All of us here at BOSS Crane and Rigging would like to thank everyone that participated in our first Lift and Move USA event, held at our location on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  We greatly appreciate all of the students, volunteers, staff & sponsors that work so hard to make this event happen for the local schools in East Texas. The event was a complete success.David Cowley
We had over 400 local students and teachers attend this event from 26 different schools around the region. BOSS Crane appreciation the students & teachers for allowing us to show them all the different opportunities by interacting in live equipment demonstrations and hands-on learning stations, in the Crane and Rigging field. “Lift & Move USA engages students and educators in learning about the skills needed and careers available in this highly technical field, serving construction, manufacturing, power gen, petro-chem, highway, and related industries,” said Tracy Bennett, Director of Lift & Move USA. Entry-level jobs have career trajectories that can lead to well-paying, challenging, and rewarding positions.

David Lowry, CEO of BOSS Crane & Rigging and David Cowley, President of BOSS Crane & Rigging were honored to receive an award from SC&RA and Lift & Move USA for hosting the 2019 Lift & Move USA event.

The following companies help sponsored the 2019 Lift & Move-in Longview, Texas:  Torque Tools Inc., LGH, Manitex International, The Crosby Group, Matex, CM Labs Simulation,  SkillsUSA, Davis Crane, H&E Equipment & Services, Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling, Lift Source Machinery, Dica, Tadano, OT&I Training, Boulter Industrial and Hilton Garden Inn.

“Lift & Move USA was an awesome day! Our students truly benefited from the event, which reinforced how we should be approaching students seeking alternatives to the ‘traditional’ college route. On the bus ride back and again the next morning, our students were still talking about the exhibits and career ideas. I even made a connection for obtaining CTE school credit for our students in heavy equipment certifications. In a nutshell, JOB WELL DONE!!”

David Chatterton Sr., Assistant Principal

Union Grove High School, Gladewater, Texas

“On behalf of our school and students, I just want to thank you and your entire organization for an awesome event yesterday. Our students benefited greatly from the information that was shared, and I am sure it gave them helpful information as they plan their future career choices. The Lift & Move USA event was well organized and all presenters were thoughtful and intentional in presenting the value of careers available to our students right here in East Texas!”

Cheri Lee, Student Services Support Specialist

Longview Early Graduation High School, Longview, Texas

“A big thank you for allowing my students to attend the Lift and Move USA event.  I found it to be very interesting and very well organized!  My students were intrigued by the job possibilities. Would love to attend again.”

John Herring, CTE Instructor of Construction and Geometry

Quitman High School, Quitman, Texas

“The Lift & Move event in Longview, Texas was very structured, interactive and full of industry partners looking to train and hire our students. We are spreading the word to more colleges in our state to take part in these amazing events across Texas and across the United States. SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary is excited to continue our partnership with Lift & Move to help Postsecondary students find their career path in the crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry.”

Crystal Latham-Alford, Executive Director

SkillsUSA Texas, College/Postsecondary

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