The color red, rubies, nasturtiums, and 2017… what do these things have in common for Crane Tech?
If you guessed they have something to do with a 40th Anniversary, then you are right. This year we are celebrating our 40th year of providing Safety through Education to the material handling industry.
It all started when my father, Charles “Doc” Collier, developed and delivered the first third-party, commercially available mobile crane and rigging safety training program in the U.S. for a major refinery in Louisiana in the late 1960s. It was this work, along with the demand for training driven by new OSHA regulations released in 1971 that led him to start the company in 1977—essentially creating a new industry.
Doc was one of the first to offer a formal training program for mobile crane operators, which is a history I am very proud of. He was inspired by a photo taken in 1906 of President Teddy Roosevelt at the Panama Canal and he instilled in me the same passion for teaching others to work safely and reliably. After taking over the reigns in 1989 the company has continued to grow and evolve, while remaining one of the most respected crane and rigging training companies in the U.S.
So what does 2017 hold for us? Crane Tech will continue to:
- Share the importance of Safety through Education by teaching individuals to work safely and reliably in their jobs through our On-Site and Scheduled Training programs.
- Be involved and contribute to the future of the crane and rigging industry through involvement with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
- Provide thought-provoking content through the Weekly Tagline e-newsletter and Hooked On Crane Tech Blog to increase the awareness for safety, education, and training.
- Improve our people, processes, and our facilities to better serve our client needs.
So, please join me as Crane Tech celebrates what is sure to be a red letter year!
Have a Safe 2017!
– Bo Collier, President
P.S. If you are interested in joining our team, we are currently looking for a Mobile Crane Instructor. Click here for more information and to apply.