04 March 2008
NCCCO Commissioners and members of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Committees and Task Forces, traveled from all parts of the nation in October 2007 for their bi-annual series of meetings hosted in Houston, TX by BP America. In addition to the regular meetings of NCCCO exam management committees, the two task forces established earlier in the year to develop programs, respectively, for rigger certification and signalperson certification convened meetings to coincide with the event. Shown accepting a recognition plaque from Kerry Hulse, NCCCO Commission chairman, in appreciation of BP America's generosity, is Don Jordan, who also serves on NCCCO's Commission. A celebratory fish fry, at which NCCCO's recent accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was celebrated, was sponsored by Haag Engineering at the firm's Sugar Land office. Haag's Jim Wiethorn, second row, third from the left, serves on NCCCO's Tower Crane Management Committee.