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Genie President Among Speakers for IPAF Summit 2019

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie President Matt Fearon IPAF Summit

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announced its speaker lineup for this year’s Summit, set for March 6, 2019, in Dubai, UAE, and it will include Genie President Matt Fearon and Serious Labs CEO Jim Colvin, among others.

Skyjack Named United Rentals Supplier of the Year

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals Skyjack award

Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division received recognition from United Rentals in January, winning its Supplier of the Year Award.

Skyjack has been building its relationship with the world’s largest rental company since the rental company’s inception in 1997. Since then, Skyjack and United Rentals have been working hand-in-hand to maximize jobsite productivity and Project Uptime for end users.

Genie Hosts Online Event to Help Rental Companies Leverage Data

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about accessing, utilizing, and leverage data during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event Jan. 29–Feb. 1, 2019.

The event, designed to help rental stores better understand how data can create value and drive business growth, will start with a special announcement on Jan. 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, streaming on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, with the AMA following immediately after.

JLG Expands BIM Library Across Full Product Line

Date: 23-01-2019 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries added compact crawler booms to its BIM library, making the full JLG product line available for download on www.bimobject.com, an industry leading platform for BIM.

Select models are available directly through www.jlg.com.

Snorkel Introduces Two Telehandlers, Narrow Rough Terrain Scissor Lift at World of Concrete 2019

Date: 22-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Snorkel World of Concrete 2019

As it kicks off its 60th anniversary celebration this year, Snorkel introduced two new telehandlers and a narrow rough terrain scissor lift  at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.

The two new telehandler models offer larger capacity: the Snorkel SR9244 and SR1054.  The SR9244 offers a lift capacity of 9,260 lbs., a maximum lift height of 44’4”, and a forward reach of 31’2”, and the larger SR1054 delivers a lift capacity of 10,000 lbs., a maximum lift height of 53’9”, and a forward reach of 41’4”.

Nominate Your MEWP, Telehandler Team for JLG’s ‘Crews Across America’ Contest

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries is holding its “Crews Across America” sweepstakes, a contest designed in the company’s 50th year to celebrate the hard-working crews from coast to coast who use MEWPs and telescopic handlers.

Genie Updates Training Courses to Meet New ANSI A92 Standards

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Training

Genie updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new ANSI A92 standards, which will take effect Dec. 10, 2019.

The programs include:

  • Genie Lift Pro Online Operator Training Program
  • Genie Lift Pro Train the Trainer courses
  • Genie Lift Pro classroom-based operator training courses

The courses will comply with the new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training.

United Rentals to Make Leadership Changes

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals Matthew Flannery

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, announced its board of directors has appointed Matthew Flannery, current president and chief operating officer, to become its new CEO, while retaining the role as president.

Additionally, the board has appointed Michael Kneeland, the current CEO, to become non-executive chairman. Bobby Griffin, a 10-year member of the board and chairman of the Strategy Committee, will become lead independent director.

ARA Introduces Strategic Plan for Equipment Rental Industry

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
ARA Strategic Plan

The American Rental Association (ARA) released a new industry-wide strategic plan that will drive program initiatives over the next three years to better support the success of its members and advance the equipment rental industry.

This is the first revision to ARA’s strategic plan in more than a decade.

The ARA board of directors met for a two-day session led by a professional facilitator to discuss common issues within the industry in order to develop action plans.

JLG Industries Celebrates 50 Years in Access Industry

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
John L. Grove
JLG 50
JLG 250,000 boom lift


JLG Industries Inc. kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration on Jan. 9, 2019, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. 

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