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You can learn a lot in two days, as proved by the Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (ICHC), which was held July 19-20 in Houston, Texas. More than 250 industry professionals converged at the Crowne Plaza Greenspoint for education and networking.

The event presented information on a number of topics, including standards and certification, product development and certification, inspections, ergonomics, rigging gear and wire rope, and case studies showing lifting equipment in use. Additionally, vendors from an array of companies—manufacturers, rental companies, and distributors—exhibited their wares to the delegation.

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Richard Howes

Richard Howes, who joined MCM in September 2010, has worked in various editorial positions for a U.K.-based crane magazine publisher for the past five years, most recently as group editor of international titles Cranes Today, Hoist, and North American publication Overhead Cranes & Hoists. He started his career in media almost 10 years ago and is currently the associate publisher and editor of the U.S.-based Industrial Lift & Hoist and the international publication, Lift & Hoist International. He resides in London, England.