Fall Education Conference Education breakout sessions were presented during the EXPO. Crane Safety Demonstrations Phil Doud, Altec Sentry Noting the maze of written testing, practical exams, and academic study needed to gain a crane operator certification, Phil Doud offered a learning experience outlining important considerations and potential costs. The morning breakout presentation on the certification requirements was followed by a hands-on outdoor exhibit. Several participants took the challenge course as a mock practical test. Chicago Updates Commissioner Matt Beaudet We were fortunate to have Chicago Building Commissioner Matt Beaudet join us for a special session on sign permitting and the recently passed permit process changes approved by the City of Chicago. He also offered some tips for quicker permit approvals. The Commissioner’s presentation is attached with this e-dition. Commissioner Beaudet accepts the President’s Award on behalf of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her work in changes to the sign permitting process. Wrap Demos were featured in the learning lab portion of the expo hall on auto styling wrap presented by WENSCO. A golf cart substituted for a vehicle on the show floor! ______________

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