SC&RA Announces 30 Crane Operator Safety Awards at Annual Conference

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced 30 Crane Operator Safety Awards during its 2013 Annual Conference, April 2-6, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Ariz. This award is presented to certified crane operators who exhibit exemplary work achievements while accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and recording zero accidents or incidents. Winners represent eight different companies:

  • AmQuip Crane Rental, LLC, Philadelphia, Pa. – John Hagewood , William Hejnar, Doug Heller, Andrew Meehan, Michael Taraborrelli and Donald Zmuda
  • Bollmeier Crane & Lift, Madison, Ill. – Gary Hofstetter, William Knop, Rodney Matzenbacher and Rick Weeks
  • Bridger Crane & Rigging, LLC, Boulder, Wyo. – Steven Stofferahn
  • Chellino Crane, Inc., Joliet, Ill. – Robert Miller, Frank Chellino Jr., Edwin Struthers and Cory Jackson
  • Custom Service Crane, Inc., Mahomet, Ill. – Robert Rardin
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis. –  Darren Alsum,
  • Danne Bubolz, Steven Gust, Jerry Knutson, Scott LaMay and Dennis Reinke
  • Mountain Crane Service, Salt Lake City, Utah – Riley Allen, Dan Anderson,
  • Robert Blake, Jordan Goff, Shaun Lamb and Jordan Patterson
  • Mr. Crane, Inc., Orange, Calif.  – Phillip Dibiasie and Phillip Kosareff


The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,300 members from 47 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental. SC&RA helps members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels; researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices; and providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be advanced.

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