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March 13, 2014

The Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC National Skills Championship put the top crane operators in North America through their paces, and the best operators in the country have been named. Thomas Cunningham of Sims Crane in Orlando, Fla., was named the second runner-up in the competition, and Bruce Gay of Imperial Crane Services […]

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No Better Job

February 26, 2014
No Better Job

Crane operators tout the benefits of the profession and demonstrate their skills at ConExpo-Con/Agg The crane operators competing in the MCM and CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship in Las Vegas next month include relative newcomers to the field as well as veterans with 35+ years of experience. They all possess incredible load control, precision, and […]

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16 Operators Advance to Crane Operator Skills Championship at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas

January 7, 2014
16 Operators Advance to Crane Operator Skills Championship at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas

The last of eight regional qualifying events for the MCM and CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship concluded in November. Sixteen crane operators from around the United States and Canada will move onto the finals to be held in Las Vegas during ConExpo-Con/Agg, March 4-8, 2014.  (See list, below.) Two additional operators will have a chance to join […]

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Central Florida Crane Operators Go Head-to-Head at Regional Skills Competition

November 15, 2013
Central Florida Crane Operators Go Head-to-Head at Regional Skills Competition

The area’s finest crane operators gathered in Sanford, Fla., last Friday to boom, hoist, and swing their way to a $1,000 prize and a trip to Las Vegas to participate in the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC National Skills Competition. Hosted by Crane Institute of America, the Florida Crane Owners’ Council, and M&P […]

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Pacific Northwest Operators Compete for Positions in Crane Operator Skills Championship

November 1, 2013
Pacific Northwest Operators Compete for Positions in Crane Operator Skills Championship

October 9, 2013 – The final crane operator to arrive in Woodland, Wash., last Saturday for the Pacific Northwest’s regional qualifying round of the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC Crane Operator Skills Competition nearly missed the competition but quickly shot to the top of the day’s standings to earn a berth in the […]

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Houston Crane Operators Compete for Seats in National Championship

November 1, 2013
Houston Crane Operators Compete for Seats in National Championship

On what turned out to be a blustery fall morning, six Gulf Coast area crane operators competed for top honors in the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC Crane Operator Skills Competition. The regional event was held at Webber LLC in northeast Houston last Friday. Winning a coveted spot in the finals to be […]

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Liebherr to Supply LTM 1220-5.2 for Crane Operator Skills Championship

November 1, 2013
Liebherr to Supply LTM 1220-5.2 for Crane Operator Skills Championship

Competitors in the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship next March in Las Vegas, Nev., will be operating in comfort and style. Liebherr, the official crane sponsor of the National Skills Championship, is providing a LTM 1220-5.2 mobile crane for the event, which will take place at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The […]

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Contractors, Crane Rental Companies, and Trainers Collaborate to Promote Safe Crane Operation

September 17, 2013
Contractors, Crane Rental Companies, and Trainers Collaborate to Promote Safe Crane Operation

The MCM & CIC Crane Operator Rodeo continues its cross-country competition to round up the best crane operators in the West and Southeast. From October until March 2014, five additional Regional Qualifying crane operator skills competitions will take place to introduce young people to crane operation as a profession, and to educate local governments and […]

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Canada’s Regional Qualifying Crane Operator Skills Competition Raises $5K

September 11, 2013
Canada’s Regional Qualifying Crane Operator Skills Competition Raises $5K

On August 24, two crane operators placed in the Lindale, Alberta, crane operator skills championship, securing their spot in the Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship in Las Vegas.The finals will take place during ConExpo in March 2014. The event’s host, Kolo Safety Inc., a Canadian owned and operated training […]

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Midwest Regional Crane Operator Skills Competition Winners Earn Place in National Finals

August 14, 2013
Midwest Regional Crane Operator Skills Competition Winners Earn Place in National Finals

The  two crane operators who placed first and second at last Friday’s  Regional Qualifying Rodeo in Bridgeview, Ill., have earned berths in the  Crane & Rigging Hot Line & CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship  that will be held in the spotlight of ConExpo in Las Vegas, Nev., next  March. The top two finishers also reportedly […]

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