Shop talk in KC

19 September 2017

The 40th installment of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held September 20-22 in Kansas City, MO. The three-day event features a strong emphasis on safety issues as usual, as well as provides regulatory and legislative updates. The Exhibit Center, packed with companies and sold out once again, will open its doors on Thursday September 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This event offers members and exhibitors the chance to meet in person and discuss industry products and opportunities. The copy for this show guide was provided by Exhibit Center companies.

A1A SOFTWARE LLC provides cutting-edge cloud-based business solutions for the crane and heavy equipment industries. A1A’s signature product,, is the industry standard for lift planning, crane selection, ground-bearing pressure calculating and rigging planning. A1A’s latest innovation,, is an online business management solution for both end users and equipment distributors. provides business management tools such as GPS/telematics for equipment tracking and predictive maintenance scheduling; customer relationship management (CRM) tools for tracking sales, quotes, dispatching, scheduling staff and invoicing; job management tools for full site scheduling and conflict warnings and full reporting capabilities to maximize profits. 

ADVASTAR, INC. is a nationwide recruiting and staffing company based in Kansas City, KS. Advastar specializes in supporting projects of all sizes in the energy, oil and gas, industrial and commercial spaces with contract/direct labor needs. Advastar has an experienced team available to support all levels and disciplines of engineering, construction management and skilled trade/craft labor personnel, including specific experience working with crane operators, riggers, millwrights, etc. (Leaders in supporting turnarounds, shutdowns and outages across the country). Advastar’s motto is: Any project. Any skillset. Any location. 

ASHLEY SLING, INC. is a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of lifting and rigging products headquartered in Atlanta, GA with three additional manufacturing facilities in the Southeastern U.S. Products include all types of slings, wire rope, rigging hardware, fall protection gear, hoists, high performance round slings and tie-down equipment. Company services include load testing, rigging inspection and rigging and fall protection training seminars. 

ASSOCIATED WIRE ROPE & RIGGING, INC. is the North American stocking distributor for RopeBlock and GN, producer of Sea-Link products and a Van Beest distributor. Speak to Bob Levy, Curt Jabben or Joel Crum at the booth and pick up the latest product catalogs to see what’s new at RopeBlock, GN and Sea-Link. 

ATS SPECIALIZED, LLC offers a variety of training programs in heavy equipment operation, mobile crane operation, commercial motor vehicles, directional drilling, rigging and signaling. ATS offers both standardized programs as well as customer-specific specialized training in all of the above subjects. The focus of ATS is to maximize the learning of its customers to enhance their knowledge and skills, and to ensure their safety and compliance with industry and governmental standards. 

AXION STRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS is a vertically integrated product technology company that manufactures structural composite products from recycled polymer waste. These innovative engineered solutions are used worldwide in a diverse range of infrastructure and commercial applications requiring strength, durability and longer life cycles. Axion makes a full assortment of construction mats, heavy storage supports, railroad products and a range of large format profiles for various construction systems. 

BLOKCAM LIMITED is a leading provider and manufacturer of camera systems for cranes globally. Blokcam is a wireless system that is quickly and easily deployed to the hook block or boom tip of a crane. The sound and view from below the camera is then transmitted and received wirelessly to a screen in the crane cab. Blokcam is continuously developing and now offers a spherical system that can be attached to the hook.

BRIDON-BEKAERT ROPES GROUP is the world’s premier supplier of mission-critical advanced cords and ropes. As a leading innovator, developer and producer of the best performing ropes and advanced cords globally, the Group provides superior value solutions to the oil and gas, mining, crane, elevator and other industrial sectors. 

BRODERSON MANUFACTURING CORP., since 1973, has been manufacturing industrial carry deck cranes for the energy, utilities and industrial sectors and performing unique lift operations in harsh operating environments around the world. 

CAROL CRANE RIGGING & LIFTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. provides comprehensive “BTH” (Below-the-Hook) lifting solutions for crane, rigging, lifting and transportation projects. Carol has led the heavy rigging and lifting industry in service, innovation, safety and quality of workmanship for almost two decades. Carol has a team consisting of senior rigging and lifting specialists, engineers, crane operators and project managers with an average tenure of 25 years in the industry. Carol Rigging & Lifting Engineering is conveniently headquartered in the Gulf Coast region in the Houston, TX area with capability for global delivery. 

Since 1998, more than 30,000 companies and individuals have relied on CRANE NETWORK, LLC to effectively buy, sell and rent cranes and equipment. To help clients better manage their assets and customize their disposition strategies, Crane Network now offers a suite of business services that includes content marketing; graphic design; website development and hosting; appraisals and inspections and quotes for transport, financing and insurance. 

