January 2020

ARA Insurance CEO to Retire

Date: 14-01-2020 / Author: kscally
John Kennedy

ARA Insurance announced Phil Kelling, president and CEO, plans to retire effective Feb. 29, 2020, and his replacement will be current ARA Insurance CFO John Kennedy.

Under the leadership of Kelling, who has been with ARA Insurance since 1997, the agency grew from four independent agents to a premier insurance program with a network of insurance agents who support the needs of ARA members nationwide.

2020 Lift and Access Equipment Guide

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

JLG Adds Sheet Material Telehandler Attachment

Date: 07-01-2020 / Author: kscally
JLG Sheet Material Telehandler Attachment

JLG Industries introduced a new sheet material handler to its line of telehandler attachments.

The coupler-mounted attachment can lift up to 3,000 lbs. with a 72-in. maximum fork spread, allowing for heavy and wide materials to be delivered at height.

“JLG continues to expand the versatility of its telehandlers with this new sheet material handler attachment,” said John Boehme, JLG senior product manager. “Operators can confidently lift and place a variety of materials, ensuring they are delivered conveniently and efficiently to the desired location.”

ReachMaster Expands Sales Team

Date: 07-01-2020 / Author: kscally
Tony Trainer

ReachMaster added Tony Trainer as regional sales manager, as well as four new sales representatives. 

Trainer, who previously worked as a key account manager at Teupen North America for the past five years, will handle accounts in the tree care sector, as well as overall sales in the Southeast. Trainer is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hy-Brid Lifts Reveals PS-1930 Scissor Lift

Date: 02-01-2020 / Author: abrumm
Hy-Brid Lifts PS-1930

Hy-Brid Lifts is bringing lightweight technology to the lift market with the introduction of the brand-new Pro Series PS-1930.

The 19-ft. scissor lift, the tallest model in the Hy-Brid line, offers unique features such as non-fold-down rails and the company’s LeakGuard system. The new lift meets ANSI A92.20 standards that will go into effect March 2020, and will feature a new color scheme to identify Hy-Brid Lifts’ A92.20-compliant lifts, with other models following suit.