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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.

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.

Best of the Best: Lift and Access Announces 2019 LLEAP Award Winners

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP winners

What are the standout new products in the access industry that you need to know about?

Lift and Access is proud to reveal its winners of the 14th annual Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Plaftorms (LLEAP) Awards, which recognize the most innovative new products in the access industry.

The awards honor eight products in four categories, including aerial lifts, material handlers, features/essential components, and aftermarket support products & services.

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.

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