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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.

Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2019 LLEAP Awards

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2019 LLEAP Awards program.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months.

The 2019 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, and are currently available for purchase in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Eligible products and services include:

Serious Labs Adds Skyjack President to Board

Date: 28-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Brad Boehler

Virtual reality training solutions provider Serious Labs announced that Skyjack President Brad Boehler has joined its board of directors.

Boehler will advise on business and strategy topics, and provide counsel regarding the compliance of VR simulators with a variety of standards. His appointment expands the board to seven members.

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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