Construction Industry News

United Rentals Announces Call for Presentations for Conference

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
United Rentals

June 25, 2019 – United Rentals Inc. announced the call for presentations for the Total Control & Innovation Conference 2019, which takes place Nov. 11-13, 2019 in San Antonio.

At the conference, industry experts and thought leaders will discuss how digital innovations improve worksite operations, optimize equipment fleets, and bolster the bottom line.

Kardie Equipment Expands Fleet

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm

June 25, 2019 - Kardie Equipment, a distributor for Bronto Skylift, added three units to its current rental fleet of 20, expanding what the company says is the largest collection of aerial work platforms in North America.

Manitou North America Continues 30 Year Partnership, Provides Equipment to Road America

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Road America

June 21, 2019 – Manitou North America strengthens a 30 year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with the delivery of new Manitou and Gehl equipment.

“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Road America,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group. “Road America is an iconic race venue right in our backyard, and we are honored to see our equipment used on the track and throughout the year.”

Custom Equipment Teams Up with GPS Education Partners

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
GPSEd

June 21, 2019 – Custom Equipment LLC announced its partnership with GPS Education Partners, allowing the company to build industry talent pools and future workforces using a unique youth apprenticeship model designed by GPSEd.

This model has shown proven success for hundreds of Wisconsin businesses since its launch in manufacturing almost 20 years ago. The apprenticeship model will match motivated student workers with promising technical careers and expose them to career pathways in the manufacturing industry.

Snorkel Founder Art Moore Dies

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: kscally
Snorkel Founder Art Moore
Snorkel founder Art Moore with his wife Sue

June 20, 2019 - Access industry pioneer Art Moore, the founder of Snorkel and a current board member, died June 19, 2019. He was 94.

Known for his drive and determination, Art's innovative career has left a lasting impact on the global work-at-height industry. His imaginative designs and pursuit for quality helped to shape the industry in its infancy and set standards still followed to present day. 

Redesigned Genie Website Adds BIM Library for MEWPs, Telehandlers

Date: 14-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Genie Website

June 13, 2019 – Following the launch of the updated Genie website in North America in 2018, the newly redesigned www.genielift.com is now live globally with the addition of BIM tool to aid architecture, engineering, and construction professionals in planning their projects digitally.

AGF Access Group Provides Equipment for Texas Bridge

Date: 11-06-2019 / Author: kscally
Sam Houston Bridge AGF Access Group

June 10, 2019 – Montreal-based AGF Access Group Inc., has been selected by Ship Channel Constructors (SCC) to provide access equipment for the construction of the massive twin-span stay-cable Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge in Harris County, Texas.

Genie Event to Address New North American MEWP Standards

Date: 10-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, Terex AWP

June 6, 2019 – Genie has invited customers to ask questions and get answers about the ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event, June 10-14.

The event will also provide customers with information on the recent appeals to the standards and explain which parts of the standards these appeals specifically apply.

TE Connectivity Completes Acquisition of Kissling Group

Date: 04-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
TE Connectivity

June 4, 2019 – TE Connectivity (TE) completed the previously announced acquisition of the Kissling group of companies on May 24.

Headquartered in Wildberg, Germany, Kissling is a provider of high-power and high-voltage relays and ruggedized switches for the commercial transportation, industrial, military, and aviation industries. They have built a reputation as a trusted source for mission critical applications and demanding environmental operating conditions.

TVH in the Americas Moves Pennsylvania Location

Date: 03-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
TVH in the Americas

June 3, 2019 - TVH in the Americas (TVH) has moved their Pennsylvania distribution center into a larger space.

Previously located just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, TVH Pennsylvania is now located in Elizabethtown. The new distribution center is 105,000 square feet, which more than doubles the old warehouse space. This allows the company to have more inventory on hand and readily available for customers.

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