TAMPA, FLA.Â â€” The ALL Family of Companies is proud to announce that Kenneth Bowyer, a crane operator from ALL Crane Rental of Florida, LLC, won the 2013 Regional Crane Rodeo competition, held in Orlando, Florida, on November 9.
The rodeo, hosted by The Crane Institute of America and The Florida Crane Ownerâ€™s Council, is now in its third year. Officially known as the MCM & CIC Crane Operator Rodeo, the competition was developed by Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line magazine, and Crane Institute Certification, a nationally accredited crane operator certification provider, to underscore the need for safe crane operation.
The event is specifically designed to test crane operator skills and its objectives are not only to underscore the need for safe crane operation, which can only be achieved through training and experience, but also to increase awareness of theÂ pending OSHA requirements for crane operators to be formally certified. Further, the crane rodeo seeks to raise the stature and visibility of crane operation as a profession. Winning operators are recognized for achieving the skills required to be successful and provide positive publicity for the crane and rigging industry.
Ken is modest about his achievement. â€œIâ€™m competitive on equipment, but I donâ€™t like to toot my own horn, so to speak,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m very proud to have brought positive recognition to ALL, however.â€
Ken will advance to the National Championship in Las Vegas in March 2014.
Since 1964, the ALL Family of Companies has grown to become one of the largest crane and equipment rental companies in North America. The company offers its fleet of cranes, aerial work platforms, boom trucks, material handlers, and other lift equipment from strategic locations, providing rental, sales, service, and jobsite analysis to help customers get the right equipment for the job. An important measure of their commitment is meeting or exceeding all pertinent regulatory and safety standards. For more information, contact ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. at 4700 Acorn Drive, Cleveland, OH 44131. Phone: 216-524-6550. Toll free: 800-232-4100. Fax: 216-642-7633. On the Web:Â www.allcrane.com.