Rigger

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“Big Pete” Ramagos, rigger at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee, June 1942. A rigger is a person or company which specializes in the lifting and or moving of extremely large and/or heavy objects. Riggersuse equipment expressly designed for moving and lifting objects where ordinary material handling equipment cannot go.

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    My son and I were trying to figure out where the name “big rig” came from recently. Now it all makes sense.



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