Louisiana Companies Host Crane and Heavy Transport Careers Event

BATON ROUGE, La. – Deep South Crane & Rigging and Berard will co-host a one-day careers event for students and veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of a national careers initiative through Lift & Move USA. The event will be the first in Louisiana and up to 400 students are expected to attend from local high schools and colleges. Attendees will learn about vocational, technical and service job opportunities available in the crane, rigging and heavy transport industry. Jeremy Landry with Deep South Crane & Rigging said the company … Read more






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SEAA Confirms President Elect, Board Members for 2017-2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –During its April Board of Directors Meeting, the Steel Erectors Association of America elected David Schulz of Schulz Iron Works Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, as president elect. As an active member of the executive committee, he will take office as president in 2018. All other officers will complete their two-year term in 2018. They are: Sitting president: Josh Cilley, American Steel and Precast Erectors and Buckner Companies Vice president, associate: Carrie Gulajan, Construction Insurance Agency Inc. Treasurer: Geoff Kress, Gardner-Watson Decking Inc. Secretary: Chris Legnon, Cooper Steel Immediate past president: Steve Burkholder, S&R Enterprises LLC Board members confirmed … Read more






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Lift & Move USA to Attend SkillsUSA Annual Conference

The Lift & Move USA program will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry to thousands of students and teachers at SkillsUSA’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19-23. An estimated 7,000 students and 5,000 teachers will attend the organization’s annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, providing an ideal opportunity for Lift & Move USA to promote the industry and its program of events. SkillsUSA is the national body that prepares school and college students for careers in trade and technical jobs. Lift & Move USA will have a booth at the Skills Conference … Read more






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Industry Alliance Formed to Address Construction Productivity Issues

PORTLAND, Ore. — Viewpoint, BKD LLP & FMI Corporation have teamed up to perform deep research into construction productivity issues in order to make practical recommendations for areas of improvement. The lag in global construction productivity has been widely reported by a number of leading research firms and has been estimated at as much as 1.2 trillion dollars annually. Improving productivity by as much as 10-20 percent could make a huge impact on the construction economy, providing more funding and/or resources for critical infrastructure projects which have been traditionally underfunded. Together these organizations will employ cutting-edge tools, including Big Data … Read more






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