All Memorial/Obituary Articles

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
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
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