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IPAF to Host New North American Workshop Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally

HOUSTON - The IPAF North American Regional Council is introducing a new workshop event, IPAF Innovate 2018, Oct. 16-17 at the Houston Area Safety Council headquarters, which is designed to facilitate collaboration among industry stakeholders, including rental companies, contractors, manufacturers, and service companies, through problem-solving sessions and educational presentations.

Test Out New Dinolift 92RXT Boom Lift at RBG Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dinolift 92RXT

RAYMOND, N.H. – RBG will host a demo event Sept. 7-8 at its New Hampshire facility for the new Dinolift 92RXT boom lift, which just arrived in North America.

The open house will allow attendees to get their hands on the new 4x4 lightweight self-propelled unit, and RBG will have their own factory-trained technicians there, as well as Dinolift engineers and technicians, to answer any questions about the machine.

ARA Introduces New Name for Rental Show, Updates Brand Identity

Date: 03-07-2018 / Author: kscally
New ARA logo

MOLINE, Ill. — The American Rental Association (ARA) unveiled a refreshed brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry and announced a new name for The Rental Show, which will now be called The ARA Show.

The changes are part of an extensive branding initiative—the first in more than 40 years—designed to better serve the association’s members, which represent a community of equipment and event rental professionals.

Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2018 LLEAP Awards

Date: 30-04-2018 / Author: fmotz
LLEAP 2018

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2018 LLEAP Awards program.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months.

The 2018 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018, and are currently available for purchase in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

IPAF’s Global Consultation Brings Platform Simulator to Intermat 2018

Date: 24-04-2018 / Author: fmotz

Visitors to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) stand at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, 23-28 April, are able to try their hand at using a MEWP at height without ever leaving the ground thanks to an advanced virtual reality (VR) Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) simulator being showcased as part of the federation’s ongoing worldwide consultation on the technology.

IPAF Membership Grows, IAPA Winners Announced

Date: 14-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) saw membership rise 6.6% in 2017, according to its annual report released at the association’s event attended by more than 300 in Miami last week, where the winners of the 2017 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) were also announced.

EUFMC to Feature Former MLB Pitcher as Speaker

Date: 13-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Jim Abbott

The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) announced it will feature former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott as a guest speaker at its 2018 event.

The conference, which will mark its 65th year, will be held June 3-6 in Williamsburg, Va., at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.

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.

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.

Xtreme Manufacturing Unvieled Four New or Improved Telehandlers at World of Concrete

Date: 16-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
XR630
XR1055
XR1147
XR5919
XR7038

Xtreme Manufacturing unveiled four new telehandlers at the annual World of Concrete trade show, January 23-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The four new models were among 10 telehandlers models Xtreme had on display. They ranged in capacity from the XR7038, which can lift 70,000 lbs. to the compact XR5919, which can lift 5,900 lbs.

The four new or improved Xtreme models included:

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