The CROSBY Group, LLC manufactures a complete line of premium fittings and accessories used in material handling applications. Product lines include: wire rope clips, hooks, shackles, hoist rings, chain fittings, clamps and all types of blocks and sheaves used in a variety of industries including energy, cell tower, infrastructure, utilities, construction and industrial. World-class training programs offered around the globe add value to the already superior quality of Crosby products. 

CUSTOM TRUCK AND EQUIPMENT specializes in the design, engineering, fabrication, parts, service, sales and rentals of an unparalleled range of equipment for the utility and crane industries. As a part of the Utility One Source brand family, CTE’s broad product offering provides its customers a single source for almost every equipment need. CTE’s equipment portfolio includes suppliers such as IMT, National Crane, Elliott Equipment, Versalift, Terex, Tadano, Manitou and more, including most of the popular chassis manufacturer brands. 

DEARBORN COMPANIES, supporting the heavy lift/heavy haul industries nationally, is a leading engineering service provider for ground condition surveys, ground stabilization design, rigging and shoring engineering and 3-D documentation of terrestrial and above-ground facilities utilizing laser scanning and UAV (“drone”) data collection methods. Dearborn’s project experience spans a wide variety of demanding and hostile work environments ranging from power generating stations, refineries and heavy manufacturing plants, to infrastructure (rail, roadways and airports) through healthcare and mission critical facilities. Dearborn’s engineering expertise runs the gamut from carry-deck and spider crane placements inside and atop high-rise buildings, through RT, crawler and all terrain crane deployments on construction sites and in urban (central business district) areas, to super-capacity crawler and ringer cranes (3,000 ton-plus) in industrial and power plant environments. 

DESIGN DATA has set the standard with its SDS/2 software. As a leader in steel industry software development for 30 years, the company constantly brings new technology to the market. Not only was it the first steel software of its kind, Design Data’s SDS/2 remains the standard by which all other systems are judged. 

DICA has been specializing in building better outrigger pads and crane pads since 1988. DICA has become an industry leader by creating engineered products that deliver equipment stability, ergonomic safety and transportation savings. DICA products are used in a wide number of markets around the world, including construction, electrical utility and oil and gas as well as local and federal government agencies, including NASA. 

DORAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL is the best choice for heavy lifting rental needs. Doral Equipment Rental has the largest fleet of Versa-Lift forklifts in the world, along with heavy lifting capabilities up to 120,000 pounds. Doral Equipment Rental has the most modern, well-maintained fleet in the rental industry. Doral rents various Versa-Lift forklifts, Enerpac gantries, Rigger Lift fork trucks and Hilman Traksporter products, all leading brands built for power and versatility, perfect for rigging projects. A large fleet of equipment means more available units than any competitors. In-house transportation ensures timely delivery across all of North America (U.S. and Canada) and the most competitive pricing available. 

ENERPAC, a leader in heavy lifting technology, is exhibiting integrated systems for heavy lifting and rigging applications. A computerized system allows a single operator to keep focused on the moving load, rather than the equipment. Whether you’re conducting a 12,000-ton load out, moving a 400-ton transformer or placing a large hydrocracker in limited space, Enerpac has a solution to meet safety, accuracy and efficiency needs. 

FAYMONVILLE DISTRIBUTION AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers for the special haulage industry. The brand portfolio includes transport solutions from 15 tons up to 15,000 tons and above. Faymonville has a production area of more than 150,000 m² in five different factories with a capacity of more than 3,000 units per year and provides the most dedicated customer support in that industry. 

FLEET COST & CARE, INC is a fleet management software company serving businesses of all sizes in the heavy equipment industry. FCC’s software enables companies to improve internal operations by providing a centralized system that speeds up invoicing, streamlines payroll and ensures safety and success. The innovative FCC solution eliminates needless duplicate data entry while maximizing fleet and personnel efficiency and profitability.

GARROD HYDRAULICS, INC. specializes in the remanufacturing of hydraulic cylinders. Garrod works with the European manufacturer of the cylinders that are used on most larger capacity cranes. The company handles large cylinders in-house and can do chrome plating up to 46 feet in length. Garrod Hydraulics has been rebuilding hydraulic cylinders since 1978. It is also ISO 9000 certified. 

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SOLUTIONS GROUP specializes in providing talent that works with cranes and specialty lift systems as well as specialized transportation to include flat bed, heavy haul, over dimensional, Goldhofers, SPMTs and rail cars. Whether it is for positions in senior management, operations, sales and marketing, safety, engineering, information technology, accounting or human resources, they have the resources. 

GOLDHOFER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT is a leading global manufacturer of specialized transportation equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation. With a full and proven range of products, including trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty vehicles, self-propelled tractors, transport equipment for wind power plants and aircraft tractors, Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transportation situation. The company has supplied more than 37,000 vehicles to more than a hundred different countries, all of them now doing a reliable job in what are sometimes extremely difficult conditions. 

