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continued from page 34             like Lance, and have been privileged to   ria-based company Hoisting Equip-
         alive and the symbol that represented   count ourselves as part of the team who   ment Specialist (Vic) Pty Ltd (HES) to
         him in his home state. Through her ded-  made this project possible,” Ruddell said.  deliver the three-week hire solution.
         ication and persistence, she was able to   Capt.  Sijan  was  posthumously  The Wireless Loadshackle is particu-
         get the plane relocated to a new plaza   awarded the Medal of Honor in 1976.   larly  suited  to low  headroom applica-
         at the entrance of the General Mitchell   Part of the medal’s citation reads,   tions,  for  example, while  additional
         International Airport in Milwaukee,   “Captain Sijan’s extraordinary heroism   features  include  its  hard  anodised
         where it would stand as a memorial for   and intrepidity above and beyond the   aluminium electronics  enclosure  and
         those who have served and to represent   call of duty at the cost of his life are in   an  internal  chassis  providing  IP67/
         his courage, sacrifice, and leadership.  keeping with the highest traditions of   NEMA6  environmental  protection
           Moving a 26,000-pound plane is not   the U.S. Air Force… .”         even with the battery cover plate miss-
         a simple task. But gradually, Sijan Ro-  The F-4C Phantom is poised to honor   ing.  The  girder  trolley  was  also  sup-
         zina assembled a team of contractors   Sijan’s  memory in  perpetuity, thanks   plied with marine conditions in mind.
         to make it happen. Each donated their   in part to The ALL Family and a sister   DRH frequently facilitates provision
         time and effort to the task. Dawes Rig-  who wouldn’t give up.        of a wide range of rigging equipment to
         ging & Crane Rental, a member of the                                  a  diverse  client  base  including  crane,
         ALL Family of Companies, was a proud  Load shackle serves port,       construction,  engineering,  manufactur-
         part of this team.                 returns for inspection             ing, offshore and service projects. In this
           Planning began last summer. Dawes   Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) sup-  case, the load shackle and the girder trol-
         Sales Manager Joe Ruddell would pi-  plied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle and a   ley were sent with its freight provider
         lot the team that would lift the plane,   20t girder trolley, which combined with   to the nearest distribution centre, from
         load  it  onto  a  flatbed  truck,  transport   a 16t  air hoist, for remediation work   where the undisclosed client collected it
         it through a shallow tunnel, and then   beneath a fuel terminal jetty at Port   and completed transportation to site.
         lift and set it onto the foundation in   Bonython in South Australia.   Ross Johnson, General Manager at
         the new plaza. Dawes’ Link-Belt HTC   The  deepwater  port  is  adjacent  to   DRH,  said:  “Integral to our  service  is
         86100-XL truck crane, with a 110-USt   Point Lowly in the Upper Spencer Gulf   delivery of the best solution  based on
         capacity, was chosen for the job along   region, the westernmost of two large in-  a customer’s  requirements.  We were
         with a 53-foot Manac expandable trail-  lets on the southern coast of Australia.   indebted to Dean Nelson [managing di-
         er from DST Inc. (Dawes Specialized   Port  Bonython  is  a  hydrocarbon  pro-  rector at HES] and his team, who were
         Transport). With its combination of   cessing plant and is named after San-  able to leverage their  position  in  the
         maneuverability and strength, the HTC   tos’ founding chairman, John Bonython.   marketplace to help us assemble the
         86100-XL was able to get close enough   Opened in 1982, liquefied petroleum gas   right package for the Port Bonython
         to the pedestals in both locations.  (LPG) production commenced in 1984   corrective work.” Nelson is also a direc-
           On  a rainy,  windy moving day, the   and with it the first export to Japan.  tor of DRH, Johnson pointed out.
         truck  maneuvered through  a tunnel   The inherent nature of the site pre-  The Port Bonython hire project served
         that was so tight, the plane barely fit   sented challenging conditions for DRH,   as an exemplar of DRH’s strict policy to
         through,  even with folded wings—an   which  collaborated with fellow Victo-  verify all force measurement, load moni-
         18-foot-high space,  16.5 feet  of  it  oc-                           toring and suspended weighing load cell
         cupied by the jet. The team proceeded                                 equipment  upon  its  return  from  site,
         carefully, mindful of the legacy of the                               before redistribution to other projects.
         man and his  memorial. Once  they                                     DRH used a steel test weight and a 3.5t
         reached the plaza, the Link-Belt lifted                               capacity Mitsubishi lift truck to inspect
         the jet off the trailer and, with preci-                              the 25t Wireless Loadshackle.
         sion, set it onto its new pedestal, where                               Johnson said: “It’s vitally important to
         it was bolted into place. Onlookers, in-                              ensure the load cell is functioning cor-
         cluding  veterans and schoolchildren,                                 rectly with no signs of it being overloaded
         were taken by the enormity of both the                                or other visual defects. The load shackle
         plane and what it represents.                                         is exceptionally accurate; during the in-
           In a May 17 interview with the Mil-                                 spection process we had only 1,020kg of
         waukee Independent, Sijan Rozina said                                 weight  on  a 25t device  so  the loadings
         her brother’s is not a story of war, but of                           were in the lower range of the load cell.”
         love for family, country, and comrades.
         She recounted Lance’s firm philosophy                                 AISI applauds Senate approval
         that everyone should “Bring your best                                 of Lighthizer as USTR
         every day. It’s not always going to be                                  The Senate earlier confirmed Robert
         an A+, but it’s your best for that day.                               Lighthizer as the next United States
         [You need it] for the challenge  you’re                               Trade Representative (USTR) by a
         unaware that is coming.”                                              vote of 82-14. Thomas J. Gibson, Pres-
           The ALL Family shares a similar phi-                                ident and CEO of the American Iron
         losophy, resulting in its reputation for                              and Steel Institute (AISI) applauded
         meeting every lifting challenge head                                  the confirmation:
         on—as surely does the entire team of                                    “We thank the Senate for confirming
         contractors who banded  together to                                   Bob  Lighthizer,  and  look  forward  to
         make Sijan Rozina’s dream happen.   DRH used a steel test weight and a 3.5t   working alongside him to combat the
           “We are extremely proud to be part of   capacity Mitsubishi lift truck to test the 25t   critical  issues  our  industry  faces  like
         a community that recognizes individuals   Straightpoint Wireless Loadshackle.          continued on page 38

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