Richard Thompson has been named safety manager for Southern Industrial Contractors/Southern Crane. In his new capacity, Thompson will oversee the safety training, drug testing, accident investigations, new hire orientation and safety program review for the companies' Columbia office.

“Richard will serve an important role managing all the important safety needs that keep Southern Industrial and Southern Crane a safe and efficient place to work,” said Earl Johnson III, president of Southern Crane. “I'm delighted he has joined our team.”

Thompson has 35 years of experience working in the construction industry, and has spent the last eight years focusing exclusively on safety.

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