September 2018 News

Service tips for mobile elevated work platforms
Ron Wixon, Genie’s national account service manager, shares tips on assuring aerial equipment reliability.

Milwaukee lands Komatsu facilities
Milwaukee's growing Harbor District is landing a major development with hundreds of jobs: offices and manufacturing operations for mining equipment maker Komatsu Mining Corp.

Perkins and affiliates to purchase IAT’s share of 400 Series joint venture
After a 23-year relationship between IHI Agri-Tech Corporation (IAT) and Perkins Engines Company Ltd. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., Perkins and its affiliates have agreed to purchase IAT’s remaining share of the joint venture. 

“Noisy expansion” for 2Q commercial construction idex 
That’s how Marcum LLP’s chief construction economist describes the newest edition of the Marcum Commercial Construction Index. produced by Marcum National Construction Services.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence increases in September
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reports the September 2018  confidence in the equipment finance market rose in September to 65.5, up from the August index of 60.7.

Takeuchi-US hires technical trainer, content developer
Jim Ramsdail will be based out of Takeuchi-US headquarters in Pendergrass, Georgia and will train Takeuchi subsidiaries and distributors around the world.

Stanley Black & Decker invests in outdoor power equipment market
Stanley Black & Decker today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 20 percent stake in MTD Products Inc. for $234 million in cash.

Case telematics aligns with new standard
SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard.

JCB acquires West Coast dealership 
Company buys five-branch JCB of Southern California.

Electric compact wheel loader concept
Volvo Construction Equipment's LX2 electric compact wheel loader delivers zero emissions, lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

Learn more about certified pre-owned lift equipment
Upcoming Genie “Ask Me Anything” event to address questions about certified pre-owned equipment.

August employment situation
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August; unemployment rate unchanged at 3.9 percent.

STAFDA Tech Fair will be largest ever
STAFDA’s Tech Fair at its upcoming October 28-30 Phoenix Convention & Trade Show has 24 companies registered and counting!

Terex AWP announces changes to its aftermarket parts team in North America 
Under the leadership of Matt Treadwell, Genie vice president of Parts & Services, the Terex AWP aftermarket parts organization will continue to focus on customer uptime.

Terex to improve service parts pricing process
Terex chooses Syncron to help take global service parts pricing to a new level, sources report.

All Family of Companies names Columbus branch general manager
Rich Randall will cover south and southwestern Ohio.

Caterpillar to sell its purpose-built forestry business
Caterpillar, Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business.

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