August 2019 News

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.

Generac reports record 2Q results
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 customeordering 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.