January 2018 News archive

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.