Transport Platform Working Group Holds First Meeting

The first meeting of the Transport Platform Working Group was recently held in Milan, Italy. The working group is a part of the International Powered Access Federation Mast Climbing Work Platform Committee.

At the Milan meeting Ernst van Hek, managing director of Hek Manufacturing BV, was elected chairman of the working group. Said van Hek, "This group will fill a gap in the industry. Although there are existing standards and guidelines for the use of mast climbers, hoists and aerial work platforms, standards for the use of this important new technology don't currently exist."

Mark Jacobs, president and chief executive officer of Reliant Energy, is scheduled to speak at the Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference on September 26.

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