March 2018

Genie Names VP of Product Management and Business Systems

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: mlarson

Genie has named Mike Davis as vice president of product management and Terex business systems (TBS).

Davis is responsible for global product management of the Genie brand, and also has global responsibility for the company’s TBS activities across operations and administration.

He will transition to his new role and relocate to Redmond, Wash., in the coming months.

Davis sees two distinct elements to his new role. 

Deutz Names Regional Business Manager

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Greg Tremaine

DEUTZ Corporation named Greg Tremaine its new regional business manager.

EUFMC to Feature Former MLB Pitcher as Speaker

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Jim Abbott

The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) announced it will feature former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott as a guest speaker at its 2018 event.

The conference, which will mark its 65th year, will be held June 3-6 in Williamsburg, Va., at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.

Serious Labs Unveils Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Aerial Equipment

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
scissor lift vr simulator

Serious Labs, an Edmonton-based developer of virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment including cranes and aerial boom lifts, launched its new Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator at the IPAF Summit/IAPAs.

The simulator combines Serious Labs’ new scissor lift modules with its boom lift modules to provide a comprehensive aerial operator training solution for the rental industry.

Franklin Equipment Continues to Grow in Wisconsin

Date: 12-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Franklin Equipment announces another store opening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (237 N. Washburn Street Oshkosh, WI 54904.) This new location expands Franklin Equipment’s regional coverage from stores in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Kentucky. This latest location is part of Franklin’s expansion in the Midwest with three Wisconsin stores, Milwaukee, Racine and the new store in Oshkosh.

Manitou Group Releases 2017 Year End Results

Date: 12-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The board of directors of Manitou BF, meeting on March 6, 2018 closed the accounts for 2017. Michel Denis, President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “The group closed the financial year 2017 with a +19% rise in revenues, having also strengthened our sales positions, expanded our operations outside France with the acquisition of two entities in India and Australia and lastly, having improved further our financial profitability. A year during which we have enjoyed the full and unwavering commitment of all our teams and partners.

JLG Industries Launches DirectAccess

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, today launched JLG® DirectAccess. Accessible at www.jlg.com/en/direct-access, this new digital property is designed to provide equipment owners and operators with a wide-range of information to help them better understand their access equipment, the industry, its regulations and future technologies.

Attendance at The Rental Show 2018 Reflects Positive Outlook for Rental Industry

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The positive forecast for steady growth in equipment rental revenue was reflected on a busy trade show floor at The Rental Show® 2018 in New Orleans, as well as in the numbers of attendees and exhibitor personnel that were at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Feb. 18-21.

The total number of attendees at The Rental Show was 6,047, with 2,657 rental businesses represented. When combined with exhibitor personnel, total attendance for 2018 was 12,066.

Manitou Group Announces Initiative to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Manitou Group, a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, announced today an initiative through its North American subsidiary to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN). The initiative, entitled Elevation Frontiers, will bring Manitou together with select universities to develop innovative business solutions that will also fundamentally advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Manitou Group will work closely with its UN partners to prioritize the Sustainable Goals as the research projects are identified and defined.

Larson Electronics LLC Releases Ultra Low-Profile Explosion Proof LED Light

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Larson Electronics LLC, industrial lighting expert, released a new extra low-profile explosion proof LED light fixture, which is a reliable and effective replacement for traditional hazardous location luminaries. The explosion proof LED is paint spray booth approved, holds ATEX and IECEx certifications, making it ideal for paint booths, oil rigs, offshore applications, manufacturing and chemical storage and other explosive environments.

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