May 2019 News 

MEWP supervisor training update
Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting supervisor training in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.

JCB announces winner of the Win a Teleskid sweepstakes 
Chad Latta, Latta Earthworks, LLC in Athens, Ohio wins a 12-month lease on a special-edition JCB Teleskid compact track loader, plus $5,000 cash.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
April new business volume up 11 percent year-over-year, up 7 percent month-over-month and down 5 percent year-to-date.

Propane mowers create satisfied contractors
Latest Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) data reveals nearly all landscape contractors who purchase or convert one propane mower continue to buy propane equipment.

Brokk Inc. expands
Demolition machine manufacturer adds service/training center in St. Joseph, Missouri and hires two fleet managers.

Top tips for hosting VIP customers
Genie Aerial Pros shares seven easy-to-follow tips to assure a good customer event.

Trump ends steel, aluminum tariffs
Ending Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico a step in the right direction, reports the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Taking our electric future on - and off - the road
Anna Thordén, product manager, Electromobility for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks and construction machines are steering toward an electric future.

NPK Construction Equipment purchases Genesis Attachments
NPK Construction Equipment , subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. Ltd.  has purchased U.S.-based Genesis Attachments LLC and Germany-based Genesis Holdings  and Genesis GmbH.

Webinar on changes to MEWP standards
Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, does an extensive review of the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards.

Point of Rental to move to new North American HQ location
Company’s rapid growth fueled search for 35,000-sq. ft. Dallas-Fort Worth facility.

Engaging youth to technology
Felling Trailers supports area schools’ robotics teams.

Insight into Li-ion power for construction equipment
As Li-ion batteries come into use to power construction equipment, here are some interesting facts about how they are the same and different than those that power hand tools. 

Print ads most effective for all ages
Across all age groups, print ad are most effective at delivering memorable messages, according to research conducted by the USPS.

Food for thought: Building the case for buying (renting) local
May 5 to May 11, 2019, is National Small Business Week. Since 1963 this week has been designated to recognize the impact of America's entrepreneurs and small businesses.

ARA forecasts continued steady growth
Equipment and event rental industry revenue to surpass $60 billion in North America this year.

Workplace electrical hazards disproportionately fatal, costly
Electrical Safety Foundation International offers new workplace safety information to reduce electrical injuries.

Temporary power management alternative
Powr2's Hybrid Energy System (HES) eliminates wet stacking, increases service intervals and reduces fuel costs.

Terex AWP shares first quarter 2019 results
Terex AWP segment Q1 sales drop one percent to $ 728 million, and Terex AWP segment backlog remains stable at $1.1 billion vs. 2018.