Construction Industry News

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.  
 

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.

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%.  

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.

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).

Deutz Names Regional Business Manager

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Greg Tremaine

DEUTZ Corporation named Greg Tremaine its new regional business manager.

EUFMC to Feature Former MLB Pitcher as Speaker

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Jim Abbott

The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) announced it will feature former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott as a guest speaker at its 2018 event.

The conference, which will mark its 65th year, will be held June 3-6 in Williamsburg, Va., at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.

Franklin Equipment Continues to Grow in Wisconsin

Date: 12-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Franklin Equipment announces another store opening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (237 N. Washburn Street Oshkosh, WI 54904.) This new location expands Franklin Equipment’s regional coverage from stores in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Kentucky. This latest location is part of Franklin’s expansion in the Midwest with three Wisconsin stores, Milwaukee, Racine and the new store in Oshkosh.

Manitou Group Releases 2017 Year End Results

Date: 12-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The board of directors of Manitou BF, meeting on March 6, 2018 closed the accounts for 2017. Michel Denis, President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “The group closed the financial year 2017 with a +19% rise in revenues, having also strengthened our sales positions, expanded our operations outside France with the acquisition of two entities in India and Australia and lastly, having improved further our financial profitability. A year during which we have enjoyed the full and unwavering commitment of all our teams and partners.

Attendance at The Rental Show 2018 Reflects Positive Outlook for Rental Industry

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The positive forecast for steady growth in equipment rental revenue was reflected on a busy trade show floor at The Rental Show® 2018 in New Orleans, as well as in the numbers of attendees and exhibitor personnel that were at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Feb. 18-21.

The total number of attendees at The Rental Show was 6,047, with 2,657 rental businesses represented. When combined with exhibitor personnel, total attendance for 2018 was 12,066.

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