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Liebherr latest to sponsor Canada Crane & Rigging Conference

March 4, 2013 0 Comments

LiebherrMCM Events, the conferences and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line magazine, has announced that Liebherr will sponsor this year’s Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada. Liebherr-Canada Ltd will be associate sponsor of the event which takes place Oct. 22-23 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, Edmonton, Alberta.

CRC CanadaCRC Canada, now in its third year, will again welcome crane professionals from all the western provinces, eastern Canada and many from the U.S., while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray in particular is anticipated. The two-day conference will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Mobile cranes, critical lifting, rigging, standards, competency and training will be among key topics.

“We hope by sponsoring this event it will show Liebherr’s ongoing commitment to the Canadian crane industry and that safety while working with cranes is our number one concern,” said Tim Petersen, senior product manager—cranes Canada, at Liebherr.

This is the first time Liebherr has supported the event, with Petersen responding to “very positive” feedback about last year’s conference and the inaugural CRC Canada in 2011. “We have had a long-term commitment to the Canadian market and look forward to steady growth and opportunity in the region. We have many programs in place related to safe lifting practices,” said Petersen, who will also deliver a presentation to CRC Canada 2013 attendees. “The [CRC Canada] program offers crane users the latest information available in the industry to assist them with the safe and efficient use of their cranes.”

Meanwhile, the Canadian government is expected to continue its backing for CRC Canada, following the public inauguration of the independent Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) at the 2012 event. The CHRSC will report back to CRC Canada 2013 on the progress the group has made over the past year.

It was earlier announced that Industrial Training International (ITI) Canada ULC, an ITI company located in Edmonton, signed up as event partner. “ITI is very optimistic about participating in a bigger way at CRC Canada this year,” said Zack Parnell, vice president, ITI Canada. “Maximum Capacity Media has been a long-time evangelist for improving the lifting industry—that mentality aligns very well with our goals of competency-driven education above all else.”

Additionally, MCM Events has confirmed that Brett Woodland, vice president of sales for Associated Wire Rope and Rigging, Inc., will deliver a paper to CRC Canada on basic crane block concepts, including sheave diameter and its effect on wire rope life.

Peter Cooke, rigging training manager, Columbus McKinnon, will speak about lever and hand chain hoist safety and applications, while Fraser Cocks, executive director of the British Columbia Association for Crane Safety, is among other headline speakers.

Register to attend the 2013 Crane & Rigging Conference Canada at: http://www.craneandriggingconference.com/crc-canada/registration/

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