Gelskey to Outline Lessons Following Fatality

Mike Gelskey Sr., president and CEO, Lift-It Manufacturing, Los Angeles, Calif., will be one of the headline speakers at Maximum Capacity Media's (MCM) Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which will take place Oct. 12-13, 2011 at the Fantasyland Hotel, Alberta.

Gelskey will speak from 37 years of experience in the design and fabrication of synthetic lifting products, in particular outlining the lessons learned from a fatality. He has presented sling user and inspector classes for 29 years, is president and a director of the Web Sling and Tiedown Association, and serves on several of its committees, as well as ASME B30.9 Sling Subcommittee and the Technical Committee for the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators.

CRC Canada will provide opportunities to improve the management of crane operations before, during, and after the lift. Fleet and facilities managers, safety leaders, operators and riggers, will participate in sessions to help users apply new regulations; evaluate and safely prepare the work environment; hone inspection skills; manage and maintain equipment; and learn from colleagues and competitors.

The conference will focus on construction, mobile cranes, overhead cranes, hoists and rigging in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; the North West Territories are addressing major growth in the oil, gas and mining sectors over the next 10 years.

MCM will partner with All Canadian Training Institute Inc. (ACTi) and KOLO Holdings Inc. For more information, or to register, visit


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