Doosan Infracore adds dealer, locations

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, adds three locations of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment.

Tiger Group offers used equipment sale September 19

More than 1,500 well-maintained cranes, lifts, telehandlers, excavators and other assets from Aerial Access Equipment are available for immediate purchase.

Talbert hires dealer development manager

Talbert Manufacturing welcomes David Henderson as dealer development manager.

Yanmar completes acquisition of ASV Holdings

The announcement is the final step in the acquisition, following the June disclosure of a definitive agreement to acquire the company through the mechanism of a statutory merger.

Dave Hubbell joins MEC

Industry veteran Dave Hubbell joins MEC Aerial Work Platforms as vice president of Cat Rental North America Accounts.

Clearing up the confusion: Fall protection requirements on Group B MEWPs

Genie experts share insight on fall protection requiremnts on on MEWPs in the United States and Canada.

August employment statistics released

Payroll employment increases by 130,000 in August; unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7 percent. 

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints Mid-Atlantic territory manager

Hy-Brid Lifts welcomes Derek Koontz to cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The why, how, and what of succession planning

Free STAFDA webinar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 CST presented by Frank Caputo, CEPA, Partner, WealthPoint.

Next-generation electric equipment introduced

LiuGong presents new energy and technology at Beijing trade show.

Top changes coming at Metabo HPT

Metabo HPT announced that Robert Pjevach will become chief executive officer effective Oct. 1, 2019.  He will also serve as chief operating officer of the Americas for parent company Koki Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan.

Survey: Contractors expect to increase rental activity

ARA commissions Rental Customer Needs Study, announces findings.

Vacuworx hires regional sales manager for southeast U.S.

Bruce Williamson has been hired as regional sales manager serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Skyjack unveils new website

Linamar Corporation’s  Skyjack division recently launched its fully revamped website

Department of Labor makes key changes to Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) Directive

U.S. DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs shares key points for those seeking federal contracts.

North America rental revenue expected to exceed $71 billion in 2023 

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA)calls for equipment and event rental revenues to surpass $64.7 billion in the United States by 2023.

Webinar on aerial equipment accessories August 19-23, 2019

“Ask Me Anything” event will feature Genie experts answering questions about new safety and productivity accessories available globally.

Deutz names Shane Nugent business development manager

Nugent will be responsible for developing and maintaining sales of new Deutz engines, Xchange remanufactured engines and genuine Deutz parts in the mining, construction, rental and ground support equipment (GSE) industries.

Cross Country Infrastructure Services acquires Five Star Equipment Rental

Cross Country Infrastructure Services, Inc. has acquired Five Star Equipment Leasing & Rental, L.L.C.

Used construction equipment: Afterlife

International Rental News explores how equipment manufacturers and dealers around the world manage their used equipment fleets.

Genie supports OSHA’S Safe + Sound Week

Genie whitepaper highlights training requirements to keep workers safe on aerial jobsites.

Strong domestic end market demand continues; Potential California outages driving additional upside to 2019 outlook.

Take advantage of the ARA rental customer needs survey

ARA's Rental Customer Needs Study provides customer insights that you need to know to grow your business - and your profits - in the equipment and rental industry.

BLS reports unchanged unemployment rate

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent.

Terex AWP shares second quarter 2019 results

Terex Corporation announced second quarter 2019 net sales of $1.3 billion, up 4 percent vs. the second quarter of 2018.

Point of Rental releases Expert and Elite v2019

Upgrade means improvements will be available to all users.

ASV Holdings, Inc. announces multiple-location dealer agreement

Rish Equipment Company with locations in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, will distribute ASV products in the company’s 14 locations.

JCB network expands in Alaska with Equipment Source Inc. 

Equipment Source Inc. (ESI) JCB is the newest addition to the growing JCB dealer network in North America.

Doosan adds upstate New York dealer

Kleis Equipment will offer Doosan sales, service, parts and rentals.

John Deere announces registered apprenticeship program

Program will help address service technician labor shortage across the U.S.

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints national account manager

Nik Fleischfresser will be the national account manager covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Celebrating storm recovery

Vermeer Corporation holds commemoration in honor of year-one tornado recovery efforts.

PERC offers resource about propane equipment

The Propane Education & Research Council released an online resource that details how business owners can improve operations by choosing propane-powered forklifts.

John Deere Construction & Forestry builds new training facility

John Deere recently completed its 7,500 square-foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois.

JLG launches new parts-ordering platform

Online Express e-commerce-based system provides enhanced customer ordering experience.

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases June employment data

Payroll employment increases by 224,000 in June; unemployment rate changes little at 3.7 percent.

JCB announces North American Dealers of Excellence 

The annual awards recognize the highest performing JCB dealerships in the United States and Canada in the categories of customer service, product support and business development. 

Integrated e-commerce helps sell equipment

Alert Management Systems and partner to provide solutions to equipment rental businesses.

Yanmar to acquire ASV Holdings

Yanmar Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ASV Holdings Inc. (ASV) which makes compact tracked loaders (CTLs) and skid-steer loaders (SSLs).

LED job site lighting saves 200 million kilowatt-hours

Lind Equipment reports its LED Job site System significantly contributes to sustainable building practices in the construction industry.

Bomag appoints vice-president of sales and marketing

Cole Renken will be responsible for developing and executing short and long-term growth strategies.

Morbark appoints Showers

Jason Showers will be product manager of Tree Care Products.

Business Management -- Name your price

Setting rates is more than looking at competitors’ rates; use it as a strategy to attract new customers.

Business Management -- Name your price

Setting rates is more than looking at competitors’ rates; use it as a strategy to attract new customers.

Build Your Business -- Telematics-based fleet management

How today’s OEM telematics systems can help improve efficiency and profitability.

Service Tips -- Engine replacement options 

Why a new engine may be better than a new machine.

Rental Solutions -- Tracks add access

Crawler boom lift makes bridge rehab possible.

Product Focus: Portable compressors

Featuring Allmand, ANA, Doosan Portable Power, APT, Jenny Compressors, Atlas Copco, Kaeser Compressors and Sullair models.

Snorkel founder passes

Arthur Deshon Moore: 1924 – 2019

Product Focus: Skid Steer Loaders
and Attachments

Featuring models from New Holland, Caterpillar, Case Construction Equipment, Triple E Equipment, Luigong, John Deere, Volvo, Takeuchi and Wacker Neuson plus a host of attachment companies.

Product Focus: Mini excavators

New models from Case Construction Equipment, Hyundai, Liugong, Kubota, Cterpillar, JCB, Takeuchi,New Holland and Volvo Construction Equipment.

Rental Center feature: Dream Team

Patriot Rentals & Equipment is celebrating its first anniversary, but it’s built on decades of rental industry experience.

Industry Outlook: Mini excavators move up

Smaller sizes, increased power and hybrid-powered units open rental opportunities.

