Construction Industry News

Danfoss Power Solutions Introduces CAN Device to Streamline Equipment Operation

Date: 18-07-2018 / Author: kscally

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, offering ergonomic, five-finger control to allow operators of off-road equipment including telehandlers to keep their eyes on the road.

United Rentals to Buy BakerCorp

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

United Rentals, Inc. and BakerCorp International Holdings, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for United Rentals to buy BakerCorp for approximately $715 million in cash.

The boards of directors of United Rentals and BakerCorp have unanimously approved the agreement. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

DEUTZ Power Midwest Expands Coverage Area, Grows Staff

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

DEUTZ Power Center Midwest added the entire state of Kansas to its existing coverage area, which includes Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Northern Indiana.

To better support customers in this large region, DPC Midwest now offers products and services from five locations and has expanded its staff by 40%.  

Manitou Expands Safety Website for Equipment Users

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

July 11, 2018 - Manitou Group overhauled its website reduce-program.com, which is dedicated to improving the quality of work life for equipment users, by adding new tools aimed to prevent accidents and enhance safety.

Launched in 2013, Manitou Group's "REDUCE" site has been expanded with a wide range of features.

ARA Introduces New Name for Rental Show, Updates Brand Identity

Date: 03-07-2018 / Author: kscally
New ARA logo

MOLINE, Ill. — The American Rental Association (ARA) unveiled a refreshed brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry and announced a new name for The Rental Show, which will now be called The ARA Show.

The changes are part of an extensive branding initiative—the first in more than 40 years—designed to better serve the association’s members, which represent a community of equipment and event rental professionals.

Snorkel to Offer Trigger Guard on New, Existing Lifts

Date: 03-07-2018 / Author: kscally
Snorkel trigger guard

HENDERSON, Nev. — Snorkel introduced a trigger guard solution that will be available as standard for all of the manufacturer’s lifts that have an enable switch operated joystick, as well as a retrofitted option for existing electric and rough terrain scissor lifts.

The trigger guard can also be retrofitted to any Snorkel models with an enable switch operated joystick, including some electric boom lifts, towable booms, and mast booms. 

JLG Parent Company President Wins Top CEO Award

Date: 28-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — JLG parent company Oshkosh Corporation announced that its president and CEO, Wilson Jones, won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018.

This is the fourth national award for the company under Jones’ leadership in 2018.

JLG’s New BIM Library Designed to Ease Rental Equipment Planning

Date: 26-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — JLG Industries Inc. launched a BIM library on its website.

BIM (building information modelling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.

For rental companies, a major advantage of BIM is that, at a very early stage, the equipment required at a jobsite can be identified and its transportation planned. This will allow the right product is delivered at the right time to complete the work at hand.

Ruthmann Sets Sights on North American Growth With New Company

Date: 26-06-2018 / Author: kscally
the Ruthmann Eagle T108A
Ruthmann Expands in North America
Tom Goyer

German aerial work platform manufacturer Ruthmann is expanding its presence in North America.

The company has established its own subsidiary Ruthmann North America L.P. and plans to continue to develop its presence in the North American market along with its two long-standing sales and service partners, Time Manufacturing and ReachMaster Inc.

2018 LLEAP Awards Entry Deadline Extended

Date: 20-06-2018 / Author: kscally
LLEAP 2018

Lift and Access magazine is extending the deadline for entries for its 2018 LLEAP Awards program to July 15.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months.

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