December 2017

Manitex International, Inc. Appoints Steve Kiefer as President and Chief Operating Officer

Date: 13-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced that Steve Kiefer has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc.

JCB’S Dealer Network Expands in South Central Canada with Addition of Westcon JCB

Date: 13-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Westcon JCB, headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the newest addition to JCB’s growing North American dealer network. The new dealer will sell, rent and service JCB equipment from branches in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and
Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Private Equity Firm Buys 80% of Custom Equipment LLC

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

An affiliate of Stratford‐Cambridge Group (SCG), Plymouth, Mich., has acquired an 80% stake in Custom Equipment, LLC, (Custom), a scissor-lift manufacturer that is headquartered in Richfield, Wis., and operates a second manufacturing facility in West Bend, Wis.

Caterpillar Grows Service and Repair Choices, Including the Launch of Yellowmark™ Parts

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

In August of this year, Caterpillar communicated a new corporate strategy to its global dealer network – a strategy led and defined by a new purpose statement, “Our solutions help our customers build a better world.” Through partnerships with Cat® dealers and investment in digital-enabled solutions and services for the aftermarket, Caterpillar is one step closer to fulfilling this purpose.

Renewal of Michel Denis as President and CEO of Manitou Group for the Next Four Years

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Board of Directors of Manitou BF unanimously voted to renew the mandate of Mr. Michel Denis as President and CEO of Manitou Group for a further period of 4 years until the Annual General Assembly in 2022 that will approve the financial statements of 2021.

JLG High Capacity Telehandlers and Smartload Technology Capture RER Innovative Product Awards

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, earned top honors in two categories of Rental Equipment Register’s (RER) annual Innovative Product Award competition. The JLG® 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers placed first in the material handling category, while JLG SmartLoad Technology won the technology enhancements category, making JLG one of the few companies to win awards in two categories throughout the 16-year history of the competition.

Dingli Takes 25% Stake in MEC

Date: 11-12-2017 / Author: mlarson

Chinese aerial-platform manufacturer Zhejiang Dingli has signed an agreement to purchase 25% of U.S. aerial-lift manufacturer California Manufacturing & Engineering Company (MEC).

The agreement, under which Dingli would pay $20 million for 625,000 shares of MEC stock, is pending, subject to regulatory approval in both China and the United States. The deal is expected to be completed early in 2018.

Manitex International Welcomes Cobalt Truck Equipment LLC to Knuckle Boom Dealer Network

Date: 06-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced the appointment of Idaho-based Cobalt Truck Equipment LLC to handle knuckle boom distribution for the states of Idaho, Washington, Nevada and Texas.

VMAC Named Finalist in Canada's Best Managed Companies

Date: 06-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

VMAC has been named a finalist in Canada's Best Managed Companies for 2018. This prestigious business awards program was established in 1993 and recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies for their management abilities and practices. 

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