Crane display at the CICA 2012 conference in Australia

Crane display at the CICA 2012 conference in Australia

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) announced its Lift of the Year Award winners at its Gala Awards Dinner on 7 September.

Winner of Category A for lifts over 130 tonnes was John Holland Group. Runner-up was Aztec Analysis for its stove stack repair project, while highly commended was Thiess VEC Joint Venture for its Brighton Beach bypass project in Hobart, Tasmania. Category B for lifts under 130 tonnes was won by Gillespies Crane Services. The Bill Shaw Memorial Award (and perpetual cup), for best overall lift, across categories A and B, was presented to John Holland Group and accepted by Stuart Edwards.

The Lift of the Year Awards programme nominations and winners were announced as part of the CICA 2012 Conference, Exhibition and Crane Display, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 5-7 September.

"The Lift of the Year Awards programme recognises and celebrates all the industry nominations - each being interesting, quality lifts in their own right," said Alan Marshall, CICA chief executive officer. "On behalf of the CICA board, the judging panel and the industry, I congratulate all the nominations and of course the winners," Marshall added.

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