Crane & Rigging Workshop ShowGuide: Look out Louisville!

06 September 2018

The 41st year of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held September 26-28 in Louisville, KY. Best known for bourbon, bluegrass and baseball bats, industry members will convene in the infamous Kentucky city for the annual three-day Workshop. With committee meetings and educational sessions mixed with networking breaks and social engagements, attendees will be treated to both an educational and entertaining event.

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The 2018 SC&RA Crane and Rigging Workshop will kick off in Kentucky, September 26-28. 

The Exhibit Center, which has been sold out 15 years and counting, will be packed with 90 companies offering attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to meet and mingle and to check out the latest products and services across the board. Mark your calendars as this event will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For exhibiting companies, booth set-up begins Wednesday, September 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday, September 27 from 7 to 9 a.m. The following copy was provided by Exhibit Center companies.

A1A SOFTWARE LLC provides cutting-edge 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.

ASHLEY SLING, INC., a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of lifting and rigging products, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with three additional manufacturing facilities in the southeastern U.S. Products include all types of slings, wire rope, rigging hardware, fall protection gear, hoists, high performance round slings and tie-down equipment. Company services include load testing, rigging inspection and rigging and fall protection training seminars.

ASSOCIATED WIRE ROPE & RIGGING, INC. is the North American stocking distributor for RopeBlock and GN, producer of Sea-Link products and a Van Beest distributor. Speak to Scott Fishfader, Bob Levy, Curt Jabben or Joel Crum at the booth and pick up the latest product catalogues to see what’s new at RopeBlock, GN and Sea-Link.

AXION STRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS is a vertically integrated product technology company that manufactures structural composite products from recycled polymer waste. These innovative engineered solutions are used worldwide in a diverse range of infrastructure and commercial applications requiring strength, durability and longer life cycles. Axion makes a full assortment of construction mats, heavy storage supports, railroad products and a range of large format profiles for various construction systems.

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, longest in-house manufacturer of custom composite. This American family manufacturer 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. Working with engineers to build American outrigger pads with the best compressive load ratings while understanding the practical use in the field is who Bigfoot is. Since building outrigger pads in-house since 1991, Bigfoot has had zero returns. Custom composite outrigger pads are guaranteed for life, with American veterans building and backing that guarantee.

BISHOP LIFTING PRODUCTS, INC., together with Delta Rigging & Tools, Morgan City Rentals, Matex and Safeway Slings, makes up one of the largest wire rope, slings, below-the-hook lifting devices and rigging rental groups in the country. Bishop is a Crosby dealer, Slingmax licensed fabricator and Modulift supplier with 20-plus locations across the U.S.

BLOKCAM LIMITED is a leading provider and manufacturer of camera systems for cranes globally. BlokCam is a wireless system that is 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 to a screen in the crane cab. BlokCam is continuously developing and now offers a spherical system that can be attached to the hook.

BRODERSON MANUFACTURING CORP., since 1973, has been manufacturing industrial carry deck cranes for the energy, utilities and industrial sectors and performing unique lift operations in harsh operating environments around the world.

CAROL CRANE RIGGING & LIFTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. provides comprehensive “BTH” (Below-the-Hook) lifting solutions for crane, rigging, lifting and transportation projects. Carol has led the heavy rigging and lifting industry in service, innovation, safety and quality of workmanship for almost two decades. Carol has a team consisting of senior rigging and lifting specialists, engineers, crane operators and project managers with an average tenure of 25 years in the industry. Carol Rigging & Lifting Engineering is conveniently headquartered in the Gulf Coast region in the Houston, TX area with capability for global delivery.

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-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.

CRANETRADER is the go-to source for new and used cranes and lifting equipment. Published monthly, CraneTrader includes thousands of detailed listings and full-color photos featuring equipment ranging from large cranes to specialty parts for sale across the United States. Information about the crane and lifting equipment included in the CraneTrader publication is also available online at

DEARBORN COMPANIES, supporting the heavy lift/heavy haul industries nationally, is a leading engineering service provider for ground condition surveys, ground stabilization design, rigging and shoring engineering and 3-D documentation of terrestrial and above-ground facilities utilizing laser scanning and UAV (“drone”) data collection methods. Dearborn’s project experience spans a wide variety of demanding and hostile work environments ranging from power generating stations, refineries and heavy manufacturing plants, to infrastructure (rail, roadways and airports) through healthcare and mission critical facilities. Dearborn’s engineering expertise runs the gamut from carry-deck and spider crane placements inside and atop high-rise buildings, through RT, crawler and all-terrain crane deployments on construction sites and in urban (central business district) areas, to super-capacity crawler and ringer cranes (3,000 ton-plus) in industrial and power plant environments.

