Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence higher in August

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.4 in August, up from 63.5 the previous two months.

Durante Rentals named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List

For the fifth time, Durante Rentals makes the list of fastest growing companies, ranking 1476th with three-year sales growth of 274 percent.

Bomag hires rental national account manager

Tim Collie brings 20 years of industry experience to Bomag’s North American business. 

Pre-emptive maintenance increases customer satisfaction

Identify failure points to maximize uptime.

John Somers, AEM director of Product Management, Construction, Mining & Utility, shares some thought-provoking ideas that bode well for contruction equipment rental.

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New mixed-fleet telematics standard earns ISO approval

Construction employment Increases in between June 2016 and 2017

Western metro areas fare better than other locales, reports the Associated General contractors of America.

MEWP fatalities decline as global rental market grows

The fatal injury rate (FIR) for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) declined in 2016, reports the International Powered Access Federation.

Roland Machinery joins Doosan Portable Power dealer network

Doosan Portable Power has expanded its authorized dealer network with the addition of Roland Machinery in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Terex Q2 2017 financial results: Profit up

Excluding a net after-tax benefit of $47.0 million, income from continuing operations, as adjusted, for the second quarter of 2017 was $49.6 million, or $0.51 per share.

Caterpillar reports 2Q 2017 results

Strong quarter with higher sales, revenues and profit; raised full-year outlook.

New Takeuchi dealer in Nevada

Takeuchi-US adds  Courson Equipment Company of Carson City, Nevada, as a new dealer.

Genie promotes sales team members

Five team members take on new customer-facing roles.

Doosan Portable Power adds authorized dealer

O’Leary’s Contractors Equipment, which serves the greater Chicago area, has become the most recent Doosan Portable Products authorized dealer.

CNH Industrial 2Q 2017 revenues up 3 percent to $6.9 billion

Net income at $247 million with adjusted net income up 2 percent to $266 million or $0.19 per share.  

Make machine data your new competitive advantage

Al Cervero, AEM senior vice president, Construction, Mining and Utility, shares some thought-proving ideas on the Internet of things (IoT). 

Labor compensation costs increase in June

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in June 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported July 28.

Genie product support field service team expands

New techs strategically positioned throughout North America to meet customers’ needs.

Timed, online-only  auction sales record broken

Proxibid reports that J.J. Kane Auctioneers’ July 21 auction surpassed $4.1 million across 850 online bidders.

Manitou Americas donates skid steer loaders

Local county organizations benefit.

Bobcat Co. adds dealer in Brookfield Missouri

Brookfield Tractor is now an authorized new and used sales, service and parts provider of Bobcat equipment.

JLG opens East Coast parts distribution center

Atlanta-based facility will improve parts availability and delivery times.

Bomag announces vice president of sales and marketing

Shawn Sweet brings more than 27 years of industry experience.

Hyundai Construction Equipment adds Newman Tractor

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces the addition of Newman Tractor, Bartow, Florida, to its North American authorized dealer network.

Steady as she goes…

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence in July steady with previous two months.

Genuine Perkins parts available online

Perkins customers can now buy genuine Perkins parts online after the company’s online shop at

Volvo Construction Equipment sales up 36% in strong second quarter

Transformation program and increasing demand in key markets helps boost Volvo CE in Q2 2017, with significant improvements in sales and earnings.

JLG introduces fleet management system

JLG Industries, recently released its ClearSky fleet management telematics solution that meets users’ needs for simplicty, flexibility and ease of use.

John Deere’s Small Machines. Big Impact. winners announced

Eric Moores, Woodbine, Iowa, won the contest and will take home a new 333G compact track loader.

Wacker Neuson chooses next CEO of the company

Martin Lehner Wacker Neuson’s chief technology officer and Deputy CEO to Cem Peksaglam, will replace Peksaglam when he steps down in August.

Host hotels for STAFDA's 41st Annual Convention and Trade Show sold out

All three of STAFDA’s host hotels in Austin are sold out, however, STAFDA will continue to add hotels.

Takeuchi announces new dealer

Takeuchi-US has added Ditch Witch of Georgia to its dealer network.

