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LLEAP 2017 will Honor Innovative Products

Date: 25-05-2017 / Author: fmotz
LLEAP 2017

Companies that want to enter their innovative new products in the 2017 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) competition have until June 15, 2017, to complete the online entry form.

Organized by Lift and Access magazine, the LLEAP awards recognize new or updated products whose innovation advances the state of the industry and delivers benefits to users.

Xtreme Up-rates Telehandler to 70,000-Pound Capacity

Date: 08-09-2014 / Author: mlarson
Xtreme telehandler
Xtreme Manufacturing is up-rating its new XR6538 rough-terrain telehandler into the XR7038. Introduced at ConExpo 2014 as the Xtreme XR6538, the machine has since undergone full testing and has been up-rated to a lifting capacity of 70,000 lbs.

Lift and Access Seeks Entries for 2013 LLEAP Awards

Date: 15-03-2013 / Author: kparrish
construction news

Lift and Access magazine is seeking entries for its 2013 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards competition, the seventh year of the award program. LLEAP judges will evaluate and honor innovative products that were introduced to the industry between April 1, 2011, and Feb. 28, 2013. Products considered must be new, innovative, and beneficial to the state of the lifting equipment and access industry.

 

Manitou Releases Five New Boom Lifts for North America

Date: 16-10-2019 / Author: kscally
Manitou TJ 60 telescopic boom lift

Manitou Americas announced during a press event at its West Bend, Wisconsin, headquarters that it is introducing its telescopic boom lift line and a new articulating boom lift model. 

The telescopic boom lifts includes four new diesel-powered models, the TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+, and TJ 85. The ATJ 60 also joins Manitou’s expanded MEWP line, launched less than two years ago, to now feature 10 models. 

2019 LLEAP Awards Deadline Extended

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP Awards

There’s still time for companies to enter their new products and services in the 2019 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access magazine.

The deadline for entries to the annual program that honors the latest innovations in lifting and access equipment has been extended to July 26.

This year’s 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.

IPAF CEO Leaving After 15 Years

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
Tim Whiteman

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) CEO Tim Whiteman is stepping down from his position leading the association after 15 years in the position.

Scaffold & Access Industry Association Names New Directors

Date: 02-07-2019 / Author: kscally

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) appointed DeAnna Martin as executive director and Jackie Brown as associate director.

Martin also serves as the SAIA/ANSI liaison for the A92 Accredited Standards Committee, which develops the standards for the aerial platform industry. She had previously served as the SAIA’s associate director since 2014.

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. 

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.

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.

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