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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. 

Haulotte Americas Appoints Western Sales Representative

Date: 26-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Haulotte Bronson Anderson

Haulotte Americas, winner of a 2018 LLEAP Award for its HA61 LE PRO articulating boom lift, announced Bronson Anderson was named to the position of western regional sales representative to support Haulotte partners within the Western U.S. territory.

Carlos Hernandez, executive managing director of the Americas, said this marks an exciting addition for Haulotte as their customer partnerships in North America grow.

Southeastern Equipment President Retires After Nearly 50 Years

Date: 20-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Southeastern Equipment Charlie Patterson
Southeastern Equipment Mickey Gourley

Charles K. Patterson, president of Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc., retired after 46 years with the company.

Southeastern Equipment has been selling, servicing, and renting heavy machinery since 1957. The company has 18 locations throughout Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. Manufacturers represented by Southeastern Equipment include: CASE Construction, Terex, Eager Beaver Trailers, Genie, Skytrak, JLG, and more.

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 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.

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