Signalperson Certification
Heaton Erecting, Inc. is pleased to announce a new service that we can now provide to our crane and rigging customers. In August, 2009, six of our employees completed the written and practical examination requirements to become NCCCO Certified Signal Persons. The NCCCO, the leading organization for crane operator certification, has recently implemented this program to address the issue of signal person competency.  The new program meets or exceeds all current and proposed standards and regulations that require personnel providing hand signals to crane operators to be qualified.  It is designed to ensure that crane operators receive accurate information about where loads need to be placed, particularly important when lifting "in the blind."    
For the first time, signalpersons will be tested on their understanding of basic crane operations and limitations, in addition to their knowledge of hand signals and voice communications. The program follows the intent of the latest revision of the ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Crane and ASME B30.3 Construction Tower Crane standards, as well as the OSHA Proposed Rule (otherwise known as C-DAC) that will revise Subpart N of the Code of Federal Regulations for cranes.  In addition to the knowledge and competency components of the certification, the program enforces a code of ethics to promote and ensure professionalism in the crane industry. We are proud to be one of the first crane service providers in the Atlanta area to endorse this program and offer this valuable service to our customers.
Coy Youngblood to Retire
Coy Youngblood
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our long time employee Coy Youngblood, on September 30, 2009. Coy has been employed with HEI for 21 years as a mechanic. He served for many years as our lead mechanic, and in the past five years has been Master Mechanic of our maintenance program. Heaton's reputation in the crane industry has long been based on the quality and performance of our equipment, and Coy has been the backbone of our program. If you have been satisfied with the quality of cranes on your project in the past twenty years, Coy has been responsible for that. It is with much pride and appreciation that we wish him a happy, well deserved retirement. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Job Spotlight
200 ton Airport Job
We are pleased to be working on the new Maynard Jackson International Terminal at the Atlanta Airport. Our customer, Williams Erection, selected Heaton Erecting to fulfill the hoisting needs of their structural steel contract.  We are working on this project for the next six months with our 200 Ton Link-Belt crawler crane, equipped with 230 feet of boom. This crane is setting the steel curtain wall and support steel sections, which will stabilize the 120 ft. long, 16 ton steel trusses that comprise the roof of the new terminal building. Cives Steel/American Custom Manufacturing, JV is the steel supplier for this project, and Holder, Manhattan, Moody, Hunt is the general contractor.
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Signalperson Certification
Coy Youngblood
Job Spotlight
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