Since 1988, DICA has specialized in building engineered outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing products that deliver equipment stability, ergonomic safety and transportation savings. With 30-plus standard models in the SafetyTech, FiberMax and ProStack product lines, DICA is the only foundational support company that provides engineered solutions for equipment ranging from equipment trailers to 500-ton capacity cranes.

DOLECO USA, a supplier of high quality products for the lifting and load securing industries, has announced its new textile chains, DoNova PowerLash and PowerLift, consisting of high performance webbing made with Dyneema to create a chain that is as strong as steel and 85 percent lighter. The DoNova textile chain will be on display at this year’s Crane & Rigging Workshop.

DORAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL is the best choice for heavy lifting rental needs. Doral Equipment Rental has the largest fleet of Versa-Lift forklifts in the world, along with forklift capabilities up to 120,000 pounds. Doral Equipment Rental has the most modern, well-maintained fleet in the rental industry. Doral rents Versa-Lift forklifts, Enerpac gantries, Rigger-Lift fork trucks and Hilman Traksporter products, all leading brands built for power and versatility, perfect for rigging projects. A large fleet of equipment means more available units than competitors. In-house transportation ensures timely delivery across all of North America (U.S. and Canada) and the most competitive pricing

ENERPAC, an innovator in heavy-lifting technology, is exhibiting hydraulic gantries, strand jacks, Jack-Up and other powerful, multi-point systems for the increasing demands of the heavy-lifting and rigging community. With simple, intuitive, hand-held and computerized systems for accurate and safer control, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology is creating solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.

FAYMONVILLE DISTRIBUTION AG is a manufacturer 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 encloses telescopic and steerable trailers, double drop trailers, dual lane trailers or modular trailers. The high level of innovation and the excellent manufacturing quality of the products are secured by high-tech production processes.

FLEET COST & CARE, INC. 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.

GARROD HYDRAULICS, INC. 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 can do chrome plating up to 46 feet in length. Garrod Hydraulics has been rebuilding hydraulic cylinders since 1978. It is also ISO 9000 certified.

*NEW* GKS LIFTING AND MOVING SOLUTIONS, LLC is the 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 5-year warranty (ROBOT, 2 years) and ships within 24 hours from Springfield, OH.

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.

GOLDHOFER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT is a leading global manufacturer of specialized transportation equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation. With a full and proven range of products, including trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty vehicles, self-propelled tractors, transport equipment for wind power plants and aircraft tractors, Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transportation situation. The company has supplied more than 37,000 vehicles to more than a hundred different countries, all of them now doing a reliable job in what are sometimes extremely difficult conditions.

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS LLC is a leading manufacturer of specialized solutions in a broad range of markets. Greenfield Products is proud to showcase an in-house designed line of boom dollies, boom launchers, counterweight trailers, custom trailers and lifting devices. In addition, recent design advancements to the crane outrigger pad line has bolstered an already strong footprint in the industry, and Greenfield is excited to share its progress at the SC&RA C&R Workshop.

H&E EQUIPMENT SERVICES is the largest Manitowoc and Grove crane dealer in the world. With 89 locations nationwide and 32 that specialize in cranes, H&E provides the most comprehensive crane product support network available. It is a network 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 Crane, Manitex, Marine Travelift, Komatsu, Bobcat, JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Gehl, Yanmar, Takeuchi, Multiquip, Wacker, Atlas Copco, Generac and many other top equipment manufacturers.

