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Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between November 2016 and November 2017

Date: 03-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that firms in most states are adding jobs amid expectations that demand will continue to grow thanks to new tax cuts and regulatory reforms.

Kingsbridge Holdings Buys Western States Equipment

Date: 03-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

Kingsbridge Holdings, Lake Forest, Ill., has bought Western States Equipment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Western States Equipment is a general rental company owned by the Costanzo family. It operates a substantial fleet of aerial work platforms and telehandlers.

Established in 1997, Western States Equipment serves Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Kingsbridge has historically focused on providing independent financing solutions for equipment acquisition. The Western States Equipment acquisition is reportedly its first foray into equipment rental.

Registration Opens for Independent Equipment Dealers Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in Orlando

Date: 03-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) encourages all current members and vendor/exhibitor associate members to register now for its 2018 Annual Meeting, February 18 –20, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

“The 2018 IEDA Annual Meeting & Expo is a unique time for members and associate members to network with each other, learn best practices from their peers, participate in round table discussions and hear more about the latest industry developments, regulations and growth opportunities,” said IEDA Executive Director Kristen Williams.

JCB North America Celebrates Employee Excellence

Date: 21-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

JCB North America hosted its annual “Celebrating Success” event this week, to recognize employees who made extraordinary contributions to the company’s success in 2017, and to celebrate those who achieved significant employment anniversaries in the past 12 months. The event at the company’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, was attended by 250 employees. “

Commercial Construction Index Reveals Continued Optimism Among Contractors

Date: 21-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

Confidence in the commercial construction industry is strong, despite significant concerns around jobsite efficiency and labor productivity, according to the Q4 2017 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). Released today, the Index shows that optimism remains high in the commercial construction industry, with 57 percent of contractors expecting to hire in the next six months and a large majority reporting stable or increased revenue expectations in the next year. The Q4 composite score is 74, up one point from Q3.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

Date: 21-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for November was $7.5 billion, up 17 percent year-over-year from new business volume in November 2016. Volume was down 11 percent month-to-month from $8.4 billion in October. Year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 5 percent compared to 2016.

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.