Get Riggy With It

Since we're in an age where we are supposedly so concerned with safety, training, and qualification, may I pose a question to the touring companies across America? (By the way, I intend to address an issue here, not a company or venue; names and locations are not going to be mentioned.)

I rig for several venues. In the past year and a half, I have noticed a tendency among many of the medium-to-larger touring companies to ask for carpenters in their riders, and not specify the need for

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