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United Rentals to Acquire WesternOne Rentals in Canada for $91.8M

Date: 30-10-2018 / Author: kscally

United Rentals Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, announced its subsidiary United Rentals of Canada, Inc., agreed to acquire the assets of WesternOne Rentals & Sales LP for approximately $91.8 million in cash.

The transaction is expected to close before year-end subject to approval by the shareholders of WesternOne Inc. and certain other customary conditions. It is not contingent on financing, and is not expected to have a material impact on the revenues or earnings of United Rentals.

Manitou Unveils New Telehandlers, MEWPs to North American Dealers

Date: 30-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitou North America 2018 dealer meeting

Manitou, West Bend, Wisconsin, gave nearly 300 North American dealers the first look at several new machines, including telehandlers and MEWPs, at the company's annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee.

"This is an exciting time at Manitou North America as we pursue new market opportunities and focus on strengthening our products, services, and customer support," said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America. "Our annual dealer meeting provides a really great opportunity to come together with our customers, listen and learn from each other, and plan for the future."

Fall Protection Company Launches New Brand, Products at Safety Show

Date: 21-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Pure Safety Group (PSG), which recently acquired four safety equipment companies, is launching as the PSG brand, a family of the combined company brands and harmonized product lines at the 2018 National Safety Congress (NSC) trade show in Houston. 

In the last 10 months, PSG acquired Web Devices, Guardian Fall Protection, Checkmate, and Ty-Flot to become the largest dedicated provider of height safety equipment and services in the world.

JLG Celebrates 250K Self-Propelled Boom Lifts

Date: 19-10-2018 / Author: kscally
JLG 250,000th self-propelled boom lift

JLG Industries Inc. marked a milestone in North American manufacturing with the production of its 250,000th self-propelled boom lift. 

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.”

New JLG X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom Now Available

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. announced that the new X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom (CCB) is now available, bringing the line into the 100-ft. height class. 

This model was previewed in February 2018 at The Rental Show in New Orleans.

“The revolutionary X1000AJ demonstrates JLG’s continued commitment to delivering the industry’s broadest range of access equipment,” said Randy Marzicola, director, channel development for JLG Industries, Inc. “This newest addition to our CCB line allows operators to reach greater heights with increased machine flexibility to navigate more spaces safely.”

Haulotte Partners With IPAF as First Manufacturer to Become Sustaining Member

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Haulotte has signed a historic agreement with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) allowing it to become one of the association’s first-ever sustaining members, which is a  new membership category for organizations that wish to emphasize commitment to the ongoing aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.

The signing of new agreement took place at IPAF’s Europlatform 2018 conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 11.

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.

Time Manufacturing/Versalift Acquire Bridge Inspection Company Aspen Aerials

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Time Manufacturing/Versalift acquired Aspen Aerials, a bridge inspection equipment and services company, in a deal that will expand its products and leverage its own growing global market access.

Now known as “Aspen Aerials, a Time Manufacturing Company,” the Duluth, Minnesota-based manufacturer will continue to offer high-reaching, stable, and durable specialty equipment used to inspect the safety and integrity of bridges, as it has for more than 30 years. Their products allow technicians to examine bridges from above, alongside, or below. 

JLG Adds Bolt-On Fall Arrest System for Boom Lifts

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. is offering a new bolt-on system to help operators move safely outside the platform of its boom lifts.

This feature allows an occupant to exit the platform at height and step onto adjacent structures while being tied off to an approved lanyard anchor point on the platform. The Bolt-On Fall Arrest System consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft. cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.

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