RSC Equipment Rental Purchased for $3.4 Billion

Atlas Copco has sold a majority stake of RSC Equipment Rental, Scottsdale, Ariz., to New York private equity firms Ripplewood Holdings and Oak Hill Capital Management. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $3.4 billion, plus up to $400 million of additional consideration in the form of notes, based on the achievement of profitability targets through […]

06/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Bronto Skylift Unveils the World’s Tallest Aerial Lift

Bronto Skylift, Tampere, Finland, introduced the 325-foot-tall Model F-101 HLA truck-mounted aerial, the world's tallest aerial lift. Although the first unit is being produced for firefighting purposes, an industrial version for the alternative energy, utility, and construction industries will be launched in spring 2007. The Model S 101 HLA, the industrial version, will also offer […]

04/10/2006 - 05:00 am

JLG Introduces Heavy Duty Electric Aerial Lift

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., has released preliminary specs for its new 12-foot heavy duty electric aerial lift, the 1230ES. Although not a scissor lift but rather a mast-type elevation system, Mark Mohn, JLG product champion, said the 1230ES is designated as part of the ES electric scissor lift series because it shares many of the […]

04/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Wilkerson Moves into New Position at Terex, New AWP President Appointed

Terex Aerial Work Platform President Bob Wilkerson has moved into a new role at Terex Corp., Westport, Conn., and the company has named Tim Ford as the new president to lead the Genie brand. Ford will be based in Connecticut and will report directly to the company's chairman and chief executive officer, Ronald M. DeFeo. […]

04/10/2006 - 05:00 am

MCG Reaches Higher Highs in Unveiling Revolutionary Crane Technology

A “new paradigm in lifting” may well be Manitowoc Crane Group's moniker for the new GTK 1100, a Grove model that factors the best qualities of today's major crane types into a completely new concept in crane engineering. The result is a niche product designed for high lifts in tight spaces. The yet-to-be-classified unit was […]

04/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Genie Industries Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Much like any other business, Genie Industries, Redmond, Wash., started out with small means and a big idea. For 40 years, the company has drawn from its ingenuity, continuing to be more successful with each new product introduction. As Genie celebrates its 40th anniversary, Lift and Access 360 looks back at the steps Genie has […]

04/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Regular OSHA Operations Resume on Gulf Coast

OSHA has restarted regular operations throughout Louisiana. Prior to Sept. 15th, OSHA had exempted New Orleans and various southern parishes from its normal enforcement operations resulting from last year's hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to an OSHA news release, this action enabled OSHA staff to provide faster and more flexible responses to hazards […]

03/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Grove Introduces RT535E Rough-Terrain Crane

Grove Crane, Shady Grove, Pa., recently launched a new 35-ton rough-terrain crane, the RT535E. Featuring a four-section, 102-foot full power boom, the RT535E reaches a maximum tip height of 154 feet with a 26- to 45-foot offsettable swingaway extension. The crane's rectangular boom features high-strength steel, which offers weight savings and improved lifting capacity. The […]

02/10/2006 - 05:00 am

Recertification for Tower Crane Operators Now Available

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., has announced the availability of its CCO tower crane recertification written examination. Since the CCO tower crane recertification program was introduced in late 2004, more than 1,500 operators have taken the written examination and close to 1,000 for the practical, reported David Ritchie, […]

29/09/2006 - 05:00 am

NER Partners with QUALCOMM, American Resources Insurance Co.

QUALCOMM Incorporated and National Equipment Register (NER) have joined together to bring a combined, more comprehensive theft and recovery service to the construction and heavy equipment industries. The partnership marks the first time the NER has aligned itself with a telematics and equipment management services provider such as QUALCOMM, as well as QUALCOMM's first time […]

26/09/2006 - 05:00 am

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