HALE TRAILER BRAKE & WHEEL operates as a trailer dealer offering new and used trailers. Hale sells and rents vans, flatbeds, dumps, walking floors, tanks, lowboys, specialized/heavy hauls, hopper bottoms, reefers, tippers, yard tractors and other trailers. Hale also engages in the rental of trailers, specialty equipment, mobile offices/modular structures and storage trailers/containers. In addition, Hale offers installations, parts, truck equipment, repairs and maintenance services.

Since 1947, HBC-RADIOMATIC, INC. has led the market in the development and production of radio control systems for industrial 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. Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic Inc. has evolved to become a leading supplier of safe radio control solutions for all of North America.

HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. Heartland’s crane and lift group consists of editorially driven publications, Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access. The magazines are mailed in print and digital formats to North America’s lifting, rigging, specialized transport and the mobile elevating work platform industries., and


HOISTCAM, designed and manufactured by Netarus, is a rapidly deployable wireless camera system that increases the safety and productivity of heavy equipment operators. Netarus’ HoistCam platform suite is available with optional remote monitoring, recording and management analytics reporting. Netarus’ HoistCam Director enables centralized monitoring for the jobsite via HoistCam, other cameras and even drones. Netarus’ HoistCam provides customized and automated reporting capabilities including video records, safety analysis and 3-D models.

HOIST LIFTRUCK MFG. LLC is a U.S. manufacturer of high-capacity lift trucks ranging from 15,000 to 125,000 pound lift capacity. These 100 percent American-made machines include the FR Series extendable counterweight forklift. The FR Series is the ideal machine for riggers and machinery movers, providing a vast range of capacity options with just the push of a button. In addition to the diesel model, the FR-E Series extendable counterweight includes all of the amazing features of its diesel counterpart, but the FR-E runs on electric power and emits zero diesel fumes.

HOLLAND MOVING & RIGGING SUPPLIES, INC. designs and manufactures high-capacity heavy material transport equipment such as the Holland Dollie, boom dollies and tag axles, custom transporters and self-propelled modular transporters. HMR Supplies is committed to helping customers design and execute plans to handle and transport huge, heavy, difficult items safely and cost-effectively. The company also offers a complete line of structural moving supplies and a dolly rental fleet.

HOLLOWAY HOUSTON, INC. offers everything that’s needed for industrial lifting needs, combining quality products with state-of-the art testing services made available at a world class testing facility.

*NEW* INSPECTALL is a mobile inspection platform, created for the crane and rigging industry. Users can perform inspections from a mobile device and the information is available for other users to retrieve data, generate instant reports, resolve issues, manage scheduling and track asset history. With complete packages developed by industry professionals, as well as the ability to customize, InspectAll is the inspection app for crane and rigging companies of all sizes.

Come on down to Booth 70, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (ITI), to test your crane operator skills via the ITI VR Carry Deck Simulator. There will be a (virtual) crane rodeo taking place all day long, with a grand champion to be crowned by day’s end. ITI is a leader in crane, rigging and load handling educational services that has been serving the heavy lift and transport industries since 1986. ITI services are delivered at customer locations, ITI Training Centers, on-demand through ITI Online and through ITI VR.

INTERNATIONAL CRANES & EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE, INC. is an authorized Kessler service partner for North and South America. IC&EE is the largest supplier of OEM crane parts for European cranes in these regions. Established in 1995, IC&EE has the expertise and experience to supply the right parts at a reasonable price. IC&EE has in stock OEM brands including Kessler, Bosch, WABCO, Mercedes, Hella, Hydac, ZF, Hengst, Mann and more for Krupp, Grove GMK, Tadano Faun, Link-Belt, Liebherr, Demag and others.

J&R ENGINEERING CO., INC. 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.

KALYN SIEBERT INCORPORATED is a global manufacturer of world-class heavy-duty trailers 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/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. Kalyn Siebert trailers are engineered to perform. Built to last.

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

KTSDI-KESSLER is the North American sales representative for Kessler Axles, Mobile Elektronik, Alfred Heyd and Neumeister. KTSDI stocks spare parts and has a comprehensive full-service facility. KTSDI offers engineering solutions for component, vehicle chassis and suspension design. KTSDI offers onsite/virtual training and emergency repair visits to customers. With educated staff and trained technicians KTSDI will provide solutions for the machine’s maintenance/repair. Offices are located in U.S. and Canada. ISO9001-2015 Certified.