Brightstar Capital Partners forms InfraServ US, LLC; begins acquisitions

Acquires Gateway Bobcat, LLC in partnership with existing ownership and management; new capital will facilitate growth in consolidating fragmented industry.

Genie web site offers BIM tools

New web site features building information modeling for virtual construction in 3D and easier access to Genie product information.

Point of Rental, EquipmentWatch announce integration

Point of Rental Expert and Elite users will now have easy access to detailed specifications for their heavy equipment, thanks to a new integration with EquipmentWatch.

Genie names new sales executives in North America

Terex AWP announces the appointment of Joshua Meyer to the role of Genie vice president of North American Sales and promotes Doug Evans and Rick Penkert as Genie regional vice presidents.

Employment edges up in May; unemployment rate remains steady

Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000), and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Get your AWP/MEWP questions answered

Genie experts to answer questions about the updated ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards.

Index sees construction Industry surging long with Economy 

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2019 reports the highest levels of private nonresidential construction spending ever recorded.

Rouse Serices shares May 2019 Equipment Report

Early 2019 General Construction values have ticked up with auction values remaining relatively flat.

Takeuchi names technical trainer/content developer

Fred Hinton joins technical training group to keep up with the market growth Takeuchi has experienced.

MEWP supervisor training update

Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting supervisor training in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.

JCB announces winner of the Win a Teleskid sweepstakes 

Chad Latta, Latta Earthworks, LLC in Athens, Ohio wins a 12-month lease on a special-edition JCB Teleskid compact track loader, plus $5,000 cash.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

April new business volume up 11 percent year-over-year, up 7 percent month-over-month and down 5 percent year-to-date.

Propane mowers create satisfied contractors

Latest Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) data reveals nearly all landscape contractors who purchase or convert one propane mower continue to buy propane equipment.

Brokk Inc. expands

Demolition machine manufacturer adds service/training center in St. Joseph, Missouri and hires two fleet managers.

Top tips for hosting VIP customers

Genie Aerial Pros shares seven easy-to-follow tips to assure a good customer event.

Trump ends steel, aluminum tariffs

Ending Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico a step in the right direction, reports the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Taking our electric future on - and off - the road

Anna Thordén, product manager, Electromobility for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks and construction machines are steering toward an electric future.

NPK Construction Equipment purchases Genesis Attachments

NPK Construction Equipment , subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. Ltd.  has purchased U.S.-based Genesis Attachments LLC and Germany-based Genesis Holdings  and Genesis GmbH.

Webinar on changes to MEWP standards

Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, does an extensive review of the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards.

Point of Rental to move to new North American HQ location

Company’s rapid growth fueled search for 35,000-sq. ft. Dallas-Fort Worth facility.

Engaging youth to technology

Felling Trailers supports area schools’ robotics teams.

Insight into Li-ion power for construction equipment

As Li-ion batteries come into use to power construction equipment, here are some interesting facts about how they are the same and different than those that power hand tools. 

Print ads most effective for all ages

Across all age groups, print ad are most effective at delivering memorable messages, according to research conducted by the USPS.

Food for thought: Building the case for buying (renting) local

May 5 to May 11, 2019, is National Small Business Week. Since 1963 this week has been designated to recognize the impact of America's entrepreneurs and small businesses.

ARA forecasts continued steady growth

Equipment and event rental industry revenue to surpass $60 billion in North America this year.

Workplace electrical hazards disproportionately fatal, costly

Electrical Safety Foundation International offers new workplace safety information to reduce electrical injuries.

Temporary power management alternative

Powr2's Hybrid Energy System (HES) eliminates wet stacking, increases service intervals and reduces fuel costs.

Terex AWP shares first quarter 2019 results

Terex AWP segment Q1 sales drop one percent to $ 728 million, and Terex AWP segment backlog remains stable at $1.1 billion vs. 2018.

Resources raise awareness of safe MEWP use

Genie AWP offers new content prepares customers for upcoming standards changes in North America.

Equipment Watch April 2019 market report

From February to March, both FMV and FLV declined by 0.6% and 0.9%, respectively.

Five ways new ANSI standards affect MEWP users

As standards fully come into effect in December, 2019,  changes will go into effect to create a more consistent approach to the safe use of MEWPs.

Epiroc USA appoints new general manager

Epiroc appoints Jon Torpy as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC, effective May 1, 2019.

Industry veteran joins MEC Aerial Work Platforms

Pat Schmetzer joins MEC as director, Product Training and Risk Management. 

Kohler shares its view on hybrid equipment power

Bauma show sets stage for Kohler's K-HEM hybrid electrical and mechanical combined power generation units.

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in April

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market decreased in April after two consecutive months’ increases to 58.3, down from the March index of 60.4.

JDLink price reduction

John Deere Construction and Forestry Division announces JDLink Ultimate Subscription price reduction.

Case $25,000 Dire States equipment grant winner announced

Chapin, South Carolina wins 2019 Dire States Grant for East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project.

Haulotte Americas appoints U.S. general manager

Haulotte Americas appoints Shawn Boone as general manager of the Haulotte US subsidiary.

Volvo CE unveils electric compact models at bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines. 

Trade groups take on Trump tariff threats

Trade associations urge Trump not to impose tariffs on imported vehicles or motor vehicle parts.

Write a roadmap to customer satisfaction

Custom instructions and user manuals can guide renters to safe, productive use of equipment and tools that leads to a positive user experience.

Kinshofer acquires Hammer SRL

Breaker line completes Kinshofer product range.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame Call for Entries

Do you know a game-changer - an off-road equipment industry leader whose exceptional career accomplishments warrant recognition?

Grow your rental business with propane forklifts

New resource shares how propane forklifts in an equipment lineup can benefit equipment distributors and their customers.

Western Global adds rental and equipment sales division

John Cleary has been named the national sales manager of the division.

Training goes mobile

Learner Mobile introduces the market’s most versatile, affordable learning and training solution for employees.

EquipmentWatch launches new web search experience

New app now provides intuitive searching by manufacturer, model, serial number and equipment category.

Next-generation construction simulators

John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators that further bridge the gap between the classroom and jobsite.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases February survey of economic activity

February new business volume down 24 percent year-over-year, 18 Percent month-over-month and 10 percent year-to-date.

Will automation ever take off in construction?

Volvo CE shares some insights from Paul Newman, co-founder of autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, and a professor  at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

February Producer Price Index posted

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand edged up 0.1 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

U.S. GDP will lose $290 billion due to tarrifs

IHS Markit reports tariffs will continue to raise costs for equipment manufacturers, reduce jobs.

ANSI-compliant supervisor training

Genie Lift Pro training includes a supervisor training course that meets ANSI requirements.

Auto pilots: What do customers want from automation?

Volvo CE’s Tina Lefebvre, global director Connected Services, and Koen Sips, vice president Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best.

Volvo CE appoints vice president uptime and customer support

Scott Young will be responsible for sales region Americas.

