December 2018

EUFMC Adds Astronaut Mark Kelly as Dinner Speaker

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally
EUFMC Mark Kelly

The 66th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference will feature American hero Mark Kelly, a highly decorated astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain, as its dinner speaker on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

The conference will be held June 2-5, 2019, at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Genie Adds Five New Members to Sales Team

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Nate Alonzo
Genie Matt Fitzsimmons
Genie Max Izotov
Genie Connor Dugan
Genie Jon Cotts

Genie expanded its sales team to address increasing demand for aerial equipment in North America.

The five new sales team members include Nate Alonzo, Jon Cotts, Connor Dugan, Matt Fitzsimmons, and Max Izotov.

These team members will support all Genie products and services, working to meet customers’ equipment needs, developing new growth opportunities and focusing on customers’ business goals.

IPAF Partners with United Rentals to Offer MEWP Training

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced a ground-breaking agreement with member firm United Rentals Inc., owner of the largest powered access rental fleet in the world, to offer certified mobile elevated The work platform (MEWP) operator training through its United Academy blended learning platform. 

Senior training managers from United Academy worked with IPAF to closely align the company’s training content with the globally recognized IPAF MEWP operator course.

Custom Equipment Celebrates 10K Hy-Brid Lifts

Date: 13-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift

Low-level scissor lift provider Custom Equipment LLC is marking the milestone of manufacturing its10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. 

Rental company Lift Works Inc. purchased the lift, particularly noteworthy since the company purchased Hy-Brid’s first HB-1030 lift in 2004.

Terex Service Center Employees to Share Military Veteran Stories on TV Show

Date: 12-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Military Makeover Terex Service Center employees

Five Terex Service Center team members will be featured on an episode of “Military Makeover: Operation Career,” to air on the Lifetime Network on Dec. 20 at 7:30 a.m. EST.

The television series highlights military veterans who have transitioned out of the military into successful civilian careers. The Terex team members who were filmed for the show previously served in the U.S. Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Registration Opens for Safety 2019 Conference in New Orleans

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Safety 2019

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) announced that registration is open for the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals.

The conference expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries, and it is set for June 9-12 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

GMG Expands Management Team with Two New Hires

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Craig Braun
Erik de Bruijn

Access equipment provider and 2018 LLEAP Award winner GMG Inc. appointed a director of global operations and a European product support manager.

Craig Braun was named as the director of global operations. Braun brings his experience in manufacturing, operations, and logistics to join the GMG team, most recently serving as the managing director at a global manufacturing company.

Braun and his team will be responsible for all aspects related to manufacturing of existing and new GMG models, quality control, testing and certification, on-time delivery, and more.

Palmer Johnson Equipment to Open Reconditioning Center

Date: 07-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Palmer Johnson reconditioning

Palmer Johnson Equipment, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is now offering off-highway equipment reconditioning and is planning to open a dedicated facility for those services in June 2019.

Genie Hosts Online Event on OEM Parts for Rental Companies

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA Event Parts

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about how OEM parts can drive business value for customers during its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from Dec. 3-7, 2018.

On Dec. 3, a prompt will be posted on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open for questions and comments through Dec. 7.

Manitou North America Expands Product Marketing Team

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou North America added two new roles to its product management and marketing teams to support its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for MEWPs, and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager.

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