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 AND SERVICE has been in business since 2011. The company’s inventory includes Terex Demag parts, and between Larry and Donald Turner, the company has 60 years’ worth of experience in Demag cranes. Donald has completed the Tier 5 training at Terex. Larry Collier can also get used and rebuilt parts for Demag Krupp cranes, as well as Mercedes

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 is North America’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the rental of lifting and equipment moving, for rent. LGH inventories over 70,000 RFID-tagged pieces of hoisting, pulling, jacking, rigging, material handling and safety equipment. With 23 locations throughout North America, and supported by over 50 rental representatives, LGH can tool up your project. All equipment has been carefully selected by LGH for its durability, longevity and is certified before delivery to your jobsite.

Sophistication, ingenuity and brute force are the perfect combination driving LIFT SYSTEMS, INC. success in being the world leader in innovative 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; these are the some of the components that set Lift Systems apart and ahead of the

LINDEN COMANSA AMERICA is the North American distribution center for Linden Comansa, offering sales, engineering support, service and parts to the North American market. Linden 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.

LINK-BELT CRANES designs, manufactures, sells and supports telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide. Link-Belt’s ever-evolving product line includes telescopic crawler, rough terrain, lattice crawler, hydraulic truck, lattice truck and all-terrain cranes. It has a strong network of domestic and international crane distributors that provide full sales and service support.

LONE STAR RIGGING strives to produce and sell the highest quality American-made products at competitive prices. There are cheaper import products, but the company’s goal is to provide the American industry with products manufactured in America made from domestic material. 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

MAGNI AMERICAS INC. is a leading, global manufacturer of the most versatile telescopic handler on the market. From a 360-degree rotating telescopic handler with 150 feet of reach to a high capacity, fixed-boom telescopic handler with a capacity of 99,200 pounds, Magni has the machine for your lifting needs. Outfit the machine with one of Magni’s many attachments to see just how versatile it is, it’s truly a 4-in-1 machine. Magni’s pressurized cab has as a standard, 100 percent inlet air filtration system that with the use of proper, factory recommended filters, is safe for the operator to work in environments where harmful materials like silica, asbestos or other pollutants may be present. Magni telescopic handlers also come equipped with an LMI system standard on all machines, ensuring optimum safety during operation.

THE MANITOWOC COMPANY, INC. is recognized globally as a premier innovator and manufacturer of crawler cranes, tower cranes and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry. Manitowoc’s brand portfolio of Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift cranes provides the most comprehensive range of lifting solutions in the industry. Manitowoc Crane Care serves customers with extensive aftermarket service and Manitowoc Finance offers a full range of financing solutions in partnership with industry-leading dealer channel support. Engineered for reliability and performance, Manitowoc keeps customers working and profitable.


Mazzella engineers, designs and manufactures overhead cranes, crane components, engineered lifting devices, fall protection systems and special fabricated items. 

MATRIX PAYMENT SYSTEMS have 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. Matrix signature product is unlike anything else in the marketplace today. Because of its unique billing interchange tables and software, Matrix can save a company 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 everyone.

MAZZELLA COMPANIES provides lifting slings including chain, wire rope, nylon, cordage, tie-down and high-performance synthetic slings; wire rope assemblies; as well as bridge cables, crane and steel mill cables or OEM assemblies. Mazzella engineers, designs and manufactures overhead cranes, crane components, engineered lifting devices, fall protection systems and special fabricated items. The company has certified and experienced personnel including on-staff engineers, estimators, fabricators, fitters and welders.

MODULIFT UK LTD are the premier supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below-the-hook lifting equipment. As specialist lifting engineers operating in a niche market, Modulift concentrates on the provision of off-the-shelf and custom lifting solutions through its distributors, who hold stock of spreader beams up to 400-ton capacity all around the U.S.A., Canada and Latin America. Modulift aims to exceed customers’ expectations by providing an all-around service on the delivery of value for money and quality products.

Stop by the NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO) booth to get the latest updates on recent CCO program developments, including new CCO recertification exams for operators of Service Truck Cranes and Digger Derricks as well as Lift Directors. Also discover new CCO certifications that will soon be required by OSHA’s impending crane rule, including those for foundation drill rig operators and dedicated pile driver operators. Plus check out new candidate videos for the CCO Rigger Level I and Rigger Level II programs, which will be on continuous display.

