All Memorial/Obituary Articles

David Cowley 1960-2022
David Cowley passed away on May 16, 2022
Obituary: Jan IJmker, former CEO at Mammoet Transport
Saying goodbye to Jan IJmker, respected former CEO at Mammoet Transport headquartered in the Netherlands
Jean-Louis Olivier 1952–2022
SMIE founder and crane safety technology pioneer died on 8 January after a short and unexpected illness
NDA mourns former president
Tributes paid to ‘industry icon’ Roger Homrich, who has died aged 68
In Memoriam: Robert Dieleman
Robert Dieleman was an innovator in the crane and rigging industry.
In Memoriam: Randall “Randy” Sorenson
A titan in the pilot car industry, Randall “Randy” Sorenson passed away on October 2, 2021.
In Memoriam: Greg Etue
Tadano Mantis Regional Business Manager Greg Etue passed away on August 25th.
In Memoriam: Wayne P. Kokta
Wayne P. Kokta of Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental/DST Inc. passed away on August 28, 2021.
Pablo Lam remembers the late Dan Kaplan
Pablo Lam honours the rental pioneer and consultant Dan Kaplan, who passed away in February 2021
John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
Industry icon John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
Looking back at historic Freedom Tower construction
Lifting and placing the spire atop the One World Trade Center building in NYC was an incredible feat of engineering. 
Crosby supports Rigging for the Troops program
The Crosby Group will donate a portion of its U.S. sales to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Obituary: Hedwig Doppstadt
Company co-founder dies just eight weeks after husband Werner; they set up family business in 1965
IAPA lifetime achievement award presented
Family of Roger Wickens, IAPA 2021 lifetime achievement award winner, receives trophy following virtual ceremony in March
SC&RA stalwart Terry Young passes
Former SC&RA Chairman and President Terry Young was known for his professionalism, optimism and love of the construction industry. He wanted to make the industry safer.
Francina Marie Pride-Motz: 1974-2021
Longtime crane and access industry publisher Franci Motz has passed away at the age of 46
Obituary: Werner Doppstadt
Founder and long-time CEO of German environmental and recycling specialist dies aged 77
In Memoriam: Douglas Allen Ball
Douglas Allen Ball, 77 of St. James, NC passed away unexpectedly on March 16th, 2021.
SC&RA creates Doug Ball Memorial Scholarship
SC&RA has funded the initial endowment of the Doug Ball Scholarship to honor Ball’s memory and industry contributions.
Rental pioneer Dan Kaplan passes away
Dan Kaplan, a true pioneer of the modern equipment rental industry, has passed away aged 78
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