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Industrial Training InternationalJul 17, 2019 2:31:48 PM2 min read

Central Florida to Welcome World Class Crane & Rigging Training Center

Florida Handling Systems (FHS) & ITI Partner on New Training Center

Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI), have reached an agreement to partner on a new crane, rigging, and load handling training center in Bartow, Florida.

FHS and ITI share a commitment to workplace safety at every level, yet a natural synergy thrives with both organizations applying a solutions based approach at their respective corners of the load handling industry. The centrally located Bartow Training Center marks the second training collaboration between Mazzella and ITI, following the ITI Cleveland Training Center at Mazzella Headquarters.

Courses at the ITI Florida Training Center will commence in the fall of 2019, are open to all industries, the full 2019 Course Schedule is as follows:


Start Date

Course Fee

Overhead Crane Operator

September 24


Intermediate Rigging

September 25


Qualified Rigger & Signalperson Exams

September 27


Basic Rigging & Inspection

October 1


Rigging Gear Inspector I/II

October 2


Master Rigger

October 14


Qualified Rigger & Signalperson Exams

October 18


Crane & Rigging MGMT Bootcamp

November 4


Lift Planning Bootcamp

November 5


Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning

November 6


Bull Rigging with Chain Hoists

November 11


Rigging Gear Inspector I/II

November 13


Mobile Crane Operator

December 2


NCCCO Rigger 1 & 2 Prep

December 9


NCCCO Rigger 1 & 2 Exams

December 12



In addition to its existing 10 training centers in the United States and Canada, the Bartow location allows ITI to better serve its numerous customers in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean with the hands-on approach that has become synonymous with ITI curriculum over the past 35 years. 

ITI VP of Customer Success, Jonah Hobson, noted that the new training center is the realization of a long standing organizational goal, and is happy to be working with a familiar partner in Mazzella and FHS, “Speaking with folks connected to load handling activities over the years, the amount of feedback I have gathered in regards to an ITI Training Center in the southeast has been staggering. It has been a priority of ours [ITI] to find the right set of circumstances to grow our training solutions set in the southeast for a while now, and to be able to work with our friends at Mazzella and FHS in launching another unrivaled crane, rigging, and lift planning training location is a better situation than we could ever imagine.”

FHS VP Joe DiCesare added,” We are looking forward to starting this relationship with ITI.  Its not everyday that we are able to team up with such a quality training organization.  With the product lines we offer and the training ITI has available, it’s a win-win for the industrial industry”.

About Florida Handling Systems

Since 1994, FHS Incorporated has been the leading full line Material Handling Distributor in the Southeastern United States. Our success stems from our ability to approach our region's material handling needs from all directions.

FHS specializes in overhead cranes, hoist and crane service, storage rack, conveyor and fall arrest systems. FHS is a master distributor and warranty center for most hoist and crane manufacturers in the country. 

From concept and design to delivery, installation and aftermarket service support, we are the material handling experts.



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