Industry News
Sept. 19, 2018 - Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) has purchased a 33.3 per cent equity interest in Acme Lift Company in order to enter the North American rental market.
Aug. 29, 2018 - The Brock Group has announced that Raymond A. Aronoffhas joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Aronoff most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of BakerCorp, an industrial solutions provider with more than 65 locations inNorth America and Europe. Prior to BakerCorp, Mr. Aronoff held positions with the Boston Consulting Group and NASA's Johnson Space Center. BakerCorp was recently purchased by United Rentals.
Aug. 29, 2018 - Harold Dubé, president and founder of Acces Location+, has decided to retire, officially selling his shares on July 25 to Luc Bertrand, vice president, and other shareholders: Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ and Yvan Blais.
Aug. 15, 2018 - Finning International Inc. has announced that Juan Carlos Villegas, President of Finning Canada and Chief Operating Officer of Finning International, will retire on December 31, 2018 following a distinguished career with the company. Kevin Parkes, currently Managing Director of Finning UK and Ireland, will assume the role of President of Finning Canada.  Assuming the role of Managing Director of Finning UK and Ireland will be David Primrose, currently Finning Canada’s Executive Vice President of Core Industries. Kevin and David will assume their positions on January 1, 2019 and will report to Finning International’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Thomson.
August 14, 2018 - Point of Rental is increasing its presence in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Cooper Equipment Rentals is planning two new branches in Ontario. Late this summer, the Toronto-based rental store chain will open its second trench safety division – its second in Ontario. The new 8,000-square-foot division will be located in the unit next door to Cooper's Kitchener branch. With a 1/2-acre of outside storage, the company plans to have plenty of room for a wide array of trenching equipment.
The Pella, Iowa, manufacturing plant of compact equipment manufacturer Vermeer was hit by a tornado yesterday, causing extensive damage and minor injuries. The incident occured as Vermeer was hosting its dealer and customer conference with over 400 attendees in the facility.
July 20, 2018 - Bartell Global is continuing to expand with the addition of Troy Duplisea, who will serve as our Western Canadian Territory Sales Manager. Bartell Global has always served Western Canada from its head office just outside of Toronto, ON until this point. With this addition, Bartell plans to continue great success in this region with on the ground support and expert industry knowledge that Troy brings to the table. Troy will handle all Construction & Surface Preparation lines in this region.
July 19, 2018 - Strongco Corporation has announced the appointment of Oliver Nachevski, formerly Vice President, Construction Equipment, to the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
July 19, 2018 - – The Toro Company has announced a new partnership with Kinetic GPO, a cooperative purchasing organization established for public sector and MASH (Municipalities, Academics, School Boards, and Health and Social Services) entities across Canada.
July 18, 2018 - Zedcor Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Security Services Contract with a Canadian-based pipeline company to provide exclusive security and surveillance services for a pipeline replacement project. This contract is worth approximately $4 million, over an undetermined period of time, wherein Zedcor will provide; onsite security personnel, remote surveillance monitoring using the new hybrid solar powered light towers equipped with monitoring cameras, and other various pieces of rental equipment as needed.
July 11, 2018 - – Atlas Copco Power Technique is pleased to announce that Mikael Andersson will be appointed General Manager of its North American Customer Center effective July 16, 2018. Andersson will lead the company in growing each of its core product categories — air, power and flow — within the contractor, dealer and rental segments across the U.S. and Canada.
June 28, 2018 - Herc Holdings Inc. has announced that it has appointed Mark Irion as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 25, 2018. In this role, Irion will oversee the Company’s finance function and perform a lead role in Herc Holdings’ ongoing activities in the capital markets and in its relationships with banks, ratings agencies, institutional investors and financial analysts.
July 6, 2018 - United Rentals, Inc.  and BakerCorp International Holdings, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which United Rentals will acquire BakerCorp for approximately $715 million in cash. The boards of directors of United Rentals and BakerCorp have unanimously approved the agreement. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
July 4, 2018 - NESCO, LLC announced today that it has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment. N&L manufactures many products related to the live-line maintenance of electric utility lines. The N&L offering includes transmission tools up to 800 kV, substation maintenance tools, as well as distribution hotline tools.

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