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Contact: Tatiana Troutman, Workshops Associate
130+ People to Gather for Edmonton's Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop
Guest Speakers from Shell, Manitowoc, Crosby, NCSG and LEEA
Beginning next Monday, June 17th, the Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre will host ITI's first Lifting Workshop of 2013 - the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop. The mission statement of ITI Workshops - Improving lifting operations by educating organizational leaders - will certainly be achieved with this event as Edmonton's Workshop has the necessary ingredients: organization leaders and fantastic educational content.
Crane and rigging managers from large industrial project sites are well-represented and include companies like Suncor, Husky, Canadian Natural, and Devon. Also, heavy lift and project contractors will have lifting leaders present, including Mammoet, Kiewit, Ledcor, KBR, Graham, URS Flint, and WorleyParsons.
To achieve the mission statement, improving lifting operations, attendees will go through nearly three days of advanced crane and rigging management training, including sessions from ITI's world-leading course curriculum and top-notch guest speakers on these subjects:
This Workshop will be followed by the Oil Sands Lifting Workshop in Fort McMurray, AB, September 4-6, and the Power Generation Lifting Workshop, New York, NY, November 6-8. Workshop dates and locations for 2014, will be posted this summer.
If you would like to attend the Workshop in Edmonton, please visit http://www.heavyriggingworkshop.com or call 1-800-727-6355 (locally, 780-490-6355). There is limited seating - attendance will be capped at 150 people.
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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
“More People are Hurt During the Crane Recovery Process than During the Accident” – Joe Collins
70% of ITI webinar attendees have experienced at least one crane accident.
In the May 2013 episode of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series titled How to Manage Crane Accidents, 270 registrants contributed to thought-provoking poll question results regarding the management of crane accidents as they participated in May 23rd webcast.
The ITI Showcase Webinar Series is a free, monthly webinar hosted by ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell. Mr. Parnell, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging) Vice Chairman and P30 (Lift Planning) Chairman, and his company have conducted more than 60 accident investigations over the past 25 years. The May episode of the webinar series featured guest speaker, Joe Collins, Heavy Lift Manager, Becht Engineering. Mr. Collins has over 40 years of experience in Heavy Industrial Construction, specializing in Critical Lift Planning and Execution, built on his long career with Zachry Construction Corporation, with an average fleet size of over 300 cranes. In addition to his role at Becht Engineering, he currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). View this webinar recording and download the PowerPoint presentation.
During the introduction of the webinar, attendees were asked how many crane accidents they have experienced during their careers. The results revealed that 70% of the participants have been involved in at least one crane accident. Making the results even more unsettling was the following statement from Mr. Collins, “More people are hurt during the crane recovery process than during the accident.” Mr. Collins' presentation emphasized that crane accidents are never planned; however, there should be a plan in place should an accident occur.
When attendees were asked about which type of crane was most used during experiences with crane accidents, the results overwhelmingly indicated - mobile cranes (92%). Undoubtedly, these results reflect the sheer amount of mobile cranes utilized across all industries. Regardless of the results, proper training and safety procedures are paramount for all lifting activities.
The presentation concluded with some chilling images of crane accidents on which Mr. Collins was called in to be a consultant. Although the amount of damage appeared to be irreversible, Mr. Collins reemphasized the importance of planning and procedure whenever a crane accident takes place.
View the upcoming Showcase Webinars at http://iti.com/showcase, also, if you have any questions or comments, please email Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager, email@example.com.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) received a perfect-5.0 Average Score on its Contractor Performance Evaluation from Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia's roots lie in World War II and the Manhattan Project, which built the world's first atomic bombs. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California, representing two major U.S. Department of Energy research and development national laboratories.
