August 2018

IPAF to Host New North American Workshop Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally

HOUSTON - The IPAF North American Regional Council is introducing a new workshop event, IPAF Innovate 2018, Oct. 16-17 at the Houston Area Safety Council headquarters, which is designed to facilitate collaboration among industry stakeholders, including rental companies, contractors, manufacturers, and service companies, through problem-solving sessions and educational presentations.

DICA Celebrates 30 Years

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
DICA 30 years

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – DICA marked its 30th anniversary in the outrigger pad and accessory business this summer.

In 1988, company founder Dick Koberg set out to design and manufacture outrigger pads that were long lasting and easy to use.

Test Out New Dinolift 92RXT Boom Lift at RBG Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dinolift 92RXT

RAYMOND, N.H. – RBG will host a demo event Sept. 7-8 at its New Hampshire facility for the new Dinolift 92RXT boom lift, which just arrived in North America.

The open house will allow attendees to get their hands on the new 4x4 lightweight self-propelled unit, and RBG will have their own factory-trained technicians there, as well as Dinolift engineers and technicians, to answer any questions about the machine.

ARA: Rental Equipment Revenue Projections Continue to Grow

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MOLINE, Ill. - For the second quarter in a row, the American Rental Association (ARA) is projecting larger increases in rental equipment revenue than it did in the previous five-year forecast released in May.

The July 2018 forecast from ARA Rentalytics calls for total U.S. rental revenue of $53.04 billion in 2018, up 7.6%, and then growing 5.8% in 2019, 5.9% in 2020, 5.1% in 2021 and 4.7% in 2022 to reach $65.4 billion.

The May forecast called for total U.S. rental revenue of $52.3 billion in 2018 growing to $64.1 billion in 2022.

Absolute E-Z Up Expands Sales Staff

Date: 08-08-2018 / Author: kscally

Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), which offers MEWPs and material handling equipment, added three new members to its sales team.

The company, based in Charleston, S.C., added Bruce Anderson to cover the Midwest. Anderson has 40 years of experience in the industry.

Bernie Duque will focus on sales and vendor relations. Also with 40 years of industry experience under his belt, Duque will focus on company sales and strategy, vendor relations, and special projects.

All Access Equipment to Host Open House

Date: 07-08-2018 / Author: kscally

All Access Equipment, located in Wilmington, Mass., is hosting its first open house on Sept. 15.

The facility, located 20 minutes north of Boston, will be open to visitors to check out what the aerial and material handling equipment company has to offer.

The day’s activities will include operator demos, training, aerial rescue demonstrations, and tips and tricks classes. All Access will also provide food, games, giveaways, and more.

Hy-Brid Lifts Hires Southeast Territory Manager

Date: 07-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dave Sluis

RICHFIELD, Wis. – Custom Equipment LLC welcomed Dave Sluis as its Southeast U.S. territory manager.

Sluis is focusing on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

“There is a lot of growth happening in that part of the county,” said Dan Schneider, vice president of sales of Custom Equipment. “Dave’s experience in this industry and strong leadership abilities are just what we need to ensure we’re meeting the needs of contractors in that area.”