NER Launches Insurance Agency Partner Program

New York-based National Equipment Register (NER) recently launched its Agency Partner Program to help insurance agencies provide an additional risk management tool to clients with construction or farm equipment. Insurance agents that place construction and farm equipment risks with NER member insurers (listed on may register equipment on NER's national ownership database at discounts […]

24/04/2006 - 05:00 am

ALL Erection and Crane Rental Expands

ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, recently added a tower crane division, headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, and a new facility in Mobile, Ala., to its growing family of companies. “We began as part of the ALL Erection headquarters in Cleveland, but we grew from 0 to 110 tower cranes plus six self-erect cranes […]

21/04/2006 - 05:00 am

Redesigned for Maximum Performance: Upgrades to the Xtreme telehandler line meet company standards and buyers’ demands

Part One Since launching its first telehandler product line in 2001, Don Ahern, owner of Xtreme Manufacturing in Las Vegas and Ahern Equipment Rentals, would admit that applying his knowledge of the rental business to manufacturing isn't necessarily an easy transition. Nevertheless, the company has successfully held its own in a very competitive marketplace. And […]

19/04/2006 - 05:00 am

NationsRent Continues Support for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

After 15 years of drug addiction, Sadie Holmes turned her life around, using her experiences to help others in her community of Altamonte Springs, Fla., start over. After her family's house was damaged by Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later hit by a fire in August 2005, Holmes could not afford to rebuild. Therefore she […]

19/04/2006 - 05:00 am

SC&RA Insurance Carrier Announces Merger

As reported in a recent edition of the SC&RA Newsletter, Nations Builders Insurance Services (NBIS) and Special Risk Services Group, LLC (SRS) will join forces. For more than 11 years, SRS has exclusively administered SC&RA's member insurance program, becoming the largest and most experienced insurance service provider in the crane/rigging and heavy haul transportation industry. […]

19/04/2006 - 05:00 am

JLG Announces Organizational Changes

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., announced company-wide personnel changes last week within its sales, parts, customer support, and marketing departments, as well as overseas. Following are the changes, organized by department. Marketing Bill Lasky, chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the board, announced that Craig Paylor, JLG's senior vice president, North American sales, marketing and […]

14/04/2006 - 05:00 am

Maxial Track Hoist Available for Rental through Lifting Gear Hire

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) Corp., headquartered in Bridgeview, Ill., recently announced the latest arrival to its rental fleet: The Maxial Track Hoist by Betamax. Designed to erect scaffolding, the unit can be quickly assembled in two hours by two people. The hoist holds a 450-pound pay load and works much like an aluminum ladder attached […]

12/04/2006 - 05:00 am

Ingersoll Rand Utility Equipment Service Training Teaches Maintenance and Repair

The Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited Utility Equipment Service Training is currently offering a full course curriculum of two- to five-day sessions. Twelve different mechanics training courses are offered for Ingersoll Rand air compressors, generators, earthmoving equipment, and material handlers. An additional course is offered for engine maintenance and repair of Ingersoll Rand, John Deere, Mitsubishi, and […]

11/04/2006 - 05:00 am

Introducing Interactive Parts Catalog Capabilities

SmartEquip, Norwalk, Conn., and ITEDO Software, Burlingame, Calif., recently joined forces to automate the publishing and management of illustrations for interactive parts catalogs, maintenance and repair manuals. Using ITEDO's IsoDraw CADprocess technical illustration software, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can now self-publish their product support material directly from CAD data files into SmartEquip's electronic commerce and […]

10/04/2006 - 05:00 am

Bil-Jax Retractable Axle System in Action

Announced in late 2005, Bil-Jax, Inc., Archbold, Ohio, has developed an optional retractable axle system for its new Summit Series trailer-mounted boom lifts, allowing select towable aerials to retract to a 34-inch width and pass through single doorways and most fence gates. As shown in the video, the optional retractable axle system features a patent-pending […]

05/04/2006 - 05:00 am

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