aerial lift

JLG Offers MEWP Supervisor Training to Assist with New ANSI Standard Compliance

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
JLG MEWP Supervisor Training

JLG Industries Inc. added MEWP Supervisor Training to its award-winning training program, in response to the new ANSI standards recently approved for MEWPs.

Manitou North America Expands Executive Team

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Myron Birschbach Manitou North America
Scott McGuigan Manitou North America
Jill Pintor Manitou North America

Manitou North America added three key members to its senior leadership team in order to help drive the customer experience for its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

The manufacturer named Myron Birschbach the new vice president of service and aftermarket; Scott McGuigan, eastern region vice president for Manitou North America sales; and Jill Pintor, business coordinator for Manitou North America.

Terex Opens New Washington Service Center

Date: 31-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Washington Service Center

Terex relocated its Service Center in Seattle, opening a new location approximately 15 miles southeast in Kent, Washington.

The new Service Center offers upgraded service and inspection capabilities and supports a broader market of equipment owners. 

“We are excited about this new site as it is centrally located and provides easy access from both Seattle and Tacoma,” said Jerry Kienast, regional operations manager. “These two markets are among the top five cities in Washington state.”

Genie Develops New Rental-Focused Telematics Solution

Date: 31-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Connect

Genie introduced its new Lift Connect telematics program, developed in direct response to rental customers’ unique business needs.

Genie Lift Connect is focused on actionable information, flexibility, and transparency. No matter what size of aerial equipment fleet—from 10 to 10,000 machines—equipment management is something that rental stores do every day. From knowing how equipment is performing or how often a piece is being utilized to where each unit is or when it is ready for maintenance, machine data can provide a lot of insight to rental businesses.

Genie Adds Five New Members to Sales Team

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Nate Alonzo
Genie Matt Fitzsimmons
Genie Max Izotov
Genie Connor Dugan
Genie Jon Cotts

Genie expanded its sales team to address increasing demand for aerial equipment in North America.

The five new sales team members include Nate Alonzo, Jon Cotts, Connor Dugan, Matt Fitzsimmons, and Max Izotov.

These team members will support all Genie products and services, working to meet customers’ equipment needs, developing new growth opportunities and focusing on customers’ business goals.

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.

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.

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.

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