June 2020

Talbert Tag-A-Long AC Trailers Maximize Efficiency

Date: 30-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Talbert Manufacturing
Talbert Manufacturing offers its Tag-A-Long Austin Carry-All Series (AC Series) trailers to minimize loading times and maximize productivity for everyday hauling of small- to mid-sized equipment. The line of 10- to 25-ton tag-a-long trailers features low loaded deck heights, durability, 7° loading angle to transport a variety of equipment. Talbert’s AC Series is ideal for general construction, paving, agriculture, and oil fields.

AED Promotes McCabe to Vice President of Education, Programs

Date: 30-06-2020 / Author: shannon
The Associated Equipment Distributors has promoted Liz McCabe to vice president of education and programs. “In her new role, Liz will oversee The AED Foundation staff responsible for our accreditation, apprenticeship, and seminar development,” said Brian McGuire, AED president and CEO. “In a few months, she will also assume responsibility for overseeing the AED Foundation fundraising staff and consultants. In addition, she will serve on the AED management team.”

Snorkel Supports Artist Creating Tribute Mural for COVID-19 Charity

Date: 29-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Snorkel, a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms, supported renowned street artist Gent 48 as he created a COVID-19 themed mural in Birmingham, U.K. Painted from the platform of a Snorkel S3370RT compact rough terrain scissor lift, the commemorative mural was commissioned by Birmingham’s art4charity as part of fundraising efforts.

Manitou Group, Road America Racetrack Continue 31-Year Partnership

Date: 23-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Gehl & Manitou
Manitou Group continues to strengthen its 31-year partnership with Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Gehl, a Manitou Group brand, has been the official construction equipment of the 4.2-mile iconic road track since 1989. The Road America operations team uses the Gehl and Manitou equipment to maintain the 640-acre track throughout the year.

BKT Launches Two New Tires for Forklifts

Date: 23-06-2020 / Author: shannon
BKT Forklift
Tire manufacturer BKT has launched two new models of its Maglift tires, a line designed specifically for forklifts: Maglift Eco and Maglift Premium.

United Rentals Offers Free Webinars on Improving Worksite Performance

Date: 23-06-2020 / Author: shannon
United Rentals
Starting June 30, 2020, United Rentals Inc. will offer five free webinars about ways to improve worksite performance. The sessions are open to everyone. The weekly sessions take from June 30 to July 28. They provide advice, safety guidance, and innovation tips from experts and leaders across multiple industries. In today’s already-complex worksites, safety and work practices can change frequently, and requirements are even more stringent. The webinars will provide helpful and practical tips to identify and mitigate risks.

Innovative Testing Certifies 252 AED Technicians Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 22-06-2020 / Author: shannon
AED Foundation
Since the beginning of March, 252 technicians have become certified. The AED Foundation has made that number possible through online proctoring that ensures students and technicians have not had to put their education plans on hold due to COVID-19. That excellent accomplishment was made possible when dealers, schools, and the foundation developed a timely solution that allowed testing to continue. Thanks to online testing and the flexibility of dealers and schools, equipment dealers can keep technicians educated and ensure integrity that meets the foundation’s standards.

Ritchie Bros. to Hold First Northeast Regional Auction June 23

Date: 18-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

On June 23-24, 2020, Ritchie Bros. will hold an online auction to sell more than 5,900 pieces of equipment from the northeastern U.S.

The auction will combine equipment from 800 owners in North East, Maryland; North Franklin, Connecticut; Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh.

Prinoth Makes Changes to Board and Senior Management

Date: 17-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Prinoth Group

Prinoth Group, Granby, Quebec, has made changes to its board and senior management.

Werner Amort has been appointed to the company’s supervisory board after 16 years as president of Prinoth Group. He succeeds Michael Seeber as chairman of the Prinoth Advisory Board.

Klaus Tonhäuser has been named president of Prinoth Group, succeeding Amort. Tonhäuser made a name for himself as director of Rosenbauer, a manufacturer of fire engines, and later as CEO of Poloplast, a manufacturer of pipe systems.

IPAF Adds Facial Recognition to Online Operator Training

Date: 17-06-2020 / Author: shannon
IPAF E-Learning

The International Powered Access Federation has modified its eLearning operator theory module to include facial recognition technology as a security measure. It has already used the same technology on its MEWPs for Managers eLearning course.

Using the camera on the candidate’s device or computer, the technology ensures that only the trainee under assessment is able to undergo the eLearning.