Keynote speaker announced for Tower Cranes North America (TCNA)

Sam Moyer, general manager at ALL Tower Crane – one of the fastest growing tower crane rental businesses in North America – will give the keynote address at the Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference in Nashville on June 11 and 12.

Moyer, a professional engineer who joined the ALL Family of Companies 10 years ago and who has led ALL Tower Crane for the last six years, will look at the various ways the industry has been changing and how that indicates trends for the future.

Sam Moyer, general manager, ALL Tower Crane LLC. (Photo: ALL Tower Crane)

The conference, organized by American Cranes & Transport (ACT) and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazines in exclusive partnership with the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), will also include presentations on the legal aspects of tower crane contracts; preparing for severe weather; a round-table on crane erection, climbing and disassembly; and a case study on the fascinating Crazy Horse Memorial project.

Other speakers and topics are to be confirmed, but the current line-up includes:

Keynote address
Sam Moyer, general manager, ALL Tower Crane LLC.

The ‘Borrowed servant’ concept and minimising contract risks
Jesse Callahan, shareholder, May Potenza Baran & Gillespie, P.C.

Preparing for severe wind and weather conditions
Jim D. Wiethorn, founder and chairman, Crane Risk Logic, Inc.

Site report: Crazy Horse Memorial – three generations of passion
Peter Juhren, president and COO, Morrow Equipment Company

Synthetic rope versus wire rope: the two distinctions
Timothy W. Klein, principal engineer – structures and fabrication, WireCo and Tony Fastuca, vice president, ASC Industries/Python America/Slingmax Rigging Products

Jesse Callahan Lawyer Jesse Callahan will discuss the 'borrowed servant' concept in tower crane rental contracts

Using technology to improve safety on lifting operations (provisional title)
Casey Savlov, executive vice president at Vita Industrial

Panel discussion: tower crane procedures: assembly, climbing and disassembly
Matt Finnerty, owner, Finnco Services
Kelly Hadland, president, Compass Equipment (Uperio)
JR Moran, director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie
Chris Noblit, director of engineering and service, Tower Cranes North America, Manitowoc
Moderator: Alex Dahm, editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

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The event is being held at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, USA on June 11 and 12. There will be an informal networking reception in the evening on June 11, with the full day conference on June 12.


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