With The Ohio State Football team winning the first ever college playoff championship this year, I felt it was perfect timing to write this:

Years ago - shortly after our twin boys were born - I saw a special on PBS about Woody Hayes (the famous Ohio State Football Coach). As I watched it, I thought this would be a great example to someday show the boys how a caring leadership style can drive those who struggle with motivation to become successful - both on and off the football field. So, I purchased the video and have been waiting for the right moment to show them – when I felt they would appreciate it and more importantly learn from it. That moment came a few weeks ago. Instead of watching the State of the Union (as I usually do), I felt they would learn a heck-of-a lot more about life from watching this amazing teacher (Woody Hayes). They were extremely quiet throughout the 70 minute video and after it was over had many great comments and thoughts to share. One of the most profound statements made in the video was Woody's goal to get his entire team to think differently about themselves and to appreciate the opportunities in their life. Doing so creates an environment to always strive to become greater than you are today. Although his record was 205 wins and only 61 losses and 5 National Titles, it was not always just about football for Woody.

Today, over 35 years later Urban Meyer is also teaching his players more about life than just football. The players have life coaches teaching them once again that they must first appreciate themselves before they can become successful in life. There is no doubt in my mind that is why the Buckeyes were so successful this year. They overcame losing their 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks, the ESPN lack of respect (if any) and even the tragic death of a fellow teammate, to rise above and become champions. 

What lead them to this success was not just the proper fundamentals, techniques or hustle. It was bigger than all of that. It was a mindset of passion instilled in every player, coach and assistant to do more, ask more, become more than they were the day before. I am a firm believer that it is never too late to become greater than you are today. Which is why this year PSC will invest more than ever before in our team members. From safety training, skills and development training and yes "Life" training, our members will experience more opportunities to learn about themselves and each other to continue our 80+ year legacy.

I encourage all that read this newsletter to take time and research quotes from Woody Hayes. It may lead you to the mindset to become greater than you are today and that is where true success is born.

Thank you,
James R. Sever
President / CEO



"Over the past few years there has been a tremendous amount of growth surrounding the automotive market. With this growth PSC Crane & Rigging has strategically aligned and positioned ourselves to support several OEM's serving the automotive industry, especially those OEM's relating to the stamping press industry. Below are photos of a recent large press install at a Tier 1 automotive supplier, in which PSC was contracted to perform the "Turn-Key" installation of a 3000 Ton Press. Here we are utilizing our 500 Ton Gantry System to safely hoist the pre-assembled press crown weighing nearly 600,000 lbs. up into position approximately 40 feet over-top the press columns / tie rods and then lowered into final position. Thanks to our knowledgeable field staff, project management team and entire organization, PSC Crane & Rigging has safely and efficiently executed over 16 large press installs throughout 2014 and the forecast for 2015 appears to be equally as strong."

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A Competent Workforce is key to sustaining a Safe Work Environment

PSC Crane and Rigging (PSC) and its employees work hard to sustain a safe work environment. PSC's growth in the Special Projects market has created opportunities for PSC's highly skilled workforce to take on some exciting projects. These projects present risk if not engineered and executed properly. PSC has a team of professionals that have the knowledge and skills to perform these jobs safely.  

The challenge for PSC's Safety Department is to ensure that the training programs keep up with the demand for qualified and competent personnel.

PSC has kicked off their Safety Program for 2015. This program includes safety compliance and competency for OSHA, MSHA, and DOT. Training will be controlled by individualized training plans for Project Managers, Foremen and Operators. PSC is implementing Computer Based Learning centers at field offices to provide value added training in a cost efficient manner.

PSC is also implementing programs to better identify and eliminate workplace hazards and will be providing behavior based safety training for foremen and project managers.

These programs are designed to ensure that PSC can cost effectively meets the needs of its customers while maintaining world class safety results for its workforce.

Steve Pfister

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PSC to Exhibit at New Show in Columbus Market

For the first time ever PSC Crane & Rigging will be exhibiting at the Precision Manufacturing Technology Show (PMTS) in Columbus Ohio. With the growth of PSC's Plain City office over the last few years, it is a great time to try and reach more potential customers within the Columbus area. The show will have over 250 exhibitors, and averages over 1,500 attendees. The PMTS was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing events by Tradeshow Executive in 2014. The PMTS will take place April 21 – 23, and PSC is excited to be a part of this event, and looks to create new business opportunities as a result of exhibiting!

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