As you may remember, October 13, 2012, Crane Institute of America hosted the Southeast Regional Crane Operator Rodeo. At our event the winners James Anderson (first place) and Mark Adcock (second place) won an expense paid trip to compete in the National Crane Operator Championship.
The Crane Operator Rodeos was sponsored by MCM Events, who may be best known by their magazine Crane & Rigging Hotline; Event Partner Crane Institute Certification (CIC); Crane Sponsor Liebherr; Rigging Sponsor the Crosby Group; and Award Sponsor Manitowoc. Crane & Rigging Hotline’s January 2013 issue includes a Rodeo Supplement which recaps the exciting regional qualifier events that took place from August to October, and the National Crane Operator Championship where Mark Adcock was dubbed first runner-up! To read more about the crane operator rodeos, click here.
Crane Institute of America would like to congratulate all the participants who entered the 2012 Crane Operator Rodeos. Now is the time to start “brushing up” on your operating skills to compete in the 2013 Crane Operator Rodeos, where the National Championship will be held at CONEXPO 2014! Keep checking in with us for updated information regarding the 2013 Regional Qualifier Event Rodeos.
2012 was a big year for Crane Institute of America.
This year we celebrated our 25th Anniversary.
Our first event was in July when we offered special discounted prices on products for the whole month. We also raffled off a free Mobile Crane Operator and Rigger/Signalperson Training Program to 2 lucky winners! Congratulations to Terry Thibodeaux for winning the Rigger/Signalperson Training and Brent Pinkerton for winning the Mobile Crane Operator Training!
In the fall, we hosted the Southeast Regional Crane Operator Rodeo Event where James Anderson took home first place. If you missed it, you can watch the fun here! Also, look out for the 2013 Crane Supplemental Guide in the January Issue of the Crane & Rigging Hotline Magazine!
In December, we awarded one free Mobile Crane Operator Training program scholarship to an employee of a Florida Crane Owner’s Council (FCOC) Member. Johnathan Camp was the lucky winner! Also in December, we held our second and final anniversary promotion; since you only turn 25 once! Crane Institute gave away 3 Cranky and Flynn Fisher Price Toys to winners of our online contest: James Cox, Jessie Smith and Don Thompson! These toys were just in time for Christmas!
We hope everyone had as much fun this year as we did! Here’s to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!