September 2016 news archive

Deutz opens its first Power Center in North Kansas City
The first Deutz Power Center, located in North Kansas City, Missouri, at 1444 Vernon Street, officially opened for business on Friday, September 16.

Ditch Witch certified training online courses available in Spanish and German
Ditch Witch online certified training extends the company’s onsite, classroom-style training to allow novice horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators more flexibility in proper operation of HDD machines.

Takeuchi adds Minnesota Truck & Tractor to its dealer network
Takeuchi-US has announced Minnesota Truck & Tractor, Inc. has become its most recent new dealer, serving Mankato, Minnesota and surrounding areas.

Komatsu develops innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle
Komatsu has unveiled an Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle featuring a cabless structure at MINExpo International 2016 in Las Vegas.

Durante Rentals wins the ICIC and Fortune magazine Inner
City 100 Award for the second consecutive year
Durante Ranks 26th out of 100 Winners with a 5-Year Growth Rate of 386 percent.

ELFA's Survey of Economic Activity for August 2016 released 
August 2016 new business volume up 12 percent year-over-year, 10 percent month-to-month but down 6 percent YTD. 

STAFDA Convention and Trade Show reminder
If you haven't registered for STAFDA's 40th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Atlanta, November 6-8, don't wait a minute longer.

Takeuchi adds to dealer network
Compact-equipment manufacturer Takeuchi-US has added Norris Sales Company Inc. to its dealer network.

Drones and robots create jobsite risks
Intelligent agents (robots) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), are disrupting the construction industry, replacing skilled labor with often-autonomous digital alternatives, reports Chris Wood in a recent Construction Dive post.

Genie celebrates 50th anniversary
Celebration includes introducing new models and updates on coming ANSI boom lift standards.

Workers want more insight on how they affect the bottom line
Survey reveals generational differences in how much employees understand their roles.

Understanding the new white-collar overtime pay requirements
The Specialty Tool and Fasteners Distributors Association presents the coming new overtime pay rules for white-collar employees.

Construction material prices remain stable, lower than one year ago
Construction material prices remained unchanged between June and July but are 2.3% below the July 2015 level.

IronPlanet introduces next-generation online bidding for live auctions
IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets,launched IronPlanet LiveStream, the next generation in online bidding for live on-site auctions.

Pam Meyer has been named Wanco national sales manager, power and light
In her new position Meyer’s primary focus will include the sales and support of all generators and light towers to the rental, industrial and hardware markets. In addition, she will be in charge of the Manufacturer’s Representatives, maintaining current relationships as well as new partnerships with the Wanco Product line. Most recently, Meyer served as the equipment sales manager for Subaru Industrial Power Products division.  

Survey of equipment financing released
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2016 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) reporting new business volume grew 12.4% in the equipment finance industry in 2015.

Learn to limb and compete for a worldwide title with online game
Husqvarna releases the first virtual reality (VR) chainsaw game - Husqvarna Limberjack.

Propane equipment sales efforts to increase in next three years
Within three years, more than half of outdoor power equipment dealers will be offering commercial propane mowers to their landscape contractor customers.

Point of Rental returns to Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies list
Company posts three-year growth rate of 76 percent.