Fred Whyte, former Stihl president, passes

Man of Stihl and power tool icon dies after 45 years of service.

Kramer and John Deere form strategic alliance for the agriculture sector

Kramer-Werke GmbH, a Wacker Neuson SE and John Deere GmbH & Co. KG have agreed to form a strategic alliance focusing on the sale of Kramer-branded material-handling equipment for the agricultural market.

STAFDA convention hotel sell-outs, booth registration taking time

Important registration news about STAFDA’s 41st Annual Convention and Trade Show in Austin Nov. 12-17.

Home Depot purchases Compact Power Equipment

The Home Depot announces a definitive agreement to purchase Compact Power Equipment, Inc., a leading national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services, for $265 million in cash.

Handling Systems International adds director of Business Development

Handlings Systems International recently announced the addition of Bret Lussow as director of Business Development.

Rental eSign

Any document, any signature, any time electronic signature product now available to non-Point of Rental customers.

Henry Co. acquires TQ3 North America, Inc.

Waterproofing solutions from TQ3 fulfill growing construction needs for commercial Building Envelope Systems.

U.S. construction spending holds even in May

Public construction advances 2.1 percent as residential slips 0.6 percent for month. 

FTG Equipment Solutions adds director of Product Support

FTG Equipment Solutions recently hired of Nick Luciano as director of Product Support.

Jernberg appointed president of Volvo Construction Equipment

Melker Jernberg has been appointed president of Volvo Construction Equipment and member of the Volvo Group Executive Board.

Gill named vice president at Perkins

Jaz Gill has been appointed vice president of Global Sales, Marketing, Service and Aftermarket Parts at Perkins Engines Company Limited.

Milwaukee expands warnings for its Li-ion 9.0-amp battery pack

In consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Tool is expanding the warnings and instructions of its M18 High Demand 9.0 battery pack (model no. 48-11-1890).

Durante Rentals, Chris Jones win CFO Innovation Award

Chris Jones, Durante Rentals Co-Founder and CFO, was honored with the 2017 Small Market Companies: Thinking Big Award at the 2017 CFO Innovation Conference.

Thieneman joins LiuGong Machinery

LiuGong Machinery announces that Kevin Thieneman is now chairman of LiuGong North America and senior chief director of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery.

Momentum at Kobelco U.S. manufacturing facility builds

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA increases it manufacturing capacity and plans several new hires as the facility ramps up to produce 1,800 excavators annually.

June is National Safety Month

Play your part in keeping each other safe by downloading the Equipment Safety Poster from the Associaiton of Equipment Manufacturers.

2017 Dire States grant awarded for Old Forge Bridge rehab

Case Construction Equipment has awarded its $25,000 Dire States equipment grant to Quincy Township, Pennsylvania, for replacement/repair work on the Old Forge Bridge.

Coming changes to aerial work platform standards

They're now called Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, and that's just the beginning of it.

Cummins positions for growth in new/emerging technologies

Executives share how Cummins plans to to lead in its core business, electrification, alternative fuels, power solutions, digital capabilities, data and analytics.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence remains steady in June

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market remained steady in June at 63.5, relatively unchanged from the May index of 63.2.

Tips on aerial work platform maintenance and operation

Genie offers 30 (and counting...) one-minute videos and concise information on a variety of AWP topics.

PPI for final demand is unchanged in May

Services rise 0.3 percent, goods fall 0.5 percent.

Miller, Hobart earn stringent quality certification

Miller and Hobart are among the few organizations that have transitioned to the new ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

Garfinkel joins Durante Rentals

Durante Rentals welcomes 37-year industry veteran Mitch Garfinkel to head new and used sales divisions.

Briggs & Stratton builds on its commitment to Baja SAE competition

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with the SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition.

Case celebrates 175th anniversary June 6

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Kaleb Case – the great-grandson of company founder J.I. Case. Are featured speakers.

Top Austin musicians to rock STAFDA Opening Block Party

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will host a high-energy Opening Block Party, both inside and outside Austin City Limits (ACL) to kick off its 41st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin November 12.