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS LLC is a leading manufacturer of specialized solutions in a broad range of markets. Greenfield Products is proud to showcase an in-house design line of boom dollies, boom launchers, counterweight trailers, custom trailers and lifting devices. In addition, recent design advancements to the crane outrigger pad line has bolstered an already strong footprint in the industry and Greenfield is excited to share its progress at the SC&RA C&R Workshop. 

GUNNEBO JOHNSON CORPORATION is a global manufacturer of innovative engineered lifting equipment including Johnson Blocks, ForgeFab sheaves, swivels and rigging products including GrabiQ chain systems, shackles and lifting points. 

H&E EQUIPMENT SERVICES is the largest Manitowoc and Grove crane dealer in the world. With 78 locations nationwide and 32 that specialize in cranes, H&E provides the most comprehensive crane product support network available. A network dedicated to crane sales, rentals, parts, service, Manitowoc’s EnCORE-certified crane remanufacturing, structural repair and CCO training. H&E is also the authorized dealer for National Crane, Manitex, Marine Travelift, Komatsu, Bobcat, JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Gehl, Yanmar, Takeuchi, Multiquip, Wacker, Atlas Copco, Generac and many other top equipment manufacturers. 

Since 1947, HBC-RADIOMATIC, INC. has led the market in the development and production of radio control systems for industrial and mobile hydraulic applications across the globe. Through the company’s stringent quality standards, ground-breaking innovations and dedication to its customers, HBC-radiomatic continues to set the benchmark for cutting-edge, robust wireless controls. Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic Inc. has evolved to become a leading supplier of safe radio control solutions for all of North America. 

HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP launched Crane Hot Line in 1997. Heartland’s crane and lift group consist of editorially driven publications; Crane Hot Line, Lift and Access, and Lift & Hoist International. The magazines are mailed in print and digital formats to North America’s lifting, rigging, specialized transport and aerial work platform industries. 

In business since 1953, HILMAN ROLLERS manufactures high capacity, low profile and low friction roller and skidding solutions to move the heavyweights. 

HIRSCHMANN AUTOMATION AND CONTROL (PAT) will introduce Phase II of the PRS90 indicator which now allows you to incorporate both hardwired and/or wireless sensors. The new PRS90 also features the option of a 4.3-inch or 7-inch color graphic display that monitors single or up to eight sensors at one time. Also on display is the qSCALE Ix LMI which features advanced software capabilities, simplified calibration, superior HMI graphic interface and the option of a 4.3-inch or 7-inch color graphic display. Hirschmann will also feature the iSCALE Control System for use in any application from monitoring standard to custom control solutions. 

HOISTCAM, designed and manufactured by Netarus, is a rapidly deployable wireless camera system that increases the safety and productivity of heavy equipment operators. Netarus’ HoistCam platform suite is available with optional remote monitoring, recording and management analytics reporting. Netarus’ HoistCam Director enables centralized monitoring for the jobsite via HoistCam, other cameras and even drones. Netarus’ HoistCam provides customized and automated reporting capabilities including video records, safety analysis and 3-D models. 

HOIST LIFTRUCK MFG. LLC is a U.S. manufacturer of high-capacity lift trucks and terminal tractors ranging from 15,000 to 125,000 pounds that are 100 percent made in the U.S.A., including the FR Series extendable counterweight forklift and Hoist T-Series terminal tractor. The FR Series is the ideal forklift for riggers and machinery movers, providing a vast range of capacity options with just the push of a button. The Hoist T-Series machine aids in transporting containers, and now with our patent-pending vertical lift path. Both the FR Series and Hoist T-Series are available in a diesel option, with an electric version coming in 2018. 

HOLLAND MOVING & RIGGING SUPPLIES, INC. designs and manufactures high-capacity heavy material transport equipment such as the Holland Dollie, boom dollies and tag axles, custom transporters and self-propelled modular transporters. HMR Supplies is committed to helping customers design and execute plans to handle and transport huge, heavy, difficult items safely and cost-effectively. The company also offers a complete line of structural moving supplies and a dolly rental fleet. 

HOLLOWAY HOUSTON, INC. offers everything that’s needed for industrial lifting needs, combining quality products with state-of-the art testing services made available at a world class testing facility. 

A Virtual Reality (VR) crane simulator will highlight INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, INC.’s exhibit along with an augmented reality headset showcasing the future of assembly, inspection and maintenance. ITI is a leader in crane, rigging and load handling educational services that has been serving the heavy lift and transport industries for more than 30 years. ITI services are delivered at customer locations, ITI Training Centers and on-demand through ITI Online. 

