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NEWS IN OUR INDUSTRY
                                                                               is known as a consensus standard and
                      NORTH AMERICAN CRANE BUREAU                              one version of it is referenced by law in
                     MOST POPULAR TRAINING COURSES:                            OSHA 1910.179, which  makes it fed-
                                                                               eral law. Owners and manufacturers of
                      Mobile Crane Operator Training: Pasadena, TX – March 2-6  overhead cranes in the U.S. take it very
                         Forklift Train The Trainer: Orlando, FL – March 3-5   seriously.  Consensus  standards can
                                                                               also be used to cite general duty clause
                        Riggiing Inspector Training: Cincinnati, OH – March 3-5  violations even if they do not directly
                                                                               apply to the situation at hand if an in-
                Mobile Crane Train The Trainer: Portland, OR – March 9-13 (Special Location)
                                                                               jury or death occurs and was caused by
                  Critical Lift Planning & Lift Director Training: Orlando, FL – March 9-10  a violation of the consensus standard.”
                                                                                 Dunville knows the landscape. He has
                         Qualified Rigger Level 2: Orlando, FL – March 11-13   been a repeat presenter alongside his
                                                                               father at AIST events; between them
            Mobile & Overhead Crane Inspector Training Combo Course: Orlando, FL – March 16-20
                                     (Limited Time Offer)                      they boast over 70 years of electric over-
                                                                               head traveling (EOT) crane experience.
                    Overhead Crane Inspector Training: Pasadena, TX – March 17-20  “The audience at AIST,” he continued,
                                                                               “Really appreciate the non-biased, non-
                     Mobile Crane Inspector Training: Cincinnati, OH – March 23-26
                                                                               sales talks, and we try very hard to
                        Forklift Inspector Training: Orlando, FL – March 23-24  keep  our  content  strictly  to  actionable
                                                                               concepts that [AIST] members can take
                    Aerial Work Platform Train The Trainer: Orlando, FL – March 25-27  home, think about, and act on at work
                                                                               the next day. No ‘next year’s budget’
                      Boom Truck Train The Trainer: Pasadena, TX – March 24-26
                                                                               stuff or big price tag ideas, just informa-
                    To get registered, please call or email Tiffany Alston:    tion that will keep people safe and pro-
                          talston@cranesafe.com • 321-710-4641                 ductive. That’s just as important for the
                                                                               crane  company  guys as  the  mill  guys;
         Airpes Americas to Appear          loggers;  engineered  lifting  devices  for   we all want to go home and see our fam-
                                                                               ily or friends. I grew up around a shop
         at AIST, ASME and Other            wind turbine erection; and engineered   where a few guys were missing fingers
         2020 Events                        below-the-hook  devices,  such  as  coil   or had scars, and I remember when a

           Airpes,  a  manufacturer  of  lifting,   grabs, rotating blocks, and magnets.  guy didn’t make it home. It really left
         weighing  and below-the-hook  equip-  The company has been in the U.S.   an impression on me.”
         ment, will deliver its expertise to two   market for over 10 years, but Dunville,   Beyond ASME and AIST, Airpes will
         high  profile  industry  meetings  in  the   who was chief financial officer at his fa-  also have a presence at Material Han-
         first half of 2020.                ther’s old company, Dearborn Crane &   dling  Industry’s  (MHI)  MODEX  show
           At both  events,  Tad Dunville, Gen-  Engineering,  stepped into his  current   in  Atlanta,  on  March  9-12  and  the
         eral Manager, Airpes Americas, will be   leadership role earlier this year.  same organizer’s spring meetings in
         joined be his father and industry stal-  He continued: “My father has been   Charlotte, on April 26-29. The Offshore
         wart, Larry Dunville, principle of Over-  active with a B30 committee for about   Technology Conference (OTC) follows in
         head Crane Consulting.             a year now; this is my debut first-hand   Houston, on May 4-7. The centerpiece,
           First, the pair will contribute to dis-  experience  with  these  dealings.  We   however, remains the AIST Crane Sym-
         cussions surrounding the crane-related   expect to be engaged in conversations   posium, which takes place at the Omni
         B30  Standards  Committee,  when the   about new  or  updated items related   William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.
         American Society of Mechanical Engi-  to B30.2—the standard for overhead   For more information, visit their
         neers (ASME) sits in New Orleans, on   crane construction  and service.  This   website at airpeslifting.com. n
         January 26-30, before they address the
         Association for Iron & Steel Technol-
         ogy’s (AIST) 27th Crane Symposium,
         in Pittsburgh, on June 7-9.
           “The  two  events  will  be  very  differ-
         ent,” said Tad Dunville.  “The ASME
         group will mostly be engineering pro-
         fessionals from crane companies, while
         the AIST delegation will be employees
         of [steel] mill crane owners.  Further,
         our role at ASME will be to contribute
         to roundtable discussions related to it-
         eration to the rules in B30.2, while at
         AIST we will  prepare a presentation
         and address an audience.”
           Airpes has three principle lines
         of business,  namely pre-engineered
         weighing and monitoring kits for over-
         head cranes, including load cells, over-  Tad Dunville (on stage, far left), general manager, Airpes Americas gave a speech on crane
                                            safety and load testing at the AIST Crane Symposium in Argentina in the fall of 2017. Pictured
         load protection, readouts, and data   with Dunville is Bill Wagner, of ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor crane department.
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