Overseas Construction a Factor in Scarcity of Cranes at Home

Editor's Note: In researching our September State-of-the-Industry article, Crane Hot Line Magazine interviewed several folks in the crane industry about the current status of equipment backlogs. Here's what people in the trenches had to say. If a spike in nonresidential, petrochemical and transportation construction has contractors on the prowl for cranes this year, overseas exports […]

23/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Signal-Rite, LLC, Seeks National Certification

Verbal crane signal company Signal-Rite, LLC, Hayward, Calif., is now offering an eight-hour signal training course, for which it is seeking national certification. The verbal signal training program includes a written exam and a practical exam. While taking the practical exam, the student must show they have complete control over the hoist by landing the […]

23/08/2006 - 05:00 am

Bil-Jax Plans Launch of Two Additional Summit Series Models

At The Rental Show 2006, Bil-Jax, Inc., Archbold, Ohio, introduced the Summit Series product line, which at the time consisted of four trailer-mounted boom lifts. Pending successful field trials this fall, the company is positioned to add two new models to the Summit Series: the 2622T and 4642T. The smaller of the two new models […]

23/08/2006 - 05:00 am

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

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