June 2017 News

Milwaukee expands warnings for its Li-ion 9.0-amp battery pack
In consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Tool is expanding the warnings and instructions of its M18 High Demand 9.0 battery pack (model no. 48-11-1890).

Durante Rentals, Chris Jones win CFO Innovation Award
Chris Jones, Durante Rentals Co-Founder and CFO, was honored with the 2017 Small Market Companies: Thinking Big Award at the 2017 CFO Innovation Conference.

Thieneman joins LiuGong Machinery
LiuGong Machinery announces that Kevin Thieneman is now chairman of LiuGong North America and senior chief director of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery.

Momentum at Kobelco U.S. manufacturing facility builds
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA increases it manufacturing capacity and plans several new hires as the facility ramps up to produce 1,800 excavators annually.

June is National Safety Month
Play your part in keeping each other safe by downloading the Equipment Safety Poster from the Associaiton of Equipment Manufacturers.

2017 Dire States grant awarded for Old Forge Bridge rehab
Case Construction Equipment has awarded its $25,000 Dire States equipment grant to Quincy Township, Pennsylvania, for replacement/repair work on the Old Forge Bridge.

Coming changes to aerial work platform standards
They're now called Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, and that's just the beginning of it.

Cummins positions for growth in new/emerging technologies
Executives share how Cummins plans to to lead in its core business, electrification, alternative fuels, power solutions, digital capabilities, data and analytics.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence remains steady in June
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market remained steady in June at 63.5, relatively unchanged from the May index of 63.2.

Tips on aerial work platform maintenance and operation
Genie offers 30 (and counting...) one-minute videos and concise information on a variety of AWP topics.

PPI for final demand is unchanged in May
Services rise 0.3 percent, goods fall 0.5 percent.

Miller, Hobart earn stringent quality certification
Miller and Hobart are among the few organizations that have transitioned to the new ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

Garfinkel joins Durante Rentals
Durante Rentals welcomes 37-year industry veteran Mitch Garfinkel to head new and used sales divisions.

Briggs & Stratton builds on its commitment to Baja SAE competition
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with the SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition.

Case celebrates 175th anniversary June 6
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Kaleb Case – the great-grandson of company founder J.I. Case. Are featured speakers.

Top Austin musicians to rock STAFDA Opening Block Party
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will host a high-energy Opening Block Party, both inside and outside Austin City Limits (ACL) to kick off its 41st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin November 12.

Changes coming to STAFDA Austin Convention and Trade Show
The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) announces three significant changes at its Austin Convention & Trade Show, November 12 to 14, 2017.

Construction employment stable in May
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, June 2, 2017.