NATIONAL INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY is a leading provider of transportation and specialty insurance with a focus on the crane, rigging and specialized carriers industry. Established in 1989, National Interstate provides its customers with innovative product offerings, exceptional service, aggressive claims handling and proactive risk management services. National Interstate’s products include traditional insurance such as guaranteed cost and deductible programs and innovative alternative risk transfer options. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

NBIS is the premier provider of insurance and risk management for the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, proudly serving SC&RA members as the exclusively endorsed property and casualty insurance provider for over 20 years. Combining insurance coverage, innovative risk management solutions and driven claims experts. NBIS offers unparalleled contract management, preventative risk analysis and planning before claims handling is necessary. NBIS provides coverage from “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and licensed in all 50 states.

NELSON TRAILERS is dedicated to the design and fabrication of unique application trailers. For the crane and rigging industry, Nelson Manufacturing Company specializes in helping the crane owner/operators move large equipment. Nelson Manufacturing Company’s boom launch trailer is custom designed to fit the larger hydraulic truck and all terrain cranes by removing and cradling the boom for easy transportation to the work site.

*NEW* NEW HEIGHTS INSURANCE SOLUTIONS is leading the crane industry by offering specialized insurance coverage for crane rental operators, steel erectors and millwright operations. We bring the experience required to address the significant exposures of this specialty market.

PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP is a worldwide leader in lifting solutions utilizing our innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and quality teams. The company’s 100 years of experience provides its customers with trusted products. Through this customer commitment, Peerless is the largest chain manufacturer in North America. Peerless is part of KITO Corporation’s global network providing its customers access to overhead lifting, below-the-hook and material handling, cargo control, hardware, marine and traction products.

PIONEER UW/ PIONEER SPECIAL RISK provides market leading program administration and specialty risk solutions for U.S. commercial lines of business with access to major London carriers. Pioneer’s specialty contractors team is dedicated to offering innovative solutions for riggers liability, inland marine/contractors plant and equipment, and OTR/Over the Road coverage for crane and non-crane/energy related risks, and now offers incidental CPL coverage that is traditionally required as part of a client’s contractual requirements.

PREMIER WIRE ROPE is the exclusive master distributor of Teufelberger high performance wire ropes for the U.S. market. This includes on-shore, construction, geo-technical and application specific wire ropes along with O.E.M. spare part wire ropes. Premier sales and service location ‘Rope Center’ in Houston, TX and additional specific stock available through a dedicated network of special distributors located across the U.S.A.

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.

RAYCO-WYLIE SYSTEMS are experts in the design and manufacturing of crane monitoring systems since 1933. The company’s strengths lie in the reliability and flexibility of its products as well as its outstanding service and worldwide support network. RaycoWylie will showcase their all-in-one color displays for the tower, telescopic and lattice boom application and feature the camera option.

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. Visit them at

RGS Trailer Show Guide

RGS has expanded their rental and sales offerings with multiple SPMT Light transporters from the TII Group.

RIGGING GEAR SALES, INC. is home to North America’s largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories. With over 100 gantry legs in their rental fleet, over 100 lifting beams 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 complements 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. Products offered include the Scheuerle Highway Trailer, MES Trailer, Highway Giant dual lane equipment and K25 platform trailers. RGS has recently added SPMT Light trailers from Scheuerle to their rental and sales fleet. Additionally, RGS represents Lift Systems, Inc. and maintains the largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories worldwide. Mobile Pick & Carry Machines, up to 110-ton capacity, from Lift Systems and Riggers Manufacturing Company round out their core product offerings.

RIGGERS MANUFACTURING produces the EZ Lifter telescoping hydraulic gantries up to 1,600 tons, TriLifter mobile lifters up to 110 tons, forklift attachments and other specialized equipment for the machinery moving and rigging industry. Riggers Manufacturing’s innovative CARL Control System has the ability to synchronize the lifting and travel of up to eight jack legs. The portable belly pack allows the operator to view the lift from any angle, maximizing safety on critical lifts.