ITI has conducted crane, hoisting, and rigging training for Sandia National Laboratories, as well as a close neighbor, Los Alamos National Laboratories, for nearly 15 years. The recent Contractor Performance Evaluation graded ITI on Quality of Service, Safety, Scheduling, Financial, and Compliance benchmarks. Scores of 4.5 to 5.0 "exceed contract requirements" and indicate that the "contractor acheived performance excellence through a systematic management approach to continuously improve and exceed SNL expectations".
For more information about ITI please contact Christina Lanham, Lead Training Solutions Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-727-6355.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) has formed an agreement with Maximum Capacity Media to be the Event Partner for the annual Crane & Rigging Conference Canada event to be held in Edmonton, October 22-23, 2013.
To receive a $100 discount, use the promo code: ITI100
The remainder of this press release is posted with the permission of MCM and can be found here.
MCM Events, the conference and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, is delighted to announce that Industrial Training International (ITI) Canada ULC, an ITI company located in Edmonton, has signed up as event partner for the Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which takes place Oct. 22-23 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, Edmonton, Alberta.
Now in its third year, CRC Canada will again welcome crane professionals from all the western provinces, eastern Canada, and many from the U.S., while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray in particular is anticipated. CRC Canada will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Mobile cranes, critical lifting, rigging, overhead cranes, standards, competency, and training will be among key topics.
“ITI is very optimistic about participating in a bigger way at CRC Canada this year,” said Zack Parnell, vice president, ITI Canada. “Maximum Capacity Media has been a long-time evangelist for improving the lifting industry—that mentality aligns very well with our goals of competency-driven education above all else.”
Having staged a well-received workshop last year, Mike Parnell, president/CEO, ITI Canada, will again deliver a presentation to CRC Canada attendees. “Our organization works very hard to deliver the best education in the world regarding cranes, rigging, and lifting activities,” he said. “We are so tightly-focused on this niche subject—it is our expertise and the only thing that we do. We believe that is why we are selected by organizations throughout Canada, from the Royal Canadian Navy to Shell Canada.”
Mike Parnell has recently been accepted as an Associate Member to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Z150 Technical Committee on Mobile Cranes. He is also vice chairman, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging Standards Main Committee) and chairman, ASME P30 (Lift Planning Standard). ITI Canada currently employs instructors in Alberta and British Columbia, and operates with Industrial Training International which employs 10 additional full-time instructors in the U.S.
The Canadian government is expected to continue its backing for CRC Canada, following the public inauguration of the independent Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) at the 2012 event. The CHRSC will report back to CRC Canada 2013 on the progress the group has made over the past year. Visit the website at CHRSC.ca.
Meanwhile, MCM Events can confirm that Brett Woodland, vice president of sales for Associated Wire Rope and Rigging, Inc., will deliver a paper to CRC Canada attendees. Woodland has more than 25 years of experience selling lifting and rigging equipment. His presentation will cover basic crane block concepts, including sheave diameter and its effect on wire rope life; crane block overhaul weight, including the advantages of detachable overhaul weight systems; and common causes of block twisting and rotation.
Another recently confirmed presentation is from Columbus McKinnon, while Fred Wolsey, systems engineer for cranes and hoists at Ontario’s Bruce Power nuclear power station, and Fraser Cocks, executive director of the B.C. Association for Crane Safety, are among other headline presenters.
Register to attend the Crane & Rigging Conference Canada at:CraneandRiggingConference.com/CRC-Canada.
October 10, 2012
For Immediate Release
Industrial Training International (iti.com) has scheduled week-long training events at partner-locations in Vancouver, BC and the Edmonton, AB area. ITI had incorporated a subsidiary and branch office in Edmonton earlier this year and employs three instructors based in these two cities. The upcoming events include:
- November 26-30 at Titan Supply, Edmonton, Alberta
- Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)
- Intermediate Rigging; (2 days)
- December 3-5 at Super Slings, Nisku, Alberta
- Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)
- Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning; (2 days)
- December 10-14 at Wesco Industries, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning; (2 days)
- Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)
To Register Click Here.
ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting with offices in Canada and the United States. ITI conducts a majority of its training at client facilities and also operates two training centers in the United States with plans to open a facility in Edmonton in 2013.
Contact Judy Chenoweth, Training Centers Manager, at 780-490-6611 or email@example.com to register.
October 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
The ITI Showcase Webinar Series hosted by Industrial Training International (iti.com) will feature episodes from diverse industry leaders and topics through the end of the year. The free, monthly Series is intended to deliver world-class resources, ideas, and instruction to HSE, Training, and Crane & Rigging Managers, as well as other leaders throughout organizations worldwide. The upcoming episodes include:
To date, over 1,000 people from over 50 countries have enjoyed the webinars. Registrants are able to view the recordings afterwards as well as download the presentation file, and discuss the ideas on a discussion board.
Zack Parnell, ITI Vice President, commented that, "Our team is very excited to host Gene and Jim this quarter on the webinars. Our clients gather a great deal of insight and ideas for improving their crane and rigging practices by attending. Barnhart and Haag are true leaders in their respective industries and have an enormous amount of knowledge to pass along to listeners."
Barnhart Crane & Rigging has been providing innovative solutions to complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry – from power generation to petrochemical to renewable energy, and beyond. Today, with over 20 branches across the U.S., Barnhart has one of the strongest equipment networks in the nation. Barnhart's network gives customers the flexibility of accessing a nationwide equipment inventory. Because all of the branches are part of the same system, customers are never limited to the equipment at a single location. Each of Barnhart's branches has access to a long list of "cool tools" including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes 15 to 1,760 tons, slide systems, strand-jacks, and the Modular Lift Tower.
Haag Engineering is a multi-faceted company which performs forensic engineering throughout the world in the fields of civil, structural, architectural, electrical, mechanical and metallurgical engineering. Haag operates a state-of-the-art Research/Testing laboratory which specializes in materials testing. Haag's education department allows their engineers to share their scientifically-based approach to damage assessment through the company's publications and tools, and live and online seminars. Recently, Haag Engineering expanded their services to include Haag Construction Consulting, Haag Geotechnical Consulting and Haag 3D Solutions. Haag Construction Consulting assists their clients with the most critical phase after a loss - the onsite damage assessments - gathering the facts to develop detailed scopes of work and translating that scope into detailed estimated cost of repairs. Haag Geotechnical Consulting provides subsurface geotechnical evaluations, designs remediation plans, provides laboratory testing and monitors repairs. Haag 3D Solutions provides 3D imaging and BIM technologies to deliver highly accurate reliable as-built documentation.
Industrial Training International is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting. With personnel in the USA, Canada, and Brazil, ITI carries out interactive, hands-on training courses for corporate client-personnel in a variety of industries. ITI has pioneered the training industry with courses such as Critical Lift Planning, Crane Assembly & Disassembly Director, Lift Director, Master Rigger, and Certified Rigging Gear Inspector. World-leading organizations have trusted ITI with their personnel's training for nearly 30 years, in over 25 countries throughout the world.
To learn more about Barnhart Crane & Rigging please contact Chris Teague at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 706-5385.
To learn more about Haag Engineering please contact Cheryl Markstahler, Director of Marketing at email@example.com or (800) 635-0116.
To learn more about ITI please contact Christina Lanham, Lead Training Solutions Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 727-6355.
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2012
Industrial Training International (iti.com) has doubled its employee head-count in the last 28 months adding instructors in the USA and Canada and business professionals at its corporate headquarters in Woodland, Washington. In upcoming months ITI will be adding human capital in marketing and administration in Woodland as well as its new branch office in Edmonton, Alberta. Recent hires include:
- Joe Kuzar, Instructor - Mr. Kuzar is an experienced mobile crane operator and has significant background in civil, oil & gas, transportation, and commercial construction. Mr. Kuzar lives in Virginia and joined ITI on April 16, 2012 with ITI. He has made a significant impact with major clients upon the commencing of his career in education.