Automated self-checking introduced

Skyjack’s Self-Check machine shows remote system check capability. provides landscape/turf pros with tailored experience

PERC’s redesigned website offers landscape and turf management professionals a more complete look at using propane maintenance equipment.

Prepare for disasters

Take three steps to create innovative response solutions with ICUEE seminar.

OSHA offers carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips

OSHA urges employers to prevent worker exposure to carbon monoxide.

Terex AWP announces Q4 and full-year 2018 results

Terex Corporation Q4 sales of $1.2 billion, up 16%; FY sales of $5.1 billion, up 18% and backlog up 19%; segment Q4 sales of $536 million, up 19%; segment FY sales of $2.6 billion, up 24% and backlog up 14%.

Next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts

Custom Equipment LLC announces the next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts to better align with individual user needs.

Manitou North America features rental solutions at 2019 The ARA Show

Manitou North America showcased rental solutions across its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands at The ARA Show in Anaheim, California recently.

Show Report/Genie - Terex AWP

Genie introduces new models and technology to the ARA Show attendees.

Li-ion battery option now available

Genie GS scissor lifts equipped with Li-ion batteries are tailored for rental applications, performs in cold weather and right-sized for optimum performance.

Komatsu America Corp. purchases forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

Acquisition expected to close on April 1, 2019, subject to completion of the closing conditions.

The Toro Company to acquire The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

Parent company of a strong portfolio of underground construction brands including Ditch Witch.

Business analysis: Top three issues in the equipment industry

Equipment companies used to compete mostly on product and price, but that was before customers could get whatever they needed with just a click of a button.

Product Focus: Pumps

Pump manufacturers share what's new in their pump lines.

Product Focus: Skid steer and compact track loaders

 Manufacturers share new models that fill in the gaps in their compact equipment lines.

Product Focus: Brush cutting and stump processing

Equipment manufacturers share new models to cut brush and process stumps.

Rental Center: Remove the friction

Partner Rentals aims to take the rub out of equipment rental, externally and internally.

Build your Business: 10 profit-building ideas

Even in good years, good managers must look for ways to add revenue to the rental business. Here are 10 tips to accomplish this

Business Management: Succession planning

Practical considerations when planning to sell your business

Service Tips: Tier 4-Final engine maintenance

Prevent wet stacking with proper sizing.

Rental Solutions: Pump alternatives

Are hydraulically driven submersible pumps a part of your pump fleet offerings?

How to select a submersible pump for harsh conditions

Register now for this free webinar sponsored by BJM Pump Feburary 13.

ANSI-compliant MEWP supervisor training launched

JLG Industries, Inc. adds MEWP Supervisor Training to its award-winning training program in response to the new ANSI standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) equipment. 

Rouse Services shares used equipment sales statistics

December market results demonstrated relative stability for heavy earthmoving equipment and moderate strength for general construction equipment.

Manitou Group posts 21 percent Q4 2018 revenue increase over 2017 

Q4 results makes 2018 another record year.

Volvo Construction Equipment sees sales up 27 percent in 2018

With fourth quarter sales up 21 percent and deliveries increase by 24 percent, the company ended its strongest year ever and commits to electric-powered equipment.

Job creation agreement expands

Workforce Opportunity Services and United Rentals Announce Commencement of Phase I of Service to Employment Program (STEP) Expansion.

Dynapac maximizes  uptime with Syncron

Leading compaction and paving equipment provider enhances customer experience through best-in-class fill rates. 

How data can build your business

From January 29 to February 1, the Ask Me Anything team at Genie AWP will be taking your questions on how to leverage equipment data in your rental operation.

12-step program to effective inventory management

The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is offering a free webinar to help you get a handle on your stock.

Construction outlook

Featuring FMI's latest forecast and 2019 outlook for U.S. and Canada construction.

New year, new website

Snorkel celebrates its 60th anniversary and launches its new website.

Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence eases further in January

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased further in January to 53.4, a decrease from the December index of 55.5.

BIM library expands

All JLG equipment models are now available for download. 

Volvo CE goes electric on smaller machines

Industry first: Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will launch an electric range of Volvo-branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators in 2020.

Genie Lift Pro training courses updated

Genie has updated its Lift Pro training programs to be in compliance with the new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training.

Producer Price index drops in December

The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.2 percent in December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

New features for and

Updates expand site capabilities for easier customer access and more information.

Genie training courses updated to meet ANSI requirements

Genie has updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new standards.

Bobcat warranty improves

Two-year, 2,000-hour warranty now standard on new Bobcat compact equipment.

JLG launches Crews Across America sweepstakes

This nine-month contest celebrates the company’s 50th year and the hard-working crews who use aerial work platforms and telescopic handlers.

American Rental Association’s new strategic plan

Two-day summit identifies future direction.

JLG Industries celebrates 50 years of innovation and leadership 

John L. Grove founded JLG on this day 50 years ago; pioneering the access industry.

Morbark acquires Denis Cimaf Inc.

Acquisition gives Morbark a strong, global mulcher attachment line and future growth.

Best practices for renting out equipment

Equipment Trader shares ideas for improving or increasing equipment rentals.

Bomag and Komatsu America make distribution pact

Company-owned dealers pave the way to new roadbuilding and construction market opportunities.

Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems. 

2019 after-sales service predictions

Syncron offers a new whitepaper, 2019 After-sales Service Predictions: Powering the Journey to Servitization Through Maximized Product Uptime, that reinforces the value and importance of the growing service economy.

Show Report: What's hot at The ARA Show

Exhibitors offer a sneak peek at what attendees will see on the trade show floor.

Service Tips: 10-point check to hydraulic system health

Hydraulic system maintenance is a critical component to ensure your machinery stays in top working order.

Product Focus: Computer software and services

Check out what's now available in a wide variety of electronic offerings.

Product Focus: Compact wheel loaders

Check out what's new in compact wheel loaders.

Industry outlook: compact wheel loaders

Alternative to compact track and skid-steer loaders

Positioned for GROWTH

Capital City Equipment’s rental division aims to stay on the growth track as concrete, excavation and landscaping contractors take advantage of the active construction market.

Under new ownership

Welcome to 2019 and to a new chapter in the life of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine!

Season of giving

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has donated an articulated haul truck to train future equipment operators at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Paving school

BOMAG offers paving training programs to help operators and companies
get the most from their equipment.

Slight decrease in equipment leasing/finance confidence index

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the December Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI); this month’s index is 55.5, a decrease from the November index of 58.5.

Doosan Infracore North America expands

Opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center in Georgia.

Allmand Bros., inc. announces facility expansion

Expansion supports market demand and future growth for job site products.

Custom Equipment celebrates production milestone

Custom Equipment LLC announces production of their 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift.

New president and CEO for Kubota Tractor Corporation/Kubota North America 

Executive leadership changes continue to support Kubota’s future U.S. growth strategy.

