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LL Tower Crane Names               T130  (8t/8.8  USt)  self-erecting  tower   an  entire  job  site.  Properly  trained
         Sam Moyer New GM, adds             cranes, MDT 219 J10 (10t/11 USt) flat-  workers do their jobs more safely. That
         11 Cranes                          top Crane Control System (CCS) City   reduces  costs  for lost time, damaged
         Outgoing GM Clay Thoreson retires   tower  cranes,  MDT  389  L16  (16t/17.6   equipment,  medical treatment, and
         after five decades in crane business  USt)  flat-top  CCS  tower  cranes,  MD   insurance premiums,” says Crane Hot
           The ALL Family of Companies has   509-M20  (20t/22.0  USt)  conventional   Line Editor, Mike Larson.
         promoted Sam Moyer to general man-  top slewing tower cranes  with CCS,   Since the Top Trainer program began
         ager of ALL Tower Crane, LLC. Moyer   and an MR 298-H24 (24t/26.5 USt) luff-  eleven years ago, Al has been a peren-
         takes  the  reins  from  Clay Thoreson,   ing jib tower crane.        nial nominee and is a five time runner-
         who has retired after a long and illus-  “These additional cranes  address a   up. He’s been with Mazzella Companies
         trious career in the crane business that   variety of needs for our customers, al-  since 1995 and has been instrumental
         spanned parts of five decades.     lowing  them to successfully  navigate   in  developing  and  growing  the  compa-
           Moyer  shared a special relationship   projects with large and small foot-  ny’s training programs, and mentoring
         with  Thoreson, who  hired  Moyer  as   prints,” said Moyer. “It’s also a har-  other trainers within the organization.
         an application engineer in 2014. Dur-  binger of the demand we are seeing for   His  experience  as a retired high-
         ing the job interview,  as Thoreson   vertical construction.  Central Florida,   school teacher in the Cleveland public
         shared his own reasons for loving the   the Carolinas, Ohio, Chicago, Tennes-  school system has provided  him with
                                            see — we are seeing big demand in   the tools and skills to connect with his
                                            many of our  core  regions.  Our aim is   classrooms, provide top-notch training,
                                            to be the only source customers need to   and present meaningful information
                                            consider for their tower crane needs.”   tailored specifically to his audience.
                                              For more information visit their web-  “Al is all about improving safety and
                                            site:            helping  businesses  improve their  out-
                                                                               put safely. He’s a valuable asset to our
                                            Al Abel of Mazzella Companies      customers  on  a  daily basis.  From  the
                                            Wins 2018 Corporate Top            sketch and design of custom lifting de-
                                            Trainer Award                      vices, to tool box talks centered around
                                              Al Abel, a Lifting Specialist with Maz-  safety, Al is the resource our custom-
                                            zella Companies, was nominated and   ers depend on—and he delivers,” says
                                            awarded 2018’s Corporate Top Trainer   Craig Hayward, Chief Sales Officer of
                                            award by Crane Hot Line. The Top   Mazzella Companies.
                                            Trainer program presents an annual   Al is active in the lifting and rigging in-
                                            award to trainers in the lifting and rig-  dustry—frequently speaking at industry
                                            ging industry who excel at using inno-  conferences about risk and lift planning.
                                            vative hands-on instruction, encourage   He’s also contributed articles to industry
                                            peer or corporate accountability, dem-  publications and appeared as a guest
                                            onstrate training success, and have a   on the Portage County Safety Council’s
                                            strong overall impact on students, the   podcast. He’s also very active in the local
                                            industry, or the environment.      community—organizing quarterly Red
                      Sam Moyer               “Trainers deliver far-reaching ben-  Cross blood drives at Mazzella Compa-
                                            efits  that  improve  the  bottom  line  of   nies, and volunteering at his church and
         industry so much, it ignited something                                at local fundraising events.
         within Moyer and solidified his resolve                                 “Al is  one  of those  individuals  who
         to leave behind  a 10-year career  as  a                              facilitates change with all levels of
         structural engineer.                                                  employees. From the shop floor to the
           “Clay mentioned there’s  always a                                   boardroom, Al can influence a positive
         new challenge,” said Moyer. “When                                     safe  culture.  This  award is  well-de-
         he described the pace of the work, the                                served and we’re thrilled and honored
         problem-solving in the shop and in the                                to celebrate this achievement with
         field, it resonated with me. And work-                                him,” says Hayward.
         ing the last four years with Clay was                                   To read more about Al and the other
         like going to tower crane grad school.”                               Top Trainer  award recipients,  visit
           Moyer is looking ahead to the future                      
         of ALL Tower Crane. Opportunities in-                                 LEEA and IPAF Working
         clude expanding the division’s role as an
         engineering hub and developing stream-                                Together to the Benefit of
         lined processes to address service needs.                             Members
           Continuing  to  modernize  the  fleet                                 The Lifting Equipment Engineers As-
         also remains an ongoing commitment,                                   sociation (LEEA) CEO, Dr Ross Moloney,
         as illustrated  by the Tower division’s                               recently met with Tim Whiteman, CEO
         recent acquisition of 11 new Manito-                                  of The International Powered Access
         woc/Potain cranes. The product mix in-                                Federation (IPAF), and Richard Whit-
         cludes IGO T85A (6t/6.6 USt) and IGO             Al Abel              ing,  UK  Market  General  Manager  for

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