INTERNATIONAL CRANES & EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE, INC. is an authorized Kessler service partner for North and South America. IC&EE is the largest supplier of OEM crane parts for European cranes in these regions. Established in 1995, IC&EE has the expertise and experience to supply the right parts at a reasonable price. IC&EE has in stock OEM brands including Kessler, Bosch, WABCO, Mercedes, Hella, Hydac, ZF, Hengst, Mann and more for Krupp, Grove GMK, Tadano Faun, Linkbelt, Liebherr, Demag and others. 

ISE FLEET SERVICES, LLC provides fleets an ELD solution that is easy to install, easy to train on and easy to use through an intuitive user interface. ISE’s commercial-grade telematics platform, eFleetSuite, includes robust safety and compliance applications such as Electronic Driver Logs and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting applications. Partnering with carriers and over 20 of the top telematics companies in the industry, ISE continues to be a leading ELD provider. 

J&R ENGINEERING CO., INC. located in Mukwonago, WI, is the manufacturer of the LIFT-N-LOCK hydraulic boom gantry, Delta Lift rubber tired gantry, LIFT-N-LOCK Crawler Transporter and other specialized lifting equipment serving the machinery moving, industrial material handling and nuclear industries. 

KALYN SIEBERT INCORPORATED is a global manufacturer of world-class heavy-duty trailers and integrated equipment located in Gatesville, TX. Every product manufactured by Kalyn Siebert is designed and hand-made by a team of seasoned engineers and experienced craftsman ensuring high performance construction and end-user return on investment. Kalyn Siebert provides customers in the transportation, construction, towing and oil/gas segments with flexible solutions to maximize capacity while handling challenging on and off-road conditions. High performance quality and construction is consistently delivered as a result of Kalyn Siebert’s commitment to quality manufacturing methodologies including ISO-certification, Value Analysis and lean methodologies. Kalyn Siebert trailers are engineered to perform and built to last. 

KHL GROUP AMERICAS is a diversified media company and the leading supplier of international construction information in the world. Using its market-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into digital magazines, e-newsletters, directories, book publishing, direct mail, list rental, exhibitions, conferences and contract publishing. KHL publishes American Cranes & Transport, the official domestic magazine of the SC&RA, and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, the official international magazine of SC&RA. 

KTSDI-KESSLER is the OEM sales representative for Kessler Axles, Mobile Elektronik, Alfred Heyd and Neumeister. KTSDI stocks spare parts and has a comprehensive full-service facility. KTSDI offers engineering solutions for component, vehicle chassis and suspension design including OEM applications. KTSDI offers on-site training and emergency repair visits to customers. With educated staff and trained technicians KTSDI will provide solutions for the machine’s maintenance/repair. Offices are located in U.S. and Canada. ISO9001-2015 Certified. 

LANDOLL CORPORATION is a manufacturer that designs, fabricates, finishes and markets heavy equipment trailers, specialized narrow-aisle forklifts, agricultural tillage equipment and OEM and government products. Landoll designs and manufactures a complete line of trailers, including traveling axle, traveling tail, detachable, bottom dumps, car trailers, utility and industrial tags, which serve many different industries. 

LARRY COLLIER CRANE PARTS AND SERVICE has been in business since 2011. The company’s inventory includes Terex Demag parts, and between Larry and Donald Turner, the company has 60 years’ worth of experience in Demag cranes. Donald has completed the Tier 5 training at Terex. Larry Collier can also get used and rebuilt parts for Demag Krupp cranes, as well as Mercedes engines. 

LIEBHERR for more than 60 years has developed a large, continually evolving range of sophisticated products and services. Practical and seasoned machines, coupled with proven engineering and high quality ensure customer benefits in all product areas. Liebherr offers a comprehensive selection of mobile and crawler cranes with telescopic and lattice booms, as well as duty cycle crawler cranes and piling and drilling rigs. Liebherr also manufactures one of the widest ranges of fast-erecting and top-slewing tower cranes in the world. 

Sophistication, ingenuity and brute force is the perfect combination driving LIFT SYSTEMS, INC. success in being the world leader in innovative lifting products. A broad line of telescopic hydraulic gantries, including the renowned Power Tower boom style gantry, to the widely known Mobilift and Twinlift pick and carry equipment, Lift Systems offers a solution for any special lifting requirements. For those unique projects, Lift Systems offers custom design and build services. Gantries, mobile lifting, trailers, transporters, telescopic forklifts, load weighing systems, custom cylinders and a wide range of accessories; these are the some of the components that set Lift Systems apart and ahead of the pack. 

LIFTING GEAR HIRE is one of North America’s largest organizations devoted exclusively to the provision of lifting and moving equipment for rent. LGH holds one of the most comprehensive inventory of equipment for hoisting, pulling and jacking, all available for rent at over 20 locations throughout North America and supported by over 45 rental representatives. All of this equipment has been selected by LGH for its durability and longevity. 