BIM-compatible product library 

JLG Industries, Inc. has launched a BIM library on its website to assist engineers and building planners select the best size and configuration of equipment for a building project.

The silver lining of lease accounting

What organizations need to know about the new standard by Ralph Petta, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) president and CEO.

AEM hails North American leaders on signing USMCA, urges implementation

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) applaud the recent signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) by U.S., Mexican, and Canadian leaders. Here’s why…

 Point of Rental Software acquires RentalTrax

Third acquisition in three years expands European user base. 

“Ask Me Anything” event: Impact of parts on rental businesses

Ask Genie experts questions December 3 to 7, 2018, about how OEM parts drive business value for customers.

Hybrid power source introduced

Kohler presents the K-HEM, ushering in a new era of power generation that could have benefits around the world.

Hitachi Solutions America introduces Advanced Connect for Field Service 

New plug-and-play integration between Microsoft D365 F&O and D365 Field Service offers a quick and easy way to achieve seamless, end-to-end field service automation.

Terex Utilities shares tips for proper tandem-vane pump installation

Tech Tip No. 71 applies to certain digger derricks and aerial devices.

Beckler joins sales staff at Pro Contractor Rentals magazine and related properties

David Beckler has joined the Pro Contractor Rentals sales team as independent National Sales Manager.

ARA announces volunteer recognition award recipients

This year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors  Frederick Dupy, Leon Kothman, Rick Long and Sam Castillo plus regional recognition awards winners.

LiuGong celebrates 60th anniversary, production of 400,000-plus loaders

LiuGong's 60th Anniversary Celebration was recently held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China where six new models were also introduced.

Electric heavy construction equipment shows promise

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project.

North American rental revenue forecast to surpass $71 billion in 2022

The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada.

2019 Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced

Joseph Jabbour and William Veneris will be formally inducted on Feb. 17, 2019, at The ARA Show in Anaheim.

Genie expands its used equipment team

Anticipating an increase in demand for used aerial equipment in North America, Genie expands its used equipment team to support customers’ needs and market growth.

Vermeer Corporation announces acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC

McLaughlin Group, Inc. and Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC come together as Vermeer MV Solutions.

Skyjack helps veterans STEP back into the workforce

Honoring veterans: Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division is working with their partners to help veterans step back into long-term permanent positions.

October 2018 produce price index rises

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.6 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand energy prices had the largest effect.

Equipment manufacturers want lawmakers to work together

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater asks for lawmakers to tackle important issues that affect the equipment manufacturing industry. 

Perkins opens regional logistics center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Engine maker charts a new course in data-driven global aftermarket support.

Custom Equipment appoints northeast territory manager

Paul Allen will serve as northeast U.S. territory manager, focusing on expansion and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts.

Turfco adds Great Northern Equipment (GNE) as national rental sales distributor

Turfco Rental equipment will be sold exclusively through GNE direct to rental stores across the country.

Terex reports positive Q3 2018 financial performance

Terex Corporation Q3 sales is $1.2 billion, up 11% over 2017; Terex AWP segment Q3 sales $634 million, up 14% over 2017.

Terex shares positive Q3 2018 financial results

Terex Corporation Q3 sales $1.2 billion, up 11% over 2017; Terex AWP segment Q3 sales $634 million, up 14% over 2017.

Call out for editorial: Jan.-Feb. 019 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals

Work is underway on the January-February 2019 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals and we'd like to alert you to editorial opportunities that may be applicable to your company.

Manitou Group: Q3 2018 sales revenues increase

Compact Equipment Products division, which includes rentals, is up 26 percent over 2017.

Manitou North America unveils new models

New machines for construction, agriculture, industry and rental markets at annual dealer meeting.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity

September new business volume down 2 percent year-over-year; down 5 percent month-to-month; up 4 percent year-to-date.

Equipment fleet consulting products available

EquipmentWatch's new suite of fleet consulting products offers efficient solutions to large-scale fleet problems.

Terex AWP announces Genie vice president

Simon Meester appointed Genie vice president of global sales and marketing.

Volvo CE sales up 24 percent in Q3 2018

Continued momentum in Europe and the Americas, and good but slowing growth in China help drive sales in Volvo Construction Equipment’s third quarter of 2018.

JLG celebrates milestone

JLG has produced its 250,000th North American-manufactured self-propelled boom lift as the company nears its 50th anniversary.

Syncron announces $67 million growth investment

Summit Partners to fuel manufacturers’ journey to servitization.

Pro Contractor Rentals magazine under new ownership

Urbain Communications, LLC purchases the publication from Direct Business Media, LLC.

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation updates 2018 outlook 

Q4 outlook forecasts 7.9 percent growth In equipment and software investment.

Point of Rental moves to improve mobile experience

Matt Gaffin to lead new mobile development team that will unify mobile experience across award-winning products.

Non-marking tires for telehandlers

JLG now offers innovative tires that prevent unwanted markings on the job site.

Engage for Equipment Dealers streamlines data

Hitachi Solutions America, has launched its latest addition to the Engage product line. 

September 2018 employment statistics released

The unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. 

Case Construction Equipment announces 2018 Diamond, Gold  Dealer winners

Sixteen dealers across North America recognized for excellence in sales and support of Case Construction Equipment.

Point of Rental adds global director of Customer Care

Kristy Myrick, former Hilton director to bring extra hospitality to rental software.

Construction equipment sales outlook

Overall, auction volume is down year over year and as compared to the first half of 2018, according to Rouse Services LLC.

Service tips for mobile elevated work platforms

Ron Wixon, Genie’s national account service manager, shares tips on assuring aerial equipment reliability.

Milwaukee lands Komatsu facilities

Milwaukee's growing Harbor District is landing a major development with hundreds of jobs: offices and manufacturing operations for mining equipment maker Komatsu Mining Corp.

Perkins and affiliates to purchase IAT’s share of 400 Series joint venture

After a 23-year relationship between IHI Agri-Tech Corporation (IAT) and Perkins Engines Company Ltd. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., Perkins and its affiliates have agreed to purchase IAT’s remaining share of the joint venture. 

“Noisy expansion” for 2Q commercial construction idex 

That’s how Marcum LLP’s chief construction economist describes the newest edition of the Marcum Commercial Construction Index. produced by Marcum National Construction Services.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence increases in September

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reports the September 2018  confidence in the equipment finance market rose in September to 65.5, up from the August index of 60.7.

Takeuchi-US hires technical trainer, content developer

Jim Ramsdail will be based out of Takeuchi-US headquarters in Pendergrass, Georgia and will train Takeuchi subsidiaries and distributors around the world.

Stanley Black & Decker invests in outdoor power equipment market

Stanley Black & Decker today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 20 percent stake in MTD Products Inc. for $234 million in cash.

Case telematics aligns with new standard

SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard.

