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The future of Manitou
Manitou Group has growth on its horizon. Lindsey Anderson and Euan Youdale visited the company’s facilities and got the scoop on the coming 18 months
Interview: AFI Group
AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market  
Family traditions
Jennifer Lombard and Elizabeth Faruzzi grew up in the equipment rental industry. But instead of taking the reins of an already-established company, the two sisters set out to create their own empire. Lindsey Anderson spoke with the women about their company Lizzy Lift.
Interview: A changing face
Andrew Walker, president of the Power Technique business area at Atlas Copco, speaks exclusively to IRN about the company’s changing focus
Steadily ‘klimbing’
Founded more than two decades ago, Klimer Platforms has gradually added to its product offerings while slowly expanding its footprint across Canada and the U.S. Lindsey Anderson spoke with founder Jay Gordon about his vision, the coming year and more.
Steady and solid business
JLG recently restructured some of its business and footprint in order to better serve the market. Lindsey Anderson sat down with President Frank Nerenhausen to discuss the industry, new products and more.
Filling a gap
Global Machinery Group, a U.S.-based company with locations in California and the Netherlands, has entered the aerial work platform industry. Euan Youdale talks to its CEO Jim Tolle.
Healthy, steady activity
Lindsey Anderson recently sat down with Terex Aerial Work Platforms’ President Matt Fearon to discuss business over the course of the next year, global plans and new products.
“Not bigger. Better.”
Lindsey Anderson speaks with John Miller about his company’s history and outlook, and where he sees the market going.
30 years and strong
Hydro Mobile is expanding its reach across North America. Lindsey Anderson spoke with Vincent Dequoy, president of AGF Access Group and Hydro Mobile, about the companies ambitions and plans.
Interview: Zavod Podiomnikov - AWP manufacturing and rental in Russia
Zavod Podiomnikov is Russia’s first AWP manufacturer, as well as being a rental company, and has major plans for growth in Russia, then abroad, plus plans for a 60m working height self propelled boom. Company director Timofeenko Sergey speaks to AI about its aspirations
MEC Interview: Striding out
MEC president David White and business development vice president Patrick Witte speak to AI in the company’s 40th anniversary year and lay out its new international plans. 
Jacqueline O' Donovan - Inside looking out
In the March/April 2017 issue, the managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal talked to D&Ri about her career date in the family run UK business
Gerald Hanisch - Grinding out the fine details
As Austrian crushing specialist Rubble Master celebrated 25 years in business, CEO Gerald Hanisch spoke to the November-December 2016 issue of D&Ri
Healthy, steady activity
Lindsey Anderson recently sat down with Terex Aerial Work Platforms’ President Matt Fearon to discuss business over the course of the next year, global plans and new products.
TIME MANUFACTURING INTERVIEW: Pulling out the stops
Euan Youdale speaks with the new CEO of Time International Curt Howell about its plans for major growth, following the company’s acquisition earlier this year. 
Tower dynasty: the Moritsch family returns
Recom is back in tower crane manufacturing and the driving force behind it is the well-known Moritsch family, a name synonymous with the Comedil brand
Interview: Leading The Way Alimak Hek
Euan Youdale speaks with Alimak Hek’s managing director Rolf Persson about its recent acquisitions and its product plans. 
WOLFLIFT INTERVIEW: In with the new
The WolfLift is a new concept from one of the industry’s most seasoned innovators. Euan Youdale speaks with Skyjack founder Wolf Haessler about the WolfLift and how it fits in to the global aerial work platform sector.
JCB Access: game changer
JCB has entered the powered access market with the promise of a comprehensive global product range. Ahead of the official launch, Euan Youdale was given an exclusive product preview and spoke with the managing director of JCB Access, Richard Butler
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