SAMSON ROPE TECHNOLOGIES continues to innovate in synthetic lines for lifting. Synthetics provide the strength without the weight, and allow jobsites to operate more efficiently, with higher levels of safety. They are resistant to bend fatigue and easier to handle than the wire they replace. Make the switch to synthetics today – let Samson show you how at Booth #53.

*NEW* SCALE AND CONTROL INC. will be highlighting the following products: With 50 plus years combined experience in the crane business, the company is pleased to introduce a market leading range of crane load/load moment indicators, wireless anti-two block and wireless wind speed, and wireless underhook load cells/load pin shackles. Scale and Control also has camera safety systems: BlokCam Wireless Crane Cameras and winch/backup cameras. Telematics with CANBus integration featuring live or near live communications & database

SCHEUERLE FAHRZEUGFABRIK GMBH - Transporters from Scheuerle are recognized across the world for their advanced technology and special product quality. Reliability in daily use, high load capacity and a long service life make the vehicles a very important component of modern transport operations. Many years of technical know-how allow Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag to develop and produce transporters as SPMT, modular platform trailers, industrial lift and shipyard transporters as well as vehicles for special applications.

*NEW* SDS/2 software provides sophisticated and complete solutions covering the entire construction cycle. Products automate detailing, ordering and communicating with shop equipment – reducing the time required to finish the job on time and under budget. Put simply, core strengths of connection design calculations, detailing, automated fabrication and site planning can help improve your bottom line. With new functionality for concrete, including rebar and tilt-up panels, as well as comprehensive data sharing between all project partners, SDS/2 has solidified its place as a leading provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.

For decades, SIMARD SUSPENSIONS INC. has been the industry leader with its unique products, making it a name trusted internationally for heavy duty truck load distribution. The company develops, manufactures and installs suspension systems to increase and optimize efficiency in a safe and effective way for specialized trucks. Simard Suspensions offers a large range of services from twin steer conversions, all wheel drive and chassis modifications to full equipment installation.


Simard Suspensions offers a large range of services from twin-steer conversions, all wheel drive and chassis modifications to full equipment installation.

*NEW* SAFE AND SOUND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC is the creator of SkyHorn, a wireless warning device that attaches to the crane’s hook block; the optimal location for warning riggers, workers and innocent bystanders of the crane’s active load position. SkyHorn improves the status quo warning horn – located at the cab, by positioning the horn directly over the load. This position dramatically improves the warning ability of the operator and the awareness of riggers and others around the load.

The SLINGMAX RIGGING SOLUTIONS organization consists of 38 independent companies, each exclusively licensed, trained and certified to manufacture, repair and test Slingmax products. Strategically located in 12 countries, Slingmax currently holds over 50 patents and 100 trademarks worldwide, which include the Check-Fast Inspection System and Rifled Cover Technology. Slingmax is best known for the Twin-Path roundsling.

STRAIGHTPOINT, INC. is the world leader in heavy lift weighing and load monitoring solutions since 1976, and manufactures a wide range of load cell systems. Key products include dynamometers, loadshackles, loadpins and compressive loadcells featuring industry leading wireless range, battery life and environmental protection. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and with over 50 international dealers, Straightpoint can deliver any standard product to any location in the world within days.

TADANO AMERICA CORPORATION was established in 1993 in Houston as the strategic base for sales of rough terrain cranes and all terrain cranes for North America. Tadano America has dedicated customer service office locations located in Houston and Edmonton, Alberta, providing direct-to-customer product support. Tadano Mantis, based in Franklin, TN, produces a full line of telescopic crawlers. All Tadano products are available through a broad network of dealers, agents and partnerships.

TALBERT MANUFACTURING, INC. 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.

TANDEMLOC, INC. is an ISO 9001 certified U.S. manufacturer of lifting, securing and mobilizing equipment ranging from below-the-hook lifting equipment to cargo tie downs. Tandemloc manufactures and individually proof tests its lifting equipment in North Carolina and distributes its products directly to customers worldwide. Tandemloc’s rental division, Tandemloc Rentals, provides customers the opportunity to save money without compromising safety by renting equipment ranging from spreader beams to equipment casters. and

TEREX USA, LLC combines two strong crane brands known for quality, reliability, worldwide service, comprehensive training and attractive financing solutions. From Demag all terrain and crawler cranes to Terex rough terrain, truck, tower, boom truck and pick and carry cranes, Terex Cranes offers a comprehensive range. It just depends on which crane is better suited to your tasks and requirements.

