ANSI Reaccredits NCCCO Crane Operator Programs

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has reaffirmed the accreditation of seven personnel certification programs developed and administered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), including all four of its CCO crane operator certification programs. NCCCO also received two commendations from ANSI ...
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Ready, Set, Install!

New OSHA requirements calling for the certification of all crane operators by 2014 provide good cause for every sign company to revisit its safety practices and procedures when using trucks and cranes for sign installation or removal. "The sign industry has a unique set of safety needs due to the urban nature of their work," notes David Phillips, international sales and communica...
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The “Best” Type of Warning

Gary Johnson, owner of The Great American Sign Company in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has created a number of award-winning dimensional signs over his fair share of years in the industry, and he keeps adding to this total. His recent dimensional sign work designed, carved, and crafted for the Community Garden at the library in Bedminster, New Jer...

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An Education in Identity

HGTC 1When it came time for schools across the country to head back into session, one sign company had to "brush up" on its brushed aluminum education to complete a build-and-install monument project.

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AWP Mgmt. to be Central Theme of IPAF US Convention

If you manage aerial work platforms (AWPs) on job sites and wish to know what your responsibilities are and how to meet them, attend the IPAF US Convention that will be held on October 22 and 23, 2012 in the Orlando area in Celebration, Florida. The convention will take place at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, located close to the Lift & Access Showcase & Symposium, the Rit...
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A Pride-Filled Welcome

Lufkin AIf you find yourself traveling around East Texas and come across the city of Lufkin (population: 35,000-plus), you’ll really know you’ve arrived, thanks to the recent build-and-install of six distinctive 500-plus-pound entry signs.

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NCCCO Recognizes Employers Committed to Crane Safety

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) announces the launch of its new Committed to Crane Safety program. The new program recognizes employers who have demonstrated their commitment to safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel. “Crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers receive recognition for their knowledge and skill related to ...

NCCCO Launches Digger Derrick Operator Certification

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) announced the availability of a new CCO certification program for digger derrick operators. Due to digger derricks’ unique configuration and versatility, users and manufacturers requested that NCCCO create specific operator tests for this specialized equipment. This ...

SBI at 25: Service Trucks

In the August 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, we’re celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of our magazine by taking a look at how certain segments of the sign industry (digital printing, electronic signage, lighting, etc.) have evolved since the release of our first issue. Another area of interest is service trucks, and...

IPAF & SAIA Promote Powered Access Safety

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the U.S.-based Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) have reaffirmed their alliance to work together in every way possible to promote safety in the use of powered access equipment throughout the United States and Canada. Thi...

Gemini Introduces Patent-pending Detachable Stud Mount

Sign manufacturers and installers are now able to remove letters from walls without damaging the mounting service thanks to a new patent-pending stud mount recently developed by Gemini Incorporated. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of dimensional letters, logos, and plaques for the sign industry, Gemini has created a detachable stud mou...

Save the Date: First North American IPAF Summit

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) and the IPAF Summit conference will be held on March 26, 2013 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel in Miami, Florida. This unmissable event combines educational and networking opportunities as well as celebrating excellence in the access industry. It is jointly organized by industry magazines Access International and ...

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