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Summer 2012

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Welcome to our Curran Events Summer Newsletter

JJ Curran Receives Safety and Longevity Awards

J.J. Curran Crane won two safety awards at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association conference held in Austin, Texas in April. The first was the Crane & Rigging Zero Accident Award. This award is for a handful of SC&RA members that complete the year without a single accident. The second was the Crane & Rigging Safety Award presented to companies who submit applications meeting the maximum criteria established for incident rate and workers compensation modification.

JJ Curran also received a Longevity Award for 35 years of consecutive membership to SC&RA. According to JJ Curran’s CEO Larry Curran, “We have truly enjoyed our affiliation with SC&RA over the years and look forward to our continued involvement.”


JJCC Safety Award


Brian Gentner Promoted to Director of Operations
and Sales

JJ Curran is pleased to announce that Brian Gentner was promoted to Director of Operations and Sales from Field Engineer/Estimator. Brian has over 17 years of experience in the crane, rigging and transportation industry and prior to that worked in the banking industry.

"We created this position to expand our market as well as handle additional special projects throughout the Midwest," said J.J. Curran CEO, Larry Curran.   “Brian has proven to be an invaluable leader and we are confident he will be successful in his new position.”

Brian is from the Jackson, Michigan area.  He is married and has three adult daughters.

Brian Gentner


JJ Curran Crane Hits One out of the Ballpark

It is baseball season in Detroit and fans are enjoying the new LED scoreboard thanks in part to JJ Curran’s crane work that dismantled the old scoreboard and helped place the new and much larger state-of-the-art LED digital sign in place.

JJ Curran used several machines to perform different functions of the project including a Grove 300 at 110-ft radius and a Grove 275 at 90-ft radius to work in tandem to remove the 72,000 lb steel truss (Tiger sign) and complete the demo work.  They also used a RT 100 Ton to set the steel, columns and catwalk and a Grove 50 RT to set the LED Boards in place.

The project made the cover of Michigan Contractor & Builder’s April issue and highlights the entire team involved with the project.

Comerica Park Install