Construction Industry News

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 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.

ANSI Rules in Favor of Appeals Against A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 31-05-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) found in favor of two appeals filed against the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, stating that the design, safe use, and training standards violate the commercial terms and conditions of ANSI’s Essential Requirements. 

The appeals, which were heard by the BSR on May 7, pertained to the requirements of the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) and that modifications or additions to a MEWP be made only with the permission of the manufacturer, arguing that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.

JLG Names Erie Events as Latest 'Crews Across America' Winner

Date: 30-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Erie Events

May 30, 2019 — JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announced Erie Events as a first-place winner of the JLG “Crews Across America” sweepstakes.

The organization was chosen among hundreds of qualified entries from crews who entered the contest since its kickoff Jan. 1.

JLG Innovations to be Featured on 'Inside The Blueprint'

Date: 29-05-2019 / Author: abrumm

May 29, 2019 — JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will be featured on a segment of 'Inside the Blueprint' on Father’s Day, June 16, at 4:30 p.m. EST/PST on Fox Business.

Following its debut airing, the show can be viewed on JLG’s YouTube channel or through syndication across more than 150 U.S. television channels.

Global MEWP Rental Fleet Nears 1.5M Units While Uncertainty Looms

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF 2019 MEWP report

The MEWP rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report is exclusively compiled by research intelligence company, DuckerFrontier, formerly Ducker Worldwide. For the past two years, the report was positive across the board, with the U.S. in particular exceeding expectations and experiencing steady growth.