Construction Industry News

Registration Opens for Safety 2019 Conference in New Orleans

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Safety 2019

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) announced that registration is open for the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals.

The conference expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries, and it is set for June 9-12 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

GMG Expands Management Team with Two New Hires

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Craig Braun
Erik de Bruijn

Access equipment provider and 2018 LLEAP Award winner GMG Inc. appointed a director of global operations and a European product support manager.

Craig Braun was named as the director of global operations. Braun brings his experience in manufacturing, operations, and logistics to join the GMG team, most recently serving as the managing director at a global manufacturing company.

Braun and his team will be responsible for all aspects related to manufacturing of existing and new GMG models, quality control, testing and certification, on-time delivery, and more.

Genie Hosts Online Event on OEM Parts for Rental Companies

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA Event Parts

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about how OEM parts can drive business value for customers during its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from Dec. 3-7, 2018.

On Dec. 3, a prompt will be posted on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open for questions and comments through Dec. 7.

Manitou North America Expands Product Marketing Team

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou North America added two new roles to its product management and marketing teams to support its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for MEWPs, and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager.

Pettibone Dealer Landmark Equipment Announces New Owners

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Pettibone Landmark Equipment

The former owner of Landmark Equipment, a long-time member of the Pettibone dealer network based in Portland, Oregon, has retired and sold the company to two of his employees.

United Rentals, Serious Labs Partner on Virtual Reality MEWP Training

Date: 30-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Jim Colvin

United Rentals is partnering with Serious Labs Inc. to provide virtual reality (VR) MEWP training as part of its blended learning model for operator certification.

This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on Nov. 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training center with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada.

2018 LLEAP Award Winners Announced

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access announced the winners of the 13th annual Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Plaftorms (LLEAP) Awards, which recognize the industry's most innovative new products.

To be considered in the 2018 LLEAP competition, a new product, major product improvement, or accessory must have been available in North America and introduced or delivered to the market between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018.

The two top-ranked products in each of the five LLEAP categories are:

Aerial Lifts

IPAF Issues Guides for New ANSI A92 Standards

Date: 28-11-2018 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released important guidance to help companies and individuals understand the new ANSI A92 standards, set to be published Dec. 10 and go in effect December 2019.

Four IPAF white papers identify key changes in the North American (both ANSI and CSA) standards to help define responsibilities for companies, owners, and operators in order to become compliant.

ANSI A92 Standard Updates Approved for MEWP Design, Use

Date: 26-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie SX-135 XC boom

ANSI is planning to publish the updated A92 suite of standards on Dec. 10, setting the stage to usher in sweeping changes for the design and use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

The changes to the standards will affect manufacturers, dealers, rental companies, owners, and users of MEWPs. The new standards are more than six years and thousands of man-hours in the making, said Ted Beville, executive director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the standards' secretariat. 

Pink Manitex Boom Truck Raises Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitex breast cancer awareness boom truck

Manitex International Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, unveiled a pink 22101S boom truck with custom graphics to help support the fight against breast cancer.

Manitex, along with several dealers, customized the boom truck for the 2018 TCI Expo in Charlotte. The crane was displayed throughout the event and headed into service with its colors immediately after the show. Manitex will donate the excess contributions from its dealers and customers to the local Charlotte chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation for furthering breast cancer research.

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