*NEW* 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.

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC., 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 makes “impossible” hauls possible, backed by a reputation for quality, reliability and performance that is unsurpassed.

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS, INC. designs, engineers and manufactures various types of trailers. They offer a range of specialized trailers, such as specialized multi- axle steering dollies, jeeps, oil field heavy duty step deck trailers, low boy detachable gooseneck trailers, counter weight trailers, perimeter frame trailers, extendable trailers, wind trailers and special high capacity steering-capable trailers. With Transmaster’s engineering capabilities, they are able to design and build customized complex trailer systems to meet their customers’ needs.

TRANSWORLD MANUFACTURING is a leading innovator in high quality boom dollies, custom lifting devices and specialized trailers for the heavy-lift and haul industry. As a former owner-operator of a crane fleet in excess of 100 units, TransWorld began developing these products out of a desire to protect and maximize their primary investments’ potential.

U.S. CARGO CONTROL is your 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 deliveryand free shipping on orders over $199.

VERIZON CONNECT is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive.With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

VEROPE USA produces a wide range of special wire ropes, end-fittings and customized solutions for demanding industry applications. With seven service centers across the globe, Verope maintains an extensive inventory of special wire ropes and supports customers with expertly constructed rope assemblies.The excellent quality of material, the special design and the structural stability of Verope special wires lead up to long term high performance.

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 including the newly debuted 17/25. Versa-Lifts are high capacity cushion-tired forklifts ranging from 17,000 to 140,000 pounds, best known for their precision control and versatility on the job. The company strives to make the Versa-Lift the best American-made forklifts on the market.

Senarc Systems LLC developed VISUAL DISPATCH, scheduling and dispatching software for the crane and rigging industry. Over the years Visual Dispatch has advanced as a powerful tool to handle the growing needs and requirements of the industry. Capabilities include scheduling, dispatching, invoicing, accounting integration, email, quotes, preventive maintenance, attachments and reporting. Customizable reports can be exported to Excel, emailed or created in PDF.

For more than 30 years, WHECO CORPORATION has been providing repair and restoration services to the crane, lifting and aerialindustry. 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; Houston, TX; Aiken, SC, Portland, OR and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.

WIKA MOBILE CONTROL, LP (formerly Hirschmann MCS) is a leading manufacturer of control systems and load moment indicators for mobile equipment. WMC will present the new qSCALE maestro LMI upgrade solution which upgrades DS150G, DS350G/GW and existing maestro systems. Also, on display will be the qSCALE Ix LMI featuring a color graphic display and simplified calibration. WMC will also feature the PRS90 indicator which incorporates hardwired and/or wireless sensors.

WOLFFKRAN INC. stands for more than 100 years of competence in the design and construction of tower cranes made in Germany. Founded in 1854, the company soon specialized in the production of lifting equipment and developed the world’s first fast-assembly top-slewing tower crane in 1913. Today, 800 employees around the world ensure that the innovation process continues and that the brand is known for a comprehensive range of trolley jib and luffing jib cranes. It operates subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East and since 2015, also in the United States.

WRIGHTPLAN INCORPORATED is a cloud-based solution for managing quoting, estimating, jobs, work orders, dispatch, equipment, invoices, customers, HR and more. WrightPlan’s mobile APP provides field instructions, collects timesheets and customer signatures, and allows for custom reporting for important documents such as: pre-task planning reports, equipment check lists, accident/incident reporting and more. WrightPlan integrates with QuickBooks and other accounting systems and has been proven to decrease the time it takes to invoice your customer. No more missing signatures or documents. Increase cash flow and profits with WrightPlan.

XL SPECIALIZED TRAILERS is a subsidiary of Bull Moose Industries and is a 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’s rapid growth is perpetuated by an emphasis on superior designs, materials and workmanship. XL’s trailers are built to last and designed for individual customers. XL offers hauling solutions to fit any application.

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