awards

18 April 2008

The Rigging and Hauling Job of the Year Competitions at the Annual Conference showcased how member companies dauntlessly met extreme professional challenges. Winners announced in 2006 were:

RIGGING OVER $750,000: Barnhart, for lifting NASA's Shuttle Launch Pads to aid work being done for corrosion control and steel reinforcement

RIGGING BETWEEN $150,000 AND $750,000: Barnhart, for the replacement of two feedwater heaters in a coal fired power plant in Sioux City, Iowa

RIGGING UNDER $150,000: PSC Crane & Rigging, for an 8 Mega Watt Wartsila Generator installation in a Rensselaer, Ind. power plant

MOVING: Fagioli SPA, for the 92-km. transport of the E. Toti Submarine from Cremona River Port to the Museum of Science and Technology in Milano

HAULING OVER 160,000 POUNDS (NET): Emmert International, for the 2,900-mile transport of two exchange vessels from the Gulf Coast to Edmonton, Canada

HAULING UNDER 160,000 POUNDS (NET): Emmert International, for transporting 66 Gas Pipe Modules from Tyler, Texas to Benton Harbor, MI.

SC&RA presented the GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Dan Bumby, E.C.C.-Lift Systems, and the DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD to Howard Ronken, Midwest Specialized Transportation. The PRESIDENT'S AWARDS for member recruitment were presented to Kevin Cunningham, NBIS; Jeff McGeary, Allied Insurance Brokers; and Trevor Pease, KHL Group.

The association also presented 12 awards for crane & rigging safety, 14 awards for transportation safety, 12 awards to individuals for over 1 million miles of accident-free driving, 26 awards in recognition and appreciation of loyal membership, and several Pinnacle Awards for member service on association and foundation committees and boards.

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