January 2019 News

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.