Maxim Earns Employer Award from CCO

WILDER, KY (May 17, 2023) — Maxim was recently honored by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators as one of the organization’s inaugural Employer Award winners for demonstrating a commitment to safety by having employees CCO Certified. 

This Employer Award demonstrates that Maxim strives for excellence in its hiring efforts and works hard to earn, maintain, and protect its safety reputation in the industry.

“Maxim takes the time and energy to get their personnel CCO Certified to the highest certification standard, thereby raising the safety awareness of the entire company,” said CCO CEO Thom Sicklesteel.

“This is a great honor, and we’re proud of our long-term relationship with CCO to ensure we have certified employees available to support customer needs across our business,” said Troy Wagner, Maxim’s VP of Safety. 

CCO’s new Employer Awards are based on testing volume as indicated by candidates on their exam applications. To qualify for this Employer Award, Maxim was within the top 60 companies sending the highest volume of candidates through CCO testing in 2022, out of 4,200 unique employers identified.

Maxim Crane Works is the only coast-to-coast provider of comprehensive lifting services in the United States. We specialize in the rental of heavy-lift equipment, including hydraulic truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, conventional truck cranes, and boom trucks. We serve various industries, including power and energy, telecommunications, and industrial and commercial construction. 

Situated in over 60 locations across the United States, each branch can provide management, rigging, engineering, transportation, and outsourcing – making Maxim Crane Works’ product and service offerings the most far-reaching in the industry and across the country. Learn more about Maxim Crane Works at

CCO was formed in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization by industry to develop and administer a nationwide program for the certification of load handling equipment operators and related personnel. Since then, CCO has administered over 1.5 million written and practical examinations and issued more than 726,000 ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant certifications. CCO certification prevents innumerable incidents and accidents and, according to OSHA, saves more than 30 lives a year. For all the latest CCO news, follow them on LinkedIn (, Facebook ( or on Twitter (@NCCCOorg).


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