed away March 20 at his home in Miami Shores, FL. Springfels was heavily involved in the movement to establish a national assessment program for crane operators, and he made major contributions to the development of CCO written and practical examinations. This year marked his 10th year of active service to the NCCCO.

Springfels retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 487 as training director and treasurer. He was an active member of the American Legion and the VFW, Navy League, Tailhook Association, AOPA, SC&RA, NCCCO, Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, Miami Shores Optimist, Miami Shores Country Club, and an active member of Miami Shores Presbyterian Church since 1958.

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