Construction Industry News

ANSI A92 Annual Meeting Date, Hotel Set for 2018

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) announced the ANSI Accredited Standards Developers (ASC) A92 annual meeting will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando.

The SAIA serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards.

The association says it has negotiated a special room rate at the host hotel, and reservations can be made here. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 1, and registrants need to mention the SAIA in order to secure the group rate.

Terex Utilities, Custom Truck One to Support International Lineman’s Rodeo

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Terex Rodeo Hurtman Rescue

Terex Utilities and Custom Truck One Source are gearing up for participation in the International Lineman’s Rodeo on Oct. 13 in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The competition attracts the best lineworkers from around the world to compete in events based on traditional tasks and skills. More than 100 utility companies are expected to be represented by their best lineworkers.

California Aerial Equipment Rental Companies Merge to Become RESCO

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Two California aerial equipment rental companies merged to form Rental Equipment Service Company (RESCO).

This move makes RESCO now one of the largest independently owned, full-service dealers in the state, which will allow both companies to better leverage their size and resources on behalf of their customers.

Under the merger, West Coast Equipment LLC and D&D Lift Inc., which are both authorized dealers of JLG, Gradall, Skytrak, and Princeton machines, will retain their individual name, logo, and brand identity.

Lifting Gear Hire Enhances Load Cell Fleet With Straightpoint Units

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
LGH Straightpoint Radiolink plus

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is upgrading its load cell fleet with Straightpoint’s (SP) Radiolink plus units up to 220,000 lbs. in capacity.

The Radiolink plus, which is the U.K. manufacturer’s top selling load cell, is capable of both weighing and dynamic load monitoring for many applications.

The order from LGH will be delivered over a two- to-three-year period, ultimately resulting in 23 LGH lifting equipment rental facilities in the U.S. and Canada stocking exclusively SP product.

By : 
Karen M. Scally

When I first heard about IPAF Innovate 2018, I quickly realized this was much more than your average industry event.

IPAF Innovate 2018 empowers owners, renters, and operators of MEWPs and MCWPs to share their personal experiences in order to find solutions that promote safety in a setting like no other.

Equipment Dealer Feedback Sought on IRS Proposal for Tax Cut Provisions

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) advised it is seeking feedback from equipment dealers after the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations regarding two key provisions from the new tax law that will affect dealers.

One proposed rule pertains to Section 199A of the statute (“Qualified Business Income Deduction”), which includes the 20% deduction for pass-through businesses. The other deals with the law’s 100% bonus depreciation provision.

President of Doosan Bobcat North America to Retire

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Rich Goldsbury

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, announced he will retire Nov. 30 after 10 years spent leading the organization.

Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, will serve as interim president of Doosan Bobcat North America until a new leadership structure is established.

Industry Leaders to Direct Interactive Workshops at IPAF Innovate 2018

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally
IPAF Innovate 2018 NASA Space Center Houston

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released the schedule for IPAF Innovate 2018, its new, interactive event set for Oct. 16-17 in the Houston area, with MEWP and MCWP industry leaders facilitating 10 collaborative workshops where attendees will work together to address common problems.

Terex AWP, Genie Update Products to Comply with New California Requirements

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Prop 65

REDMOND, Wash.– Terex AWP, driven by the Genie brand, has updated its products and parts sold in California to meet new requirements of the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) that go in effect Aug. 30.

Under Prop 65, businesses that sell new or used products and parts into California are required to warn about potential chemical hazards, including chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm in the products/parts they purchase, in their homes, workplaces, or that are released into the environment.

JLG to Lead ANSI, Low-level Access Workshops at 2018 National VPPPA Symposium

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Two directors from JLG Industries Inc. will speak at the 2018 National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The National VPPPA Symposium brings together safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and colleagues. The event features 100 workshops over three days, 300 exhibitors, and numerous networking opportunities.

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