April 2107 News

Manitou: Q1 2017 sales revenue increases 22 percent
Sales in Q1 2017 of €380 million ($406.6 million USD), up 22 percent vs. Q1 2016.

Point of Rental Elite goes world-wide (web)
Point of Rental Software recently announced its new web-based dashboard for its ERP product, Rental Elite.

IronPlanet webinar April 26
In Episode 5 of its webinar series, experts will discuss “Predicting the Future of Equipment Machine Pricing – From Platforms to Performance Prediction Models.” It starts at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST.

Case extends Dire States equipment grant deadline to May 18
Heavy equipment OEM will provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure.

Hundreds sign up to be listed on Propane Dealer Point
Free, searchable database can connect contractors with local dealers vetted for knowledge of propane mowers.

Learn about the new aerial work platform standards
2017 AEM Product Safety and Compliance Seminar and the Upper Peninsula Safety Conference speaker will explain coming ANSI92 and CSA B354 standard requirements.

Dodge Momentum Index springs forward in March
Continued upward trend signals increased construction activity for the rest of the year. 

Ditch Witch hosts Ultimate Orange Iron Experience 
Exclusive event draws more than 300 customers from around the world to test and see latest equipment and technology innovations.

Thinking about offering drones in your equipment rental business?
You might want to think again, according to professional drone pilots and serious enthusiasts.

Rick Alton now president of Manitou compact equipment product division
Manitou Group announces the appointment of Richard L. Alton, II, as president of its compact equipment product division, effective April 17, 2017. 

Felling Trailers, Inc. earns ISO 9001 certification for quality management
Felling Trailers Inc. recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system at its Sauk Centre and Litchfield, Minn. operations.

Lackmond and B+BTec enter joint venture
Lackmond Products, Inc. will market and sell its B+BTec core drills and rigs, core bits, rail saws and manual tile cutters in North America.

OSHA delays enforcement of silica rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will delay enforcement of its silica rule for the construction industry for 90 days.

Hyundai extends free use of Hi-Mate remote management system
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., has extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators may use its Hi-Mate remote management system free of charge to five years from three.

Trump to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan
Reuters recently reported that U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year.

Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business
Joy Global Inc. will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp., headquarters remains in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

JCB appoints new president and CEO of North America
JCB appoints Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America.

MWE now stocks largest inventory of Bridgestone aftermarket tracks
Midwest Equipment (MWE) now offers compact equipment owners the largest inventory of Bridgestone rubber tracks.

STAFDA announces 2017 Convention speakers
John Ratzenberger of Cheers fame will keynote at 2017 STAFDA Convention and Trade Show; Joe Smith of Metabo will offer state of the industry presentation.

Put the sharing economy to work for you
Al Cervero asks some pointed questions on how the advent of Uber and AirBnB can by morphed to increase your business.