Construction Industry News

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Hiab to Expand Crane Business With Effer Acquisition

Date: 31-07-2018 / Author: kscally
Hiab Effer

Hiab, part of Cargotec, entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of more than $58 million.

This acquisition advances Hiab's ambition to be the global leader in cranes and the preferred partner for its customers.

ABLE Equipment Rental Opens Sixth Northeast Location in Pennsylvania

Date: 27-07-2018 / Author: kscally

ABLE Equipment Rental Inc. of New York opened its new location in Allentown, Pennsylvania, making it the construction equipment rental company’s sixth facility in the Northeast.

The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility is located on 2 acres and will serve the Lehigh Valley and its immediate surroundings.

Diesel Engine Shut Off System Now Available for JLG, SkyTrak Telehandlers

Date: 26-07-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — JLG Industries introduced a Positive Air Shut Off system designed to prevent diesel engines from having runaway situations.
 
The positive air shut off system, available on JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers, is ideal for applications where flammable materials could potentially be drawn into the air intake system, resulting in potential engine damage.
 

ALT Sales Corp. to Distribute Manitex Articulating Cranes

Date: 24-07-2018 / Author: kscally
ALT Sales Manitex distributor

CLEVELAND — ALT Sales Corp., headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, joined the Manitex Articulating Crane Distribution Network in the United States and abroad as its newest retail distributor.

ALT Sales Corp. is a member of the ALL Family of Companies, a privately owned heavy lift equipment rental and sales enterprise in North America, and Manitex International is an international provider of truck and knuckleboom cranes.

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