Construction Industry News

Equipment Dealer Feedback Sought on IRS Proposal for Tax Cut Provisions

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) advised it is seeking feedback from equipment dealers after the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations regarding two key provisions from the new tax law that will affect dealers.

One proposed rule pertains to Section 199A of the statute (“Qualified Business Income Deduction”), which includes the 20% deduction for pass-through businesses. The other deals with the law’s 100% bonus depreciation provision.

President of Doosan Bobcat North America to Retire

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Rich Goldsbury

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, announced he will retire Nov. 30 after 10 years spent leading the organization.

Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, will serve as interim president of Doosan Bobcat North America until a new leadership structure is established.

Industry Leaders to Direct Interactive Workshops at IPAF Innovate 2018

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally
IPAF Innovate 2018 NASA Space Center Houston

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released the schedule for IPAF Innovate 2018, its new, interactive event set for Oct. 16-17 in the Houston area, with MEWP and MCWP industry leaders facilitating 10 collaborative workshops where attendees will work together to address common problems.

Terex AWP, Genie Update Products to Comply with New California Requirements

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Prop 65

REDMOND, Wash.– Terex AWP, driven by the Genie brand, has updated its products and parts sold in California to meet new requirements of the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) that go in effect Aug. 30.

Under Prop 65, businesses that sell new or used products and parts into California are required to warn about potential chemical hazards, including chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm in the products/parts they purchase, in their homes, workplaces, or that are released into the environment.

JLG to Lead ANSI, Low-level Access Workshops at 2018 National VPPPA Symposium

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Two directors from JLG Industries Inc. will speak at the 2018 National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The National VPPPA Symposium brings together safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and colleagues. The event features 100 workshops over three days, 300 exhibitors, and numerous networking opportunities.

ACME Lift Company Joins with Hitachi to Offer Earthmoving Equipment

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MESA, Ariz. — ACME Lift Co. (ACME) partnered with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (HCM) to add its earthmoving equipment to ACME’s fleet, which will be made available through ACME’s proprietary re-rental operations to equipment rental companies across North America.

HCM acquired a 33.3% equity position in ACME, and the rental company has restructured its balance sheet to reduce its debt service costs and provide liquidity to fund its future fleet growth and expansion plans.

Genie Names New Parts, Services Vice President

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Matt Treadwell

REDMOND, Wash. – Genie named Matt Treadwell as the new vice president of parts and services for Terex AWP.

In this new role, Treadwell will work alongside the Terex global parts team to oversee parts and services activities worldwide for the Terex AWP business segment, driven by the Genie brand.

Aerial Equipment Company Accès Location+ Names New President

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Acces Location New President

Accès Location+ announced its founder and president, Harold Dubé, is retiring at the end of 2018, and Luc Bertrand, vice president at the aerial equipment company, will succeed him.

Dubé will mentor Bertrand until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition and will serve as an adviser to the new president after that.

Dubé said he is pleased to leave the company, which offers a wide variety of services for aerial equipment inclduing rentals, training, sales, transportation, maintenance, and repairs, in good hands.

Pettibone Hires New Parts, Service Manager

Date: 19-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Pettibone Vizanko

BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC named Steve Vizanko as the new parts and service manager.

TVH Debuts New LED Strobe Series

Date: 19-08-2018 / Author: kscally
TVH 800 LED Series

TVH in the Americas (TVH) has introduced the new 800 LED series of strobe lights.

The new series that features 11 built-in flash patterns, six LEDs per head, and a five-year warranty.
 
Paired with a heavy-duty metal base and the 12-48 VDC operating voltage, the 800 LED beacon is designed for various applications, including industrial trucks, service vehicles, utility truck, and construction vehicles.

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