DICA is Outrigger Pad Sponsor for Lift and Move USA Career-Interest Event | Construction News

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DICA has been named the official outrigger pad sponsor for the Lift & Move USA event hosted by ALL Crane, part of the ALL Family of Companies, in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 14,  2017.

For the event, DICA will supply a set of FiberMax Mega Duty crane pads under the outriggers of ALL’s 120-ton Liebherr LTM 1100-4.2 all-terrain crane.

Lift & Move USA helps high school and college students learn about careers in the crane, rigging, and specialized transport industries.

It is a cooperative effort of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), KHL Group, SkillsUSA, and industry partners. As many as 450 students and military veterans are expected to attend in February.

“The crane industry—from the biggest cranes to much of the supporting tools and gear—boasts some of the most highly engineered equipment and products," said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. "Showing that technology to young people is one way to get them interested in careers in this field. We are pleased to take part in this event.”

Koberg added: “By demonstrating proper crane setup, young people attending Lift & Move USA may be surprised by the priority the industry puts on safety. Our mission is to build the best product, provide the most accurate fitting, and ensure every customer has a safe and effective load distribution solution.”

DICA’s outrigger pads and crane pads have been used in some of the most extreme environments and by some of the most risk-averse clients, including NASA.

Kris Liptak of ALL Crane, said: “Working on the biggest machines in the world, lifting entire ships out of the water, setting flag poles on top of buildings 1,000 ft. in the air, and building power plants that keep lights on in our homes—these are the things that happen on a daily basis for our Tampa crew. We need the next generation of employees to do the things that make other people wonder, how did they do that?”

Lift & Move USA is free. For more information, visit www.liftandmoveusa.com