Changes coming to STAFDA Austin Convention and Trade Show

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) announces three significant changes at its Austin Convention & Trade Show, November 12 to 14, 2017.

Construction employment stable in May

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, June 2, 2017.

Wynne Systems launches RenterLink m-commerce product

Wynne Systems recently launched RenterLink that facilitates rental transactions between rental companies and their customers using mobile devices.

Case and Titan Machinery donate equipment for habitat development

Wetland development project provides heavy equipment operator training time for Team Rubicon volunteers.

Titan Machinery Inc. announces fiscal 1Q results

Revenue for 1Q Fiscal 2018 was $264 million; Titan reduced used equipment inventory by 9.7 percent and updates fiscal 2018 modeling assumptions in this fiscal report.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity

Monthly Leasing and Finance Index shows April new business volume up 8 percent year-over-year, down 11 percent month-to-month, up 5 percent year-to-date.

New lab tests engines for noise, vibration, harshness

Briggs & Stratton Corporation recently opened the doors on one of the industry’s most innovative engine testing facilities designed to help engineers create and test new features that meet consumers’ demands.

BlueTarp Financial releases 1Q 2017 Building Supply Index

March’s 12-month trailing average reaches an all-time high.

Flaska JCB adds Colorado location

Headquartered in Phoenix, Flaska JCB adds a JCB-dedicated dealership in Denver, Colorado.

Atlas Copco celebrates facility grand opening

Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 17.

FTG Equipment Solutions names Northeast regional sales manager

FTG Equipment Solutions announces that Rob Devenezia has joined the FTG team to further grow its footprint in the Northeast.

Hitachi to acquire Sullair

Move puts company in a full-scale entry into North American industrial business.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence eases further in May  

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased again in May to 63.2, down from the April index of 65.8.

Mustang ups skid/track loader warranty until June 30, 2017

Manitou Americas has implemented a two-year/2,000-hour XPRT Total Coverage Plan (Full Machine) included with the purchase of any new Mustang skid loader or track loader retailed before June 30, 2017 for North America.

Skyjack highlights key ANSI changes in white paper

Linamar Corporation’s  Skyjack division has released a white paper detailing the major changes to the new access equipment standards in North America.

Genie hosts chat on alternative energy options in aerial work platforms

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about hybrid technology in aerial work platforms (AWPs) or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) during its upcoming Ask Me Anything (AMA) event May 22-26.

Independent Equipment Dealers Association names new president, directors and treasurer

The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) welcomes incoming president Kevin Fox with Dewitt Equipment Co, in Barrie, Ontario.

TireSocks, Inc. announces team members

Founder, Jarrett Gordon, will remain president and CEO; staff additions include Kali Peterson, Patti Reicert, Kami Nelson and Pat Kinsch.

Equipment rental industry poised for stronger growth

ARA five-year forecast calls for revenue to reach $59.4 billion in 2021.

Share how buying locally affects communities

“Home Sweet Home: Pros’ Edition” study findings released at National Hardware Show.

Genie interactive tool helps calculate load/reach capacity

Genie tool raises awareness for safe use and work at height best practices in the aerial access industry.

Dire States equipment grant deadline extended to May 18

Case Construction Equipment will provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure.

American Eagle Accessories Group hires Formanek

American Eagle Accessories Group has recently hired Taylor Formanek as a territory sales manager. 

Caterpillar acquires Yard Club

Yard Club, a startup founded to make more efficient use of construction and other heavy equipment, has been acquired by Caterpillar.

Terex Utilities appoints new vice president and general manager

Terex Utilities has appointed Clint Weber to vice president and general manager with overall responsibility for leading the worldwide Terex Utilities business.

Herc Rental revenues up  4.2 percent

Herc Holdings reported first-quarter equipment rental revenues of $320.6 million were 4.2 percent higher than the $307.8 million reported in the same period last year.

Human resource issues in rental operations

American Rental Association shares tips on hiring, managing employees.

Noble Iron to sell Los Angeles assets to Sunbelt Rentals

Noble Iron Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Rents Inc., has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its Los Angeles, California based equipment rental operations to Sunbelt Rentals Inc.

