Spider Hires George Martin as District Sales Representative

George Martin - emailSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces George Martin has joined its Portland operation center as District Sales Representative. In this role, George is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and southwestern Washington.

George brings over fifteen years of experience in Portland’s construction and scaffold industries, holding various sales and project management positions with companies including Brand Construction, Waco Scaffold, and Sunbelt Rentals. He is also skilled in leading scaffold training courses. Continue reading

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LGH Adds New Rental Representatives

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) recently hired Jason Rios as a new Rental Representative for the New York Metro Area market and Jim Meyer for the Iowa market. Jason comes to LGH with over 15 years of sales experience, and was in the US Marines for 14 years. Jason has a great understanding of customer needs in the construction industry. Jason is eager to demonstrate who LGH is and how LGH can help you with your equipment needs. In turn, he is ready to help build and develop his territory. Continue reading

TANDEMLOC Announces Personnel Changes

Randall Hoeft, Design Engineer

Randall Hoeft, Design Engineer

As part of their current corporate emphasis on the development and introduction of new lines of below-the-hook lifting devices, TANDEMLOC, Inc. of Havelock, NC is pleased to announce the appointment of Randall Hoeft as a Design Engineer. Mr. Hoeft brings more than 26 years of “below-the-hook” design and problem solving experience. He will be the principal staffer and office manager of the new TANDEMLOC product design office opening soon in Janesville, Wisconsin. Continue reading

Caldwell Expands into New Manufacturing Plant and Appoints Prokop as Inside Sales Manager

The Caldwell Group has recently moved from their three adjacent manufacturing facilities to the new Caldwell Manufacturing Plant located at: 4080 Logistics Parkway, Rockford, I’ll 61109, just a few miles from their current facility. Caldwell started production in the new building in early June and completed the move by mid-June.

Prokop_Tom_5-21-14Additionally, The Caldwell Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Prokop as Inside Sales Manager.  Tom has been an integral part of the Caldwell sales team for 3 years, starting out as a customer service representative and then moving into the Univac Application Manager position focusing on vacuum lifter sales and applications.  Tom will be moving into this position, previously held by Darrin Noe, who is transitioning to his new role as Regional Sales Manager.   Tom’s extensive experience in working with various customers over the years, will continue to make Tom a valuable contributor to our customers and to the Caldwell team.

AEM Elects Three New Directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected three new directors, to fill unexpired terms.

Joining the AEM Board of Directors is Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Division of Blount International, Oregon, Illinois.

Joining the AEM AG Sector Board are Brian McKown, Chief Operating Officer of Kinze Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa, and Gene Fraser, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing of MacDon Industries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business-development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. Continue reading

Chant Welcomes Matthew Conway to Their Expanding Technical Sales Department

Matt Conway_CHANTChant Engineering Co. Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Conway to the Chant team.  Matthew comes to Chant with over 20 years of experience.

Patrick Shire, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Chant Engineering, said “As Chant continues to grow, Matthew will be relied upon to foster new relationships as well as calling on our existing customer base. His diverse capital equipment experience will be an invaluable asset to our technical sales team. I look forward to seeing him grow into his new role.”

Prior to joining Chant, Matthew worked  in many facets of capital equipment providers including; field service, technical support, customer and service personnel training, applications, product management, and direct sales. Continue reading

Loos & Company Expands Sales and Marketing Team

Loos and Company welcomes new team memberLoos and Company is excited to announce the hiring of Meghan Buisson as their new Marketing Assistant. In this role, she will be responsible for contributing to the overall marketing strategy as the company looks to expand their presence in stainless steel wire, cable, and cable assembly markets.

Meghan received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Bryant University. She comes to Loos and Company with a strong background in the marketing and communications fields. In her most recent role, she was responsible for developing and maintaining marketing content, monitoring social media, and generating press releases, among other duties.

“I am thrilled to join the Loos and Company team as their Marketing Assistant,”said Meghan. “I am confident my expertise will allow us to continue to provide our customers with the information they need to design solutions using Please join us here at Loos and Company in welcoming our newest team member.

WSTDA Elects Directors; Officers Appointed

The members of the Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) elected its 2014-2015 Board of Directors at the 2014 Annual Meeting, held May 6-8 in Charleston, SC. The Board of Directors also appointed the association’s Officers for 2014-2015.

Jeff Iden, Cargo Equipment Corporation, Elgin, IL was elected to serve as President of the Association. Iden’s term as president comes on the heels of a successful Annual Meeting with strong attendance. Interest in WSTDA membership remains strong, with a record 126 member companies. Continue reading

The Ulven Companies Welcomes New General Manager at Skookum

The Ulven Companies are pleased to announce Brent Nasset as the General Manager of their Skookum business unit. In this position at TUC, Brent will be responsible for overall leadership in all functional areas of the business, establishing business objectives, maintaining quality standards, developing new product lines, and continuous improvements utilizing LEAN manufacturing methodologies. Continue reading

Alps Welcomes Tony Lockhart to Sales Team

Alps Wire Rope Corporation recently announced via LinkedIn the addition of Tony Lockhart to their Inside Sales team in Saint Charles, IL. Tony comes from ASC Industries and brings 15+ years of experience in the wire rope industry to the job.  Alps Wire Rope is excited to have him a part of their team.

Alps Wire Rope Corporation is a full line wire rope provider, with four warehouses located in Chicago, IL; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; and, Los Angeles, CA. Please join Alps in welcoming Tony!  For more information on Alps Wire Rope please visit their website: www.alpswirerope.com

InterMoor UK Further Expands its Management Team With Two Key Appointments

Intermoor Expands TeamInterMoor has appointed Lesley Maxwell as group human resources manager and Nick Knight as business development manager for InterMoor Marine Services Ltd.

Maxwell has more than 20 years of international experience as a senior manager in management consulting and human resources roles across different sectors including oil and gas and will be based in Aberdeen, UK. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic human resources, operational management, project management and leadership and development to InterMoor. Continue reading

Power Climber Announces Jim Boudreau as Regional Sales Manager

Jim Boudreau - emailPower Climber, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces Jim Boudreau has joined its team as Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Boudreau is responsible for managing the suspended scaffold dealership network on the East coast.

Boudreau brings over twenty years of experience and achievements in the suspended access industry, most recently serving as National Account Manager for Tractel NA. 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 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