More than 16,500 attendees made the rounds at the Utility Expo in September in Louisville, Ky. “Given that this was one of the first in-person shows in nearly two years, we were pleased with the turn out,” said Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Director of DICA. “It was great to be back face-to-face with customers to […]
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Selecting appropriate rigging hardware and inspecting it before use are two critical steps every time a load is lifted. As severe winter weather ripped through much of the country in mid-February 2021, this article from The Crosby Group serves as a great reminder for using rigging hardware in cold temperatures. Thanks to Danny Bishop for […]
Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, was one of three outrigger pad industry experts recently asked about the current state of the industry in an article published by Crane Hot Line. Koberg believes that confusion about ground conditions and proper equipment setup is common in the industry. This led DICA and Industrial Training International (ITI) to develop educational courses focused […]
DICA will highlight products for utility contractors from its Outrigger and Crane Pad, Ground Protection, Cribbing and Blocking, and Rigging product lines during The Utility Expo. The show will be held September 28-30, 2021 in Louisville, Ky. Visit DICA at booth N1331. These and other DICA products will be in use at many OEM equipment […]
NCCCO recently published a series of articles about the various team members of a crane and rigging crew. The articles outline and define the responsibilities and training requirements for each of these roles. Responsibilities of a Lift Director are discussed in the third article in the series. The Site Supervisor is responsible for selecting a qualified Lift […]
Whether riggers are using synthetic, wire rope, or chain slings, it’s important to protect the sling itself from damage by using the correct equipment and safe rigging practices. An article from the July issue of Crane Hot Line, “Knowledge and Vigilance Required,” provides real world examples of incorrect rigging practices. The article showcases a series […]
DICA would like to congratulate Mike Parnell, co-founder of Industrial Training International (ITI), on receiving the 2021 Dedicated Service Award from the American Society for Mechanical Engineering (ASME). The award is reserved for individuals who have served the Society for at least ten years. “Mike is a pioneer of the industry; his impact on improving safety […]
August 16, 2021 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA recently closed a historic sale in Antarctica to the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). With this purchase, DICA’s Outrigger Pads and Crane Pads are now in use on all seven continents and in more than 50 countries around the world. USAP—which supports the Antarctic Treaty, a conservation effort to […]
August 4, 2021 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will showcase products for utility contractors from its Outrigger and Crane Pad, Ground Protection, Cribbing and Blocking, and Rigging product lines during The Utility Expo. The show will be held September 28-30, 2021 in Louisville, Ky. “DICA products help contractors get ready to get to work, and have long […]
June 24, 2021 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA announces customers can now purchase many of its products through an online eCommerce portal. “As our product lines have expanded to include a wide variety of engineered equipment setup aids, our new eCommerce site improves convenience for customers,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. Featured on the site are […]
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