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Fri June 18 2021

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Crane industry moved by Emilia's ambition

6 days It looks like a four-year old girl who wants to be a crane operator when she grows up is about to be inundated with merchandise from leading crane manufacturers and lifting companies.

Emilia's letter has touched the crane industry
Emilia's letter has touched the crane industry

A letter from young Emilia Hudson has been shared on LinkedIn by Kate Kelleher, a crawler crane operator on the Tideway project, and received quite a response from the industry at large.

It reads: “Dear crane company I want to be a crane driver. My name is Emilia and I am 4. I think I would be good at lifting and moving things.”

Within 24 hours, manufacturers Manitowoc, Terex and Hiab and lifting companies Ainscough, Mammoet and Sarens were among those responding to the post – not with job offers just yet, but promising to send Emilia crane-related merchandise and/or offering site visits and opportunities to sit in their cranes.

Katie Kelleher followed up her LinkedIn post with a Tweet: “The whole crane community is coming together to give Emilia some crane love. Very warming response I didn’t expect.”

Katie Kelleher at work
Katie Kelleher at work

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