Let’s Embrace SAIA Name Change

As of Oct. 1, the former Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) has changed its name to the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA). I’ve heard skepticism from some in the aerial work platform business about how well the renamed organization will actually represent our segment of the industry. I think the SAIA’s name change is an eff ort to recognize the access segment of its membership, and is a promising fi rst step. Even more encouraging, the vote to make the change was overwhelming.

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About the Author: 

Mike Larson

Mike Larson has been writing about heavy equipment and construction for more than 25 years. He joined Heartland Communications Group in 2011 as editor of Lift and Access. During his career, he has edited Western Builder and Midwest Construction, and has been a regular contributor to Engineering News-Record and Constructor magazines. Larson also worked in and managed marketing communications for Manitowoc Cranes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.