LINDEN COMANSA AMERICA is the North American distribution center for Linden Comansa, offering sales, engineering support, service and parts to the North American market. Linden Comansa is a leading manufacturer of flat top and luffing jib tower cranes. All cranes are built with the latest technology that is grounded in safe, reliable operation. They also are some of the simplest cranes to erect and dismantle because there is no tower top or pendant lines to assemble and all connections are pin connected. 

LINK-BELT CONSTRUCTION EQUIP. CO. designs, manufactures, sells and supports telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide. Link-Belt’s ever-evolving product line includes telescopic crawler, rough terrain, lattice crawler, hydraulic truck, lattice truck and all-terrain cranes. It has a strong network of domestic and international crane distributors that provide full sales and service support.

LONE STAR RIGGING strives to produce and sell the highest quality American-made products at competitive prices. There are cheaper import products, but the company’s goal is to provide the American industry with products manufactured in America made from domestic material. Behind these American-made products are engineering and technical support, product consistency and quality assurance measures that are non-existent in import wire rope and rigging hardware. 

MAGNI TELESCOPIC HANDLERS AMERICAS is a leading, global manufacturer of the most versatile telescopic handler on the market. From a 360-degree rotating telescopic handler with 150 feet of reach to a high capacity, fixed boom telescopic handler with a capacity of 99,200 pounds, Magni has the machine for your lifting needs. Outfit the machine with one of Magni’s many attachments to see just how versatile it is, it’s truly a 4-in-1 machine. Magni’s pressurized cab has as a standard, 100 percent inlet air filtration system that with the use of proper, factory recommended filters, is safe for the operator to work in environments where harmful materials like silica, asbestos or other pollutants may be present. Magni Telescopic Handlers also come equipped with an LMI system standard on all of our machines, ensuring optimum safety during operation. Maximum safety, maximum comfort and maximum versatility, these are Magni Telescopic Handlers. 

THE MANITOWOC COMPANY, INC. is recognized globally as a premier innovator and manufacturer of crawler cranes, tower cranes and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry. Manitowoc’s brand portfolio of Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift cranes provides the most comprehensive range of lifting solutions in the industry. Manitowoc Crane Care serves customers with extensive aftermarket service and Manitowoc Finance offers a full range of financing solutions in partnership with industry-leading dealer channel support. Engineered for reliability and performance, Manitowoc keeps customers working and profitable. 

MATRIX PAYMENT SYSTEMS have been in the B2B credit card processing industry since early 2000 and services thousands of businesses across the U.S. The company’s 80-plus sales representatives have an average of more than 10 years of experience. Matrix signature product is unlike anything else in the marketplace today. Because of its unique billing interchange tables and software, Matrix can save companies money where other processors cannot. Whether Matrix can save client’s money to lower their current processors discount rates or if Matrix can become a partner, it is always a win-win for everyone. 

MAZZELLA COMPANIES provides slings including chain, wire rope, nylon, cordage, tie-down and high-performance synthetic slings; wire rope assemblies; as well as bridge cables, crane and steel mill cables or OEM assemblies. Mazzella engineers, designs and manufactures overhead cranes, crane components, engineered lifting devices and special fabricated items. The company has certified and experienced personnel including on-staff engineers, estimators, fabricators, fitters and welders. 

MODULIFT UK LTD are the premier supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below- the-hook lifting equipment. As specialist lifting engineers operating in a niche market, Modulift concentrates on the provision of off-the-shelf and custom lifting solutions through its distributors, who hold stock of spreader beams up to 400-ton capacity all around the U.S.A., Canada and Latin America. Modulift aims to exceed customers’ expectations by providing an all-around service on the delivery of value for money and quality products. 

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO) is a nonprofit organization established by industry to develop and administer nationwide certification programs for crane operators and related personnel. Since 1996 NCCCO has administered more than one million written and practical examinations and issued more than 350,000 certifications. Accredited by ANSI/ISO and recognized by OSHA, CCO certifications are available for crane, digger derrick and pile driver operators, riggers, signalpersons, crane inspectors and lift directors. 

NATIONAL INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY is a leading provider of transportation and specialty insurance with a focus on the crane, rigging and specialized carriers industry. Established in 1989, National Interstate provides its customers with innovative product offerings, exceptional service, aggressive claims handling and proactive risk management services. National Interstate’s products include traditional insurance such as guaranteed cost and deductible programs and innovative alternative risk transfer options. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. 