Minnich announces western region sales manager, other personnel additions

Minnich Manufacturing has hired Mike Rabideau as western region sales manager and adds six staff members.

John Deere adds 20,000-hour warranty on 944K hybrid wheel loader 

John Deere is now offering a 96-month (eight-year)/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K hybrid wheel loader.

Kubota opens North American headquarters in Grapevine, Texas

Texas Gov. Abbott welcomes Kubota, celebrates official opening of North American headquarters.

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. 

15 tips for track maintenance

The undercarriage represents a significant portion of a piece of equipment’s purchase price. Proper maintenance and operation practices are critical for protecting your equipment investment.

150 ways to make money in rental

The American Rental Association (ARA) shares money-making tips with members.

R-C mower cuts steep roadsides

A remote-controlled drone mower was demonstrated recently in Dallas, Texas, cutting a steep roadside.

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.

Equipment rental outlook rosy

Industry watchers predict 10 percent compound annual growth rate by 2022.

Kubota Engine America approves 750 hour oil change interval

Interval now 750 hours for D1005-E4BG and D1105-E4BG engines used in light tower applications.

Equipment technology reaps immediate benefits

GPS-guided equipment overcomes challenges on big-box site-prep project in Alaska.

Stihl Inc. sponsors Team Rubicon

Sponsorship supports disaster relief missions around the world.

Morbark awards top dealers Gold Tier status

Morbark, LLC, is proud to recognize eight of its top tree care products dealers and four of its top industrial dealers with Gold Tier status.

Felling Trailers offers lifetime warranty

The company will implement a new lifetime limited warranty on its trailers effective March 1, 2017 and will  will apply to all new trailers built on or after the effective date in lieu of its previous 5-year structural warranty.

Online TCO calculator for Gehl and Mustang brands

Manitou Americas, Inc. has released a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator for Gehl and Mustang product lines.

Weber MT North America announces leadership changes

Weber MT, GmbH announces its new leadership team for Weber MT North America to focus on customer service, transformation and continued quality.

Make the grade

Practical benefits of 2D machine-guidance and control systems.

300,000th Case skid steer/compact track loader rolls off assembly line

Manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, produces milestone TR270 compact track loader

Savings on E-signature services

Point of Rental Software has now officially released Rental eSign, an electronic signature service designed specifically for rental processes.

February construction starts advance two percent

Dodge Data & Analytics reports public works and electric utilities strengthen after a subdued January.

Webinar: Equipment financing goes mobile

IronPlanet offers Episode 4 in its webinar series, Financing goes Mobile with Currency - your Guide to Equipment Capital On-the-Gothat will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST. 

Genie offers reconditioning services

New recon facility located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

March April 2017 issue

The March-April 2017 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine is now available online.

Brokk acquires Aquajet Systems AB

Brokk recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, the leading manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition expands the application solutions offered by Brokk in the construction and demolition industry.

Bomag new equipment featured at CONEXPO 2017

Bomag delivered five new products for compaction and stabilizing tasks at CONEXPO 2017. 

Increased attendance at The Rental Show reflects industry optimism

There were 6,276 rental business attendees in Orlando – the first time since The Rental Show’s 50th anniversary in 2006 that the number of rental attendees topped 6,000 and the eighth consecutive year for growth in rental business attendance.

JLG launches new parts brand

MaxQuip joins JLG Genuine and JLG Reman parts, offering customers variety.

Employment statistics - February 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported March 10, 2017.

John Deere and Designworks collaborate on the backhoe of the future

John Deere and Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary, are giving CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 attendees a first-hand look into the backhoe vision of the future.

Construction industry executives expect increased activity in 2017

Forecast reveals third highest optimism rating in 20 years.

Husqvarna Group to acquire HTC floor grinding

Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division plans to acquire the Floor Grinding Solutions Division of HTC Group AB, the market leader in floor grinding solutions.

Equipment market heats up

More than 300 online equipment auctions scheduled in March, 2017.

Construction equipment rental market to grow at a 12.1 percent  from 2015 to 2022

The global construction equipment rental market was valued at US$34.24 billion in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$84.60 billion by 2022 reports Grand View Research.

