How to find your perfect lifting partner

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), on the importance of finding your perfect lifting partner – one on which you can rely, have assurance that they will deliver and, above all, be safe. Successful partnerships move the world forward and nowhere more so than in engineering. Just look at aircraft from Concorde […]

15/08/2023 - 16:58 pm

Rowing the Boat

The best leaders can keep people heading in the same direction, even when the tide turns, but finding them isn’t easy, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc.   ‘Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream…’ The trouble is, happily rowing down gentle streams ain’t business. It is sometimes, […]

01/08/2023 - 16:49 pm

Lifting is a people business

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), is encouraged by how our industry is coming together to address the skills shortage challenge. A list of ingredients is stirring up a skills shortage stew that is exerting a considerable toll on organisations around the world. In the UK, for example, the Recruitment & Employment […]

18/07/2023 - 15:10 pm

Can you do the Robot?

There remains a place for individuals to shine, even in the new world, and especially in the lifting industry, says Joel Cox, in his final column before #GLAD2023.   Things are markedly different to when Dancing Machine was released by the Jackson 5 in 1974. The quintet made famous the robot-style dance, which they performed […]

04/07/2023 - 15:21 pm

Open for success

Cherry’s Industrial Equipment CEO John Costello offered ‘Strategies to Succeed in a Changing Economy’ at the Schaumburg Business Association meeting. John Costello, the  chief executive officer of Cherry’s Industrial Equipment was recently invited to address a group of business owners at a Schaumburg Business Association meeting on the topic ‘Strategies to Succeed in a Changing […]

26/06/2023 - 16:42 pm

Addressing apprenticeship delivery  

Kat Moss, chairman of the LEEA board, explains the challenges behind delivering the Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician apprenticeship standard in England from her view as chairman of the trailblazer group, and why the Association will be looking at ways to make it easier to access. I have been working on developing the Apprenticeship Standard […]

06/06/2023 - 13:50 pm

Look who’s talking

A team’s ability to have respectful, meaningful conversations is a cornerstone of healthy company culture, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. If you read this magazine’s recent ProMat review, you’d have seen an interview with Parker Hale, inside sales specialist at my company, in which he reflected on his first trade fair appearance. “Wow,” […]

23/05/2023 - 17:15 pm

Globally closer  

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), looks at how Regional Councils are building momentum behind LEEA’s global approach. Winning the argument for high quality practices and equipment across the globe, and in all supply chains, is a key aim for LEEA. Through establishing Regional Councils to take control over directing LEEA operations […]

09/05/2023 - 13:32 pm

Statement of origin

‘Made in…’ can be a great stamp of quality and acceptance, but there must be value to support it, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc. Walk the aisles of a trade show like ProMat, which was took place in Chicago, just a few weeks ago, and you’ll see and hear […]

25/04/2023 - 15:08 pm

Aiming for zero accidents and injuries

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), makes a rallying call for achieving zero accidents and injuries from working at height. Safety underpins everything LEEA has been doing throughout its history and will continue to do going forward, with zero accidents and injuries from working at height being our prime goal. Rather than […]

11/04/2023 - 16:42 pm

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LHI March 2024

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