Dallas tapped for next Lunch & Learn: November 1, 2011
The next regional Investment Recovery Lunch & Learn will be held in Dallas, TX.
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Recently, R. Baker & Son took part in
a solemn ceremony honoring the 12
firefighters from Ladder Company 3
who lost their lives in the World Trade
Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The
company was tasked with rigging Ladder
3’s battered fire truck into the 9/11
Memorial & Museum–a challenging
task involving lowering the truck vertically
through a narrow opening into the
museum 70 feet below ground, then
returning it to its horizontal
position using only one crane.
The solution was a special RAFT
(Rigging Apparatus for Fire Trucks)
custom designed by the R. Baker & Son team. They first secured the 58,000 lb.
fire truck to the RAFT frame at the hangar where it was stored, then transported
the truck to Ground Zero, escorted by Ladder Company 3.
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg, firefighters, family and friends looked on, the
shrouded, flag-draped truck was carefully maneuvered down into the exhibition
space. The truck was then moved back into a horizontal position, and moved to
the exhibition area.
The company also rigged several other artifacts into the museum including the
iconic World Trade Center Cross. This cross-shaped section of steel beams was
discovered in the rubble and erected at Ground Zero where it stood until 2006
where it was temporarily moved to nearby St. Peter’s Church. After a ceremony
attended by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and recovery workers, they
transported the cross from St. Peter’s to the 9/11 Museum.
August 25th, the Duke Energy Auditorium in downtown Cincinnati hosted more
than 40 regional association members and prospects interested in networking
and learning more about the IR profession. Association president, Dave Rupert,
CMIR, shared results from the recent Investment Recovery Benchmark research.
Sheldon Sharp from JM Industrial won the drawing for an iPod Touch. $25 gift
certificates were won by Dave Jacobs, A-Ten C; Kim Fisher, LG&E and KU Energy;
Jeremy Hudson, O’Rourke Wrecking Company and Jeff Rider, Homrich, Inc.