Protech, the Las Vegas-based rigging specialist, has hired Baer Long, formerly master rigger and head of rigging and fall protection at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino and New York New York Hotel and Casino. In a release, Will Brants, CEO/president of Protech, noted that the company's recent growth necessitates the creation of a department of quality control, field services. Long is ESTA's current co-chair for the rigging skills working group and riggers' certification program. His sole charge ...

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