In October, Lift & Move USA’s career exploration and education outreach event hosted by NessCampbell Crane & Rigging in Portland, Ore. Industry support for the Portland event was exceptional, including major OEM’s Manitowoc and Liebherr.
For the first time, the event included a self-erecting tower crane, provided by Morrow Equipment, which was supported by DICA’s FiberMax 8’ x 5’ x 10” Mega Duty Crane Pads with a rated capacity of 325,000 lbs and weighing less than 1,300 lbs. each.
Other hands-on activities were led by Lifting Gear Hire and Industrial Training International. NessCampbell’s live load demonstration, included lifting an Oshkosh truck and placing it on a trailer to be hauled away, was the culmination of mini-lessons students learned at each station related to safety, engineering, rigging, crane and transport operations.
“Providing hands-on learning for students is a great way to open their eyes to careers in crane, rigging, and transportation operations,” said Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager.
Lift & Move USA is organized by SC&RA, SC&R Foundation, NCCCO, and KHL.