2014 Crane & Rigging Conference Canada

Posted by Industrial Training International on Sep 15, 2014 8:46:00 AM

2014 Crane & Rigging Conference Canada 

The 4th Annual CRC Canada Returns to Edmonton October 20-21

The Marriott at River Cree Resort in Edmonton, Alberta will once again host the Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada in 2014. CRC Canada 2014The event returns “home” following a widely successful 2013 Conference at the same location. Mark Bridger of Maximum Capacity Media (event organizer) commented on the event venue by saying, “In the longer term we still see the conference expanding into other regions of Canada, but we have a footprint in Edmonton and we want to finish what we started in 2011. The conference has facilitated so much positive change, but there is a long way to go.”

CRC Canada 2014 will be supported by Industrial Training International (ITI) Canada ULC as the official event partner, Liebherr-Canada Ltd. as an associate sponsor, and Crane & Hoist Canada as the official media sponsor. It has also been confirmed that the Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) will participate at the conference as a supporting organization. 

Headline speakers include:

-          Mike Parnell, President/CEO, ITI Canada UCL

-          Knut Buschmann, President, Unirope Ltd.

The 2014 edition of CRC Canada is an ideal event for crane and rigging supervisors, facility managers, and safety professionals. Key topic to be discussed include:

-          Overhead Cranes

-          Critical Lifting

-          Rigging

-          Standards

-          Competency and Training

3 Ways to Register

Registration for CRC Canada 2104 is $695 USD and includes admission to the conference, the exhibition area, and breakfast and lunch both days. Registration can be processed by:

  1. Calling 602-445-3932 to register by phone
  2. Downloading the registration form, complete and fax to 515-574-2361 or email to fmotz@maxcapmedia.com
  3. Registering online at http://www.craneandriggingconference.com/crc-canada/registration/

Register for CRC Canada

Don’t forget to book your room and the Edmonton Marriott by calling 800-960-4913. Mention the Crane & Rigging Conference to receive the discounted group rate.

Topics: Canada, CRC, Crane & Rigging Workshop

Royal Dutch Shell Finds Favor in ITI in the USA and Canada

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 11, 2013 7:15:00 PM


Industrial Training International (iti.com) has become a very favorable ally and service provider for Royal Dutch Shell in the USA and Canada over the past year. ITI has conducted training services for the oil & gas leader for over 20 years, however, in the past year, the relationship has increased significantly.

In April 2012, Shell approached ITI with the proposition of developing a custom rigging training program for Shell personnel and contractors in Canada. ITI President/CEO, and Technical Director, Mike Parnell, worked with Shell Lifting & Hoisting Subject-Matter Experts to create a program that would include ITI’s world-class hands-on training approach in conjunction with Shell-specific regulations.  After several visits with Shell management at ITI’s Woodland, Washington Headquarters and a few meetings in Edmonton, Alberta - the “Shell Onshore Mobile Crane Rigging” program was finalized.

In December 2012, after several revisions and a formal presentation of the program made to Shell, the program was fully-approved.  ITI is currently the only training company qualified to conduct this training program for Shell in Canada.

ITI officially began conducting programs in January 2013 and has several open-enrollment dates in Western Canada scheduled for the first half of the year.

In February of 2013, Shell management requested that ITI participate in its internal review committee which will be reviewing the "Shell Lifting & Hoisting Standard". A great example of continuous improvement, Shell reviews and updates its Standard on a regular basis and has chosen to invite ITI to be a part of that internal review committee.

For more information, please contact Jeff Sgro, ITI Lead Training Solutions Associate, at 800-727-6355 or jeff@iti.com.

Topics: Shell, mike parnell, Canada

ITI Rigging Training Programs to be Hosted by Titan Supply, Super Slings & Wesco Industries of Western Canada

Posted by Industrial Training International on Oct 10, 2012 12:39:00 PM

October 10, 2012

For Immediate Release

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has scheduled week-long training events at partner-locations in Vancouver, BC and the Edmonton, AB area.  ITI had incorporated a subsidiary and branch office in Edmonton earlier this year and employs three instructors based in these two cities. The upcoming events include:

  • November 26-30 at Titan Supply, Edmonton, Alberta
    • Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)
    • Intermediate Rigging; (2 days)
  • December 3-5 at Super Slings, Nisku, Alberta
    • Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)
    • Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning; (2 days)
  • December 10-14 at Wesco Industries, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning; (2 days)
    • Rigging Gear Inspector; (3 days)

To Register Click Here.

ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting with offices in Canada and the United States.  ITI conducts a majority of its training at client facilities and also operates two training centers in the United States with plans to open a facility in Edmonton in 2013. 

Contact Judy Chenoweth, Training Centers Manager, at 780-490-6611 or judy@iti.com to register.

Topics: ITI, Canada, titan supply, super slings, wesco