CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Our Mission is to deliver exceptional value to our end-users, channel partners, members and industry associates while serving the overhead material handling industry. CMAA achieves this through:
As the premier, preferred brand in the materials handling industry, CMAA:
Overhead Alliance New Virtual Reality Crane Game for Oculus Rift
Our new Virtual Reality Crane game is a fun and educational experience that shows what it is like to operate an overhead crane. The game uses cutting edge technology that brings you inside of a realistic manufacturing shop floor. It gives its users a 360 real life perspective inside of the headset.
The game is a combined effort of CMAA, HMI and MMA member companies in conjunction with Vern Shurtz and John Berryman from the Stratus Technology Group.
|Safe + Sound Week|
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
|OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign|
Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector on the Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.
Michael Emil Bretz, University of Southern Indiana
The Crane Manufacturers Association of America Honor Scholarship has been awarded to Michael Bretz, a rising senior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Southern Indiana for the 2019/2020 academic year. After graduating from Ivy Tech, he worked as an adjunct instructor at the school. Michael is now returning to school to become a Mechanical Engineer. He has previously worked for Toyota's new model production line in Indiana, and he has become very familiar with Toyota's "just in time" delivery method.
Vice President - Engineering
Assistant Vice President - Engineering