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Reed Rigging - Stage Rigging Equipment and Services

Thanks for your interest the Reed Rigging 2017 CM Mega School!

After completing the form below, you will receive an email link to finalize your registration and submit payment. Please feel free to call at any time with questions – we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

Learn the critical skills you need to effectively work in live event production.

This 5-day training program is a combination of CM-ET’s well-known RTC training plus hands-on rope access and rigging training. Manufacturers’ representatives from Xtreme Structures & Fabrication and Motion Laboratories will also be on hand to teach proper safety and use of truss and motor control systems.

Rigging  Techniques

  • Structure Climbing and Work Positioning
  • Rope Access, Ascending, Descending, and Rescue
  • Entertainment Rigging
  • Truss Use and Inspection
  • Motor Control and Load Monitoring

Participants receive up to 36 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

RTC Motor Certification School

This ETCP-recognized training session covers all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists.

Participants receive 12 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

Meet Your Trainers

Dave Carmack is in his 40th year with CM and has served many roles during his tenure. From 20 years of manufacturing the Lodestar, to Engineering Research and Development Lab Technician and Product Engineer before becoming our Entertainment Trainer. Dave has taught classes on 6 of the 7 continents.

Bob Lannon is an ETCP Arena /Theater certified rigger, Society of Rope Access Level 3 Technician and CM Certified Hoist Technician. He is a working Entertainment and Traveling production Rigger with over 20 years of experience working at height in the Entertainment, Building Maintenance, and Media Marketing Industries. He has worked on a variety of locations and structures from Arenas and Stadiums, High Rise Buildings, Towers, and Smoke Stacks.


There is a cluster of hotels located in the Midway Hotel Center just South of Midway Airport.  If you book a room there, please let us know so we can help coordinate transportation to and from our shop during your stay.

6601 S Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
Midway Hotel Center – Google Maps

Registration for the Rigging Techniques segment is closed at this time due to full enrollment. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please select a “wait list” option below to be notified of any openings. Space is still available for the CM RTC Motor School.