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U.S. Battery Reorganizes Corporate Leadership

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Don Wallace U.S. Battery

U.S. Battery Manufacturing announced changes to its corporate leadership structure within the company’s sales and operations in its Corona, California; Augusta, Georgia; and Evans, Georgia plants.

Don Wallace was named chief operating officer, Michael Coad was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing, and Zack Cox was promoted to vice president of operations.

Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2019 LLEAP Awards

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2019 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 2019 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, and are currently available for purchase in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Eligible products and services include:

Genie Introduces Boom Lift Accessory to Place Signs, Hang Decor

Date: 19-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Tools Expo Installer

The new Genie Lift Tools Expo Installer is designed to make boom lift operators more efficient by allowing for precise, easy placement of signs, banners, and hanging décor. 

This ANSI-certified accessory is ideal for use in convention centers, arenas, malls, theaters, and other locations that decorate with suspended ornamentation.
The Genie Lift Tools Expo Installer is an indoor-use only aftermarket accessory, available through Genie Genuine Parts, designed for 6-ft. and 8-ft. articulating and telescopic boom platforms. 

Perkins Engines’ New Kentucky Parts Center to Speed Delivery, Service

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Perkins RLC

Perkins Engines is focusing on faster parts delivery and service with its new 37,000-sq.-ft. regional logistics center (RLC) in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Perkins chose the location for the center, which shares space in the UPS-SCS multi-client Kentucky Distribution Center, to be close to the UPS Worldport facility less than 50 miles away at Louisville International Airport and its access to the U.S. Interstate highway system to facilitate ground shipments across the U.S. and Canada.

C&D Technologies to Acquire Trojan Battery

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Trojan Battery

C&D Technologies, a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, agreed to acquire Trojan Battery Company LLC, Santa Fe Springs, California, from its current majority owner, an affiliate of Charlesbank Capital Partners.
 
This acquisition will combine two leading battery manufacturers with complementary product portfolios to create one of the largest energy storage providers with over $1 billion of revenue, eight manufacturing facilities, and a presence in every major region.

Trojan Battery Introduces Trillium Lithium Ion Batteries

Date: 30-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Trojan Battery Trillium lithium ion

 
Trojan Battery Co. LLC, Santa Fe Springs, California, introduced the Trillium line of Trojan Intelligent Lithium batteries for deep-cycling applications, designed to be a replacement for existing lead acid batteries. 

With a life expectancy over 5,000 cycles, Trillium maximizes total energy throughput and lowers lifetime operating costs, which is ideal for meeting demanding deep-cycling requirements across a wide range of stationary and motive power applications.

JLG Offers 3-Foot Platform for Boom Lifts

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally
3-foot platform

JLG Industries can now equip all its engine-powered boom lifts with a 3-ft. platform.

The 30-in. by 36-in. platform is available as an aftermarket purchase or on new whole goods orders.

“These new smaller platforms help JLG meet the growing market demand for compact platforms to complete work in tight spaces,” said Bill Dovey, senior product manager, booms, JLG Industries Inc. “Smaller platforms allow workers to access work areas where traditional platforms wouldn’t fit.”

Genie Introduces Material Carrier Attachment for RT Scissor Lifts

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Material Carrier Attachment

Genie is offering the Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment designed for Genie GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough terrain scissor lift.

Perkins Buys Out Engine Partner IAT

Date: 28-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Perkins Engines Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., and its affiliates have agreed to purchase the remaining share of its joint venture with IHI Agri-Tech Corporation (IAT). 

For over two decades, the joint venture has delivered a powerful range of engines in the 0.5-2.2 L space. Manufactured in the U.K., U.S., China, and Japan, there are currently more than 1 million Perkins 400 Series engines at work around the world, powering a wide range of off highway equipment. 

Trojan Battery Introduces New Logo, Refreshes Brand

Date: 24-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Trojan Battery Co. LLC updated its brand with a new look that includes a modern logo, vibrant colors, revised product branding, and a new tagline: Charging Forward.

The refreshed image will be incorporated in Trojan’s marketing campaigns, collateral, and new website, which is slated for later this year.  The classic maroon color of Trojan batteries will remain the same.

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