January 2019

Lift and Access January-February 2019

In-Depth Coverage of the Latest Products,Technologies, and Trends for Lifting Equipment Professionals

New Terex Utilities Leaders to Expand Technical Services, Support

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally

Terex Utilities announced two organizational changes, promoting Richard Gunderman to vice president of parts and services and naming Nick Cammisa to the newly created position of director of service sales.

Gunderman will report to Clint Weber, vice president and general manager for Terex Utilities. Cammisa will report to Gunderman.

Nominate Your MEWP, Telehandler Team for JLG’s ‘Crews Across America’ Contest

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries is holding its “Crews Across America” sweepstakes, a contest designed in the company’s 50th year to celebrate the hard-working crews from coast to coast who use MEWPs and telescopic handlers.

JCB Adds Dealer in Indiana

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally

 

JCB expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of Weaver JCB in Indiana.

Weaver JCB will sell and service new and used JCB equipment from locations at 905 Nelson’s Parkway in Wakarusa, Indiana and 52345 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, Indiana. 

Genie Updates Training Courses to Meet New ANSI A92 Standards

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Training

Genie updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new ANSI A92 standards, which will take effect Dec. 10, 2019.

The programs include:

  • Genie Lift Pro Online Operator Training Program
  • Genie Lift Pro Train the Trainer courses
  • Genie Lift Pro classroom-based operator training courses

The courses will comply with the new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training.

United Rentals to Make Leadership Changes

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals Matthew Flannery

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, announced its board of directors has appointed Matthew Flannery, current president and chief operating officer, to become its new CEO, while retaining the role as president.

Additionally, the board has appointed Michael Kneeland, the current CEO, to become non-executive chairman. Bobby Griffin, a 10-year member of the board and chairman of the Strategy Committee, will become lead independent director.

Report: Wearable Technology Important in Monitoring Worker Fatigue on Jobsite

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation released a fatigue research report that shows the value of wearable technology on the jobsite to monitor the fatigue levels of workers in order to reduce injuries and increase productivity.

The three-year study was led by Dr. Lora Cavuoto at the University at Buffalo and Dr. Fadel Megahed at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio. The project also involved researchers from Auburn University and the University of Dayton.

JLG Industries Celebrates 50 Years in Access Industry

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
John L. Grove
JLG 50
JLG 250,000 boom lift


JLG Industries Inc. kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration on Jan. 9, 2019, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. 

ARA Introduces Strategic Plan for Equipment Rental Industry

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
ARA Strategic Plan

The American Rental Association (ARA) released a new industry-wide strategic plan that will drive program initiatives over the next three years to better support the success of its members and advance the equipment rental industry.

This is the first revision to ARA’s strategic plan in more than a decade.

The ARA board of directors met for a two-day session led by a professional facilitator to discuss common issues within the industry in order to develop action plans.