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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.

Renewal of Michel Denis as President and CEO of Manitou Group for the Next Four Years

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Board of Directors of Manitou BF unanimously voted to renew the mandate of Mr. Michel Denis as President and CEO of Manitou Group for a further period of 4 years until the Annual General Assembly in 2022 that will approve the financial statements of 2021.

Caterpillar Grows Service and Repair Choices, Including the Launch of Yellowmark™ Parts

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

In August of this year, Caterpillar communicated a new corporate strategy to its global dealer network – a strategy led and defined by a new purpose statement, “Our solutions help our customers build a better world.” Through partnerships with Cat® dealers and investment in digital-enabled solutions and services for the aftermarket, Caterpillar is one step closer to fulfilling this purpose.

Private Equity Firm Buys 80% of Custom Equipment LLC

Date: 12-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

An affiliate of Stratford‐Cambridge Group (SCG), Plymouth, Mich., has acquired an 80% stake in Custom Equipment, LLC, (Custom), a scissor-lift manufacturer that is headquartered in Richfield, Wis., and operates a second manufacturing facility in West Bend, Wis.

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