ALH winners celebrate in Miami

12 November 2014

The ALH Conference & Awards IN 2014.

The ALH Conference & Awards IN 2014.

Almost 200 industry professionals gathered together in Miami to celebrate the industry’s best at the first-ever ALH Conference & Awards on Nov. 11.

The industry's best came together on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the inaugural ALH Conference & Awards. The morning and afternoon consisted of top-notch panels and presentations while the evening shifted into a prestigious awards gala event.

Access, Lift & Handlers, and its publisher, KHL Group, chose to debut the North American conference and awards because the current growth of the industry makes it an ideal time to explore key business issues – as well as an opportune time to celebrate excellence in the industry.

ALH received more than 60 entries to the various awards – a response that highlighted the professionalism and commitment to excellence in the industry.

Kicking off the night’s festivities was Skyjack president Brad Boehler who presented industry veteran Brian Black with a plaque recognizing Black’s dedication to serving the aerial work platform industry. Black retired earlier this year after working more than four decades for a number of companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JLG, Snorkel, Grove, Genie and Skyjack.

The evening was hosted by Kevin O’Shea, director of safety and training at Hydro Mobile, who is probably – maybe – the industry’s most comical person.

Organized by Access, Lift & Handlers and Access International magazines, and supported by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the ALH Conference & Awards aims to be the industry’s leading conference, networking and celebrated event.

Access Industry Employer of the Year

United Rentals.

Access Project of the Year – Powered Aerial Work Platforms

ReachMaster and Able Equipment.

Access Project of the Year – Scaffolding

Universal Builders Supply.

Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms

Klimer Platforms won for its job at St. Josaphats Steeple in Detroit, MI.

Rental Technology Award

Point of Rental won for its Mobile Workforce.

Rising Star Award for Small Rental Company (Less than 10 locations)

Trico Lift won the award. Judges said Trico Lift won this award because the company is managed by excellent, driven personnel that emulate their top managers.

Product Innovation – Teleahndlers

Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR7038 won. The XR7038 won because of its innovation.

Product Innovation – Truck-Mounted Units

Italy-based Socage won for its DA392 unit.

Product Innovation – Self-Propelled Aerial Work Platforms (platform height over 20 feet)

JLG Industries, Inc. won for it’s 1850SJ boom lift.

Access Safety Innovation Award

United Rentals won for its United Academy and scissor and boom lift training.

ALH Peron of the Year

Keith Darby of TGM Wind Services won this prestigious award.

For the entire judges' report on winners, please see the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of ALH.

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