TEC says in its story that it is going out of business because it can't get AISC certification for its gin poles required by the new 1019 standard. I'd say that they could, but it wouldn't be economical. They make about 10 a year so I don't think they would be able to pass on the additional cost. The real story is were gin poles failing because they weren't AISC certified? It's doubtful. I believe the standard was originally designed for their proper operation because a lot of erectors were using them incorrectly. I could see them stating that all welders must be AWS certified and a structural engineer would have to provide the design, but that's it. From a safety perspective, can anyone answer why a gin pole using a wire rope less than 5/16" doesn't have to be AISC certified, but 5/16" and above has to?