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ARA Insurance CEO to Retire

Date: 14-01-2020 / Author: kscally
John Kennedy

ARA Insurance announced Phil Kelling, president and CEO, plans to retire effective Feb. 29, 2020, and his replacement will be current ARA Insurance CFO John Kennedy.

Under the leadership of Kelling, who has been with ARA Insurance since 1997, the agency grew from four independent agents to a premier insurance program with a network of insurance agents who support the needs of ARA members nationwide.

By : 
Karen M. Scally
Access Nation podcast

It's here: The time of year when we reveal the new winners of the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards.

I had the pleasure of going back on as a guest of the Access Nation podcast, hosted by Phil Duane, owner of Schempp Wholesale Re-rent, to unveil the winners of the 2019 competition. The new podcast episode is available today, and you can listen to it here.

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

Date: 04-12-2019 / 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.

By : 
Karen M. Scally
Access Nation podcast

Ever wonder what goes into selecting the winners for the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access?

Let me tell you, it’s a pretty big deal.

I recently had the opportunity to serve as a guest on the Access Nation podcast, hosted by Phil Duane, owner of Schempp Wholesale Re-rent. Duane, who draws on his experience in the access equipment rental industry with roles at Snorkel, Altec, and JLG, asked me about the LLEAP Awards’ process, including:

ANSI A92 MEWP Standards Delayed Until 2020

Date: 31-10-2019 / Author: kscally

The effective date for the new ANSI A92 suite of standards for MEWPs has been pushed back until March 1, 2020, members of the A92 Main Committee decided at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held Oct. 27-30 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The suite, which includes the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training standards, was originally set to go into effect in December, but two appeals, partially approved by ANSI this spring, have resulted in the delays.

Manitou Releases Five New Boom Lifts for North America

Date: 16-10-2019 / Author: kscally
Manitou TJ 60 telescopic boom lift

Manitou Americas announced during a press event at its West Bend, Wisconsin, headquarters that it is introducing its telescopic boom lift line and a new articulating boom lift model. 

The telescopic boom lifts includes four new diesel-powered models, the TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+, and TJ 85. The ATJ 60 also joins Manitou’s expanded MEWP line, launched less than two years ago, to now feature 10 models. 

United Rentals' Norty Turner to Lead IPAF; Boehler Steps Down

Date: 02-10-2019 / Author: kscally
Norty Turner IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announced that Norty Turner, senior vice president of Services and Advanced Solutions at United Rentals, will replace Brad Boehler, the former president of Skyjack, as the organization's president.

Boehler recently left his role with IPAF member firm Skyjack.

JLG Offers SkySense on Boom, Scissor Lifts

Date: 19-09-2019 / Author: abrumm
JLG SkySense

Sep. 19, 2019 — JLG Industries is now offering its SkySense technology for most boom and scissor lifts.

SkySense uses strategically placed object detection sensors and innovative ultrasonic technology to heighten equipment operators' awareness of the immediate surroundings. When operators are using the machine, sensors establish warning zones and create stop distances dependent on the machine’s direction.

Aftermarket orders can be placed at JLG Online Express and new machine orders can be coordinated through a JLG sales representative.

2019 LLEAP Awards Deadline Extended

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP Awards

There’s still time for companies to enter their new products and services in the 2019 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access magazine.

The deadline for entries to the annual program that honors the latest innovations in lifting and access equipment has been extended to July 26.

This year’s 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.

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