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No surprises as Rental Show hit by recession
Attendance at last week’s Rental Show in Atlanta, Georgia, appeared to be as much as 50% down on recent years, reflecting the general economic climate, although exhibitors had anticipated the decline and did not appear to be complaining too much.
Save green by going green
The SC&RA Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 approved by the Association's Board of Directors last month included the objective: "Go Green with increased awareness and visibility for environmental issues." We intend to take this objective very seriously
SC&RA in the Antipodes
As part of SC&RA's mission of generating new members and a co-operative spirit among American members and their international counterparts, the association completed a successful International Business Forum, 3 to 13 November, in Australia and New Zealand
JLG's Paylor explains trade show pull-outs
JLG Industries president Craig Paylor said pulling out of the World of Concrete, The Rental Show and Intermat had been difficult decisions, but the right ones.
Surviving as a rental business in today's economy
Financial advisor gives tips on how to stay on top at annual Construction-U event
New products and coordinated service from Snorkel
Snorkel is really going for it at the ARA's The Rental Show. On the stand there will be TB65J, a new telescopic boom with jib; the XT24AL trailer mounted scissors, launched at Apex (by UpRight) but being shown in North America for the first time; and more machines integrated from the UpRight range.
John Ball wins Irish Government support for IPAF Summit
John Ball, the President of IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation), has met with the Irish Prime Minister - known as the Taoiseach - Brian Cowen to introduce him to IPAF and its aims.
Ashtead founder Burnett to speak at ERA convention
George Burnett, the former chief executive and founder of the Ashtead Group, will be the keynote speaker at the ERA Convention taking place on 26-27 May 2009 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, UK.
EDA releases Nice conference programme
The provisional programme for the European Demolition Association ‘spring' conference, to be held in Nice, France, over 4-6 June, 2009 is now available on the EDA's website
Your guide to the second European Rental Awards
The second European Rental Awards – being organised again by International Rental News (IRN) and the European Rental Association (ERA) – will take place in Manchester on 26 May during the ERA’s 2009 convention. Murray Pollok reports.
United Rental's Michael Kneeland to speak at IPAF Summit
Michael Kneeland, president and CEO, of United Rentals will be speaking at the IPAF Summit on the subject "Rental Giants Fight Back".
Bobcat discovers a true enthusiast
Bobcat has announced the three prize winners in the ‘What Did Bobcat Do For Me?' 50th anniversary celebratory competition.
ESTA Awards of Excellence 2009
As at 18 February five of the world's top crane manufacturers had committed to sponsoring the 2009 ESTA Awards of Excellence event in Paris on 23 April
Final chance to enter the Access Awards
Time is running out to get your entries in for the IAPA (International Awards for Powered Access). If you have yet to enter, you still have a few days, and dropping a line to Access International's Managing Editor Murray Pollok murray.pollok@khl.com may secure you an extension to the 31 January deadline.
View of the future: Europlatform delegates discover the future of rental.
Industry leaders gathered to speak, learn, and think about the future of access rental during the second Europlatform conference, held the day before APEX in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Sponsored by Haulotte Group, Genie and Skyjack, the theme of the day-long event was the trends and issues shaping the future of access rental.
The judges are waiting, so send in your entry for the access awards
The judging panel is finalised and you still have until the end of January to prepare your entries for the first IAPA (International Awards for Powered Access).
Hard at work during the 2008 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
September's SC&RA Workshop, this year held in Canada, offered, among other things, a range of education sessions and numerous networking opportunities. Terry White reports
Favourite lifting job of the year revealed
IC reveals the winner and first two runners up in the 2008 International Cranes and Specialized Transport competition to find readers' favourite lifting job of the year
Book now for the IPAF Summit and IAPA Awards in Dublin
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is gearing up to make this year’s Summit one of its best ever. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland on 2 April, the event will have the usual seminars and guest speakers but will be augmented by the first ever International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA), being jointly organized by IPAF and Access International.
KHL Group expands events division
KHL Group is launching two new awards schemes for the access and demolition sectors, plus a top-level conference for the crane and specialized transport industries in a major expansion of its new events division in 2009.
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