JCB acquires West Coast dealership 

Company buys five-branch JCB of Southern California.

Electric compact wheel loader concept

Volvo Construction Equipment's LX2 electric compact wheel loader delivers zero emissions, lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

Learn more about certified pre-owned lift equipment

Upcoming Genie “Ask Me Anything” event to address questions about certified pre-owned equipment.

August employment situation

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August; unemployment rate unchanged at 3.9 percent.

STAFDA Tech Fair will be largest ever

STAFDA’s Tech Fair at its upcoming October 28-30 Phoenix Convention & Trade Show has 24 companies registered and counting!

Terex AWP announces changes to its aftermarket parts team in North America 

Under the leadership of Matt Treadwell, Genie vice president of Parts & Services, the Terex AWP aftermarket parts organization will continue to focus on customer uptime.

Terex to improve service parts pricing process

Terex chooses Syncron to help take global service parts pricing to a new level, sources report.

All Family of Companies names Columbus branch general manager

Rich Randall will cover south and southwestern Ohio.

Caterpillar to sell its purpose-built forestry business

Caterpillar, Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business.

Build your Business -- Grow from your strengths

The only sustainable way to capture new opportunities is to remain true to what your company does best.

Perkins appoints general managers

Mark Stratton appointed as general manager for large engines; David Goldspink is now general manager for medium engines.

Hitachi Construction Machinery enters rental business

The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group has acquired a 33.3 percent equity interest in ACME Lift Company.

Makinex announces new North American headquarters

Due to continued growth, Makinex has relocated its headquarters in Southern California.

State of the equipment sales process

Black Ink Technologies report finds present sales and marketing methods are fragmented and inefficient.

Terex AWP names new Genie vice president of Parts and Services

Matt Treadwell will work with the Terex global parts team to oversee parts and services activities worldwide for the Terex AWP business segment, driven by the Genie brand.

Terex Board elects chairman

Terex Corporation recently announced that John L. Garrison, Terex president and chief executive, will also assume the position of chairman of the Board.

Pettibone hires parts and service manager

Steve Vizanko has been named the new parts and service manager for Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC.

Nueces Power Equipment takes on Takeuchi line 

Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, the company will carry Takeuchi’s compact excavator and track loaders in their Houston and San Antonio locations.

ARA rental revenue forecast gains strength 

The American Rental Association (ARA), for the second quarter in a row, is projecting larger increases in rental revenue than it did in thefive-year forecast released in May.

How artificial intelligence is changing construction

After years of hype, the technology is finally here and can boost productivity, safety and other critical aspects of business success.

500,000 Cummins-powered vehicles recalled for emissions

EPA announces largest voluntary recall of medium- and heavy-duty trucks to replace faulty emissions control systems.

Tips on recruiting skilled workers

 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) August 23, 2018 webinar will share employee-hunting ideas.

July Producer Price Index

PPI for final demand is unchanged in July; goods advance 0.1% and services decline 0.1 percent.

Total cost of ownership metric can help maximize rental profitability

David Garton of Case Construction Equipment shares how to use Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in figuring profitability over the life of a piece of equipment.

BLS reports on July 2018 employment

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Venieri earthmoving equipment arrives in the United States

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) expands its offering of material handling solutions to the United States market with the introduction of VF-Venieri loaders and backhoes.

Drones and construction equipment partner up

Komatsu and drone company Propeller Aero bring enterprise-grade drone analytics solutions to construction.

Doosan reaches worldwide milestone

Since 1978, it has produced more than 400,000 excavators and wheel loaders worldwide.

Case CE announces dealer network expansion, additions

Case Construction Equipment has announced several North American dealer territory expansions as the company continues to strengthen its nationwide dealer network.

BLS announces June employment cost index

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in June 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Manitou Group evolves its brand strategy

The Manitou Group announces the evolution of its Mustang brand into "Mustang by Manitou".

Airo aerial platforms come to the United States

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), expands its offering of material handling solutions with the introduction of Airo MEWPs (Mobile Elevation Work Platforms).

Mixed-fleet telematics standard gets ISO approval

Prepare now for download of the AEM/AEMP global standard.

Manitowoc lifts its service supply chain with Syncron 

Syncron Service Cloud allows global crane manufacturer to continue to improve customer experiences and financial performance.

Lind Equipment joins SmartEquip  

The SmartEquip Network currently supports more than 350 suppliers and is excited to partner with Lind Equipment.

Husqvarna refocuses its efforts

Increased emphasis on core brands Husqvarna and Gardena and restructuring of Consumer Brands division.

Vermeer plant devastated by tornado

More than 400 dealers in attendance for company’s 70th anniversary; few and minor injuries reported.

Upgrade hazard/warning strobe lights with LED

LED technology reduces power consumption while increasing the brightness of hazard and warning lights used in construction and utility vehicles.

Q2 Volvo Construction Equipment sales strong

Sales are up 32 percent, helping the Volvo Group to its best-ever quarter.

Black Forest volunteer wins Small Machines. Big Impact. contest

Neil Behnke, a volunteer with Black Forest Together, was chosen as the grand prize winner of the second annual John Deere Small Machines. Big Impact. contest.

Mobile work platform/aerial lift changes in a nutshell

Genie experts share the highlights of the coming ANSI A92 and CSA B354 regulations and what they mean to pre- and post-produced aerial lifts.  

Deutz Power Center Midwest expands to five service locations

Deutz Power Center (DPC) Midwest, located in North Kansas City, Missouri, adds Kansas to its coverage area.

Caterpillar names Digital Enabled Solutions vice president

Caterpillar Inc. announces that its board of directors has appointed Ogi Redzic as a vice president of the company.

Lee joins LiuGong as vice president of Sales and Marketing

LiuGong North Americaappoints Kevin Lee as its vice president of Sales and Marketing for Construction Equipment. Lee works out of the company’s Katy, Texas, office.

United Rentals To Buy BakerCorp.

Purchase price about $715 million; CFO William Plummer to retire.

Top 10 construction cities in the United States

Did your hometown make the List?

American Rental Association unveils new brand identity

For the first time in more than 40 years, The American Rental Association (ARA) unveils a new brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry.

Autonomous wheel loader

Volvo’s Zeux concept wheel l was jointly developed by Volvo Construction Equipment and Lego Technic.

ELFF predicts 5 percent growth in construction

In a recent study by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation (ELFF), the near-term residential and commercial construction markets should continue to grow.

Midwest Equipment acquires Nighthawk Machinery

Midwest Equipment (MWE) has recently acquired Nighthawk Machinery to augment its tire and track offering.

Ditch Witch offers new vacuum excavation courses

New, comprehensive courses will prepare novice and expert operators for air- and hydro-excavation projects​.

Terex opens new service center

A new Terex Service Center has opened in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.

Epiroc launches Marketplace

New web site for quality used mining and construction equipment.

Kubota Tractor Corporation purchases land

Future home for logistics campus and midwest division office in Edgerton, Kansas.

