ITI Associations

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association - SC&RA is committed to providing the unique information and any other lawful activities members need to safely, legally and profitably transport, lift and erect oversize and overweight items. It is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 member companies from 43 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental.

Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals - ACRP is a nonprofit association whose mission is dedicated to improving crane operations and rigging activities in all industries. This is accomplished by providing educational opportunities to its members and the public.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

  • ASME B.30 Committee - The charter of the ASME B30 Standards Committee, on Cranes and Related Equipment, is to develop, maintain, and interpret safety codes and standards covering the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of cranes and related equipment.  The standards setting committee for cableways, cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings.
  • ASME P.30 Committee - The charter of the ASME P30 Standards Committee for the planning for the use of cranes, derricks, hoists, cableways, aerial devices and lifting accessories is the development and maintenance of standards that support lift planning activities where mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, cranes, derricks, hoists, cableways, aerial devices and material lifting accessories and combinations thereof are used. 

American Society of Safety Engineers - Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 32,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE is guided by a 16-member Board of Directors, which consists of 8 regional vice presidents; three council vice presidents; Society president, president-elect, senior vice president, vice president of finance and executive director. ASSE has 16 practice specialties, 151 chapters, 28 sections and 58 student sections.

Association of Wire Rope Fabricators - AWRF promotes interests common among companies manufacturing, fabricating, or distributing lifting, rigging and load securement devices made of chain, rope, and synthetic products. The association works to establish, acquire, preserve, and disseminate various technical information, and encourages the development of safety standards and programs, and product identification procedures. Assistance has been provided for establishing and maintaining adequate products liability insurance, as well as other insurance needs of the industry. Common problems and purposes of the industry, such as those involving production, distribution, service and safety are reviewed and advanced by lawful means on a regular basis.

Web Sling & Tie Down Association - WSTDA is a tax-exempt, non-profit, technical association dedicated to the development and promotion of voluntary recommended standards and associated reference materials.  Originally established in 1973 as the Web Sling Association (WSA), the WSA serviced the synthetic web sling industry. In 1988, the WSA further defined its purpose to include synthetic web tie downs and became the Web Sling & Tie Down Association.  Today, members of the WSTDA include manufacturers and suppliers of synthetic web slings and tie downs, polyester roundslings, synthetic webbing, fibers, thread and related components.

Crane Certification Association of America - The purpose of CCAA is to promote crane safety, improve the certification profession and address the subject of crane safety in governmental forums.

Wire Rope Technical Board - The WRTB is an association of engineers from companies that account for more than 90 percent of the wire rope produced in the United States. It has the following objectives: To promote development of engineering and scientific knowledge relating to wire rope; To assist in establishing technological standards for military, governmental and industrial use; To promote development, acceptance and implementation of safety standards; To help extend the uses of wire rope by disseminating technical and engineering information to equipment manufacturers; To conduct and/or underwrite research for the benefit of both industry and user.

Material Handling Industry of America - MHIA is the largest U.S. material handling & logistics association representing the leading providers of material handling & logistics solutions. Solutions that make the supply chain work.


  • Crane Manufacturers Association of America - CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 


Power Crane & Shovel Association - The PCSA explores business issues, technological questions and legislative and regulatory concerns (domestic and worldwide) that affect manufacturers of cranes. It also promotes the standardization and simplification of terminology and classification of cranes for worldwide harmonization.