NBIS is the premier insurance provider to the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries. Proudly serving SC&RA members as the exclusively endorsed property and casualty insurance provider for over 20 years with insurance coverage and innovative risk management solutions. NBIS offers unparalleled contract management, preventative risk analysis and planning before claims handling is necessary. NBIS provides coverage from “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and licensed in all 50 states. 

NELSON TRAILERS is dedicated to the design and fabrication of unique application trailers. For the crane and rigging industry, Nelson Manufacturing Company specializes in helping the crane owner/operators move large equipment. Nelson Manufacturing Company’s boom launch trailer is custom designed to fit the larger hydraulic truck and all terrain cranes by removing and cradling the boom for easy transportation to the work site. 

At NICOLAS INDUSTRIE SAS., around 200 employees work at the 90,000 m² company premises manufacturing road vehicles, industrial transporters, special vehicles and the world’s largest tractor, the Tractomas. Together with the companies SCHEUERLE Fahrzeugfabrik, KAMAG Transporttechnik and TIIGER, NICOLAS forms the TII Group - Transporter Industry International. TII is the world’s market leader in the development and production of heavy-duty vehicles equipped with hydraulically-supported pendulum axles, and is part of the company group of multi-entrepreneur Senator E. h. Otto Rettenmaier, Heilbronn. 

NORMAN-SPENCER AGENCY is a nationally recognized program manager with over 20 years’ experience in underwriting and servicing the crane and boom truck industries. They offer broad form programs that utilizes a wide selection of endorsements to offer the features required to tailor the policy for each client. In addition, Norman-Spencer has partnered with carriers in order to offer clients a suite of loss control tools that can help prevent losses which lead to higher premiums. Active in the crane industry, they have been featured in American Cranes & Transport and Crane Hot Line magazine. Norman-Spencer has also been featured in the insurance industry publications of Best’s Review and Business Insurance to discuss the crane industry. 

PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP is a worldwide leader in lifting solutions utilizing our innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and quality teams. The company’s 100 years of experience provides its customers with trusted products. Through this customer commitment, Peerless is the largest chain manufacturer in North America. Peerless is part of KITO Corporation’s global network providing its customers access to overhead lifting, below-the-hook and material handling, cargo control, hardware, marine and traction products. 

PFEIFER WIRE ROPE & LIFTING TECHNOLOGY is an internationally operating, family owned company with more than 430 years tradition in the wire rope and lifting industry. Pfeifer is an original supplier of wire rope and lifting gear to many of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers. Pfeifer’s expansive know-how, state of the art testing facility and engineering resolve make the foundation of their philosophy of innovation, “We Bring Technology Into Application.” 

PIONEER SPECIAL RISK provides market leading program administration and specialty risk solutions for U.S. commercial lines of business with access to major London carriers. Pioneer’s specialty contractors team is dedicated to offering innovate solutions for riggers liability, inland marine/contractors plant and equipment, and OTR/Over the Road coverage for crane and non-crane/energy related risks, and now offers incidental CPL coverage that is traditionally required as part of a client’s contractual requirements. 

PREMIER WIRE ROPE is the exclusive master distributor of TEUFELBERGER high performance wire ropes for the U.S. market. This includes on-shore, construction, geo-technical and application specific wire ropes along with O.E.M. spare part wire ropes. Premier sales and service location ‘Rope Center’ in Houston, TX and additional specific stock available thru a dedicated network of special distributors located across the U.S.A. 

ASC/PYTHON AMERICA ropes are made in Germany including all wires and strands. Some of the company’s new Compac 35 Plus true nonrotating ropes, from 16 to 32 millimeters, are available and in stock for all truck, mobile and crawler cranes. Additionally the company’s continuous training courses are provided throughout the country for proper installation of crane ropes. 

RAYCO-WYLIE SYSTEMS are experts in the design and manufacturing of crane monitoring systems since 1933. The company’s strengths lie in the reliability and flexibility of its products as well as its outstanding service and worldwide support network. RaycoWylie will showcase their all-in-one color displays, for the tower, telescopic and lattice boom application and feature the camera option. 

RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS engineers and manufactures custom suspension systems for the specialized transportation industry. Ridewell also supplies drum and disc brake axles as well as air control systems. The company has served the transportation industry worldwide since 1967 and holds many patents for exclusive features that provide for low maintenance and superior ride quality. Visit them at 

RIGGERS MANUFACTURING produces the EZ Lifter telescoping hydraulic gantries up to 1,600 tons, TriLifter mobile lifters up to 110 tons, forklift attachments and other specialized equipment for the machinery moving and rigging industry. Riggers Manufacturing’s innovative CARL Control System has the ability to synchronize the lifting and travel of up to eight jack legs. The portable belly pack allows the operator to view the lift from any angle, maximizing safety on critical lifts. 

