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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.

Pettibone Enters MEWP Market with Scissor Lift Line

Date: 11-12-2019 / Author: kscally
Pettibone MEWP Launch

Pettibone, known for its rough-terrain material handling equipment, is joining the MEWP market in North America with a line of 13 scissor lift models.

The models range in working heights ranging from 18.4 ft. to 46 ft.

The scissor lifts are compliant with the new ANSI A92.20 MEWP standards and are available in electric or hydraulic drive configurations for indoor and outdoor applications. Key features of the line include a universal drive control box with LED screen, platform extensions with foot pedal control, and large scissor arms for excellent stability and durability.

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.

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. 

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.

IPAF CEO Leaving After 15 Years

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
Tim Whiteman

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) CEO Tim Whiteman is stepping down from his position leading the association after 15 years in the position.

Snorkel Founder Art Moore Dies

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: kscally
Snorkel Founder Art Moore
Snorkel founder Art Moore with his wife Sue

June 20, 2019 - Access industry pioneer Art Moore, the founder of Snorkel and a current board member, died June 19, 2019. He was 94.

Known for his drive and determination, Art's innovative career has left a lasting impact on the global work-at-height industry. His imaginative designs and pursuit for quality helped to shape the industry in its infancy and set standards still followed to present day. 

Global MEWP Rental Fleet Nears 1.5M Units While Uncertainty Looms

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF 2019 MEWP report

The MEWP rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report is exclusively compiled by research intelligence company, DuckerFrontier, formerly Ducker Worldwide. For the past two years, the report was positive across the board, with the U.S. in particular exceeding expectations and experiencing steady growth.

United Rentals Names Former Riwal CEO to New Executive Role

Date: 01-05-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals' Norty Turner

United Rentals appointed Norty Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president of services and advanced solutions.

Turner, the former CEO of Riwal, will oversee four business units, including United Academy, customer equipment service, customer fleet solutions, and advanced solutions. His role will have a distinctive focus on building out service and solution platforms to better support customers.

JLG, Dana Partner on Electric Axle for Aerial Lifts

Date: 17-04-2019 / Author: kscally
Dana logo

JLG Industries and Dana Incorporated announced their collaboration at the 2019 Bauma in Munich to develop an advanced Spicer Electrified e-Axle for the next generation of MEWPs as part of JLG's electrification initiative. 

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20% when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains.

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