Application to Join HBR
5213 Center Street
Pasadena, Texas 77505
Phone: 713-645-0923

Crane, Rigging & Lifting Committee

Crane, Rigging & Lifting Committee

Committee Co-Chairs Chad Summersill, ExxonMobil and Charles Emmitte, Valero (Retired)


  • To provide a forum for the greater Houston area where safe and effective lifting activities can be discussed and promoted.
  • To provide a forum to discuss and promote the applicable laws and regulations.
  • To provide a forum for the introduction and discussion of new techniques and equipment in the lifting industry.
  • To develop and communicate recommendations and guidelines, where appropriate, that improve overall safe lifting activities.
  • To promote training, certification and qualification standards for the lifting industry.
  • To provide lifting industry experts who can educate and share technical knowledge.
  • To provide a discussion/learning forum to share incidents and best practices.

Mission Statement

To promote safe and effective crane, rigging, and lifting industry related activities in the refining, petrochemical, oil & gas and construction industries in the greater Houston area.


The Crane, Rigging, & Lifting Committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 8:00 am (except July) at 5213 Center Street, Pasadena, Texas 77505, Upstairs.

Best Practices

Supplier Chart

Supplier chart

Recorded Meetings