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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.

 

IPAF Partners with United Rentals to Offer MEWP Training

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced a ground-breaking agreement with member firm United Rentals Inc., owner of the largest powered access rental fleet in the world, to offer certified mobile elevated The work platform (MEWP) operator training through its United Academy blended learning platform. 

Senior training managers from United Academy worked with IPAF to closely align the company’s training content with the globally recognized IPAF MEWP operator course.

Custom Equipment Celebrates 10K Hy-Brid Lifts

Date: 13-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift

Low-level scissor lift provider Custom Equipment LLC is marking the milestone of manufacturing its10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. 

Rental company Lift Works Inc. purchased the lift, particularly noteworthy since the company purchased Hy-Brid’s first HB-1030 lift in 2004.

GMG Expands Management Team with Two New Hires

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Craig Braun
Erik de Bruijn

Access equipment provider and 2018 LLEAP Award winner GMG Inc. appointed a director of global operations and a European product support manager.

Craig Braun was named as the director of global operations. Braun brings his experience in manufacturing, operations, and logistics to join the GMG team, most recently serving as the managing director at a global manufacturing company.

Braun and his team will be responsible for all aspects related to manufacturing of existing and new GMG models, quality control, testing and certification, on-time delivery, and more.

Palmer Johnson Equipment to Open Reconditioning Center

Date: 07-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Palmer Johnson reconditioning

Palmer Johnson Equipment, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is now offering off-highway equipment reconditioning and is planning to open a dedicated facility for those services in June 2019.

Genie Hosts Online Event on OEM Parts for Rental Companies

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA Event Parts

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about how OEM parts can drive business value for customers during its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from Dec. 3-7, 2018.

On Dec. 3, a prompt will be posted on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open for questions and comments through Dec. 7.

Manitou North America Expands Product Marketing Team

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou North America added two new roles to its product management and marketing teams to support its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for MEWPs, and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager.

United Rentals, Serious Labs Partner on Virtual Reality MEWP Training

Date: 30-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Jim Colvin

United Rentals is partnering with Serious Labs Inc. to provide virtual reality (VR) MEWP training as part of its blended learning model for operator certification.

This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on Nov. 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training center with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada.

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