Success by association

You can’t have too many friends in high places, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. But you have to choose your memberships carefully, he warns. Most people are familiar with trade shows: the large convention centres, happy hours for mingling, and many hours exchanging handshakes (now elbow bumps) and business cards, but others are […]

27/04/2021 - 13:40 pm

Leadership and learning  

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), on taking legislative and best practice knowhow in lifting industry sector to educate end users. In the speech he never got to make in Dallas on 22 November 1963, US President John F Kennedy would say that leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. He […]

27/04/2021 - 13:36 pm

Glad to be raising awareness through social media  

Ross Moloney, CEO of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) encourages the lifting industry to shout out from the laptops about our vital sector.   Some industries are essential and commonplace yet, despite existing in plain sight, there is little or no perception of them among the wider world. The Lifting Sector is a good […]

05/03/2021 - 13:09 pm

Train Like a Champion

Training, especially on heavy-duty brakes and components, is now more important than ever, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   I know that Ross Moloney, CEO, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), based a column in this magazine recently on a quote from a heavyweight boxer, but I want to share another one that’s […]

05/03/2021 - 13:06 pm

Is the flash on?

Operating in the blind is problematic—anywhere. That’s the view of Chris Machut, CEO at crane camera company Netarus LLC.   As I wrote in a recent blog for my company’s new thought leadership platform (I repeated the message in our podcast too), cameras are not only tower crane products. I also debunked another misnomer that […]

21/01/2021 - 15:23 pm

The International language of lifting

Ross Moloney, LEEA CEO, on the emergence of more agile, efficient, international and ultimately supportive organisations in 2021.   There’s a lot of talk about the future of work post Covid restrictions: will there be more people working from their home offices? How will we be connecting with the rest of the world? The pandemic […]

21/01/2021 - 15:07 pm

The Class of 2020

We can waste a lot of time worrying about, and planning for things we can’t control, says Doug Stitt, the president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc.   Don’t let 2020 go to waste. This is our year. I’m serious. A long time ago I was a pre-med student at university, before I eventually […]

02/12/2020 - 12:53 pm

Are you ready for Brexit?  

It is essential that operations in the lifting industry stay on top of Brexit developments, says Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). In a year completely dominated by Covid-19, it is easy to forget how all-consuming Brexit was during 2019… that is until recently, as the Free Trade Agreement talks draw […]

30/11/2020 - 18:37 pm

Out of the darkness there is light.

With the global events of 2020, Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift, reflects on how the business quickly adapted to the changes and how its strategy is clear going forward. As February turned to March, we all became aware of the global pandemic that is COVID-19.   As the warmer weather started to appear, our minds […]

13/10/2020 - 12:21 pm

Safety Storm

Preventing accidents where cranes are exposed to the elements, particularly wind, is an ongoing battle for multiple industries, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   I wrote in this column last year about how, as machines get bigger, the more important their components and safety systems become, and I stressed the need for […]

06/10/2020 - 14:34 pm

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LHI October 2021

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