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.