Knowledge about International Trade Associations

Date: 2010-06-22

About SC&RA
SC&RA 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 (including tower cranes), manufacturing
and rental. A full copy of Joel Dandrea��s comments can be found at

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) was formed in January
 1995 as a non profit organization to develop effective performance standards for safe crane
operation to assist all segments of construction and general industry. NCCCO��s mission is to
provide a thorough, independent assessment of operator knowledge and skills and, thereby, to
enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate
training, and give due recognition to the professional skill of crane operation. A full copy of Graham
Brent��s comments can be found at

About AEM
AEM is the international trade association representing the interests of 800 member companies
that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the construction, agriculture,
mining, forestry and utility sectors. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has offices
in Washington, D.C. Ottawa, Brussels and Beijing. A full copy of Nick Yaksich��s comments can be
 found at

About NBIS
NBIS is the preeminent national provider of specialized insurance coverage for crane operators,
lessors, contractors and subcontractors. The organization is registered in 49 states and the
District of Columbia. In addition to insurance, NBIS offers comprehensive risk management services
designed to enhance contractor knowledge and understanding of safe operations and maintenance
practices for construction cranes, rigging and hardware. A full copy of Bill Smith��s comments can be
found at