Future-proofing excavators

The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization – with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next?

New rental rate tool for fleet managers

The new Rate Group Report from EquipmentWatch determines average ownership and operating costs by size class for owned fleets.

Point of Rental names director of marketing

Lauren Harris, 2018 ARA Region One Person of the Year, takes next step.

Additional models approved for PERC's Propane Mower Incentive program

Program offers up to $1,000 back on nearly 70 more mower models.

Digitize the rental process

Increasingly, customers want to select, rent and pay online.

April 2018 equipment finance statistics

Five construction equipment lenders account for 74.5 percent of April total.

ASV adds Columbia, South Carolina dealer to network

ASV Holdings Inc. has added Thompson Rental Services to its dealer network.

Things your sales staff needs to know about the OSHA silica dust regulation

It could provide additional sales and rental opportunities.

OSHA proposes rule to ensure safe crane operators

It plans to clarify crane operator certification and reinstates the employer duty to ensure a crane operator is qualified to safely operate equipment.

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints south-central territory manager

Custom Equipment, LLC welcomes Jesus Pedraza as its South-Central U.S. territory manager.

John Deere announces finalists of second annual “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest  

Public voting now open through June 24 on

Kohler gasoline engines names central distributor for Texas

Company expands its territory after acquiring small engines business from Waukesha-Pearce LLC

ARA Foundation announces 2018-2019 scholarship recipients

A record $94,000 in scholarships awarded.

Manitex invests in Tadano, Ltd.

Manitex International, Inc. recently announced the investment by Tadano, Ltd. of approximately $32.7 million in Manitex common stock.

John Deere extends compact equipment warranty to two years

Coverage includes new compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.

Genie to host “Ask Me Anything” online event

Customers have an opportunity June 4 to 8, 2018  to ask Genie questions about customer-focused product innovations and how this mindset directly benefits them.

How to quickly capitalize on being busy

The American Rental Association offers ways to prevent your marketing activities from taking a back seat on your to-do list.

Deutz Power Centers become authorized Genie service centers

New service dealership structure expands parts and service availability for Genie aerial customers.

Doosan announces Hometown MVP Contest

Top award: Tickets for Game 4 of the 2018 MLB World Series presented by YouTube TV.

Deere-Hitachi celebrates 30 years

The companies are proud to celebrate more than three decades of their longstanding joint venture, the Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation.

Long-term rental outlook looks even more rosy

ARA forecasts U.S. equipment and event rental industry revenue to exceed $64 billion in 2022.

Josh Nickell joins Point of Rental

Nickell takes a position as director of Global Strategy.

Polaris adds to its commercial national accounts team

Polaris Industries, Inc. welcomes Scott Smith as the new national account manager for the Commercial and Government Division.

Bomag hires new VP sales and marketing

Matt Cadnum brings more than 18 years of industry experience to North American business.

Ten telehandler safety tips

Terex' Genie training manager Scott Owyen share ideas to make telehandler operation safer.

JCB expands production in North America

Company will produce compact telescopic handlers near Savannah, Georgia.

Manitou Group announces new leadership roles

Manitou Group adds three new members to its North American leadership team.

Manitou Group achieves new quarterly record with 21 percent increase

High demand and inflationary pressures increase prices.

National Safety stand down events this week

JLG to participate in program to increase awareness about safety while working at heights.

Felling Trailers named 2018 Green Manufacturing Award recipient

Selects mikeroweWORKS Foundation as charity.

Terex AWP shares first quarter 2018 results 

Terex Corporation reported a strong start to 2018 with first quarter 2018 sales of $1.3 billion, up 25 percent vs. Q1 of 2017.

Deutz service center open house May 16

Facility in Elgin, IL sells and maintains Deutz engines, provides parts and emergency service.

Pettibone adds west coast dealer

Palmer Johnson Power Systems to serve southern, central California and Washington.

Service Tips: Mobile elevating work platforms

Maintenance can drive lower total  cost of ownership.

New vehicle leases will bring balance sheet changes

New IFRS standards go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

AGC offers guide to create a fleet safety program

The average fleet vehicle accident costs companies $59,000.

Suggestive selling

How to increase add-on sales without being sleazy.

10 ways to attract high-quality employees

How to recruit employees for small business.

Propane forklifts can lower emissions

PERC-commissioned study gives updated emissions statistics for greenhouse gases, pollutants.

Genie named Cat Rental 2017 Vendor of the Year

Recognition earned for being an exceptional partner.

Caterpillar announces executive office changes

As group president Rob Charter retires, Caterpillar Inc. announces changes in responsibilities for two group presidents and the appointment of a new group president.

Perkins SmartCap named a 2018 Gold Edison Award winner

Perkins wins at New York ceremony; awards celebrate 31 years of honoring innovators and innovation.

March Producer Price Index advances in March

The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.3 percent in March, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Komatsu America to move North American headquarters to Chicago

Open, collaborative work spaces, plus better access to O’Hare, public transportation and Chicagoland’s diverse talent pool all cited as leading factors in the decision.

Surrey, North Dakota wins 2018 Case Dire States grant

$25,000 grant will be used for city-wide drainage control and flood mitigation projects.

Epiroc adds Chicago Pneumatic excavator attachments

Chicago Pneumatic hydraulic excavator attachments joined the product lineup as part of the planned Epiroc split with Atlas Copco.

FMI issues Q1 construction outlook 

Group forecasts a 7 percent increase in engineering and construction spending in 2018.

New president of Teupen North America

David Kesser has been appointed president of Teupen North America.

Worldwide rental revenues increase 6 percent

Global Rental Alliance countries represent nearly $97 billion in combined rental revenue.

Doosan adds dealers

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, expands its dealer network with the two branches of ACT Construction Equipment.

ASV vice president announced

ASV Holdings Inc. appoints Justin Rupar as vice president of sales and marketing.

Case CE names Marchand vice president — North America   

Previously served as regional sales director for Canada.

February construction starts slide 3 percent

Dodge reports public works and electric utilities weaken, while nonresidential building advances.

Genie hosts "Ask Me Anything" online event

From March 26 to March 30, Genie webpage will provide information on rROIC and how it impacts rental businesses.

European tires: Understanding the basics

As Euro-style vans become more popular in North America, managers must understand differences in components that can significantly affect operations.

ARA partners with FutureTech Success initiative

The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation aim to raise the profile of trade and technical careers to support future growth in the rental industry.

Felling Trailers adds to sales team

Felling Trailers Inc. welcomes LeRoy Larson as OEM sales consultant.

Early-bird savings at Point of Rental Software’s conference

Seventh annual event builds knowledge and industry relationships.

Work Truck Show 2018 Innovation Awards

Workhorse’s electric pickup, J.W. Speaker Corp.’s LED headlight and the Carr van step take top honors.

