Rental people interviewed for this month’s cover story pointed out that contractors are more squeezed than in the past. Budgets are tighter, deadlines are more exacting. Now more than ever, they can’t afford downtime.
RER asked Skyjack president Brad Boehler and Terex AWP’s senior director of marketing and product management Karen Stash for their insights into product development, safety trends and future industry growth.
RER interviewed a number of rental companies about their aerial safety practices, including NES Rentals, Sunbelt Rentals and Metrolift. Here’s a look at what those companies are doing to ensure safety at the rental center and on the jobsite.
Bomag Americas held a groundbreaking ceremony in Ridgeway, S.C., on the site of what will be the manufacturer’s new North American headquarters. The new 127,600-square-foot facility will house 107,100 square feet of parts warehousing and machine assembly area along with 20,500 square feet of office space.
When Ahern Rentals was going through its Chapter 11 process, I heard from a number of detractors who predicted the end for the North American rental industry’s largest family-owned rental company, or I should say the end of Ahern’s controlling ownership in the company he created.
This month’s cover story, beginning on page 14, presents a forecast for 2014 from the point of view of rental companies. It’s not an overall view of the economy because that is something completely different.
Rentals to energy markets have been the fastest-growing segment of the equipment rental market for the past few years and will continue to grow in the coming years. While opportunities are plentiful, it takes knowledge and relationships to be successful in these markets....More
A look at some of the “best practices” of rental companies – covering centralized dispatch, safety programs, how to manage effective outside sales staff, and effective counter operations (inside sales)....More
Tier 4 Interim is here and Tier 4 Final regulations are in effect. Challenges for rental companies include the significantly rising cost of equipment as a result of Tier 4, the challenges of re-selling Tier 4 equipment internationally to other countries where the low-sulphur content fuel may not be readily available, and a look at the question of whether or not Tier 4-powered equipment will be more fuel efficient and perform on a higher level....More
F&M MAFCO, Inc., the Powerful Solutions People, a leader in the equipment rental and construction supply distribution industry, is seeking an experienced Industrial Outside Sales Representative to join our team....More
Acme Lift Co., the world’s largest strictly wholesale rental company, has a job opening for a product support representative. The job involves working with customers and external and internal mechanics; preparing work and service purchase orders; receiving parts; resolving any customer damage; following up on maintenance schedules; ensuring timely repairs; and coordinating invoices, warranty repairs and reimbursements....More
Skyjack Inc., a leader in the Aerial Equipment Industry, is recruiting a Vice President Regional Sales for the Eastern United States.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following responsibilities: ...More
H&E Equipment Services is looking for outstanding candidates in North LA County, San Francisco and San Diego areas to successfully fulfill the role of Branch Manager at our full-service, aerial and earthmoving construction equipment dealership locations....More
Skyjack, a world leader in scissor lifts, is looking for a Field Service Technician to join the team. The ideal candidate will live in the Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York City or New Jersey areas....More