Take a look back at the most viewed articles from the ITI Newsroom in 2016. Also, ITI is looking to add 3 instructors in 2017.
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Volume 1, Issue 38

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Photo: Students performing wire rope sling inspections during a recent Rigging Gear Inspector Level I/II Course at the ITI Woodland Training Center. Rigging Gear Inspector Level I/II is offered at the following Training Centers: Woodland, Houston, Memphis, Cleveland, Edmonton, Chicago, and Anchorage.


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Top Stories from ITI in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, here is a look back at the top 5 most viewed articles of 2016 from the ITI Newsroom.

5. VR Mobile Crane Simulator Announced from ITI

4. Taglines and Load Control: An All-Inclusive Guide

3. 81% of Rigging Accidents Involve Synthetic Slings According to Attendees

2. "Likely the Most Exciting Crane & Rigging Event in History" to be Held at Barnhart Crane & Rigging

1. 3 Books Every Crane & Rigging Professional Must Read

Everyone thought these articles were so nice, might as well enjoy them twice!


3 Instructor Positions Opened in 2017 Budget at North American Crane & Rigging Training Leader

Woodland Washington | Houston, Texas | December 22, 2016  

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has opened three full-time instructor positions in its 2017 operating budget to increase its full-time equivalent trainer count to 14 in North and South America.

The ITI Technical Services Team includes:

  • Jim Cox, Senior Instructor, Hoist & Inspection Chair, Woodland, Washington
  • Michael Johnson, Senior Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Richard Marcotte, Instructor, Rigging Chair, Banff, Alberta
  • John Bartlett, Instructor, Mobile Crane Chair, Portland, Maine
  • Efren Solis, Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Jay Dyson, Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Amanda Jordan, Regional Director & Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Fernando Ferraz, Managing Director & Instructor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alberto Rocha, Instructor, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Joe Kuzar, Assistant Technical Director, Woodland, Washington
  • Mike Parnell, Technical Director, Woodland, Washington

In 2016 this Team conducted over 1,500 training days with thousands of students in every US State and 10 countries worldwide. ITI Instructors are true industry professionals who participate in industry committees and associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, American Society of Safety Engineers, Electric Power Research Institute, Associated Wire Rope Fabricators, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Houston Business Roundtable and many more.




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ITI Acquires Houston Crane & Rigging Training Leader AICB in Share Merger Deal 

Pearland, Texas, December 8, 2016  

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has acquired American International Crane Bureau (cranebureau.com) through a share merger in which AICB-ITI-Logo.pngAICB's founders, the Jordan family, will become a shareholder in the joint-company. 

The combination brings together proven innovators with a common set of values leading to a mission that places a premium on life-long learning, servanthood, and stewardship.  Additionally, both companies thought-leadership in the crane and rigging industry is robust with founders Mike Parnell of ITI and Don Jordan of AICB joining forces.

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Person of the Month


Devon Beasley

Senior Instructor, ITI

Devon is one of two original ITI Instructors along with co-founder, Mike Parnell. At the end of 2016, after more than 30 years at ITI, teaching an estimated 15,000+ students, Devon is calling it a career! 

A Vietnam Veteran, Devon's career in the crane, rigging, and heavy equipment industry following his service spanned more than 40 years. Before his time as an ITI Instructor, Devon was a heavy equipment operator and instructor with the Department of Energy (DOE), as well as a member of the Revision Committee for the DOE's Hoisting & Rigging Manual.

Devon has impacted thousands of lives in his career and while we are certainly sad to see him go, if anyone deserves some rest and relaxation, it's him!

Thank you Devon!

Click here if you would like to pass along any well wishes to Devon and his family as we celebrate his remarkable accomplishments at ITI!

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Showcase Webinar Archive [Free]

Any of the following topics sounds interesting to you? 

  • How to Manage a Crane Accident
  • 10 Points to Lift Plan Development
  • Crane Setup: Ground Condition Surveys & Stabilization Techniques
  • About 30 More...

Use the link below for UNLIMITED access to the ITI Showcase Webinar Archive! Each archive page includes: the webinar recording, PDF presentation file downloads, and more.

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From the Bookstore: Updated ASME B30.7 (Winches) Now Available

Updated ASME B30.7 Winches New Available
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has squeezed one last new B30 revision into the 2016 year, with the release of B30.7 Winches R2016.  ASME develops codes and standards under procedures accredited as meeting the criteria of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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