A piece of ITI History [News], E-Learning Summer Blowout, $10k Scholarship
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Volume 1, Issue 19


Photo: ITI Co-Founder Mike Parnell in 1981, then with WireCo World Group, next to a large shipment as it leaves St. Joseph, Missouri on its way to Lampson's Kennewick, Washington location. The image was featured in an article on Sunday in St. Joseph’s News-Press, covering the closure of the wire rope mill.

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Wire Rope Closing Leaves Fond Memories

This story was originally published in the August 7, 2016 edition of the St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri).

They all showed up for work. 

The 50 or so WireCo employees, some of whom survived layoffs, a strike and company bankruptcy, showed up on the last day and got the work orders out. For half of them, it was their last day of work as WireCo closed its doors last Monday. 

"Everybody showed up, even the ones who miss a lot," said Lanny Mears, a 29-year WireCo employee.

Read the full story here.


New E-Learning Courses Available on ITI Website

The ITI E-Learning Division certainly did not take the summer off. New summer developments include, the launch of a new Learning Management Subscription Plan through ITI Online, an Apple Watch and Amazon Echo giveaway for participation in a Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator survey, and two new rigging courses:

For the grand finale, the division decided to add 221 new E-Learning courses. That was not a typo - 221 new courses!

Produced by TPC Training Systems and MARCOM, these courses focus on industrial and plant maintenance, as well as safety. From how to read a blueprint, to hydraulic troubleshooting, to distracted driving, the new courses total over 1,000 hours of training content.

Courses can be purchased individually from the ITI Bookstore or through a subscription with ITI Online.

For a full list of the new courses, follow the links below:

To lean more about ITI Online and to schedule a demo, click here.




Person of the Week


Larry Means, PE

President, Means Engineering & Consulting

Instructor, Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering

Mr. Means is a world-leading expert on the manufacturing and use of wire rope. Spanning 5 decades, Mr. Means served WireCo World Group, then Wire Rope Corporation of America, as their head engineer for wire rope - the company is currently the world's largest manufacturer of wire rope.  

Mr. Means' vast experience and expertise helped elect him to the Chairman position of the ASME B30 Main Committee from 2001 to 2004. 

Learn More about Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Here.

$10k Rigging Engineering Scholarship - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

All entries must be submitted by Aug. 15.

Professional development is an essential element for any career path. Lifting Gear Hire wanted to help encourage people working within the crane and rigging industry to invest in themselves to develop additional knowledge and skill.  Enter ITI.

To read more and submit an application, click here.

New ITI Bookstore Catalog

The ITI Bookstore is the world's greatest resource center for all things cranes, rigging, and load handling. Check out everything they have to offer by downloading the new ITI Bookstore Catalog today!


To the catalog!

Are You on LinkedIn? 

Have you taken an ITI Training Course in the past? Have you added that course to the education section on your LinkedIn Profile? If you haven't, there is no easier way to keep track of your commitment to continuing education. Let everyone in your network know how just how much you have invested in yourself.

Click here to add your ITI Course History to your profile.

Case Studies

How can ITI help your organization? Check out some case studies featuring ITI customers. 

To the Case Studies!

Warm Regards,

Team ITI


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