Industrial Training International (ITI) and Broderson Manufacturing Corp. have announced a strategic partnership in which Broderson will be the first crane manufacturer to distribute simulation systems alongside its mobile crane offerings. The company’s IC-80 carry deck and RT-400 down-cab rough-terrain cranes will also be added to the ITI VR simulators training library.
Broderson also will host ITI’s upcoming industry advisory forum, Leadership in Industrial Training, Education, and Safety (LITES), at its headquarters in Lenexa, Kan. The LITES meeting will take place on September 19, prior to the 2017 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop. The group focuses on best practices in workforce development and safety, spanning a wide range of industry groups and applications. Many of the training scenarios featured in the ITI crane VR simulators are a result of recommendations made by the LITES advisory panel.
“Broderson Manufacturing Corp. understands the training challenges facing both the industry and our customers,” said Jeff Bust, CEO of Broderson. “An increasing number of experienced crane operators are retiring every year, at the same time, mandatory training and certification requirements are also increasing. Broderson Manufacturing Corp. looks forward to working with ITI to help our industry and customers meet these operator training challenges.”