February 2017 PCR new archive

American Rental Association makes 2017 economic predictions
The rental revenue forecast strengthens; Rental Penetration Index steady in 2016.

IronPlanet unveils Marketplace Direct
A fully configurable, seller-branded loud-based platform to increase sales and seller control.

Trelleborg introduces its pneumatic tire line to North America
The Trelleborg Wheel System Americas team announced  at CONEXPO 2017 that it will offer its pneumatic tires to the North American market.

SmartEquip appoints president, CEO
SmartEquip, Inc. announced that Fernando (Fern) Pinera has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.

Point of Rental announces monthly payment plans
Its software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based pricing plans make it easier to avoid the up-front costs of comprehensive rental management software.

Coming at CONEXPO: New line of wood, biomass processors
Terex introduces the Ecotec and CBI equipment that’s used for forestry, construction, biomass, waste, recycling and composting.

Webinar: Connecting the mobile planet -- feeding your social status
IronPlanet sponsors Facebook's Selin Tyler and IronPlanet’s Matt Ackley Feb. 22 2017.

Equipment, service and support programs to be highlighted at The Rental Show 2017
JLG Industries will exhibit a wide range of products and unveil the newest addition to its robust line of training programs.

Stellar signs letter of intent to purchase ACI
Stellar Industries, Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the assets of American Crane, Incorporated (ACI) and Tire Trucks International (TTI).

Custom Equipment appoints Schneider as director of sales
Custom Equipment, Inc. welcomes back Dan Schneider as director of sales.

John Deere to celebrate 50 years of motor grader design 
See the restored JD570 motor grader on display at CONEXPO-CON/AG show.

Case launches dynamic Total Cost of Ownership calculator
New site allows equipment buyers and owners to calculate total cost of ownership for the full line of CASE equipment.

January Producer Price Index increases slightly
PPI for final demand increases 0.6 percent in January; goods rise 1.0 percent; services advance 0.3 percent.

JCB enters aerial work platform segment
It recently signalled its intention to become a major player in the $8 billion powered-access market.

SmartEquip welcomes Atlantic Aerials
Atlantic Aerials based in Manalapan, New Jersey, has entered into an agreement to access the SmartEquip Network.

Live webinar: Building transferable value
Learn how to create and manage transferable value for your business.

Top 10 Ditch Witch dealerships honored
Charles Machine Works Company awards 2016 Crescent Club to its best dealers.

Point of Rental show special: data files free
Free data conversion for new users, free user license for current customers.

Dynapac Road Construction appoints president, regional general manager
Dynapac Road Construction has appointed Brian Bieller as president and regional general manager for North America to its new company structure.

Construction employment increases 36,000 in January
The construction industry started 2017 on a good note with 36,000 net new jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Understanding the new OSHA rules on silica exposure
The rules governing worker exposure to silica go into effect for construction June 23, 2017. It may offer rental centers added rental opportunities.

Volvo Construction Equipment sees improved performance
In Q4 2016, net sales at Volvo Construction Equipment increased by 20 percent.

Chicago Pneumatic welcomes new team members
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment (CP) appoints Jonathan Cook as vice president, Holly Boutot as marketing communications manager and Justin McKenzey as area sales manager for the Southeast.

Komatsu hosts “day-in-the-life” construction career fair
Chattahoochee Tech, Kennesaw State and Reinhart University students talk technology, job prospects and train on Komatsu equipment.