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Save the Dates – July 16 & 17 – Rock Lititz, PA.

Designed for advanced motor technicians, this 16-hour class will give students hands-on experience operating, inspecting and troubleshooting our industry-leading CM-ET Lodestar and CM-ET Prostar motors. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a 5 year certification for CM motors. This class counts towards 12 ETCP renewal credits.

More information forthcoming. Questions? Please send them to with subject: motors.

OSHA 10 Event September/October

Members and friends-

Please share with others you think may be interested.
USITT Chesapeake is presenting, in conjunction with IATSE, OSHA 10 training at no cost to active members.
The training will take place at UMBC on September 30 and October 1. 9 am to 4pm with an hour lunch break (lunch is not provided).

Attendance is limited to the first 20 members who respond to with OSHA in the subject line.

Those that do not make the first 20 will be added to a wait list We will close the registration on Friday September 22, 2017, after that we may have additional space to release to the wait list.

You must be an active member of the Chesapeake section before we will reserve your space. Visit to join or renew your membership.

Once your enrollment is confirmed we will send you additional details on parking, room numbers, etc.

Thank you.

OSHA 10 Training Interest Survey

Hello USITT Chesapeake members and friends of the Chesapeake section

We are planning an OSHA 10 Training course for September 30October 1.

The 2 day course will train and test attendees for OSHA 10 certification.  Unlike other OSHA 10, this workshop is taught with the entertainment technician in mind.

We are attempting to gauge interest for this course, with different variables.

Please follow the link below to a survey if you are interested in this workshop.

We ask if you can please respond by next Friday, Aug. 25.

Thank you

USITT Chesapeake Section.


I’ve invited you to fill out a form:
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CM Road Technician Motor School – July 11 & 12

CM Road Technician Motor School Returns to the Chesapeake Section
Dates July 11-12
Time 830am-530pm (times may be slightly adjusted)
Location UMBC performing arts center
Content- CM road technician training.
The exam after the class is the RTC or Road Technician Certification.
If you have little to no experience with CM hoists you may consider taking the following course:
CM-ET Lodestar online maintenance school.…
CMCO Online Chain Hoist Repair Technician Recertification
CM-ET Online Lodestar Maintenance Training (Earn 4 ETCP Credits) For more than 30 years, CM-ET has been conducting this 1-day motor class to help familiarize …
The class is open, to all current USITT Chesapeake members. We will charge a nominal 15$ fee for 2 days of lunch and snacks. Non-members may pay a $50 registration fee each or join the section at the individual member rate.
Organizations wishing to send multiple attendees may become sustaining or contributing members. Sustaining allows you to name 4 annual members, Contributing allows you to name 8.
To reserve your spot please email using the subject line Motor School
Space is limited to 20 attendees.

Job Posting – Projection Manager & Lighting Projection/Design – Temple University

Friends and Production Colleagues,

Please see the attached job description we have open at Temple University for the fall.

It is currently listed on ArtSearch, but I thought word of mouth may get some solid candidates.

It sounds like a tough job to fulfil but it’s just the reality of funding and efficiency.  We have had some applicants already and know there is someone out there with this mix.  We’re not concerned with a 33.3% ability in all three areas.  Lighting is first priority, projections, and then management.  There can be a time of transition, if needed, between my serving as production manager and the new person taking on all of those duties – as I transition to more of a teaching role.

Thanks for passing this around.  Maybe someone you’ve worked with?

You, or anyone you send it to, is welcome to reach out for questions.NTT Production Manager Lighting Projection Designer

Tour and Hands on Demo at Quince Imaging in Herndon VA

Event Type- Tour and Hands on Demo

Location- Quince Imaging Herndon VA

Date- Saturday November 19

Time 10am- 3pm with a lunch break

Limited to 20 participants members in good standing of USITT Chesapeake

Details- Demonstration and hands on time with the following video gear- large venue projectors, media servers (Pandora’s Box), and mapping and editing software.

To reserve your space for this event email

CM Motor School Update – July 23 & 24

Dear Members:

We have another confirmed event!

CM Motor School:

Over 2 days learn the ins and outs (pun intended) of how a CM motor works, how to troubleshoot, disassemble, reassemble and other functions of their most popular motors.  More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Date July 23 & 24 9am-4pm

Venue TBD (in the Baltimore metro area)

Cost as of this release- free to all Chesapeake section members.

Attendance is limited to 11 members so first come first served.

Time counts toward ETCP recertification.

Please contact me to RSVP by July 1.

Thank you


USITT Chesapeake at EDX 2016

EDX2016V2USITT-Chesapeake will be sponsoring a booth at EDX 2016 this year.  The event is June 23rd from 9am – 5pm and will be at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for a chance to win door prizes and entrance if free.  There are some classes being offered.  For complete details including pre-registration & up-to-date listings of classes being offered, visit: