Crane Institute of America will host the Midwest regional qualifier, the last and final regional event for the 2014 to 2015 Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition, prior to the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship.
The Midwest regional skills competition is set to take place in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 28. The best two operators will advance to the championship the next day at the ICUEE demo expo. Finalists from around the country will compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
Operators will compete on an Altec AC45-127 boom truck, sponsored by Altec Inc. The crane will be set up on SafetyTech DR42-2 outrigger pads supplied by DICA. Competition standards and scoring are designed by Crane Institute Certification and administered by CIC practical examiners. The competition includes three crane operation challenges to assess load-handling skills. An additional 20 percent of the overall score assesses the operator’s knowledge of basic rigging principles including inspection and selection of appropriate rigging, designed by Columbus McKinnon Corp.
Crane Institute of America will award cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 to the top three, and admission to ICUEE to the top two regional finishers. Space is limited. Priority is given to pre-registered operators, and the $50 registration fee is per operator.
For information, visit www.craneinstitute.com.
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