Industry News
Nov. 7, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Toromont Industries Ltd. has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies.
Oct. 24, 2017 - Liftow, Toyota's largest forklift dealer in North America with 20 branches and 525 employees in Eastern Canada and Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a controlling interest in MasonLift. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Doosan is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball. As an official partner of MLB, Doosan will receive significant brand exposure across national broadcast and MLB-owned channels throughout the 2017 Postseason and upcoming seasons. The partnership also makes Doosan the first-ever brand to be presenting sponsor of the American League Divisional Series (ALDS), giving the Korean brand complete marketing integration throughout the 2017 ALDS.
Sept. 25, 2017 - More than 60,000 pounds of supplies and food were recently delivered to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, thanks to relief efforts organized by JLG Industries.
Sept. 25, 2017 - C&T Rentals and Sales has announced the celebration of its 30th anniversary with the grand opening of its fourth Winnipeg location. Incorporated in Winnipeg in 1987, C&T has grown to become Manitoba’s largest independently owned rental company.
Dean Adams, owner of Adams Brothers Construction and Ace Rentals in Parry Sound, Ont., passed away Saturday, Sept. 16. He was 66. He had been active in the Parry Sound construction business for 50 years. His sons, David and Gordon, are now running the store.
Sept. 7, 2017 - Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has appointed Mike Marion Vice President – Region Canada. Marion will lead Canadian sales and marketing efforts for products in the newly named Atlas Copco Power Technique business area. He brings to his new role more than 20 years of industry experience, including six years in leadership positions with Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Canada.
Sept. 7, 2017 - Cervus Equipment Corporation has announced that Dan Sobic has been appointed as an additional director of Cervus.
Sept. 5, 2017 - United Rentals has acquired power equipment assets, primarily mobile rental generator sets, from Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI). The company will start serving the needs of former Cummins rental customers, and has made its newly acquired rental equipment available immediately.
Sept. 5, 2017 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division will be showcasing its largest articulating boom – the SJ85 AJ – for the first time to a German audience, during the Platformers’ Days trade show, from September 8-9. The company will also present the compact SJ30 ARJE articulating boom and other products, including a variety of accessories from its certified ACCESSORYZERS™ range that add productivity to its mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
Sept. 5, 2017 - Toromont Industries Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the businesses and net operating assets1 of the Hewitt Group of companies in exchange for consideration of $917.7 million cash plus the issuance of 2.25 million Toromont shares (nominally $100 million based on 10 day average share price as at signing) for a total consideration of $1.0177 billion. Hewitt Equipment Limited is the authorized Caterpillar dealer for the province of Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, as well as the Caterpillar lift truck dealer for most of Ontario. Hewitt is also the MaK dealer for Québec, the Maritimes and the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Maine to Virginia. All amounts are in Canadian currency.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Norseman Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Gary Webb as the new National Sales Manager for the U.S. Gary will be responsible for growing Norseman’s construction and ventilation product sales within the U.S. market.
Aug. 8, 2017 - General Equipment Company has announced that Randy Dahl has joined their company as Vice President of Sales where he will have responsibility for the development and coordination of sales and marketing for national and independent accounts. He will also oversee long term sales strategy development as well as General Equipment’s sales representative organizations for North America.
Kelly Elliot, a marketing representative with Stihl Canada and Ward 1 Councillor for Thames Centre, Ont., has taken exception with the August Canadian Rental Service article, "Working Millennials," by Kate Zabriskie. Elliot has been tweeting about the article and received some responses from other Millennials not happy with the article's tone. Elliot's emailed comments follow.

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