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Manitou Group Announces Rick Alton as President of CEP Division

Manitou Group today announced the appointment of Richard L. Alton, II, as president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, effective April 17, 2017. Alton will report directly to Mr. Michel Denis, CEO of Manitou Group.

“I would like to thank Dan Miller for his years of dedication and committed service to Manitou Group. We wish him well as he pursues the next chapter in his life,” said Michel Denis. “And we are very excited about being able to bring Rick into the organization at this time. His experience and talent will be a definite benefit to manage the growth we anticipate from these changes.”

For nearly a decade at JLG, Alton had responsibilities for managing all facets of international markets which included sales, after sales support, global product launches, and overseeing strategic partnerships on a worldwide basis. He was most recently with Contech Engineered Solutions.

“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to work with a world class organization,” Alton said. “And I am looking forward to expanding the product portfolio, innovations, and product quality to continuously improve the customer experience. Manitou Group is poised to make some major gains in the market.”

Manitou Group is a world-leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of all-terrain material-handling equipment for construction, agricultural, mining and industrial applications.

The product range offerings include: telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts; skidsteers, track loaders, and articulated loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; and warehousing equipment and attachments.

Through its core brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang – together with its international network of over 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions while delivering the highest value for its customers.

Headquartered in Ancenis France, the group registered in 2016 a revenue of €1.33 billion through operations in 140 countries while employing over 3,300 people, all committed to satisfying customers.

H&E Opens New Store in Midland, TX

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (H&E) took initial steps to execute its proposed growth strategy with the opening of a new store in Midland, TX, Monday, August 13, 2012. This new store joins seven other full-service H&E operations in Texas and 65 nationwide.

The new Midland branch is located at 9001 West County Road 127, Midland, TX, 79706, phone 432-741-4700. The facility is 11,000 square feet on 5 acres and has been designed and newly constructed to serve equipment customers. It has office space for sales and rentals, in addition to large shop, parts and yard areas. The store will specialize in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, compact and some large earthmoving equipment, along with general construction equipment, including generators, compressors, concrete equipment, light towers, and more. Crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

“We have visited and surveyed customers and determined that our full-service business model is exactly what they are after in an equipment supplier. We not only offer rentals, but new and used equipment sales, in-shop and mobile service and repair, a large parts inventory, training and many other value-added services. We feel the business climate and opportunity is prime to become involved in the Midland-Odessa, Texas area,” explained Joe Mancaruso, H&E Midland Branch Manager.

Products will be offered from the following manufacturers: JLG, Genie, Atlas Copco, Skytrak, Skyjack, Multiquip, Wacker Neuson, Gehl, Takeuchi, Yanmar and others. Manitowoc, Grove and Manitex crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

Established in 1961, H&E Equipment Services is a supplier of equipment for construction, industrial, mining, manufacturing and material handling industries. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, H&E has 65 locations throughout the Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Intermountain, Southwest, Northwest, and West Coast regions. More information on H&E Equipment Services can be found on their website at www.HE-equipment.com.

American Rental Association’s 2009 The Rental Show

The drive from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta, GA for The Rental Show, sponsored by the American Rental Association (ARA), was uneventful. The snow had melted off the roadways and only small patches still remained hidden from the sun along the embankments.

This year, the 53rd Rental Show was held for the sixth time at the Georgia World Congress Center and started with training sessions on Sunday and Monday. The exhibits opened on Tuesday with exhibitors displaying products and equipment of interest to rental dealers. As the world’s largest rental trade show, successful rental businesses around the globe consider it the one event of the year they can’t miss. It’s the place to research products firsthand, meet others in the industry and learn valuable ideas you can use right away in your business.

This year’s show was host to 650 exhibitors occupying 700,000 gross square feet of exhibit space with the exhibits separated into three categories: Heavy Construction, Light Construction/ General Tools and Party/Special Events.

The following is a partial list of equipment manufacturers that held press conferences and/or introduced new products during the show:

Allmand – New light towers, 4-wheel drive backhoe loader
Astec Underground – New equipment and products for underground construction
BLS Enterprises
— New polyurethane Hi-Topper street pads
Bobcat – Bobcat T110 compact track loader, improvements to other CTL’s, Bob-Tach mounting products
Bomag Compaction – New technology for the compaction industry
Case—Skid steers & backhoe loader updates, True Value agreement
Ditch Witch – Two new walk-behind trenchers
Easy Cut – Pipe cutting system
Gehl – All-wheel-steer loaders, skid steer loader, compact track loaders and improvements to other machines
General – New equipment
Geni – New personnel lift
HaulotteBilJax – New scaffolding, scissor lifts, telehandlers and other information
Hilti – 34 new products, press intros for Combihammers, vacuums, electric cutting saw, and rotating laser
Honda Engines – new generator sets
Lincoln Electric – Mew Welder, helmet plus
Loegering—Versatile Track System updates
Mi-T-M – Pressure washers
Nascent Design – New product, Power-Shifter engine mounting system
Solutions by Computer – Enfinity release and enhancements for existing products
Stone – Mixers, screeds, vibrators and more
Subaru – New generators and engines
Terex – Backhoe loader, telehandler, new compact equipment line
Toro – Changes and improvements in its compact equipment line
Volvo – Volvo Rents franchising information and details

Over the next few days we will review some of these product introductions and updates.

The overall tone of the show was improved when compared to earlier shows I have attended. There was more confidence that stimulus money would really be distributed and projects that have been ready and waiting since the economy took a nosedive would resume.

Again the biggest concern was the availability of money. Show attendees were still saying that it was not easy to get but had improved in the last 30 days. There are still concerns that it may take too long to get the economy turned around and moving in an optimistic direction. A number of manufacturers said that they were selling equipment and making deals.

Greg Sitek