AEM elects directors

Rusty Fowler, Rick Johnson and Bryan Rich take leadership roles in AG and CE sectors.

AWP rental market worth more than $24 billion by 2024

Greater focus on infrastructure development and worker safety driving interest in AWP rental market size.

American Pneumatic Tools has announced it will now be identified as APT.

Hitachi Power Tools to become Metabo HPT in North America

This name change applies to its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America.

Terex adds steel surcharge

In response to higher steel prices and recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Employment numbers increase in February 2018

Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities and mining,

Eliminate rental counter paperwork

Point of Rental introduces eSign Counter that makes it easy and affordable to collect electronic signatures at any rental counter.

Manitou Group announces 2017 results

Total revenue increased 19 percent in 2017 over 2016.

Virtual reality aerial training simulator

Scissor and boom lift scenarios allow operators to learn safe practices without the risk.

BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. establish partnership

BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. announced a partnership to benefit independent lawn and landscape dealers throughout nine western states.

IEDA Board of Directors news

The Independent Equipment Dealers Association adds three to Board of Directors and promotes one to vice president.

Rental center participates in excavation safety seminar

Durante Rentals and NY-NJ Takeuchi to sponsor the 2018 Rockland County Excavator Safety Seminar Series.

Genie certified pre-owned program launches in North America

Used and reconditioned Genie equipment backed by manufacturer’s warranty.

Oshkosh Corp. named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company

Company is being honored for a third consecutive year by Ethisphere Institute.

Diggerland USA adds scissor lift ride

Construction-focused amusement park adds Genie scissor lift to its attractions.

Skyjack launches new mobile game

Aims to reinforce load capacity guidelines for its MEWPs.

Manitou enters North American MEWP market

Manitou announces a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America.

Skyjack launches Elevate: more than telematics

Skyjack is disrupting the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets.

Komatsu America to purchase Pine Bush Equipment

East Coast distributor purchase continues to support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals.

Kubota Engine America introduces 1,000-hour oil change interval

Longer oil change interval applies to specific Kubota engine models; new models introduced at The Rental Show.

Industrial Truck Association names new chairman

Scott Johnson, vice president of CLARK, takes up the gavel.

New Takeuchi dealer for north New Jersey

Durante Rentals has been selected as the new Takeuchi dealer for North New Jersey.

Producer Price Indexes increased slightly in January 2018

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported February 15.

Dynapac North America partners with independent reps

Dynapac North America has announced partnerships with seven independent manufacturer representative agencies to provide sales and service to rental customers.

Celebrate 35 years of Point of Rental software

Cash prizes, drink specials and a Drone+VR giveaway at booth 1451 at The Rental Show.

Terex AWP releases 4Q, 2017 financial results

Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to the year, with Q4 net sales of nearly $1.1 billion, a 9.1 percent increase over 2016.

Talbert Manufacturing names top 10 2017 dealers

Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year.

Sunbelt Rentals launches user-friendly web site

The new site features an easier and faster equipment rental experience.

Second year for John Deere’s “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest

Building upon the success of last year's contest, John Deere launched its second "Small Machines. Big Impact." contest.

H&E Equipment Services to acquire Rental Inc.

Acquisition expands presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia.

Volvo construction sales up 28 percent in Q4 2017

Full year Volvo CE sales up 31 percent, highest sales in company history.

New equipment line for commercial/rental use

Sneak peek at Generac Pro line coming at The Rental Show 2018.

Crescent Club memberships to dealerships

Ditch Witch honors its top 10 dealerships in 2017.

Morbark names Gold Tier dealers

It recognizes eight of its top equipment dealers, based on their performance during 2017.

Doosan Portable Power adds dealer

Doosan Portable Power recently named Six & Mango Equipment, LLP as an authorized dealer.

New Vanguard single-cylinder engines

Briggs & Stratton introduces the first in a new complete line of single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial gasoline engines that can easily replace other engine brands in equipment.

PCA annual forecast revealed

Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist offers sneak peek: U.S. economy, tax reform, infrastructure key drivers of construction demand in 2018 and beyond.

Point of Rental continues to grow

New staff results in new locations.

The role of GVWR and GCWR in specifying work trucks

By Bob Raybuck, director of Technical Services, NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Genie redefines digital customer experience, Genie used equipment, Genie Lift Pro Operator Training and Genie Tech Pro Service Training sites receive a makeover.

Defoe appointed Atlas Copco North Region vice president

Eudes Defoe is responsible for managing the development and implementation of sales and marketing activities to achieve Atlas Copco’s targets and goals.

Able Equipment Inc. expands

Able Equipment Rental Inc. announced it has purchased the assets of Key Equipment Inc. of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.

Point of Rental and uInnovate takes next step in user-driven innovation

Customers using Point of Rental will play an even bigger role in the software’s future.

Making sense out of telematics data

AEMP offers insights and online resources.

Get the lowdown on low-viscosity oils

As manufacturers roll out more choices, know how, when and where they can be used.

2018 ARA scholarship program

The ARA Foundation of the American Rental Association and its affiliate programs are offering 54 scholarships worth a total of $100,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.

American Rental Association elects new leaders

Bibbo named ARA president-elect; five new directors join ARA board.

2WD vs. 4WD boom lifts

Genie AWP experts share which is better for your rental operation.

Advantages of buying used aerial work platforms from OEMs

Check out the benefits of buying used equipment from the manufacturer.

Skyjack launches Building Information Models

Companies can now include virtual Skyjack models in their project schematics drawings.

Briggs & Stratton acquires Ground Logic Inc.

Acquisition of commercial spreader and sprayer product line supports growth in attractive lawn and turf market.

The employment situation December 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent.

Construction spending up 0.8 percent in November

Construction spending during November 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,257.0 billion, 0.8 percent above October.

Tax reform: What does it means to small business?

Find out at a webinar on January 9, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EST, sponsored by the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) and Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA). 

Call for entries: third annual Dire States equipment grant

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

IEDA 2018 annual meeting & expo in Orlando

Registration opens for Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) for its 2018 Annual Meeting, February 18 - 20 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Caterpillar extends full-machine warranty

Standard warranty increases 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and mini excavators.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment N.A. LLC renamed

Atlas Copco has announced Power Technique North America LLC as the new name of its Construction Equipment North America LLC, effective January 1, 2018.

Five things to consider in workforce development

Randy Stevens E-Z Drill executive retires

E-Z Drill announces the retirement of Randy Stevens, vice president of sales.

Takeuchi hires national parts manager

Takeuchi-US has announced the appointment of Rick MacLeish as national parts manager, effective immediately.

2018 equipment trends

Gary Brooks, CMO of after-sales service solution provider Syncron, shares his heavy equipment insights.

OSHA silica fact sheets

New and revised fact sheets on silica now available.

Felling Trailers, Inc. adds new fabrication center

In less than  a year, the company has streamlined its production process to increase manufacturing efficiencies.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s monthly leasing and finance index

November new business volume up 17 percent year-over-year, down 11 percent month-to-month, up 5 percent year-to-date.

