News November 2017

Online event to address MEWP operator training
Genie Ask Me Anything webpage will share how new ANSI/CSA standards will impact operator training on mobile elevated work platforms December 4-8, 2017.

JLG site helps customers understand coming AWP/MEWP changes
Updated standards govern aerial work platform design, safe use, and training.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence higher in November
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.0 in November, an increase from 63.7 in October.

JCB dealer network expands
Norlift JCB will offer new, used and rental equipment; full product support and warranty service in Washington and Idaho.

Manitou Americas honored with Pillar of the Industry Award
AEM award recognizes manufacturers’ contributions to their communities.

Five ways to create a safety-first mindset for your rental business
Doosan Portable Power shares culture-changing tips to improve safety in your rental operation.

AEM announces 2018 officers, new directors
Richard Goldsbury of Doosan Bobcat is AEM Chair.

Manitou: Q3 2017 sales revenue
End of Q3 order book at €526m vs. €244m in Q3’16 and €344m in Q4’16.

AMS-Merlo continues sales team growth
Applied Machinery Sales (AMS-Merlo) has added Stephen Smith to its sales team.

JCB honored with Pillar of Industry award
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has recognized JCB for its contribution to the American manufacturing industry.

Kobelco USA expands mini excavator dealer network
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA adds AAA Equipment, Bridgeport Equipment, L&N Supply and Sound Heavy Machinery to its dealer network

Case extends full-machine warranty on skid steers, compact track loaders
Case Construction Equipment has doubled warranties to two years, 2,000 hours.

Deutz promotes Sauer to manager of technical training
Russell Sauer will responsible for day-to-day training operations in the Americas, which includes coordinating and supporting training programs taught by 16 certified instructors at 15 locations.

BLS: Unemployment edged downward to 4.1 percent in October
Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 in October, after changing little in September. The unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent over the month.

Morbark acquires Rayco Mfg.

Morbark, LLC announced November 2, 2017 that it had completed the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing, Inc.

Terex announces 3Q 2017 results
Terex Corporation announced 3Q 2017 income from continuing operations of $56.6 million, or $0.63 per share, on net sales of $1.1 billion.

Auctions on the rise
Latest one-day Kissimmee auction sets new international precedent for 2018 sales.

Tips for reducing total cost of ownership
Volvo shares three tips for significantly impacting three primary cost drivers of equipment ownership.

Kobelco USA to be honored with Pillar of the Industry award
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA will be honored with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) prestigious Pillar of the Industry award.

Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to U. S. plants
V-Twin Vanguard engines will be built in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama facilities.

Rental leaders to be named to the Rental Hall of Fame
Carl Newman and the late Melvin Williams will be formally inducted during a ceremony at The Rental Show in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Combi rollers offer asphalt compaction benefits
Their design and performance can benefit pavement contractors.

Rental Solutions: Reduce rental hassles
Electronic fuel injection helps reduce maintenance, increases reliability.

Business Managment: Top 10 tips for successful employee recruitment
Build your company’s brand and develop a candidate pool early.

Build your Business: What’s your Unique Selling Proposition?
Here’s how to identify it.

Service Tips: Make that first impression
Maintenance takes care of your customers.

Kubota announces $87 million expansion in Kansas
The expansion will add logistics hub, a fifth division and midwest sales office on 203 acres near Edgerton, Kansas.

Mirdha new Genie chief commercial officer
Arjun Mirdha has been appointed to the position of Genie chief commercial officer for Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).

ELFI confidence holds firm in October
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its October 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

Volvo CE sales up 34 percent in Q3
Market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia help propel Volvo Construction Equipment to a strong performance in the third quarter of 2017. 

Caterpillar to enter utility vehicle (UTV) market
The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

The end of the road for petrol and diesel vehicles poses new challenges for construction
Governments and manufacturers envision a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles; how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt?

Skyjack and Trackunit partner to provide machine connectivity
Their focus is on telematics compatibility, simplicity, and measurable benefits.

BigRentz appoints director of operations
Eric Esqivel to drive customer experience.

Q4 economic outlook forecasts equipment, software investment growth at 4.3 percent
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.

IT expert Lisa Wessinger joins Point of Rental
Her experience will allow greater customization of reports.

Inside sales training December 5-6, 2017
The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will be offering a two-day inside sales training seminar in Baltimore.

Remote management system added to Hyundai compact excavator models
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has added its exclusive Hi-Mate remote management system on three crawler and one wheeled excavator models.

Deere expands hurricane relief support
Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Schwing America acquires assets of Loop Belt Industries
Schwing America announced  the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors.

Durante Rentals opens new location
New Bushwick Avenue store is its first in Brooklyn, New York, and ninth overall.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas updates dealer signage
As its North American dealer network expands, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas rolls out a comprehensive new dealer signage and identity campaign.

Preparing for mobile elevated work platform load sense
Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are expected to be finalized by the end of 2016 and go into effect in late 2017.

OSHA delays silica rule enforcement
Although the effective date of new silica rules was September 23, OSHA reports it will not issue citations for another 30 days.