Gaylin Honored with Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award

Enterprise Asia SingaporeOn July 19th, 2014, Enterprise Asia celebrated 14 of the Most Promising and Outstanding entrepreneurs of Singapore including Gaylin International, a specialist provider of rigging and lifting solutions to the global oil and gas industry.  Desmond Teo, Executive Director and CEO of Gaylin, accepted the “Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award.”  Gaylin was started in 1974 and is headquartered in Singapore, with offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Korea, together occupying an aggregate of approximately 530,000 square feet.  Gaylin is a global company trusted for providing safe and innovative solutions in lifting & rigging for the offshore and marine industry.


Checkmate’s feature-packed fall protection range lifts the LEEA Innovation Award for 2014

Oliver Auston CheckmateCheckmate has emerged as the winner of the LEEA Innovation Award for Best Product at LiftEx 2014, the annual trade exhibition for the overhead lifting industry that was co-located at the Safety and Health Expo, ExCel London, June 17th-19th. The company’s Vantage VI harness and Checkfall Lanyard ranges, which incorporate a host of novel features that improve fall protection and product durability, secured the top prize for UK-based Checkmate, which specializes in height safety and textile lifting.

New features of the Checkmate products that impressed the judges include ‘wear indicating’ webbing, reflective yarns that are woven into the fibre of the material, fall indicator deployment systems, retractable flexible label covers, Teflon-coated webbing and trapezoidal links. Continue reading

2014 Rigging Job of the Year Winners: Fagioli, Omega Morgan and Barnhart

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced the winners of the Rigging Job of the Year Awards. The awards went to Fagioli, Opera, Italy, in the Jobs over $750,000 category; Omega Morgan, Fife, Wash., in the Jobs between $150,000 and $750,000 category; and Barnhart, Memphis, Tenn., in the Jobs under $150,000 category. Continue reading

SC&RA Recognizes James Lomma With Golden Achievement Award

JJames Lomma (left)ames Lomma was named the 12th recipient of SC&RA’s Golden Achievement Award during closing night ceremonies at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Annual Conference, April 22-26, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla. This prestigious award, last presented in 2011, goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the specialized transportation or crane and rigging industry over a consistent and significant period of time.
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SC&RA Announces 25 Crane Operator Safety Awards at Annual Conference

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced 25 Crane Operator Safety Awards during its 2014 Annual Conference, April 22-26, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla. This award is presented to certified crane operators who exhibit exemplary work achievements while accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and recording zero accidents and incidents. Winners represent nine different companies: Continue reading

SC&RA Members Receive Crane & Rigging Safety Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced the winners of annual awards for Crane & Rigging Safety, Zero Accidents, and Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement during its 2014 Annual Conference, April 22-26, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla.

In order to qualify for the awards, companies must have a Workers’ Compensation Modification Rate of 1.0 or less and an incident rate of 2.3 or less during the contest year. Continue reading

ITI Honored as Fastest Growing Company in 2014 by VBJ

VBJ Award   PSOn April 24, 2014 the Vancouver/Southwest Washington Business Journal celebrated success stories at its annual Business Growth Awards Banquet. Over 200 companies were nominated for awards in five subcategories. Of the initial 200+ nominations, 14 finalists were recognized at the awards banquet, with six eventually honored as winners in their respective categories.

Industrial Training International (, a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, was recognized as the winner of the “Fastest Growing Company 10 Years or Older” category at the awards banquet. ITI was one of three finalists in the category, along with two accounting firms. You can read more about the three finalists here. Companies were assessed by an independent third-party board and evaluated on the following metrics: Continue reading

SC&RA Presents President’s Award to Ben Forster

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) presented the President’s Award to Ben Forster, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., Dixon, Ill. , during its 2014 Annual Conference, April 22-26, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla. The award recognizes individuals who recruit at least three new members to the Association during the prior calendar year. Continue reading

Rigging and Hauling Jobs of the Year chosen by SC&RA

This year’s SC&RA Job of the Year competitions featured 28 exceptionally strong entries—13 rigging jobs and 15 hauling jobs. Congratulations to the six winning entries announced during the Annual Conference Closing Night Awards and Recognition Dinner in Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday, April 26.

The Rigging Job of the Year competition saluted three rigging projects that demonstrated how SC&RA members successfully meet professional challenges encountered in rigging. Continue reading


BAA_2014_winnerStacy and Witbeck/Kiewit Western Win Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America Grand Award, Best New Highway and Transportation Project, Merit Award in Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Category and AGC Charities’ AGC in the Community Award

Salt Lake City’s Airport Light Rail extension was the most significant construction project of 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. Continue reading

5 CONEXPO Attendees Unlocked the Key to Safety

Jeff SmithCrane Institute of America awarded prizes to five individuals during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8, 2014. Prizes included “The Complete Package,” a new train-the-trainer combination program, which allows trainers to become a Crane Institute of America certified trainer and a Crane Institute Certification (CIC) authorized practical examiner in two weeks. Continue reading

Amick Associates Wins Manufacturing Excellence Award

Screen Shot 2014-01-01 at 8.25.00 AMAmick Associates, Inc. a family owned and operated business that has been providing the Tri-state area and most of the Eastern United States with dependable service and quality products for all overhead lifting needs since 1958, has recently been awarded the  Premo J. Pappafava Award that recognizes multigenerational, family-owned manufacturers for overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.

In its third generation of ownership, the company manufactures welded alloy chin slings, wire rope slings and web slings for overhead lifting and has contracts as the official tether supplier for NASCAR, IRI, Dallara Automobili and the National Hot Rod Association, making tethers to increase the safety on everything from sprint cars to monster trucks.




Van Beest and Hoist UK pick up LEEA Innovation Awards at LiftEx 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVan Beest and Hoist UK have emerged as winners in the LEEA Innovation Awards held at LiftEx 2013, the annual trade exhibition for the overhead lifting industry. Van Beest’s Green Pin ROV shackles, which are designed for use with remote operated vehicles (ROVs) in sub-sea environments, secured the prize for Best Product, whilst Hoist UK’s Oblik modular lightweight load bearing structure picked up the award for Best Application. Continue reading