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Positive Resolution on Crane Operator Qualifications Expected in 2016

December 1, 2015 - In October, NCCCO held its first Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications, an event focused on the qualification of personnel working in construction.

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NCCCO Rigger and Signalperson Certifications Approved by NYC

December 1, 2015 - The New York City Department of Buildings has announced it has approved CCO Rigger and Signalperson certifications for use in the city.

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ITI Rigging Engineering Training Program Approved by ASME for CEUs

November 25, 2015 - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has audited and approved all courses in the ITI Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program for continuing education units (CEUs) in compliance with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training Standard. This program from ITI is the first crane and rigging-related curriculum to be approved by ASME Training & Development.

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Miller Lifting Products Opens West Coast Warehouse

November 25, 2015 - Miller Lifting Products recently opened its West Coast stocking facility. The company began shipping products from the Los Angeles area in October. The additional inventory location will improve service in the western states.

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Link-Belt Cuts Ribbon at Training and Quality Assurance Center

November 25, 2015 - Last week, Link-Belt Construction Equipment officials dedicated a new Training and Quality Assurance Center at the company's headquarters in Lexington, Ky. Shunsuke Betsukawa, CEO and president of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI), Link-Belt’s parent company, made the dedication remarks and conducted the ribbon cutting with other members of Link-Belt and SHI executive staff.

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NYC to Appeal Decision that Favors Local Union Crane Operators

November 25, 2015 – New York City plans to appeal a court decision giving power back to local union crane operators.  The years-old case centers on how crane operators working on large construction sites in the city are licensed. 

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Montreal Crane Operators Protest Non-Local Hires

November 20, 2015 - Crane operators with the FTQ-Construction union in Montreal plan a protest this morning to denounce the hiring of operators from outside the region to work on the Champlain Bridge construction project. Operators are demonstrating outside the offices of their employers at SNC-Lavalin.

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Crane Overturns – Manassas, Va.

November 2015 - A crane toppled on its side at a school construction site. 

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Crane Topples – Merrimack, N.H.

November 2015 – One worker suffered minor injuries when a crane crashed through the roof of a house where workers were removing trees. 

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