May 22, 2013 – The first Boxer compact utility loader has rolled off the Morbark production line. Morbark, a leading manufacturer of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping and grinding equipment, had acquired Boxer Equipment, a product line of Mertz Manufacturing at the end of 2012. Morbark’s staff gathered to watch as the first Boxer unit completed at the Morbark factory in Winn, Mi., a model 320 compact loader, was unveiled with a boxing-themed introduction.
May 21, 2013–Bartell Morrison, a leading manufacturer of concrete finishing equipment, and Tower Light, an Italian manufacturer of Europe’s largest range of lighting towers, have announced a strategic partnership. Bartell Morrison will act as the exclusive North American distributor for Tower Light’s products.
C&T Rentals owner Ed Dwyer gets his 15 minutes of fame on Winnipeg CityTV's Breakfast television in support of National Rental Awareness Week. Just imagine homeowners watching this and getting their wheels turning about all the different equipment they can rent at their local rental shop. Nice job, Ed!
May 17, 2013 – Construction Equipment Solutions has been appointed the exclusive distributor of the Bluebird product line for the province of Ontario. CES has served the rental industry for over 20 years and looks forward to discussing turf care product requirements with Ontario equipment rental dealers. All Bluebird products as well as parts will be available from their southern Ontario warehouse.
May 16, 2013–Steve Couling, managing director of Time-Versalift, was elected as the new president of the International Powered Access Federation at the IPAF annual general meeting on March 26 in Miami. He succeeds Wayne Lawson of JLG. Andy Studdert, chairman and CEO of NES Rentals, was elected deputy president. Two new members were elected to the IPAF board of directors: Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, and Nick Selley, group business development director of AFI-Uplift.
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May 15, 2013 – Kioti Tractor has named Randall J. Soutiere its new director of product support. With more than 28 years of experience in the aviation industry, Soutiere will implement his range of expertise in both management and process improvement to benefit the Kioti North American headquarters.
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May 14, 2013 – The American Rental Association has included of a J. J. Keller-produced video titled "Hours of Service Canada: A Driver’s Guide" inRental U, a member-only free online streaming video resource. This 30-minute video shows you how to comply with Canadian hours of service requirements, and helps you satisfy Canada's commercial vehicle drivers hours of service regulations. It explains the how and why of Canada's HOS regulations, and covers key topics, including daily maximums, off-duty requirements, weekly cycles and more.
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May 10, 2013–Mobile Minihas announced that Erik Olsson has been named president and CEO. He is also joining the company’s board of directors, restoring the board to eight members. Most recently, Olsson, 50, was president, CEO and a director of RSC Holdings from 2006 until the company’s acquisition by United Rentals in April 2012.
May 9, 2013–Iowa Mold Tooling has announced the promotion of Laurie Johnson to the position of customer support manager. Johnson has served as the company’s manager of global procurement and supply chain, and has worked at IMT for more than 13 years, gaining invaluable experience with the company’s products and processes.
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