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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
         busy networking and generating leads at                               consin, many U.S. and global companies
         the UK’s LiftEx trade show. It’s become                               are now planning new facilities through-
         a very multifaceted, dynamic operation                                out the area with many others already
         and that becomes evident to new employ-                               actively in construction. Recently an-
         ees in their early days. I hear inductions                            nounced projects in southeast Wisconsin
         have gone well and that Lauren has                                    include Amazon, Foxconn Technology
         embraced this exciting challenge. As al-                              Group, Haribo, Komatsu, ULINE, and
         ways, it’s a privilege to welcome another                             more. Downtown Milwaukee is also un-
         young professional to the SP family.”                                 dergoing a revitalization that includes
                                                                               a new basketball arena, outdoor amphi-
         Joe Ruddell New Retail                                                theater, and high-rise apartments.
         Sales Manager at Dawes
         Rigging & Crane Rental                                                LEEA Welcomes Local MP
         Celebrating 20 years with                                             to Center of Global Lifting
         company, ready to capitalize on                                       Industry
         regional building boom                                                  Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Hunting-
           Joe Ruddell has  been  promoted to                                  don,  visited  the  offices  of  The  Lifting
         retail sales manager at Dawes Rig-                                    Equipment   Engineers  Association
         ging & Crane Rental, a member of the                                  (LEEA) this past October in the town’s
         ALL Family of Companies. Ruddell is                                   Hinchingbrooke Business Park.
         celebrating his 20th year with Dawes,          Joe Ruddell              The association is the respected and
         the previous 19 serving as rental sales                               authoritative representative body for
         manager for southeastern  Wisconsin,   in southeast Wisconsin. His duties will   its members who work in every aspect
         where  he  and his  staff  were  respon-  include helping to promote all product   of the lifting industry – from design,
         sible  for  a nine-county  area including   lines in a region that is experiencing   manufacture, refurbishment and re-
         Greater Milwaukee.                 extensive growth.                  pair, through to the hire, maintenance
           In his new role, Ruddell will oversee   “While it will be a change to go from   and use of lifting equipment.
         all retail representatives throughout   servicing my own specific rental terri-  LEEA’s CEO, Dr Ross Moloney ex-
         the Dawes organization, while continu-  tory, I am looking forward to working   tended an invitation to the MP to visit
         ing to work with the rental sales team   with our seasoned retail sales team   LEEA to help  develop a  rapport be-
                                            and  helping  them  become  even  more   tween the industry and policy makers.
                                            successful  in promoting our great   Three  members of the Association’s
                                            lineup of products,” said Ruddell. “The   Board, Tony Longmire, Kat Moss and
                                            areas we  serve,  along with  the prod-
                                            uct lines that we represent, have been
                                            growing  steadily  in  recent  years,  and
                                            there  is  still  plenty of  opportunity to
                                            grow even more. I know our team is ea-
                                            ger to capitalize on those opportunities
                                            and it’s my job to give them every tool
                                            they need to get it done.”
                                              “Joe’s experience, and the relation-
                                            ships  he’s built over his  decades of
                                            service, make him the natural choice
                                            for  this  role,”  said Steve Freckmann,
                                            General Manager, Dawes. “We’ll miss
                                            him in the field, but this is a wonder-
                                            ful  opportunity  to have someone  with
                                            his experience sharing knowledge and
                                            elevating everyone in his orbit.”
                                              Ruddell says his priorities will be fo-
                                            cused on working with  the company’s
                                            management team and suppliers  in
                                            maintaining  a  flow  of  equipment  in-
                                            ventory and information,  as construc-  LEEA CEO Ross Moloney welcomes local MP
                                            tion season  in  the region  rarely  has   Jonathan Djanogly.
                                            any letup. “Being a member of the ALL
                                            Family pays big dividends for our cus-  Kevin Smith, together with Andrew
                                            tomers,” said Ruddell. “Being able to   Wright, LEEA’s Head of learning and
                                            source equipment from other yards in   development, gave Mr Djanogly MP an
                                            our network gives us a sizable advan-  insightful  tour of LEEA’s impressive
                                            tage in the market.”               training facility.
                                              Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental serves   “We were very proud to highlight how
                                            Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Upper   Huntingdon is the center of the global
                                            Peninsula of Michigan. Thanks in part to   lifting industry, with LEEA established
                                            a business-friendly environment in Wis-            continued on next page

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