CCO Small and Large Telescopic Categories to Be Renamed

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., is renaming its large and small telescopic mobile crane categories. The “Small Telescopic, Less Than 17.5 Tons Capacity” category will be known as the “Small Telescopic, Fixed Cab” category, while the “Large Telescopic, More Than 17.5 Tons Capacity” will become the “Large Telescopic, […]

18/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Telehandler Showcase to Premier in Phoenix

This October, Lift and Access magazine and parent company Maximum Capacity Media will premier the Lift and Access Telehandler Showcase in Phoenix, Ariz. Fourteen 10,000- to 11,000-pound capacity telescopic handlers with 50- to 60-foot lift heights will be evaluated by the Lift and Access staff during the three-day event. Participating manufacturers include CareLift, Caterpillar, Gehl, […]

18/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C., has completed their 2005 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries. A total of 5,702 workplace fatalities occurred last year, down from 5,764 in 2002. The fatality rate also declined last year to 4.0 per 100,000 employees, down from 4.1 in 2004. While private construction continued to be the highest […]

16/08/2006 - 05:00 am

JLG Chairman Takes Safety Training to the Boardroom

Bill Lasky, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., was recently awarded a Powered Access Licensed-Registration (PAL) Card and Operator Training Certificate following the successful completion of a comprehensive aerial work platform operator training course held at JLG's McConnellsburg training center. The training program and PAL Card […]

11/08/2006 - 05:00 am

RSC Names New President

Erik Olsson has been appointed chief executive officer of Rental Service Corp., Scottsdale, Ariz., and president of Atlas Copco's rental service business. Olsson, the former vice president of operations for Atlas Copco's rental service business and chief operating officer of RSC since March 2005, replaces Tom Zorn. Olsson started his career at Atlas Copco in […]

11/08/2006 - 05:00 am

One Source Equipment Rentals Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Private equity firm Oakmont Acquisition Corp., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets of One Source Equipment Rentals, LLC, one of the Midwest's largest independent construction equipment rental companies. The acquisition also includes One Source's related entities, such as One Source Equipment Rentals […]

09/08/2006 - 05:00 am

JLG Begins Shipment of Cat-Branded Telehandlers

JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., announced that it has commenced shipment of the Cat-branded TH family of telehandlers for Caterpillar dealers in the European, African, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific markets on July 26, 2006. Following a successful production launch of five models in late June, the first units have been delivered to Caterpillar dealers. Production […]

09/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Titan Tire Corp. Acquires Continental’s OTR Tire Facility

Titan Tire Corp., Quincy, Ill., today announced it has acquired the off-the-road (OTR) tire facility of Continental Tire North America, Inc. (CTNA) in Bryan, Ohio. The agreement was reached on July 31, 2006, for an approximate purchase price of $53 million. “CTNA is pleased to have reached this agreement with Titan, a leader in the […]

07/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Grove Launches Long-Boom, Four-Axle AT

Manitowoc Crane Group (MCG) is now offering a long-boom version of the new Grove GMK4100 (GMK4115 in the United States) all-terrain (AT) crane launched at Intermat 2006 in Paris earlier this year. With deliveries beginning in December 2006, the GMK4100-L (GMK4115-L in the United States) incorporates the same features as the GMK4100, but also offers […]

01/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Support Agreement Announced Between Liebherr, Wheco Corp.

Liebherr has announced a joint product support agreement with Richland, Wash.-based, crane repair specialist Wheco Corp. to offer timely and cost-effective structural repairs for Liebherr Ehingen cranes. The crane manufacturer attributes the agreement to Wheco's knowledge, experience, facilities, and trained technicians. Designed to complement Liebherr's existing repair facility capabilities in Virginia and Texas, the agreement […]

01/08/2006 - 05:00 am

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