Crane Institute of America is hosting the final crane operator regional qualifier on Sept. 28th. Qualifying operators will move forward to the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship, held during the 2015 ICUEE demo expo. Operators will compete using an Altec AC45-127 boom truck, sponsored by Altec, Inc., setup on on DICA SafetyTech DR42-2 outrigger pads.
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August 12, 2015 – Crane Institute of America will host the Midwest Regional Qualifier, the last and final regional event for the 2014-2015 Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition, prior to the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship.
The Midwest Regional skills competition takes place on Sept. 28 in Louisville, Ky. The best two operators will advance to the Championship the next day at the ICUEE Demo Expo. Finalists from around the country will compete for the $10,000 Grand Prize.
Operators will compete on an Altec AC45-127 boom truck, sponsored by Altec, Inc. The crane will be setup on SafetyTech DR42-2 outrigger pads supplied by DICA. Competition standards and scoring are designed by Crane Institute Certification and administered by CIC Practical Examiners. The competition includes three crane operation challenges to assess load handling skills. An additional 20% of the overall score assesses the operator’s knowledge of basic rigging principles including inspection and selection of appropriate rigging, designed by Columbus McKinnon Corp.
Crane Institute of America will award cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 to the top three, and admission to ICUEE to the top two regional finishers. Space is limited. Priority given to pre-registered operators. There is a $50 registration fee per operator.
Date: Sept. 28, 2015
Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Center
Enter parking lot from Floyd St., South of Central Ave.
Register at www.cicert.com/news/regional-events/