March 2018 News

Worldwide rental revenues increase 6 percent
Global Rental Alliance countries represent nearly $97 billion in combined rental revenue.

Doosan adds dealers
Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, expands its dealer network with the two branches of ACT Construction Equipment.

ASV vice president announced
ASV Holdings Inc. appoints Justin Rupar as vice president of sales and marketing.

Case CE names Marchand vice president — North America   
Previously served as regional sales director for Canada.

February construction starts slide 3 percent
Dodge reports public works and electric utilities weaken, while nonresidential building advances.

Genie hosts "Ask Me Anything" online event
From March 26 to March 30, Genie webpage will provide information on rROIC and how it impacts rental businesses.

European tires: Understanding the basics
As Euro-style vans become more popular in North America, managers must understand differences in components that can significantly affect operations.

ARA partners with FutureTech Success initiative
The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation aim to raise the profile of trade and technical careers to support future growth in the rental industry.

Felling Trailers adds to sales team
Felling Trailers Inc. welcomes LeRoy Larson as OEM sales consultant.

Early-bird savings at Point of Rental Software’s conference
Seventh annual event builds knowledge and industry relationships.

Work Truck Show 2018 Innovation Awards
Workhorse’s electric pickup, J.W. Speaker Corp.’s LED headlight and the Carr van step take top honors.

AEM elects directors
Rusty Fowler, Rick Johnson and Bryan Rich take leadership roles in AG and CE sectors.

AWP rental market worth more than $24 billion by 2024
Greater focus on infrastructure development and worker safety driving interest in AWP rental market size.

American Pneumatic Tools transitions to APT
American Pneumatic Tools has announced it will now be identified as APT.

Hitachi Power Tools to become Metabo HPT in North America
This name change applies to its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America.

Terex adds steel surcharge
In response to higher steel prices and recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Employment numbers increase in February 2018
Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities and mining,

Eliminate rental counter paperwork
Point of Rental introduces eSign Counter that makes it easy and affordable to collect electronic signatures at any rental counter.

Manitou Group announces 2017 results
Total revenue increased 19 percent in 2017 over 2016.

Virtual reality aerial training simulator
Scissor and boom lift scenarios allow operators to learn safe practices without the risk.

BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. establish partnership
BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. announced a partnership to benefit independent lawn and landscape dealers throughout nine western states.

IEDA Board of Directors news
The Independent Equipment Dealers Association adds three to Board of Directors and promotes one to vice president.

Rental center participates in excavation safety seminar
Durante Rentals and NY-NJ Takeuchi to sponsor the 2018 Rockland County Excavator Safety Seminar Series.

Genie certified pre-owned program launches in North America
Used and reconditioned Genie equipment backed by manufacturer’s warranty.

Oshkosh Corp. named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company
Company is being honored for a third consecutive year by Ethisphere Institute.

Diggerland USA adds scissor lift ride
Construction-focused amusement park adds Genie scissor lift to its attractions.

Skyjack launches new mobile game
Aims to reinforce load capacity guidelines for its MEWPs.