Firefighter paged to battle fire at his own rental company. Gaétan Longpré and his wife Johanne Dicaire have been franchisees of a Joe Rent All since 1993.
Kubota Canada Limited (KCL), reached a milestone for unit sales in Canada selling its 10,000th construction machine since the company’s first excavator sale in 1981.
Kioritz Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, parent company of ECHO Incorporated in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Shindaiwa Corporation in Hiroshima, Japan, parent company of Shindaiwa Incorporated in Tualatin, Oregon, have announced plans to form a joint holding company which will own and operate the two business entities.
Ontrac Equipment Services will change its corporate name to Nortrax Canada (Nortrax). The name change will bring the company into brand alignment with its US based sibling, Nortrax.
CM Diamond Blades has changed its name to CM Equip to better reflect the company’s growing product line.
Roger Euliss announced that he will retire as president of Multiquip at the end of 2008. The new MQ organization will be headed by Mike Howlett who will become president of the MQ General Construction Equipment Group and will report to Tom Yasuda, chairman and chief executive officer.
Shawn Parks of P&M Sales announced his intention to merge his company with Jim Freeman of Rentquip Supply Limited.
ECHO Power Equipment Canada was honoured with the ‘Schiller Pfeiffer Distributor of the Year’ award.
Doosan has completed the acquisition of the Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments businesses from Ingersoll Rand Company.
Wacker Construction Equipment AG and Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG have agreed to merge.
WennSoft announced that Microsoft has certified its Service Management Series.