Genie updates cable replacement protocol for boom lifts

New protocol mandates 12-year cable inspection; replacement only required if cables do not pass inspection.

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.

AIA predicts construction growth in 2017

The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) semi-annual consensus report of construction industry leaders predicts a 5.6 percent increase in the nonresidential sector in 2017.

Genie names directors to lead Terex AWP teams

Hailey leads product management team; Hislop manages design engineering group

BLS: Compensation costs increased in 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.3 percent, and benefits rose 2.1 percent in 2016.

Caterpillar shares year-end results and 2017 outlook

Caterpillar Inc. reported fourth-quarter sales and revenue of $9.6 billion, down from $11 billion in the same period last year.

New Holland Construction manufactures its 250,000th skid steer loader

New Holland celebrates manufacturing milestone and 45 years of Super Boom loader.

United Rentals to acquire NES Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. recently announced it will acquire NES Rental Holdings II Inc. for approximately $965 million in cash.

JLG plans to close three facilities

Changes would affect Belgium, United Kingdom and U.S. facilities.

Increasing construction demand improves rental outlook

Emerging markets will propel rentals and potentially stress aftermarket service organizations.

Terex offers free freight for Genie parts orders

Genie now offers North American customers free ground freight on all Genie Genuine Parts orders of $750 or more.

Diamond Products names new vice president of sales and marketing

Diamond Products Limited announces the appointment of Keith Ripley to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2017

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association reports economic improvement, renewed business confidence and business-friendly policy changes support positive investment momentum.

Dried concrete removal and more

Vapor blasting solves a variety of stripping dilemmas.

The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Changes ahead under President Trump.

Tax reform likely in 2017

The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) shares tax reform predictions from the Small Business Legislative Council.

CSDA announces 2017 calendar

Full-year calendar covers training programs and association meetings.

KKR to acquire Hitachi Koki

Hitachi Koki acquired Metabo in March 2016.

Public equipment auction February 13-17, 2017

IronPlanet to leverage innovative technologies and real-time mobile capabilities for on-site events.

Noble Iron and American High Reach form asset-sharing partnership

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers recently reported that Noble Iron Inc. announced the launch of an asset sharing partnership with American High Reach Inc.

John Deere adds Foresight Intelligence, Inc. to endorsed data solutions list

John Deere is adding Foresight Intelligence to its stable of construction data solutions to increase dealer efficiencies and customer uptime.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas names 2016 top dealers

Rob’s Hydraulics Honored as Dealer of Year, RECO Equipment Named Rookie Dealer of Year

Tips for maintaining Tier 4 Final air compressor engines

Maintenance assures proper operation and reduced emissions.

Inform customers about high-ethanol fuel blends

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers helpful materials that rental centers can use to educate customers.

Dodge Momentum Index rises 2.9 percent in December

The index is now at an eight-year high, but it still falls short of its 2007 peak.

JLG expands its All Makes parts inventory

JLG offers a wide variety of parts for more than 50 equipment brands. It recently expanded the list of parts it offers through this service.

Plot your performance against leading economic indicators

ITR Economics’ DataCast is a simple, powerful data analytics tool.

STAFDA announces Phoenix Inside Sales and Service Pro Workshop

Build your inside sales and service team's skills at this workshop in Phoenix April 5-6, 2017.

EquipmentWatch posts updated ownership and operating costs

Cost Recovery/Rental Rate Blue Book and Internal Charge Rate Calculator are now available.

MWE launches new website for wholesale customers

Midwest Equipment Sales (MWE) recently updated its dealer portal at

10 construction trends that will affect equipment rental opportunities

Although the construction wheel will continue to spin at a decent clip throughout 2017, industry watchers cite uncertainty looms over the industry.

U.S. real GDP grows at 3.5 percent annual rate in Q3 2016

Real gross domestic income (GDI) increased 4.8 percent in the quarter.

MBT offers spill kit tips

How to determine the right spill kit contents for any location.

Care and feeding of Tier 4 Final-complaint engines

Fuel and diesel exhaust fluid quality are critical to success

Product Focus: Mini excavators

Equipment manufacturers share new model features.