May 2020

ARA’s Redesigned Store Locator Makes Equipment Easier to Find

Date: 27-05-2020 / Author: shannon
ARA Mobile

The American Rental Association has overhauled its online rental store locator, The updated site makes finding local rental equipment and rental partners easier than ever for construction contractors and professionals. 

Hy-Brid Lifts Names South-Central Territory Manager

Date: 27-05-2020 / Author: shannon
Hy-brid Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts, Richfield, Wisconsin, has hired Chad Diacek as regional territory manager for the south-central region.

Diacek covers Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas. He provides customer support continues to grow and develop sales and support of Hy-Brid Lifts’ low-level scissor lifts in the region.

“My expertise is selling state-of-the-art, innovative construction equipment,” Diacek said. “I’m looking forward to bringing that experience to the team and the customers of Hy-Brid Lifts.”

National Equipment Dealers LLC Joins Manitou Dealer Network

Date: 22-05-2020 / Author: shannon

National Equipment Dealers LLC has joined the U.S. network of Manitou dealers.

National Equipment Dealers offers the full Manitou line of skid telescopic handlers, loaders, track loaders, and articulated loaders throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Genie Shares New Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips

Date: 22-05-2020 / Author: shannon

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Genie offers new procedures for cleaning and disinfecting aerial equipment on jobsites to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while working at height.

This information provides jobsite superintendents and fleet managers with specific precautions to take in order to keep workers and jobsites safe and productive.

SC&RA Names DICA’s Kris Koberg to Safety Education & Training Committee

Date: 19-05-2020 / Author: shannon
Kris Koberg

May 6, 2020 - Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, has been named to serve a three-year term on the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee.

Koberg’s nomination was approved on April 30 during the association’s web-based committee meeting.

One of the committee’s missions is monitoring events and recommending actions on safety related issues, including safety programs, legislation, regulations, and standards.

Five Safety Experts Honored by Association of Safety Pros

Date: 19-05-2020 / Author: shannon
American Society of Safety Professionals

The American Society of Safety Professionals has given its highest honor to five long-time members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession.

The five honorees — Ashok Garlapati, Zack Mansdorf, Terrie Norris, James Thornton, and Jeffrey Vincoli — are the 2020 designees as Fellows in the association.

American Rental Association Publishes Healthy Work Practices Guide

Date: 19-05-2020 / Author: shannon
American Rental Association

The American Rental Association has released the ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide for construction equipment rental companies.

The guide is part of the ARA’s new “Clean. Safe. Essential.” program to help ARA members continue to ensure a safe rental experience through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide provides member stores with consistent, practical guidance on measures to minimize exposure to the coronavirus for customers, staff, vendors, and guests.

Tru-Vu Offers Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting Touch Screens

Date: 19-05-2020 / Author: shannon

Touch screen manufacturer Tru-Vu, a leading supplier of LCD displays, is offering these tips for cleaning and disinfecting touch screens.

TRU-Vu values our customers’ health and safety, so here are guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting TRU-Vu touch screen monitors without damaging the screen or monitor.

It’s important to distinguish cleaning from disinfecting.

Terex Financial Services Answers Questions About Equipment Financing

Date: 14-05-2020 / Author: shannon
Terex Financial

During a recent conference call with President Donald Trump, some governors expressed concern about state revenue shortfalls caused by effects of the coronavirus.

Telecom and utility providers are critical to the country’s infrastructure, but many co-ops and municipalities are faced with making short-term decisions focused on cash management.

IPAF Issues Guidance for Minimizing Virus Risk

Date: 12-05-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation has issued guidance to help people using mobile elevating work platforms, mast-climbing working platforms, and construction lifts and hoists to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The new document has been developed and reviewed by IPAF’s safety experts and members with specialist knowledge of health and safety best practices.