Florida Crane Owner’s Council, Inc. (FCOC) now has a new executive board.
Chairman: Randy Strickland, Lakeland Crane
Vice Chair: Jim Bryson, Bryson Crane Rental Service
Treasurer: Hugo Verez, Kelly Tractor Company
Secretary: Jeff McGeary, Allied Insurance Brokers
Immediate Past Chair: William ‘Bill’ Hershner, Kelly Tractor Company
John Wessel remains the Managing Director.
FCOC’s mission is to address the issues and concerns brought forth by crane owners and associated industries in an effort to provide a safe and efficient future for Florida’s crane industry.
FCOC also co-hosted the 2013 Regional Crane Operator Skills Challenge held at Crane Institute of America’s facility near Orlando, Fla. Where many area FCOC members’ crane operators competed for the Championship held at CONEXPO March 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Florida crane operators placed well at the Crane Operator Skills Championship held at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas. The first place winner at the Southeast Qualifier Event (held at Crane Institute headquarters near Orlando, Fla.), Thomas Cunningham of SIMS Crane Service placed third. Kenneth Bowyer of All Crane Rental of Florida, who placed second at the qualifier event, was named the Champion and went home a little richer!
Congratulations to our Florida Operators!