October 2017 News archive

Kobelco USA to be honored with Pillar of the Industry award
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA will be honored with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) prestigious Pillar of the Industry award.

Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to U. S. plants
V-Twin Vanguard engines will be built in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama facilities.

Rental leaders to be named to the Rental Hall of Fame
Carl Newman and the late Melvin Williams will be formally inducted during a ceremony at The Rental Show in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Combi rollers offer asphalt compaction benefits
heir design and performance can benefit pavement contractors.

Rental Solutions: Reduce rental hassles
Electronic fuel injection helps reduce maintenance, increases reliability.

Business Managment: Top 10 tips for successful employee recruitment
Build your company’s brand and develop a candidate pool early.

Build your Business: What’s your Unique Selling Proposition?
Here’s how to identify it.

Service Tips: Make that first impression
Maintenance takes care of your customers.

Kubota announces $87 million expansion in Kansas
The expansion will add logistics hub, a fifth division and midwest sales office on 203 acres near Edgerton, Kansas.

Mirdha new Genie chief commercial officer
Arjun Mirdha has been appointed to the position of Genie chief commercial officer for Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).

ELFI confidence holds firm in October
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its October 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

Volvo CE sales up 34 percent in Q3
Market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia help propel Volvo Construction Equipment to a strong performance in the third quarter of 2017. 

Caterpillar to enter utility vehicle (UTV) market
The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

The end of the road for petrol and diesel vehicles poses new challenges for construction
Governments and manufacturers envision a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles; how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt?

Skyjack and Trackunit partner to provide machine connectivity
Their focus is on telematics compatibility, simplicity, and measurable benefits.

BigRentz appoints director of operations
Eric Esqivel to drive customer experience.

Q4 economic outlook forecasts equipment, software investment growth at 4.3 percent
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.

IT expert Lisa Wessinger joins Point of Rental
Her experience will allow greater customization of reports.

Inside sales training December 5-6, 2017
The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will be offering a two-day inside sales training seminar in Baltimore.

Remote management system added to Hyundai compact excavator models
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has added its exclusive Hi-Mate remote management system on three crawler and one wheeled excavator models.

Deere expands hurricane relief support
Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Schwing America acquires assets of Loop Belt Industries
Schwing America announced  the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors.

Durante Rentals opens new location
New Bushwick Avenue store is its first in Brooklyn, New York, and ninth overall.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas updates dealer signage
As its North American dealer network expands, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas rolls out a comprehensive new dealer signage and identity campaign.

Preparing for mobile elevated work platform load sense
Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are expected to be finalized by the end of 2016 and go into effect in late 2017.

OSHA delays silica rule enforcement
Although the effective date of new silica rules was September 23, OSHA reports it will not issue citations for another 30 days.