Momentum Builds for Second â€¨Lift & Move USA Careers Event
HOUSTON, TX There is growing support from the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry for the second Lift & Move USA careers event, which takes place in Houston, Texas, February 10.
Backing the event are organizations including Houston-based crane company TNT Crane & Rigging - which will host the event at its facility - sponsors CICB, Tadano, and Bengal, plus the International Union of Operating Engineers and national vocational training body SkillsUSA. Also supporting the event are private companies Lifting Gear Hire, Mammoet and Berard Transportation.
Lift & Move USA is an industry initiative to promote job opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, and is targeted at high school students, college students and military veterans. It will educate the next generation of drivers, mechanics, welders, operators, and riggers on opportunities within the industry.
The event is jointly organised by Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and industry publisher KHL Group, Owners of American Cranes & Transport magazine.
"There is real support for this initiative and one of the reasons for that is the growing recognition of the important role that skilled trades people play in our economy", said Mike Appling, TNT's President and CEO. "The crane and rigging industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor. Lift & Move USA will meet that challenge by showcasing our industry."