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November 2018 News

Hybrid power source introduced
Kohler presents the K-HEM, ushering in a new era of power generation that could have benefits around the world.

Hitachi Solutions America introduces Advanced Connect for Field Service 
New plug-and-play integration between Microsoft D365 F&O and D365 Field Service offers a quick and easy way to achieve seamless, end-to-end field service automation.

Terex Utilities shares tips for proper tandem-vane pump installation
Tech Tip No. 71 applies to certain digger derricks and aerial devices.

Beckler joins sales staff at Pro Contractor Rentals magazine and related properties
David Beckler has joined the Pro Contractor Rentals sales team as independent National Sales Manager.

ARA announces volunteer recognition award recipients
This year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors  Frederick Dupy, Leon Kothman, Rick Long and Sam Castillo plus regional recognition awards winners.

LiuGong celebrates 60th anniversary, production of 400,000-plus loaders
LiuGong's 60th Anniversary Celebration was recently held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China where six new models were also introduced.

Electric heavy construction equipment shows promise
Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project.

North American rental revenue forecast to surpass $71 billion in 2022
The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada.

2019 Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced
Joseph Jabbour and William Veneris will be formally inducted on Feb. 17, 2019, at The ARA Show in Anaheim.

Genie expands its used equipment team
Anticipating an increase in demand for used aerial equipment in North America, Genie expands its used equipment team to support customers’ needs and market growth.

Vermeer Corporation announces acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC
McLaughlin Group, Inc. and Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC come together as Vermeer MV Solutions.

Skyjack helps veterans STEP back into the workforce
Honoring veterans: Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division is working with their partners to help veterans step back into long-term permanent positions.

October 2018 produce price index rises
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.6 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand energy prices had the largest effect.

Equipment manufacturers want lawmakers to work together
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater asks for lawmakers to tackle important issues that affect the equipment manufacturing industry. 

Perkins opens regional logistics center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Engine maker charts a new course in data-driven global aftermarket support.

Custom Equipment appoints northeast territory manager
Paul Allen will serve as northeast U.S. territory manager, focusing on expansion and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts.

Turfco adds Great Northern Equipment (GNE) as national rental sales distributor
Turfco Rental equipment will be sold exclusively through GNE direct to rental stores across the country.

Terex reports positive Q3 2018 financial performance
Terex Corporation Q3 sales is $1.2 billion, up 11% over 2017; Terex AWP segment Q3 sales $634 million, up 14% over 2017.

Call out for editorial: Jan.-Feb. 2019 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals
Work is underway on the January-February 2019 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals and we'd like to alert you to editorial opportunities that may be applicable to your company.

Manitou Group: Q3 2018 sales revenues increase
Compact Equipment Products division, which includes rentals, is up 26 percent over 2017.


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