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LIVE: How COVID-19 is Affecting Access OEMs, Rental Companies

Date: 19-03-2020 / Author: kscally
COVID19 Access Industry News

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its global spread, Lift and Access is keeping track of its ripple effect on the access equipment and rental industries, noting closures, changes to operations, and construction stoppages.

Check back here for the latest news as it happens.

March 20

JLG Industries to Close All U.S. Manufacturing Plants

JLG is suspending production at its U.S. facilities from March 30 through April 13 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

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.

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:

Haulotte Americas Appoints Western Sales Representative

Date: 26-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Haulotte Bronson Anderson

Haulotte Americas, winner of a 2018 LLEAP Award for its HA61 LE PRO articulating boom lift, announced Bronson Anderson was named to the position of western regional sales representative to support Haulotte partners within the Western U.S. territory.

Carlos Hernandez, executive managing director of the Americas, said this marks an exciting addition for Haulotte as their customer partnerships in North America grow.

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.

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.

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.

Genie Adds to Used Equipment Team

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Kevin Spencer
Marcy Lemin
Scott Sensenbrenner

Genie, Redmond, Washington, has expanded its used equipment team in North America in anticipation of increased demand in North America.

Lead by Mitch Ely, Genie director of North American services, Terex AWP, the team now includes Kevin Spencer, Marcy Lemin, and Scott Sensenbrenner in the field and is supported by a dedicated used equipment inside sales team at the factory.

Manitou Group Redesigns Website for Easier Use

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou Group unveiled a new version of its corporate website, www.manitou-group.com, as part of its plans for digital transformation.

Along with the key information it provides, the website functionality has been redesigned to offer users an optimal browsing experience.

The main new features include two areas dedicated entirely to media professionals and investors, direct access to the recruitment platform, prominence given to Corporate Social Responsibility, and a clean, understated, modern design.

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