Large stone pillars (håligi) capped by stone capitals (tåsa) carved by the ancient Chamorro people to use as building supports. The latte stones have been made of limestone, basalt, or sandstone, and quarries have been found on all of the larger islands of the Marianas.
i have a guy here, randy davis who's a representative of the industry and he's a guy that, i mean, you know, i'm gonna stick with what i said up there, but we like to think of ourselves as somewhat a proactive industry. we're willing to work with anybody, right, that wants to get some things done and make safety happen. and we want to be part of this. we want to be a part of it. and i'll tell you this, he's not the only one. he's got some members of the united states, crane operators association and crane manufacturers association. they want to be part of this because they want to make safety happen. and we're willing to help in whatever way we can. and we want to be part of this now.
so i don't think it's too late to get these regulations out. and once we get them out, we can look at some of the minimum standards that everybody's gonna agree upon. and then we can go back and we can start to get some training materials out there and we can start to get some information out there so that as people do the business they can start to understand exactly what they should be doing and how they can, you know, make safety happen. and i think this is something that will help them out.
the other thing that i had a question about was will we have the same standards from one state to another? and i think that probably will be a concern when you look at this and really some of the interpretation of this and some of the wording of some of the things. and i can't give you a word for word answer to that, but i mean, just as an example.
so i'm hoping that in 12 to 18 months, we'll all say that that standard has been a success and that we're looking at doing something further. i don't know if a testing and certification thing would be the answer, but it would certainly be a competitor. 3d9ccd7d82