Crane Industry Services

Employing skilled labor is a process: Identifying potential workers, recruiting them and training them. The industry has dedicated resources to attracting junior-high and high-school students for careers in construction. But there are whole groups of adult workers whose career fields have changed or jobs have disappeared.

Crane Industry Services (CIS) expanded its team with the addition of Ray Rice, business development manager. Rice brings more than 20 years of experience from the heavy equipment, aerospace and defense industry. "Ray is well versed in how simulation-based training, software tools, and technology can be leveraged to improve proficiency of equipment operators and is familiar with CM Labs Vortex simulators," said Debbie Dickinson, CEO of CIS.

In September, Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) held an open house for its new 8,892-sq. ft. Centered on Safety Training Center, located in Carrollton, Ga. Representatives from Maxim Crane Works, a CIS customer, assisted with cutting the ribbon on the new facility.

Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) has relocated to a new larger facility that offers broader skills assessment and training programs to meet current business demands. The new Centered on Safety Training Center is located at 2692 Hwy. 27 N, Carrollton, Ga.

To assist employers in evaluating and documenting crane operator competency, Crane Industry Services, LLC has introduced a new and efficient process called Qualified Crane Operator Evaluations (QCOE). The process gives employers valuable insights not available in certification testing by identifying specific operator strengths and skills that need to be improved.