Crane Hot Line

Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access Continue to Publish

Date: 16-04-2020 / Author: shannon
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Dear readers, clients, suppliers, and friends:

When the COVID-19 virus began to sweep across North America, Heartland Communications Inc., like all businesses, had to make some quick but difficult decisions.

Heartland Media Connection is a YouTube channel for safety, education, and operational videos for today’s construction equipment professionals. 

Produced by Crane & Rigging Hot Line, Lift and Access, Contractors Hot Line, and Lift & Hoist International, this channel includes Equipment Reviews, Safety Discussions, Product Demonstrations, and Company Profiles. 

During fall 2013, Crane Institute of America, Florida Crane Owners Council, and M&P Specialty Insurance, hosted crane operators and their employers during a Regional Qualifying Event for the Crane Operator Skills Championship, a partnership between Crane Institute Certification and Crane & Rigging Hot Line magazine.

Operator Urged to Compete in South Central Crane Operator Rodeo by 2011 Winner

Date: 24-09-2012 / Author: kparrish
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Winner of the South Central Regional Qualifying Rodeo, held in Houston, Texas this month, was talked into participating by the man who won last year’s event. John Blankenship, a crane operator with Deep South Crane & Rigging in the Houston area, was awarded a 9.4-gallon Yeti Tundra 45 cooler by Webber Construction, who hosted the regional MCM Events' Crane Operator Rodeo. Placing second in the contest was Joe Cowen III, an operator with Alliance Crane. Both operators go on to the finals in Orlando, Fla., next month.


Before summer comes to a close, take a moment to nominate a crane or rigging trainer for the 2012 Top Trainer awards program. August 31 is the last day to submit an entry for Crane & Rigging Hot Line’s annual recognition, which is endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).


Sims Crane Safety Director Invests in Future Safety Professional

Date: 20-06-2012 / Author: kparrish
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Bob Berry, winner of the 2011 Top Trainer award in the Corporate Category, recently donated his scholarship to an up-and-coming safety professional in the Sims Crane & Equipment organization.