Matcom employee receives rigger safety award

Tony Lamanna (far right) speaks with his crew on a jobsite.

Tony Lamanna, an employee of Matcom Industrial Installations, has received the 2021 Rigger Safety Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA). 

The SC&RA Safety Award is presented to riggers who exhibit exemplary work achievements by accumulating 10,000 consecutive hours without recording a single accident or incident. 

Lamanna has been with the company for more than 30 years and is a revered employee, as his hard work and dedication reflect his character. 

“At Matcom, safety is our top priority. Our ongoing injury prevention and pledge to providing a safe working environment reinforces our position as industry leaders,” the company said in a news release.

“We continuously strive for a zero-incident workplace. The Matcom family is proud to have a team member with this first prestigious award.” 

The SC&RA is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 countries. The organization’s members are involved in specialized transportation, crane and rigging operations, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, manufacturing, concrete pumping and rental services.  

Firms across North America and around the world submit dozens of entries to the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Awards competition each year. The awards program recognizes worldwide excellence in the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry. 

“Matcom has safety at the forefront of its core values and aspires to have a zero-incident workplace. We are proud of Tony’s achievement and are thrilled to have his achievements reflect Matcom. The responsibility shown by our employees ensures a job well done for both our clients and team,” said Matt Rix, president of Matcom Industrial Installations. 

Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Matcom is a machinery moving company and multi-trades corporation that encompasses all aspects of equipment management. Its services include the moving, installation and relocation of industrial machinery and process equipment. The company was established more than 45 years ago.