April 2018 News

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.