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Karen M. Scally

The long-awaited proposed ANSI A92 standards, with extensive updates for the MEWP equipment industry, have been submitted to ANSI for approval by the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the secretariat for the standards.

The submission came after an appeal panel unanimously found in favor of the appeal’s respondent, the A92 chairman and secretariat, said DeAnna Martin, SAIA associate director and ANSI liaison. Now, ANSI will conduct a review, Martin said.

JLG Opens Service Center in Atlanta

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
JLG Atlanta Service Center

JLG Industries Inc., McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, opened a new service center in Hiram, Georgia.

The 14,400-sq.-ft., 12-bay Atlanta-area facility joins the growing list of JLG service centers that includes facilities in Houston; Riverside, California; Hagerstown, Maryland; and the Rock Hill, South Carolina, location that opened last year.

Aspen Equipment Hires Safety Director

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Ron Lamprecht

Aspen Equipment, Bloomington, Minnesota, hired Ron Lamprecht as director of safety, compliance and development.

Lamprecht’s construction experience includes working with multiple location companies and OSHA entities, which is ideal for Aspen Equipment with branches in Iowa and Nebraska.

JLG Financial Launches Retail Lending Program

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally


JLG Industries Inc. announced the launch of a new full-service retail lending program from JLG Financial.

The retail financing program offers 100 percent financing, a fast, simple application process. It is available in the United States.

The program supports rental houses with financing the sale of new or used equipment—any make or model—including both reconditioned and certified equipment to their end users, and it allows borrowers to choose from a variety of flexible financing options to meet any need.

Custom Equipment Hires Northeast Territory Manager

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Custom Equipment LLC welcomed Paul Allen as its Northeast U.S. territory manager.

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.”

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