January 2012

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January 2012

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USITT to Honor J.R. Clancy, Inc.

J.R. Clancy, Inc., a leading international provider of stage rigging equipment and installation services, will be honored as part of USITT’s 2012 Annual Conference where the company and its president, Mike Murphy, will receive the USITT Award.

J.R. ClancyUSITT’s Board of Directors affirmed the honor at its Fall meeting, accepting the recommendations of the Awards & Resolutions Committee that J.R. Clancy should be given USITT’s highest honor.

The USITT Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished contribution to the performing arts or entertainment communities in any capacity. ┬áThe nomination notes that, in the case of J.R. Clancy, “the USITT Award recognizes not just a lifetime but several generations of distinguished contributions to the performing arts and entertainment community.

J.R. Clancy has been USITT member since 1962 and continues as a Contributing member, the highest level.

The award nomination continues “During this period, they have generously and willingly supported the Institute in many of its endeavors. They have always been supportive of their employees who have chosen to serve in voluntary leadership roles, allowing them time away from their booth at the Conference and to travel to meetings at other times of the year.

“The company leadership often volunteer to assist with hosting opportunities when members visit Syracuse, even during holidays. Their most recent support came in the way of funding for an initiative to enable secondary schools throughout the country to have their rigging systems inspected to ensure that students are learning in a safe environment.

“Forward thinking such as this is just one example of the contributions that J.R. Clancy has made to the benefit of the industry.

“Clancy’s contributions to the industry are well documented by their catalogs and the recent digitization of those catalogs promises great reward for future scholars interested in the production history of the various branches of the field serviced by Clancy...

“The Clancy gift of their digitized catalogs will provide similar fodder for future researchers. USITT should consider this singular gift as emblematic of the long tradition of J.R. Clancy, Inc. in serving the greater entertainment community with their production products.”

The award will be presented as part of the 2012 Annual Conference & Stage Expo to be held March 28 to 31 in Long Beach, California.