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Manitowoc Celebrates Two Award Wins for New Models

Date: 20-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitowoc’s new product development program has enjoyed its strongest year in recent times, and the company’s efforts are being recognized with two cranes that were launched in 2017 earning industry awards. The prize-winning Manitowoc cranes are the Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane from Potain and the TMS9000-2 truck crane from Grove.

Ion Warner, vice president of marketing and investor relations at Manitowoc, said the awards were deserved recognition for the company’s hard work in recent years.

IPAF Welcomes Updates to British Standards on MEWPs and MCWPs

Date: 20-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

IPAF to brief cross-party MPs’ inquiry into work at height

Submit Your Nomination - Safety in Motion Award

Date: 20-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

PRECO Electronics is accepting nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award.

Now in its seventh year, the annual award is widely recognized and anticipated among heavy-duty safety professionals.

Preco has established the Excellence in Safety Award to honor one person each year who is the voice of safety in their industry.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit www. Preco.com or click here.

Emerging Practice of Prevention through Design and Technology Advances Poised to Help Improve Construction Safety

Date: 20-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving construction safety—technologies used on jobsites, and the practice of Prevention through Design (PtD). The study, conducted in partnership with the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and United Rentals and published in the Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017 SmartMarket Report, is the third in a series of studies that demonstrate the financial and project benefits that contractors reap from their safety investments.

2018 Economic Outlook Forecasts 9.1% Expansion In Equipment and Software Investment and 2.7% GDP growth

Date: 20-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The annual investment growth projection, which is well above the estimated 5.2 percent growth rate experienced in 2017, continues the strong improvement trajectory seen over the last 12 months. While a few headwinds persist, they should be outweighed by an encouraging business investment climate.

MEWPs Now Available in Global BIM Library Thanks to IPAF

Date: 15-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available in the National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library with more to follow thanks to the efforts of experts from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases Again in December

Date: 15-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector.

Genie Expands Its Sales Team in North America

Date: 15-12-2017 / Author: fmotz
Dickey Benett

Committed to earning customers’ business with responsive support, Genie has hired six new sales representatives in North America to represent the company — Dickey Bennett, Justin Kelley, Dave Porter, Tim Schmidt, Mike Shaw and Brad Trask. These gentlemen will support all Genie products and services for the company’s customers, working to meet customers’ needs, as well as helping to develop new growth opportunities, while remaining focused on their customers’ business goals.

Manitou Names Hanson Regional VP and CEO for North America

Date: 14-12-2017 / Author: mlarson

Manitou Group has named Mark Hanson as regional vice president and CEO of Manitou North America. 

"We are excited to welcome Mark at a time when Manitou Group is bringing many new innovative products to global markets," said Laurent Bonnaure, executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Manitou Group. "Mark has a great team in place, and his strong leadership and industry expertise will help Manitou, Gehl and Mustang become market leaders in North America." 

JCB’S Dealer Network Expands in South Central Canada with Addition of Westcon JCB

Date: 13-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Westcon JCB, headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the newest addition to JCB’s growing North American dealer network. The new dealer will sell, rent and service JCB equipment from branches in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and
Winnipeg, Manitoba.