Construction Industry News

Perkins Engines Names New President, Promotes Outgoing Exec to Caterpillar Role

Date: 20-06-2018 / Author: kscally
Steve Ferguson
Ramin Younessi

Perkins Engines Company Limited, based in Peterborough, United Kingdom, appointed Steve Ferguson as president.

The appointment was announced by Ramin Younessi, who had been Perkins president since 2013. Younessi has been promoted to group president of Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation division.

JCB Adds Sigma to North American Dealer Network

Date: 19-06-2018 / Author: kscally
Sigma JCB

SAVANNAH, Ga. – JCB expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of Sigma JCB, a division of Sigma Equipment, located in Miami.

EUFMC 2018 Sees Record Attendance

Date: 13-06-2018 / Author: kscally

The 65th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) attracted the highest number of attendees in its history to the event held June 3-6, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

H&E Opens Branch in Aledo, Texas

Date: 06-06-2018 / Author: fmotz

H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has opened a new branch in Aledo, Texas. The new facility is H&E’s 16th in Texas and 89th nationwide.

The new branch is at 104 BPR Lane. It provides full service to customers in the western Dallas-Fort-Worth area.

The 23,840-sq.-ft. facility sits on three and a half acres with a fully-fenced yard. It holds offices, a parts warehouse, and a repair shop with eight bays. The facility can repair general industrial and construction equipment.

Xtreme, Snorkel Name New Chief Manufacturing Officer

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally
John Gill

HENDERSON, Nev. - Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel promoted John Gill to the newly created role of chief manufacturing officer (CMO).

Gill will provide direction at an executive level overseeing all manufacturing operations. He will report directly to Xtreme Manufacturing & Snorkel CEO Matthew Elvin.

Previously, Gill served as director of manufacturing operations based at the Snorkel facility in the U.K., after joining the business in November 2016. 

Genie Online Event to Seek Input on Innovations

Date: 31-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA event

REDMOND, Wash. – Genie customers are invited to participate in its “Ask Me Anything” online event June 4-8, which will focus on practical innovations for the aerial and rental markets.

ABC Seeks Public-Private Collaboration on Construction Safety Regulations

Date: 30-05-2018 / Author: kscally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the chariman of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Safety and Health Committee called for a collaborative effort between industry and the federal government to increase workplace safety and promote economic opportunity in the United States.

ARA Increases Rental Revenue Projections to Reach $64B Annually by 2022

Date: 30-05-2018 / Author: kscally

MOLINE, Ill. - The American Rental Association (ARA) adjusted its five-year forecast to project that U.S. equipment and event rental industry revenue will continue to grow on an annual basis, resulting in total revenue of $64.1 billion in 2022.

The May 2018 update of ARA’s quarterly Rentalytics report is the first to project larger increases in revenue across the board, after the past few years showing minor fluctuations. The latest update expects revenue to total $52.3 billion in 2018 instead of the $51.5 billion forecast in February.