February 2018

New Report Shows Glass and Glazing Industry Poised for More Growth in 2018

Date: 07-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
KM&R

The ongoing construction expansion and a robust overall U.S. economy will keep U.S. glazing contractors plenty busy this year. This boost is being felt across most markets and in virtually all relevant building segments, according to the newly released 2018 Glass and Glazing Industry Outlook report from Key Media & Research (KMR).

Skyjack Talks Tech, Unveils New Products, and More at The Rental Show

Date: 07-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division is hosting a press conference at the largest equipment rental show in North America. The Rental Show takes place February 18-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana and will house products and services from over 700 manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment.Skyjack will be there showcasing new technology and unveiling products that we’re introducing in 2018.

Scally to Edit Lift and Access Magazine

Date: 07-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
Karen Scally

Heartland Communications Inc. has named respected B2B equipment journalist Karen M. Scally to edit Lift and Access magazine, and its supplements, Telecom and Utility Construction and Components & Consumables.

Scally succeeds Mike Larson, who has edited the magazines for the past seven years. Larson will remain Heartland’s editorial director and will also continue to edit the company’s Crane Hot Line magazine.

Manitou Telehandlers Deliver More Capacity

Date: 06-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
MRT 1840
MRT 3050

Manitou is pleased to introduce three new rotating telehandlers to the North American market - the MRT 2470, MRT 3050 and MRT 1840 - bringing the full Manitou MRT Series rotating telehandler line to six models that can handle capacities up to 15,400 pounds and reach up to 103 feet 4 inches.

Specialty Construction Drove January Employment Growth

Date: 05-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

The January Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report revealed another strong month of job growth, with steady increases in the construction sector. Specialty construction dominated construction job growth with 26,300 positions added.

“Skilled employees are in high demand,” said Jack Jacobson, spokesperson for the Construction Employers of America. “Our apprenticeship and training programs are vital to ensure that construction employers have a quality labor market to access as demand in the specialty construction sector continues to grow.”

Palfinger Inc. President Woody to Retire, be Succeeded by Arkilander

Date: 05-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Mark Woody, Palfinger Inc.’s president and vice president of sales and marketing – Americas, will retire March 31 after 25 years of service to the company. 

Woody joined Palfinger Inc. in 1993, when the company’s Niagara Falls facility had about 11 employees. Today the company has about 1,000 employees across North America, including a core group that Woody has mentored since the beginning. 

EquipmentWatch Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Highest Retained Value Awards

Date: 01-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

EquipmentWatch, the world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced the winners of the 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards – the industry’s only award based on residual values of heavy equipment.

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