March 2018

Versalift East to Distribute Manitex Knuckle Booms, Aerial Lifts

Date: 19-03-2018 / Author: kscally

GEORGETOWN, Texas – Manitex International Inc. added Versalift East LLC to its knuckle boom and aerial lift platform distributor network for the Eastern states.

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Versalift East LLC. will distribute the Manitex A62, Skycrane, and Industrial Crane product lines in the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

ARA, TechForce Foundation Initiative Promotes Trade Careers for Equipment Rental Industry

Date: 19-03-2018 / Author: kscally

MOLINE, Ill. - The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation are partnering to address the “dire” need for more skilled trade and technical professionals to support future growth in the equipment rental industry.
 

Find U.S. Battery Dealers Faster with New Web Locator System

Date: 19-03-2018 / Author: kscally
U.S. Battery Website

CORONA, Calif. – U.S. Battery Manufacturing created a new dealer locator system on its www.usbattery.com website.

The new dealer locator page is faster, easier to use, and designed to drive potential customers to a dealer-branded “mini site” where additional images, marketing promotions, featured U.S. Battery products, and direct contact information to expedite sales are all available.

Canadian Rental Company Wins Snorkel Mini Scissor Lift at Trade Show

Date: 16-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Legacy Equipment

EDMONTON, Alberta - A rental company from Edmonton, Alberta, won a Snorkel S3008P push-around mini scissor lift, given away by Ahern Canada at the Prairie Regional Trade Show located in the company’s hometown.
 
Ahern Canada displayed a range of Snorkel lifts at the annual show, which was organized by the Canadian Rental Association (CRA) on March 10 at the Edmonton Expo Center. Their booth included a Snorkel S3219E electric slab scissor lift, an A38E electric boom lift, and a UL25 push-around mast lift.  
 

AEM Elects Directors to Construction Board

Date: 15-03-2018 / Author: kscally
AEM Bryan Rich
AEM Rick Johnson

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, and Bryan Rich, chairman and CEO of SmartEquip, to the AEM CE (construction equipment) Sector Board. 

The pair fills unexpired terms.

AEM officers and directors provide strategic direction and guidance on behalf of all member companies for Association action in areas that include public policy; market data;exhibitions; technical, safety, and regulatory issues; and education/training.

Ritchie Bros. Brings in $57M at Texas Equipment Auction

Date: 15-03-2018 / Author: kscally

Ritchie Bros. sold more than 3,750 pieces of equipment at its first Fort Worth, Texas, auction of the year. The two-day auction totaled more than $57 million.  

More than 5,200 people from 62 countries registered to bid in the auction, held March 13-14. More than 3,800 of them registered to bid online.

U.S. buyers purchased 91% of the equipment, including 48% purchased by Texas buyers. International buyers from countries such as Mexico, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates purchased 9% of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 57%.  

Equipment Finance Confidence Down Slightly in March

Date: 15-03-2018 / Author: kscally

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation found confidence in the equipment finance market decreased slightly in its March Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

The index is a qualitative assessment of current business conditions and future expectations as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment-finance sector.

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market sits at 72.2 in March, easing down one point from 73.2 in February.

Despite the small dip, survey respondents were positive about the future.

United Rentals Names New President

Date: 15-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Flannery United Rentals

United Rentals Inc. announced that Matthew Flannery was appointed president of the company by its board of directors, in addition to his responsibilities as chief operating officer. 

Michael Kneeland, who became president and chief executive officer of United Rentals in 2008, will continue to lead the company as its CEO.

Genie Announces Product Management Team Changes

Date: 14-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Christine Zeznick
Zach Gilmore

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) appointed Christine Zeznick to the position of Genie senior product manager and business development manager for telematics. Zach Gilmor will succeed Zeznick as Genie product manager for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia region (EMEAR).

IPAF Membership Grows, IAPA Winners Announced

Date: 14-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) saw membership rise 6.6% in 2017, according to its annual report released at the association’s event attended by more than 300 in Miami last week, where the winners of the 2017 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) were also announced.

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