North American Access Business News – Page 11

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    Highlift Equipment acquires Valco Equipment assets

    2011-12-13T18:21:00Z

    Highlift Equipment Ltd, a full service equipment distributor operating in Cincinnati since 1968 has acquired the assets of Valco Equipment Inc. of Canton, Ohio. Valco Equipment Inc. has been a distributor of telehandlers, scissor lifts and boom lifts for more than 24 years.

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    Profits up 83% at Ashtead driven by Sunbelt performance

    2011-12-08T10:18:00Z

    Ashtead Group’s operating profits jumped by 83% to £63.4 million for the three months to 31 October driven by an almost doubling of profits at Sunbelt Rentals in the US.

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    Glifberg to be inducted into ARA's Rental Hall of Fame

    2011-12-05T14:38:00Z

    Former Cramo chief executive officer Gunnar Glifberg will be one of the two new inductees into the American Rental Association’s Rental Hall of Fame.

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    Platinum Equity acquires NESCO

    2011-10-31T20:38:00Z

    Platinum Equity has acquired NESCO Sales and Rentals. Platinum is the owner of Maxim Crane Works and acquired NESCO from an investor group led by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney Company. NESCO founder and chief executive officer Rob Troxel will retain an ownership stake in the business going forward. Terms ...

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    Billionaire Icahn interested in Navistar and Oshkosh merger

    2011-10-21T22:00:00Z

    According to multiple reports, billionaire investor Carl Icahn is interested in Navistar International Corp. merging with Oshkosh Corp., though nothing formal has been announced.

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    Terex to acquire stake in Brazilian utility manufacturer

    2011-10-10T16:13:00Z

    Terex Corp is to acquire a controlling interest in Ritz do Brazil S.A. Ritz produces a wide range of electricity and utility equipment - including insulated aerial platforms - for the construction and maintenance of power lines up to 800 kV.

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    ARA publishes standards for rental metrics

    2011-09-27T12:32:00Z

    The American Rental Association (ARA) has published a white paper outlining industry standards for measuring and reporting the performance of equipment rental companies.

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    IPAF rental market report predicts AWP uptick for 2011, 2012

    2011-05-26T18:02:00Z

    A 5 percent recovery in the aerial work platform market is expected for 2011 with even stronger growth in 2012, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has reported in its IPAF US Powered Access Rental Report 2011.

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    American telehandler rental fleets 10% smaller than two years ago

    2011-05-09T21:54:00Z

    ALH's annual listing of North America's largest telehandler-owning rental fleets shows stability.

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    Instant UpRight enjoy upturn and plan growth

    2011-04-19T10:29:00Z

    Ireland based scaffolding system manufacturer Instant UpRight has reported that first quarter sales in 2011 are 47% higher than the same period in 2010. Managing director John Nevin said, "We continue to see strong demand into Q2 and have positive news in dealer development and growth in our boiler, aviation ...

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    Terex AWP sales increase 66.3 percent in fourth quarter

    2011-02-10T15:23:00Z

    Terex Corp.'s AWP division reported increased net sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 by $135.8 million, or 66.3 percent, to $340.6 million versus the fourth quarter of 2009.

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    ARA survey finds growing rental confidence

    2011-02-01T10:15:00Z

    The latest quarterly economic survey by the American Rental Association (ARA) reveals that more than 80% of North American rental managers and owners expect 2011 to be a much better year than 2010.

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    Max Equipment Rental emerges from Chapter 11

    2011-01-31T10:15:00Z

    US rental company Max Equipment Rental has received court approval for its Chapter 11 reorganisation plan. The California-based company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2009.

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    Horgan promoted to Sunbelt CEO as Joe Phelan leaves

    2011-01-26T10:14:00Z

    Ashtead Group has appointed Brendan Horgan as chief executive officer of Sunbelt Rentals. Mr Horgan, who was previously the company’s chief operating officer, replaces Joe Phelan who left Ashtead Group on 25 January.

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    Hertz acquires another studio rentals business

    2010-12-16T09:57:00Z

    Hertz has acquired 24/7 Studio Equipment, a California equipment rental company that rents aerial platforms, forklifts, generators and lighting towers to the film and television industry. The price was not disclosed.

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    Gehl announces loan and lease program

    2010-09-15T18:47:00Z

    Gehl Company and De Lage Landen Financial Services will offer loan and lease offerings to US Gehl and Mustang dealers and end-user customers.

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    Linamar sees ‘modest increases’ in access equipment markets

    2010-08-11T23:10:00Z

    Linamar said a 17.5% decrease in industrial was slightly offset due to 'modest increases in access equipment markets'

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    Terex AWP sells genset range to Cummins

    2010-01-26T22:39:00Z

    Terex’s Aerial Work Platforms division has sold off two of its non-AWP product lines: its generator line has been bought by Cummins Power Generation and the Terex power buggy range has been sold to Indy Equipment, an equipment dealer in Independence, Ohio. In both cases the sale price was undisclosed.

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    JLG's Paylor explains trade show pull-outs

    2009-03-03T09:23:00Z

    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.

  • Harsco aims to expand its US scaffolding and formwork business, Patent Construction Systems.
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    Harsco plans global access expansion

    2008-12-23T10:18:00Z

    Harsco Corp, owner of the Patent Construction Systems, SGB and Hunnebeck scaffolding and formwork businesses, is planning a significant growth of its North America business as part of a global expansion strategy that will also eventually see the rebranding of all its scaffolding businesses under the Harsco name.