Construction Industry News

Capitol Investment Corp. to Purchase Nesco

Date: 09-04-2019 / Author: abrumm

April 9, 2019 - Capitol Investment Corp. announced it is buying Nesco, a provider of specialty rental equipment to the electric utility, telecom, and rail end-markets.  

Nesco offers a nationwide rental fleet of approximately 4,000 units to a diverse customer base for the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and installation of critical infrastructure assets including electric lines, telecommunications networks, and rail systems. Nesco also offers service, parts, tools, and accessories needed to fully equip crews for activity in the field. 

IPAF Launches Street Smart Safety Campaign for MEWPs

Date: 09-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
IPAF Street Smart Campaign

April 9, 2019 - Working safely on or next to roads is the focus of a new campaign from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), launched at Bauma 2019 in Germany.

IPAF’s Street Smart safety campaign outlines the dangers of using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on or next to roads. With the risk of being struck by a passing vehicle such as bus or truck, prior planning is needed so the MEWP can operate safely.

JLG Celebrates First ‘Crews Across America’ Winner

Date: 04-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
The Minnesota Twins maintenance crew was named the first winner of the JLG “Crews Across America” sweepstakes.

April 4, 2019 - JLG Industries announced the Minnesota Twins maintenance crew as its first winner of the JLG “Crews Across America” sweepstakes.

IPAF Publishes Guide for MEWPS At Exhibitions

Date: 04-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
IPAF Publishes New Guidance for MEWPS At Exhibitions

April 4, 2019 - The International Access Federation (IPAF) released a new guide to help companies and individuals planning to use, demonstrate or display MEWPs at an exhibition, trade fair, or other such event.

These shows can present a challenging environment in which to operate a MEWP, and special consideration is required when displaying or demonstrating at such events.

Skyjack to Serve as Exclusive Scissor Lift Partner for Canadian Rental Company

Date: 27-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Skyjack MacFarlands Industrial DC electric scissor lift deal

Skyjack signed an exclusive deal with MacFarlands Industrial to be the sole supplier of all DC electric scissor lifts for their new Moncton, New Brunswick equipment rental location.

MacFarlands has been renting throughout Atlantic Canada for over 50 years, and, according to the company, is excited to stock their fleet with Canadian-made aerial equipment. 

Genie to Launch High-Reach Electric Slab Scissor Lift at Bauma

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie GS-4655 scissor lift

Genie will debut its electric GS-4655 scissor lift at Bauma in Munich, set for April 8-14, 2019.

The eco-friendly model comes in a compact, lightweight package and is equipped with the latest generation of fully sealed AC electric drive motors. This new model will be available globally in Q3 2019.

Merlo Launches P50.18 Panoramic Telehandler

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Merlo P50.18 Panoramic Telehandler

Merlo introduced its new P50.18Plus high capacity telehandler, part of its Panoramic range.

It offers a lift height of 58’5”, a reach of 44 ft., and load capacity of 11,000 lbs., with the added benefit of independent, front axle mounted stabilizers. Boom side shift and frame leveling are standard and can be engaged with or without stabilizers in use.

PSG Introduces Two Fall Protection Harnesses

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
PSG Guardian Series 3 fall protection harness

Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled two new Guardian Fall Protection safety harnesses in its Series line.

All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards, and are pending CSA certification.

Terex Relocates Denver Area Service Center to New Facility

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Service Center Corey Mozey

The Terex Service Center serving the Denver market has relocated to Commerce City, Colorado, providing improved accessibility for its customers in its Utilities and AWP divisions.

The move is 12 miles from the previous location and eases access from the I-70 and I-270 highway corridor.

Genie Offers MEWP Supervisor Training for New ANSI Standards

Date: 19-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training

Genie is now offering a new Lift Pro Online training course designed specifically for MEWP supervisors in order to meet the requirements of the new ANSI A92.24 training standards, which go into effect in December.

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