What's hot at the 2018 ARA Rental Show

Pro Contractor Rentals asked leading equipment and supplier companies what they plan on showcasing this year at the American Rental Association’s Rental Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans February 27 through March 1.

Top 10 reasons to join IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a non-profit organization that shares best practices and improves the safety of powered access worldwide.

Manitou North America announces regional vice president and CEO

Mark Hanson builds on more than 28 years of experience.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation releases 2018 outlook

Overall, investment in most equipment verticals should be strong in 2018.

New mixed-fleet telematics standard earns ISO approval

New Holland Construction offers unlimited-hour, first-year warranty

Warranty update affects SuperBoom skid and track loaders.

Caterpillar introduces Yellowmark parts

Introducing a new tier of repair and replacement parts for the Caterpillar brand.

Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Alert on tax reform bill

Learn more about how it views the proposed bill.

Denis renewed at Manitou Group

Michel Denis renewed as president and CEO for four more years.

Felling Trailers names sales manager

Felling Trailers Inc. has named Nathan Uphus sales manager.

What to watch in NAFTA talks

With the fifth round of talks concluded in Mexico City, and a new round on deck in January in Montreal, the Trump administration’s bid to renegotiate NAFTA has hit midair turbulence.

STAFDA elects 2018 officers

Michelle St. John is named STAFDA president; Sean Baird becomes vice president.

Zero-emission transportation at Green Truck Summit 2018

Held during Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, conference drives forward the future of commercial trucks.

Perkins builds on its rental strategy

Perkins Engines Company Limited has added a position to drive a go-to-market rental strategy: Andy Zuckerman appointed to global rental manager position; Ron Schultz named Americas Sales Director.

Online event to address MEWP operator training

Genie Ask Me Anything webpage will share how new ANSI/CSA standards will impact operator training on mobile elevated work platforms December 4-8, 2017.

JLG site helps customers understand coming AWP/MEWP changes

Updated standards govern aerial work platform design, safe use, and training.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence higher in November

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.0 in November, an increase from 63.7 in October.

JCB dealer network expands

Norlift JCB will offer new, used and rental equipment; full product support and warranty service in Washington and Idaho.

Manitou Americas honored with Pillar of the Industry Award

AEM award recognizes manufacturers’ contributions to their communities.

Five ways to create a safety-first mindset for your rental business

Doosan Portable Power shares culture-changing tips to improve safety in your rental operation.

AEM announces 2018 officers, new directors

Richard Goldsbury of Doosan Bobcat is AEM Chair.

Manitou: Q3 2017 sales revenue

End of Q3 order book at €526m vs. €244m in Q3’16 and €344m in Q4’16.

AMS-Merlo continues sales team growth

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS-Merlo) has added Stephen Smith to its sales team.

JCB honored with Pillar of Industry award 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has recognized JCB for its contribution to the American manufacturing industry.

Kobelco USA expands mini excavator dealer network

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA adds AAA Equipment, Bridgeport Equipment, L&N Supply and Sound Heavy Machinery to its dealer network

Case extends full-machine warranty on skid steers, compact track loaders

Case Construction Equipment has doubled warranties to two years, 2,000 hours.

Deutz promotes Sauer to manager of technical training

Russell Sauer will responsible for day-to-day training operations in the Americas, which includes coordinating and supporting training programs taught by 16 certified instructors at 15 locations.

BLS: Unemployment edged downward to 4.1 percent in October

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 in October, after changing little in September. The unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent over the month.

Morbark acquires Rayco Mfg.

Morbark, LLC announced November 2, 2017 that it had completed the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing, Inc.

Terex announces 3Q 2017 results

Terex Corporation announced 3Q 2017 income from continuing operations of $56.6 million, or $0.63 per share, on net sales of $1.1 billion.

Auctions on the rise

Latest one-day Kissimmee auction sets new international precedent for 2018 sales.

Tips for reducing total cost of ownership

Volvo shares three tips for significantly impacting three primary cost drivers of equipment ownership.

Kobelco USA to be honored with Pillar of the Industry award

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA will be honored with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) prestigious Pillar of the Industry award.

Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to U. S. plants

V-Twin Vanguard engines will be built in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama facilities.

Rental leaders to be named to the Rental Hall of Fame

Carl Newman and the late Melvin Williams will be formally inducted during a ceremony at The Rental Show in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Briggs & Stratton expands line of Commercial Series V-twin engines

The light-duty commercial line now includes nine models, ranging from 16 to 27 gross horsepower.

Combi rollers offer asphalt compaction benefits

their design and performance can benefit pavement contractors.

Rental Solutions: Reduce rental hassles

Electronic fuel injection helps reduce maintenance, increases reliability.

Business Managment: Top 10 tips for successful employee recruitment

Build your company’s brand and develop a candidate pool early.

Build your Business: What’s your Unique Selling Proposition?

Here’s how to identify it.

Service Tips: Make that first impression

Maintenance takes care of your customers.

Kubota announces $87 million expansion in Kansas

The expansion will add logistics hub, a fifth division and midwest sales office on 203 acres near Edgerton, Kansas.

Mirdha new Genie chief commercial officer

Arjun Mirdha has been appointed to the position of Genie chief commercial officer for Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).

ELFI confidence holds firm in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its October 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

Volvo CE sales up 34 percent in Q3

Market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia help propel Volvo Construction Equipment to a strong performance in the third quarter of 2017. 

Caterpillar to enter utility vehicle (UTV) market

The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

The end of the road for petrol and diesel vehicles poses new challenges for construction

Governments and manufacturers envision a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles; how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt?

Skyjack and Trackunit partner to provide machine connectivity

Their focus is on telematics compatibility, simplicity, and measurable benefits.

BigRentz appoints director of operations

Eric Esqivel to drive customer experience.

Q4 economic outlook forecasts equipment, software investment growth at 4.3 percent

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.

IT expert Lisa Wessinger joins Point of Rental

Her experience will allow greater customization of reports.

Inside sales training December 5-6, 2017

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will be offering a two-day inside sales training seminar in Baltimore.

Remote management system added to Hyundai compact excavator models

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has added its exclusive Hi-Mate remote management system on three crawler and one wheeled excavator models.

Deere expands hurricane relief support 

Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Schwing America acquires assets of Loop Belt Industries

Schwing America announced  the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors.

Durante Rentals opens new location

New Bushwick Avenue store is its first in Brooklyn, New York, and ninth overall.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas updates dealer signage

As its North American dealer network expands, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas rolls out a comprehensive new dealer signage and identity campaign.

Preparing for mobile elevated work platform load sense

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are expected to be finalized by the end of 2016 and go into effect in late 2017.

OSHA delays silica rule enforcement

Although the effective date of new silica rules was September 23, OSHA reports it will not issue citations for another 30 days.