Crane Institute Certification

Crane Operator Rodeo National Champion Named

Date: 14-11-2012 / Author: kparrish
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MCM Events and Crane Institute Certification (CIC) have named Jesse Pettit the National Champion of the Crane Operator Rodeo competition held Oct. 27, 2013, in Davenport, Fla.  Pettit, an operator for Maxim Crane, Phoenix, Ariz., first got his experience as a crane operator in the U.S. Army and has been operating cranes commercially for about 10 years.

Operators Jog for Top Position at Fifth Regional Rodeo Event

Date: 19-10-2012 / Author: kparrish

Sanford, Fla., was the site of the fifth and final Regional Rodeo Qualifier for the National Crane Operator Rodeo Championship. Though there were a few gallon-sized hats and leather boots at the event, sported by the staff of event host Crane Institute of America, the real cowboys in this rodeo were none other than crane operators. All were competing for ther place in the national event, to be held Oct. 27-28 in Davenport, Fla.


Northeast Rodeo Rounds Up Winners to Compete in October's National Championship

Date: 24-09-2012 / Author: kparrish
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When most people think of a rodeo, they probably think of horses, bulls, and cowpokes showing off their roping skills. On August 23, rodeo took on a whole new meaning for those in the crane and rigging industry as operators gathered to compete in the first Crane Operator Regional Qualifying Rodeo, held in Syracuse, N.Y.


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.


Southwest Regional Qualifying Rodeo Reports Top Two Winners

Date: 24-09-2012 / Author: kparrish
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Jim Curtis and Jameson Headley

In the Southwest, Technology Testing, the training arm of Marco Crane and Rigging, Phoenix, Ariz., hosted the Regional Qualifying Rodeo, an event brought to the industry by MCM Events and partner CIC.

Two Crane Operators Advance to National Rodeo Finals

Date: 24-09-2012 / Author: kparrish
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Two crane operators who posted error-free performances at the regional qualifying competition held recently near Chicago, Ill., have advanced to the national championship of the Crane Operator Rodeo in Davenport, Fla., on Oct. 27-28.