RIGGING GEAR SALES, INC is home to North America’s largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories. With over 100 gantry legs in their rental fleet, over 100 lifting beams and over a half of a mile of gantry runway track, RGS has the right equipment at the right time. Other uncommon tools round out the fleet such as side shift systems, track elevation stands and their new 550-ton Rotation Station. RGS compliments their fleet of Lift Systems’ brand gantry equipment as a North American dealer for the TII Group – Scheuerle, Nicolas, Kamag brands of special transport trailers. Products offered include the Scheuerle Highway Trailer, MES Trailer, Highway Giant dual lane equipment and K25 platform trailers. RGS has recently added SPMT Light trailers from Scheuerle to their rental and sales fleet. Additionally, RGS represents Lift Systems, Inc. and maintains the largest fleet of hydraulic gantry systems and accessories worldwide. Mobile Pick & Carry Machines, up to 110-ton capacity, from Lift Systems and Riggers Manufacturing Company round out their core product offerings. 

SAMSON ROPE TECHNOLOGIES provides K-100, the first synthetic hoist line designed specifically for mobile cranes. K-100 is 80 percent lighter than the steel it replaces, resistant to bend fatigue and easier to handle. Improve your safety, handling efficiency and axle weight and make the switch to K-100. 

SCHEUERLE FAHRZEUGFABRIK GMBH are members of the TII Group, the global leader in developing and manufacturing top class heavy-duty transport vehicles which are recognized for their advanced technology and special product quality. Many years of technical know-how allow. SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG develop and produce transporters as SPMT, modular platform trailers, industrial lift and shipyard transporters as well as vehicles for special applications. 

For decades, SIMARD SUSPENSIONS INC. has been the industry leader with its unique products, making it a name trusted internationally for heavy duty truck load distribution. The company develops, manufactures and installs suspension systems to increase and optimize efficiency in a safe and effective way for specialized trucks. Simard Suspensions offers a large range of services from twin steer conversions, all wheel drive and chassis modifications to full equipment installation. 

The SLINGMAX RIGGING SOLUTIONS organization consists of 38 independent companies, each exclusively licensed, trained and certified to manufacture, repair and test Slingmax products. Strategically located in 12 countries, Slingmax currently holds over 50 patents and 100 trademarks worldwide, which include the Check-Fast® Inspection System and Rifled Cover® Technology. Slingmax is best known for the Twin-Path® roundsling. No matter where your next heavy lift job takes you, you can count on a local Slingmax manufacturing location to service your needs. 

STRAIGHTPOINT, INC. is the world leader in heavy lift weighing and load monitoring solutions since 1976, and manufacture a wide range of load cell systems. Key products include dynamometers, loadshackles, loadpins and compressive loadcells featuring industry leading wireless range, battery life and environmental protection. With offices located in the United States, United Kingdom and with over 50 international dealers, Straightpoint can deliver any standard product to any location in the world within days. 

TADANO AMERICA CORPORATION was established in 1993 in Houston as the strategic base for sales of rough terrain cranes and all terrain cranes for North America. Tadano America has dedicated customer service office locations located in Houston and Edmonton, Alberta, providing direct-to-customer product support. Tadano Mantis, based in Franklin, TN, produces a full line of telescopic crawlers. All Tadano products are available through a broad network of dealers, agents and partnerships. 

TALBERT MANUFACTURING, INC. manufactures a variety of heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment. Located in Indiana, Talbert has been serving the transportation industry since 1938 covering commercial, government, aerospace and energy applications as well as in-plant material handling movers, manufacturing systems and processors. Talbert products include: utility and tag-a-long trailers, tilt deck trailers, hydraulic slide axle/hydraulic tail trailers, low bed heavy haul trailers, extendible trailers (flats, step decks, lowbeds, hydraulic necks), spread axle trailers (East and West coast styles) and multi-axle configurations. 

TANDEMLOC, INC. is an ISO 9001 certified U.S. manufacturer of lifting, securing and mobilizing equipment ranging from below the hook lifting equipment to cargo tie downs. Tandemloc manufactures and individually proof tests its lifting equipment in North Carolina and distributes its products directly to customers worldwide. Tandemloc’s rental division, Tandemloc Rentals, provides customers the opportunity to save money without compromising safety by renting equipment ranging from spreader beams to equipment casters. and

TEREX USA, LLC combines two strong crane brands known for quality, reliability, worldwide service, comprehensive training and attractive financing solutions. From Demag all terrain and crawler cranes to Terex rough terrain, truck, tower, boom truck and pick and carry cranes, Terex Cranes offers a comprehensive range. It just depends on which crane is better suited to your tasks and requirements. 

