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2016, September

LEEA Approved Training Provider
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LIFT-IT MANUFACTURING Co., Inc. GAINS LEEA APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER STATUS Following a rigorous audit of their training facility and Synthetic Sling Rigging and Train the Trainer courses, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is pleased to announce that Accredited Training Provider status has been awarded to Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc. The audit was conducted by LEEA’s Learning and Development staff, Andrew Wright and Scott Barnes, his colleague during a 5-day visit to the Lift-It Learning Center in Pomona, California. Andrew Wright (LEEA Learning and Development Manager) expressed his gratitude for the warm hospitality that the LEEA representatives had received from Mr. Michael Gelskey, Sr., Chief Executive Officer and the Lift-It team throughout their visit. Mr. Barnes wished them every success with the continued delivery of their training courses to end users. LEEA is a prestigious, international organization that not only provides training, but third party accreditation of training programs offered by Accredited Training Providers. Mike Gelskey, Jr. remarked, “The process was extremely comprehensive, but not overly difficult for one who has an organized training scheme. We began the process two years ago after my father had met Mr. Geoff Holden, LEEA executive director and their audits helped us improve not only the training, but our manufacturing processes. Several of our training and manufacturing personnel attended a 6 day, LEEA Gear Inspection Training Course that was incredibly informative and worthwhile prior to the final audit”. Michael Gelskey, Sr. states, “We are honored in our association with LEEA and the excellent work they do internationally to improve sling use and inspection safety. We felt that our investment was certainly worthwhile to not only demonstrate our dedication to excellence, but serve as an expression of corporate responsibility.” Students attending the regularly scheduled training events offered at the Lift-It Learning Center or participating in on-site training offered by Lift-It will receive a certificate issued by LEEA after successfully completing course examinations. For more information on the training programs offered by Lift-It, visit or contact us at