- Patrick Cotnoir, Instructor & Business Development - Mr. Cotnoir hails from Vancouver, British Columbia and has been with ITI since April 30, 2012. His expertise lies in wire rope and rigging applications as well as sales management. Mr. Cotnoir has been exposed to a variety of industries and brings a great deal of management and interpersonal skills to ITI.
- Les Bernier, Instructor - Mr. Bernier began his career with ITI on May 7, 2012 and calls Lakeland, Florida home. He has a great deal of experience in public speaking and training from the rigging distribution business and maintains core competencies in wire rope and rigging. Mr. Bernier has made a splash with ITI and customers maintaining seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm.
- Steve Miles, Instructor & Technical Support - Mr. Miles has a great deal of experience in machinery moving and heavy rigging fields. He will be contributing to the Training & Field Services teams of ITI conducting training courses, accident investigations, and crane and rigging audits. Mr. Miles is a native of Scappoose, Oregon and began service with ITI on August 28, 2012.
- Pat Dower, Instructor - Mr. Dower will begin his career with ITI on October 1, 2012 and hails from Edmonton, Alberta. A construction safety professional, Mr. Dower began his career in industry as a Ticketed Pipefitter and Plumber. Mr. Dower has a great deal of rigging and safety-related experience in Alberta with some of the areas largest construction and modular fabrication organizations.
- Ken Klassen, Instructor - A seasoned Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Plumber, and Gasfitter, Mr. Klassen brings a great deal of rigging and lifting experience to education from the chemical, forestry, and oil/gas industries. Beginning service on October 1, 2012, Mr. Klassen is a native of Edmonton, Alberta and will be tasked with serving Western Canada clientele.
ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting with operations in the USA and Canada. Some of the world's great organizations trust ITI with its training requirements. Learn more about ITI at http://iti.com.
For more information or to learn about potential openings, contact Carol Winten, HR Manager, at email@example.com or 360-225-1100.
June 20, 2012
On June 7, 2012, the ITI Showcase Webinar Series hosted Guest Speaker Jim Yates, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services from Barnhart Crane & Rigging to present "Heavy Intermodal Lift & Transport - Engineering Considerations".
305 people registered for the event from over 20 countries around the world. The webinar recording may be viewed and the PowerPoint presentation downloaded here.
Mr. Yates presentation identified the need and application of engineering, lift planning, and method statements. As well, he summarized several considerations companies must be aware of: environmental, ship & dock, load handling equipment, rigging arrangements, and transporting on barge, ship, and rail.
The ITI Showcase Webinar Series is a monthly presentation hosted by ITI President/CEO, Mike Parnell, available for companies to learn valuable information and discuss matters important to their organization. Upcoming Webinars include:
To register for any of the upcoming webinars, visit http://iti.com/showcase.
On Friday, May 4th, Industrial Training International (iti.com) hosted its third installment of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series - a monthly webinar series hosted by ITI President Mike Parnell covering subject matters important to customer-organizations. Last week's episode, Effective Crane & Rigging Training Methods for Your Employees, was targeted to and enjoyed by Training and Safety Managers, Superintendent, and Management Personnel.
Some quick facts about this webinar:
- 195 Registrants
- 18 Countries Represented including: Spain, UAE, Australia, Belgium, Bahrain, Great Britain, India, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Papau New Guinea, Pakistan, Turkey, Trinadad & Tobago, Canada, and the United States
- 38 US States
- 4 Canadian Provinces
ITI has announced the following four months of Webinar episodes that can be found at http://iti.com/showcase:
- Heavy Intermodal Lift & Transport - June 7th
- ITI Master Rigger Course: Interactive Demo - July 11th
- Lift Planning Considerations - August 10th
- ASME Updates & Developments - September 7th
ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting serving a variety of industries and regions of the world. Learn more about ITI at http://iti.com.