Predicting 2012’s Top Topics

As I settle in at the keyboard during the waning days of 2011 to write the editor’s column for Lift and Access’ first edition of 2012, I am thinking about topics likely to affect the industry in the new year.

One of the biggest and most surprising popped up just last Friday, Dec. 16. United Rentals, Greenwich, Conn., and RSC Rentals, Scottsdale, Ariz., announced that United is buying RSC for $4.2 billion.

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About the Author: 

Mike Larson

Mike Larson has been writing about heavy equipment and construction for more than 25 years. He joined Heartland Communications Group in 2011 as editor of Lift and Access. During his career, he has edited Western Builder and Midwest Construction, and has been a regular contributor to Engineering News-Record and Constructor magazines. Larson also worked in and managed marketing communications for Manitowoc Cranes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.