Construction Industry News

Manitou Group Releases 2017 Year End Results

Date: 12-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The board of directors of Manitou BF, meeting on March 6, 2018 closed the accounts for 2017. Michel Denis, President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “The group closed the financial year 2017 with a +19% rise in revenues, having also strengthened our sales positions, expanded our operations outside France with the acquisition of two entities in India and Australia and lastly, having improved further our financial profitability. A year during which we have enjoyed the full and unwavering commitment of all our teams and partners.

Attendance at The Rental Show 2018 Reflects Positive Outlook for Rental Industry

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The positive forecast for steady growth in equipment rental revenue was reflected on a busy trade show floor at The Rental Show® 2018 in New Orleans, as well as in the numbers of attendees and exhibitor personnel that were at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Feb. 18-21.

The total number of attendees at The Rental Show was 6,047, with 2,657 rental businesses represented. When combined with exhibitor personnel, total attendance for 2018 was 12,066.

Manitou Group Announces Initiative to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Manitou Group, a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, announced today an initiative through its North American subsidiary to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN). The initiative, entitled Elevation Frontiers, will bring Manitou together with select universities to develop innovative business solutions that will also fundamentally advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Manitou Group will work closely with its UN partners to prioritize the Sustainable Goals as the research projects are identified and defined.

Genie Certified Pre-Owned Program Launches in North America

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

Responding to North American rental companies’ need to better manage mixed fleets in order to maximize their business’s rental return on invested capital (rROIC), the new Genie® Certified Pre-Owned Program* extends opportunities with the machines already in service. Genie Certified Used Equipment, for sale on the Genie used equipment website, is now available with a limited 24-month manufacturer’s warranty.

Diggerland USA Releases New Scissor Lift Ride, Elevation Station

Date: 02-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

For the average person, taking a joy ride up in an aerial scissor lift, traditionally used in building maintenance, warehousing, and construction, might just be a fantasy. Leave it to Diggerland USA to make dreams come true with their release of the third out of five new attractions being added for their upcoming 2018 season. “Elevation Station,” which seats five guests across a 6 foot wide by 20 foot long operating platform, will raise the thrill seekers up into the sky, reaching a maximum height just under 60 feet.

Serious Labs Developing VR Simulator with Scissor Lift Leader Skyjack

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Serious Labs, a world leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment such as cranes and aerial boom lifts, is previewing its new scissor lift operator training simulator at The Rental Show in New Orleans, LA., February 18th -21st. The preview will include renderings and video placed alongside its boom simulator in Skyjack booth 5339 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Global Market Insights Reports AWP Rental Market to cross $24bn by 2024

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing commercial and residential construction projects coupled with the rise in investments in public infrastructure worldwide are expected to support the AWP rental market over the forecast timeline.

New Sellick Plant Opens

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Sellick Equipment Limited recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million dollar manufacturing facility with state of the art technology to maintain Sellick as a leader in the rough terrain forklift market.

The new 126,000 square foot purpose built factory, was designed for new product innovation, improvement to quality control and flexibility in product design.

Oshkosh Corporation Named 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

February 27, 2018 - Oshkosh Corporation today announced that it has been named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and the legal firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.   

Utility One Source Rebranding as Custom Truck One Source

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Utility One Source (UOS) announced today a major rebranding effort, changing the company’s name to Custom Truck One Source. The rebrand unifies all company platforms under the Custom Truck One Source name.


Known for customization across a wide range of industries and a vast array of products, Custom Truck One Source is positioned as a true “one stop shop” for its customers. Company officials say the new name sends a clearer message about what the company does.

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