All Memorial/Obituary Articles

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
In Memoriam: John “Jack” Peter Barclay, Jr.
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Wire Rope Corporation of America dies at 91.
In Memoriam: Bragg McLeod, 1928-2021
Bragg McLeod was a former president of the Heavy Specialized Carriers Conference, (a precursor to the SC&RA)
In Memoriam: Jake Liptak
Jake Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., was a pioneer in the crane rental business.
In Memoriam: Jerome “Jake” Liptak, 1938-2021
Jerome “Jake” Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., passed away Wednesday, January 27.
Paul Wood, Andrews Sykes
We regret to report that Paul Wood, the long serving Managing Director of Andrews Sykes, has passed away
Heinz Helmut Kempkes RIP
Head of German industrial crane and aerial platform maker Kuli Hebezeuge dies at 72
Otto Rettenmaier 1926-2020
Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93
CRA Executive Director Dale Blackwell passes
The longtime CRA executive director and owner of Aba Daba Rents died on April 15
Pump veteran Steve Leech passes on
The long time Eekels Pumps project manager Steve Leech passed away on 3 April. He had been ill with cancer.
RIP: Tim Watson
We regret to report the death of Tim Watson, technical consultant at the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) in the UK
Obituary: Horst Felbermayr Sr
Horst Felbermayr was a pioneer in the heavy goods logistics industry
Hubert Palfinger Senior: 1942-2020
Former head of Palfinger Group, Hubert Palfinger Senior, dies aged 77
Christian Chalupny: 1942-2020
Morrow Equipment president and CEO passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020.
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