NACB Celebrates 25 Years

North American Crane Bureau, Inc., a leader in industrial lifting training & certification, today announced that it will be celebrating its twenty-fifth year for providing innovative training solutions that assist companies in industrial lifting safety awareness, reduction in accident liabilities, and helping individuals reach their heavy equipment operational career goals.

North American Crane Bureau, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Mr. Ted Blanton, Sr, Mr. Joe Crispell, and two other partners, in Longwood, Florida, a northern suburb of Orlando, with the idea offering Crane Operator, Crane Inspector, and Rigging Safety Training programs.  Today, NACB has evolved its offerings to include a wide variety of industrial lifting courses through a myriad of medium and delivery methods.  These include, but are not limited to, Traditional Classroom Training, On-Site Training, Simulator Training, Hands-On Training, and Video Assisted Training.  Along with these training methods, NACB also provides organizations with Subject Matter Experts, and Litigation Support Services.

Joe Crispell, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for North American Crane Bureau’s says,
“It is hard to believe that we have been in business for 25 Years, our humble beginning was with a 600 sq. ft. office for four. Today, when I visit one of our offices or training facilities around the country, I see just where we have come and what we have accomplished. Our training materials, our safety videos, our training simulators, etc. – are all of the highest quality, and are the standard bearers of our industry.  These accomplishments can be directly attributed to our entire staff’s steadfast commitment to professionalism, quality, and integrity. These attributes have served us well over the years.  Although we have accomplished a great deal over the past twenty five years, we have a long way to go. Our industry deserves the best and we will always strive to maintain our commitment to provide our industry with the most comprehensive service available, & maintain current, state-of-the-art information on safety as it applies to our industry.”

NACB has continued to expand its operations, with centers across the country, and have their eye’s on yet two other regional markets in the United States.  NACB currently continues it’s international presence and work with Central and South America, and is excited to now be working in other world-wide markets as well, successfully adapting products and programs to suit the needs of these markets.

Ted Blanton, Sr., President & CEO of NACB Group, Inc. says, “Twenty-five years, what a ride, what a story!  Four guys and a dream, a dream to provide the hoisting industry with an organization who would stand above all the rest. An organization which would place Professionalism, Quality and Integrity above profits. An organization whose name would gain positive recognition throughout the United States of America.  Today only two of the founders of North American Crane Bureau, Inc. remain involved on a daily basis, both Joe Crispell and myself have nurtured and watched, as our employees have given NACB name recognition and a reputation which far exceeds any dreams and goals which we might have considered 25 years ago.  I would like to give my personal thanks to all of our dedicated clients, employees (past and present), as well as, our families who stuck by us through thick and thin. I pray that NACB and its employees will continue to grow and prosper for many years to come.”


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