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Funding programs that meet specific goals and targets and contribute to improved performance was only one of many goals the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set out to achieve. As Industrial Lift and Hoist notes on page 26, the Stimulus Package designated $300 million for vehicles that use alternative fuels.

Aichi debuted the SV1930C powered access scissor lift prototype at the 2009 Lift and Access Showcase. The unit was shipped from Japan to Chandler, Ariz., specifically for the event.

The scissor lift, which is distributed by Toyota Material Handling USA, Irvine, Calif., is part of Aichi's global machine series and will be available in 2009 along with five global scissor lift models with platform heights ranging from 15 to 32 feet. Displaying the Toyota orange-and-gray color scheme, the SV1930C features a 19-foot platform height and 30-inch width.

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Guy Ramsey

When Bil-Jax Inc., Archbold, Ohio, entered the self-propelled boom lift market in early 2007, the company decided to focus on offering the easiest product to sell to its already developed clientele: smaller, independent rental companies. Bil-Jax established a strong presence with this market through the popular Summit Series trailer-mounted aerial lifts.