Industry Groups Support ICHC

Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Industrial Lift and Hoist magazine, has secured key partnerships for the Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference. Crane Inspection and Certification Bureau (CICB), Orlando, Fla., and Bishop Lifting Products Inc. (BLP), Houston, Texas signed on as Event Partners for the conference, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Houston/North Greenspoint in Houston, May 26-27, 2010. Likewise, Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., is an Associate Sponsor.

“I’m grateful for the enthusiasm and confidence in the event shown by Craig Epperson, president and CEO of CICB, and David Mosely, vice president of marketing for BLP,” said Guy Ramsey, publisher of Maximum Capacity Media.

In addition, several professional groups have stepped in as supporting organizations for the conference. They are the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP), the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA), the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), and the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR).

“The support of these organizations lends a professionalism and expertise to the conference that would not be possible without their participation. Their involvement supports our goal of working together with many players in the overhead crane and hoisting market for the betterment of the industry as a whole, said Ramsey.

The ACRP is dedicated to promoting lifting equipment safety, improving the quality of lifting equipment training, consulting, and inspecting. Its membership primarily consists of professional and corporate trainers, consultants, engineers, and inspectors serving industrial, construction, and maritime industries.

The members of the CCAA are inspectors of overhead, mobile, and tower cranes and the purpose of the association is to promote crane safety, improve the certification profession, and address the subject of crane safety in governmental forums.

The AEMP serves those who manage and maintain heavy equipment, educating them on topics such as life cycle analysis, outsourcing, parts management, preventative maintenance, and shops and facilities management.

HBR is an association of construction users focused on cost-effective project and construction management, safety and health issues, and best practices. Its membership consists primarily of refining, chemical, and energy companies.

Likewise, Hoist and Overhead Crane & Hoist (OCH) magazines have aligned with the event as its International Media Partners.

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