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC., North America’s largest specialized trailer manufacturer, has been a supporting member of the SC&RA for over 35 years. Trail King engineers and manufactures dual lane transport systems, hydraulic Schnable neck, blade hauling and custom multi-axle trailers for the wind energy industry and specialized hauling markets. 

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS, INC. designs, engineers and manufactures various types of trailers. They offer a range of specialized trailers, such as specialized multi- axle steering dollies, jeeps, oil field heavy duty step deck trailers, low boy detachable gooseneck trailers, counter weight trailers, perimeter frame trailers, extendable trailers, wind trailers and special high capacity steering-capable trailers. With Transmaster’s engineering capabilities, they are able to design and build customized complex trailer systems to meet their customers’ needs. 

TRANSWORLD MANUFACTURING is a leading innovator in high quality boom dollies, custom lifting devices and specialized trailers for the heavy-lift and haul industry. As a former owner-operator of a crane fleet in excess of 100 units, TransWorld began developing these products out of a desire to protect and maximize their primary investments’ potential. 

USI INSURANCE SERVICES LLC is a leading insurance brokerage and consulting firm with 140 local offices across the United States. USI’s crane and rigging/specialized transport team designs customized risk management programs focused on cost reduction and coverage enhancement. To analyze client business issues and challenges, USI integrates proprietary business analytics with a network of local and national technical experts in a team-based consultative planning process to evaluate the client’s risk profile and identify targeted solutions. 

VEROPE USA produces a wide range of special wire ropes, end-fittings and customized solutions for demanding industry applications. With seven service centers across the globe, verope maintains an extensive inventory of special wire ropes and supports customers with expertly constructed rope assemblies. The excellent quality of material, the special design and the structural stability of Verope special wires lead up to long term high performance.

VERSA-LIFT (CUSTOM MOBILE EQUIPMENT) was founded in 1993 by Gary Dick for the purpose of designing and building material handling equipment. Custom Mobile Equipment builds five models including the newly debuted 17/25. Versa-Lifts are high capacity cushion-tired forklifts ranging from 17,000 to 140,000 pounds, best known for their precision control and versatility on the job. The company strives to make the Versa-Lift the best American-made forklifts on the market. 

Senarc Systems LLC developed VISUAL DISPATCH, scheduling and dispatching software for the crane and rigging industry. Over the years Visual Dispatch has advanced as a powerful tool to handle the growing needs and requirements of the industry. Capabilities include scheduling, dispatching, invoicing, accounting integration, email, quotes, preventive maintenance, attachments and reporting. Customizable reports can be exported to Excel, emailed or created in PDF. 

For more than 30 years, WHECO CORPORATION has been providing repair and restoration services to the crane, lifting and aerial industry. WHECO provides full, turn-key repairs including fabrication, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and painting services. WHECO prides itself on being able to provide OSHA, Cal-OSHA, ANSI, AWS and OEM compliant repairs. WHECO operates from its complete service centers in Richland, WA; Seattle, WA; Santa Fe Springs, CA; Houston, TX; Aiken, SC and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. 

WIRECO WORLDGROUP is known for manufacturing highly-engineered products that are recognized throughout the world and used in a wide range of mission critical applications. Globally, WireCo WorldGroup possesses a portfolio of many of the industry’s most powerful brands including Union, Casar, Lankhorst, Camesa, Oliveira and Drumet. WireCo WorldGroup is now headquartered in Prairie Village, KS, with manufacturing plants, research and development centers and distribution facilities located around the world. 

WOLFFKRAN INC. stands for more than 100 years of competence in the design and construction of tower cranes made in Germany. Founded in 1854, the company soon specialized in the production of lifting equipment and developed the world’s first fast-assembly top-slewing tower crane in 1913. Today, 800 employees around the world ensure that the innovation process continues and that the brand is known for a comprehensive range of trolley jib and luffing jib cranes. It operates subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East and since 2015, also in the United States. 

WRIGHTPLAN INCORPORATED is a cloud-based solution for managing quoting, estimating, jobs, work orders, dispatch, equipment, invoices, customers, HR and more. WrightPlan’s mobile APP provides field instructions, collects timesheets and customer signatures, and allows for custom reporting for important documents such as: pre-task planning reports, equipment check lists, accident/incident reporting and more. WrightPlan integrates with QuickBooks and other accounting systems, and has been proven to decrease the time it takes to invoice your customer. No more missing signatures or documents. Increase cash flow and profits with WrightPlan. 

XL SPECIALIZED TRAILERS is a subsidiary of Bull Moose Industries and is a leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers for the construction, commercial, agricultural, wind energy, oil and gas and custom-style trailer markets. Founded in 1995, XL’s rapid growth is perpetuated by an emphasis on superior designs, materials and workmanship. XL’s trailers are built to last and designed for individual customers. XL offers hauling solutions to fit any application.


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