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         inside the Wheel Loader Training Pack,   steel erection contractors,” said Tom Un-  ar and oil and gas equipment in mid-
         including engine, transmission, and more.  derhill, Executive Director of SEAA.  Scotland this past December.
           For more information, visit their   SEAA will share information about its   RSS, a supplier of lifting and rigging
         website at        SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Train-  equipment and related services,  ful-
                                            ing  Program  and  US  DOL  approved   filled  the  contract  for  the  undisclosed
         SEAA Joins ConExpo-Con/Agg  apprenticeship standards. Membership      customer, working a prolonged shift to
         Supporting Organizations           in  SEAA  provides  access  to  nation-  oversee the installation of the vessel
           The Steel Erectors Association of   ally recognized industry credentials for   at its testing facility. Shackles, 20t ca-
         America joins other leading industry as-  ironworkers with Journey Level As-  pacity slings and hydraulic skates ad-
         sociations in supporting 2020 ConExpo-  sessments, Training Prescriptions, and   dressed the main challenges of getting
         Con/Agg, to be held March 10-14 in Las   Certified  Plus  Credentials.  Additional   the vessel from horizontal to vertical
         Vegas, NV. With 2.5 million square feet   training and assessment programs in-  and then into its final location.
         of show space and nearly 3,000 exhibi-  clude  NCCER  crane  operator,  rigger,   Davey Walker, Business  Develop-
         tors, this is the must-attend event for   and signalperson credentials.   ment Director  (Scotland)  at RSS,  ex-
         anyone working in construction. “Special   “Among the biggest benefits for SEAA   plained: “The onsite [50t capacity elec-
         focuses on Workforce Solutions, Tech   members  utilizing  the  SEAA/NCCER   tric overhead travelling] crane couldn’t
         Experience, and Safety make this more   craft training program is administra-  get  to  the  final  installation  point  due
         than just an equipment show. It aligns   tive support, trainee records and docu-  to restrictions on travel. We had to get
         closely with SEAA’s own initiatives for   mentation  maintenance,  and  access  to   as far as the crane would allow and
                                            best practices employed by other steel   then lower the vessel onto skates, be-
                                            erection contractors,” said Underhill.  fore pushing and pulling to get over the
                                              Visit SEAA in the Las Vegas Con-  fittings the client had already set into
                                            vention Center Grand Lobby, Booth   concrete. Once over the fixings the ves-
                                            GL31201. Learn more at  sel was jacked up, the skates were re-
                                                                               moved and the vessel was lowered onto
                                            RSS Provides Lifting and           wooden pads to allow for jack removal.”
                                            Rigging Gear to Install Test         Notably, the RSS team arrived on-
                                            Vessel                             site at 8am in  preparation for  work
                                              Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS)   to commence but, as Walker reported,
                                            provided equipment and personnel as a   the special transport that was bring-
                                            50t test vessel was installed at a spe-  ing  the  20 ft.-high  vessel  to  the  site
                                            cialist manufacturer of military, nucle-           continued on next page

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