TOMCAT recently held its annual “TOMCAT U” from February 17th – 20th in Knoxville, Tennessee. TOMCAT U is an all-inclusive four-day hoist and rigging school given by experienced industry professionals for newcomer and veteran riggers and hoist technicians. The school is a unique combination of hands-on workshops and information-filled lectures on a wide variety of specialized areas. Classes include instruction on truss designs and their use, safe rigging practices and principles, using chain hoists and troubleshooting, and fall protection.
TOMCAT U is also a social gathering of like-minded professionals and newcomers. Whether you have 30 years in the business or you’re just starting out, it’s an amazing networking opportunity that can help you gain important contacts, while making new friends and exchanging information.
“The schools give extra value. I’ve been to three Tomcat schools and have used this training in practical applications. The knowledge and hands on experience from TOMCAT U have given me the confidence to handle situations when they turn nasty.” - Kurt Jaeckel, Quickbeam Systems
“TOMCAT U is a really positive experience for riggers and users of truss. It’s a fun thing all around. Everyone who attends it has a blast.” – Dana Bartholomew, FTSI