SC&RA announces LEGENDARY anniversary book

By D.Ann Shiffler07 January 2022

The book will chronicle the legendary people, jobs and equipment that have defined the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry through the years.

In anticipation of its 75th anniversary in 2023, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, (SC&RA) in conjunction with KHL Group, plans to publish a new book titled LEGENDARY. A coffee table styled book, this publication will key on the legendary people, jobs and equipment that have defined the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry through the years. The colorful editorial section will be full of photos and will update the history of the SC&RA from 2008, when SC&RA and KHL Group published the Association’s 60th anniversary book, Lifting and Moving the World.

SC&RA and KHL Group published Lifting & Moving the World in 2008 to commemorate SC&RA’s 60th Anniversary.
SC&RA and KHL Group published MONUMENTAL, which celebrated the SC&RA’s Job of the Year awards.

The project will require more than a year of research, writing, photograph procurement, design and printing. KHL Group and the American Cranes & Transport team will draw on hundreds of resources.

“SC&RA would like to encourage member companies to furnish photographs and narrative copy related to milestones in the history of our industry,” said Joel Dandrea, CEO. “The editors will be seeking photos of noteworthy construction projects, cranes, equipment and people that shaped the history of our industry. Please correspond with our Editor D.Ann Shiffler ( about your photographs and editorial submissions.”

SC&RA members are invited to participate in this book through a profile underwriting campaign. In a special section titled “Profiles of Progress,” SC&RA member companies have the opportunity to be showcased through profile articles chronicling the history of their companies. Profile articles will be written by KHL-commissioned professional history writers who will work individually with member companies to ensure the profiles tell the colorful and interesting stories of each company that participates.

Along with the professional writing and award-winning book page design, underwriters also receive a pre-established number of books to distribute to clients, family and friends and to treasure as a corporate archive.

“We are very excited about this new publishing project that will be presented at the SC&RA Annual Conference in April 2023,” said Dandrea.

To participate in the first round of profiles, please contact Matt Burk ( or Bev O’Dell ( via email. Otherwise, they will be getting in touch with you in the coming weeks.

“We will be giving the LEGENDARY book a lot of time and energy over the coming months, and we look forward to working with you,” Dandrea said.

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D.Ann Shiffler Editor, American Cranes & Transport Tel: +1 512 869 8838 E-mail:
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