Industry News

Recap of newsmakers published in the May-June issue of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine.

New Covid-19 exposure guidance
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the new directives April 8, 2020 that changes protocol for employees exposed to other employees diagnosed with Covid-19, reports the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA).

Combat coronavirus with creative content
Point of Rental offers a one-stop source for deals, webinars, videos, podcasts and more that address ways rental centers can approach this unique and challenging time.

Equipment damage app upgrades
Record 360 launches redesigned mobile app and web experience, adding custom workflows and features.

Kubota Engine America launches service app
The power of the Kubota Engine America’s Service Organization is now available on a mobile application.

Sullair announces CEO retirement and appointment
Sullair announces that Charlie Takeuchi has been named president and chief executive officer, effective today. He succeeds Jack Carlson, who retired as president and chief executive officer.

No April Fool’s joke!
Point of Rental Software is making its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for any rental business that needs it, regardless of what software it uses.

Keeping your digital dealership open
With customer coronovirus concerns, it's more important than ever to allow shopping and renting online.

JCB joins global call to action over ventilator shortage
JCB will restart production at a United Kingdom factory closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis to join the global effort to manufacture ventilators.

Nuts and bolts of COVID-19 relief legislation
Highlights of the just-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) from the Associated Equipment Distributors.

Terex response to COVID-19
Terex Corporation is proactively dealing with COVID-19 by continuing to serve customers with machines, parts and services despite the obstacles posed globally by the coronavirus. 

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
February new business volume up 15 percent year-over-year, down 26 percent month-to-month, up 22 percent year-to-date.

Strategic training partnership
JLG Industries Inc. and ABC Keystone partner to provide enhanced equipment safety training.

Case CE introduces Project Zeus
The 580 EV fully electric backhoe loader will lower daily operating costs, produce zero emissions, reduce maintenance and satisfy local/project-based incentives for working with electric equipment/vehicles.

New engine models
FPT Industrial exhibits a varied selection of off-road engines at Con Expo 2020.

Perkins Engine highlights at Con Expo
Perkins debuts 0.5 to 18-liter hybrid engine technologies; update on My Engine app and genuine parts.

AGC economic report
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson reports that coronavirus is impacting projects; however, 32 states added jobs through January.

BigRentz and Lizzy Lift merge
The merger expands BigRentz’s online equipment network; clients now have more streamlined access to rental bookings.

Manitou highlights innovative solutions at 2020 Con Expo
Manitou shares a range of work platforms; a new 12,000-pound telehandler; an electric compact loader concept and a range of connected machines.

Dealers earn Morbark 2020 Gold Tier status
Morbark, LLC, honors six Tree Care dealers and one Industrial Products dealer with Gold Tier status for 2020, based on their 2019 performance.