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ANSI A92 Standard Updates Approved for MEWP Design, Use

Date: 26-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie SX-135 XC boom

ANSI is planning to publish the updated A92 suite of standards on Dec. 10, setting the stage to usher in sweeping changes for the design and use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

The changes to the standards will affect manufacturers, dealers, rental companies, owners, and users of MEWPs. The new standards are more than six years and thousands of man-hours in the making, said Ted Beville, executive director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the standards' secretariat. 

ARA Forecasts North American Rental Revenue to Reach $71.7B in 2022

Date: 21-11-2018 / Author: kscally

The American Rental Association (ARA) adjusted its five-year rental revenue forecast to again project greater gains, estimating that rental revenues in North America will exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada.

JLG to Offer Reverse Safety Feature on Boom Lifts

Date: 19-11-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. announced that the SkyGuard SkyLine enhanced control panel protection system will be standard for North American boom lifts.

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. 

Genie Adds to Used Equipment Team

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Kevin Spencer
Marcy Lemin
Scott Sensenbrenner

Genie, Redmond, Washington, has expanded its used equipment team in North America in anticipation of increased demand in North America.

Lead by Mitch Ely, Genie director of North American services, Terex AWP, the team now includes Kevin Spencer, Marcy Lemin, and Scott Sensenbrenner in the field and is supported by a dedicated used equipment inside sales team at the factory.

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Karen M. Scally

The long-awaited proposed ANSI A92 standards, with extensive updates for the MEWP equipment industry, have been submitted to ANSI for approval by the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the secretariat for the standards.

The submission came after an appeal panel unanimously found in favor of the appeal’s respondent, the A92 chairman and secretariat, said DeAnna Martin, SAIA associate director and ANSI liaison. Now, ANSI will conduct a review, Martin said.

JLG Opens Service Center in Atlanta

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
JLG Atlanta Service Center

JLG Industries Inc., McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, opened a new service center in Hiram, Georgia.

The 14,400-sq.-ft., 12-bay Atlanta-area facility joins the growing list of JLG service centers that includes facilities in Houston; Riverside, California; Hagerstown, Maryland; and the Rock Hill, South Carolina, location that opened last year.

Aspen Equipment Hires Safety Director

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Ron Lamprecht

Aspen Equipment, Bloomington, Minnesota, hired Ron Lamprecht as director of safety, compliance and development.

Lamprecht’s construction experience includes working with multiple location companies and OSHA entities, which is ideal for Aspen Equipment with branches in Iowa and Nebraska.

JLG Financial Launches Retail Lending Program

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally


JLG Industries Inc. announced the launch of a new full-service retail lending program from JLG Financial.

The retail financing program offers 100 percent financing, a fast, simple application process. It is available in the United States.

The program supports rental houses with financing the sale of new or used equipment—any make or model—including both reconditioned and certified equipment to their end users, and it allows borrowers to choose from a variety of flexible financing options to meet any need.

Custom Equipment Hires Northeast Territory Manager

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Custom Equipment LLC welcomed Paul Allen as its Northeast U.S. territory manager.

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