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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.

Shawmut Equipment Offers Nccco Test Preparation & Testing Scheduled April 23-27 At Shawmut’s South Easton Facility

Shawmut Equipment Company, the Manitowoc dealer for New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, has scheduled a course to provide test preparation and testing for mobile crane operators April 23–27 at its South Easton, MA location.

“Participants receive both classroom test preparation and hands on preparation for the practical exams with cranes at Shawmut’s facility,” says Kevin O’Connell, vice president at Shawmut Equipment Company. “We focus on all the basics covered on both the written and practical exams— operation techniques, load charts, jobsite safety and technical knowledge.”

Participants in the course will receive test preparation and take the written and practical examinations for the National Certification of Crane Operators crane operator certification for swing cab mobile cranes and fixed cab mobile cranes. The fee for the course is $1,500 for each participant. The deadline for registration is April 6.

The class provides practical hands-on training and includes the NCCCO practical and written exams, which meet OSHA requirements for mobile crane operators. Shawmut Equipment Company fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and offers the class to prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.

An additional day of Rigger/Signalperson training is available for an extra fee of $199 per person. Candidates who successfully complete the one day program will receive an ATS OSHA Compliant Qualification Wallet Card. Participants may sign up for the Rigger/Signalperson session independently or in addition to the NCCCO Crane Operator testing.

For registration or further details, please call (877) 526 – 9213 or visit Shawmut Equipment online at:  www.shawmutequipment.com

About Shawmut Equipment Company

Shawmut Equipment Company is a family held business that has been selling, servicing, and renting cranes since 1957. The company has three locations throughout New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces, including Manchester, Connecticut, South Easton, Massachusetts and Saint John, New Brunswick. Shawmut Equipment Company represents the Manitowoc Crane Group, as well as Mantis Telescopic Cranes, and a wide variety of companies that manufacture crane attachments and accessories.

Late Model Cranes To Be Sold At Ritchie Bros. Auctions In Lincoln, NE And Houston, TX

A large selection of late model cranes will be sold by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers at upcoming unreserved auctions in Houston, Texas on November 16 – 17, 2011 and at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 18, 2011. Cranes being sold at the Company’s permanent auction site in Houston include rough terrain and hydraulic truck cranes and seven large crawler cranes from Link-Belt and Manitowoc. The cranes being sold in Lincoln, NE include late model hydraulic, all terrain, rough terrain cranes and crawler cranes. Both auctions are open to the public and registration to bid is free. Cranes and equipment will be sold to the highest bidders on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids can be made in person, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy.

After achieving record-breaking crane sales in 2010, Ritchie Bros. has continued to experience very strong crane sales in 2011. Between January 1 and September 30, Ritchie Bros. sold more than 1,250 cranes at unreserved auctions worldwide, representing total sales of close to US$100 million. The Company currently has more than 120 cranes listed in upcoming auctions and viewable at www.rbauction.com.

Houston – November 16 & 17

“We have a wide assortment of cranes, including several late model cranes, being sold in our upcoming two-day Houston auction. The big ticket cranes are the crawler cranes that we anticipate will attract international crane buyers from around the world,” said Alan McVicker, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “We’ve had a very strong year in terms of crane sales at Houston auctions and now that the end of year is fast approaching, crane companies realize they need to move and sell the cranes they are no longer using—a Ritchie Bros. unreserved auction presents them with the perfect opportunity to do that.”

Cranes being sold in Ritchie Bros.’ upcoming Houston auction on November 16 & 17 include:

  • 2009 Manitowoc 999 Series 1, 2 & 3 275-ton crawler crane
  • 2007 Grove TMS800E 80-ton 8x4X4 hydraulic truck crane
  • 2007 Grove RT530-2 30-ton 4X4 rough terrain crane
  • 2003 Link-Belt RTC80100 100-ton rough terrain crane

Other equipment being sold in the Houston auction includes hydraulic excavators, loader backhoes, articulated dump trucks, rock trucks, wheel loaders, motor graders, and crawler tractors and more. Owners interested in consigning their equipment or cranes in the November 16 – 17 Houston auction can contact +1.713.455.5200 for more information.

Auction details:

  • Location: Ritchie Bros.’ permanent Houston auction site at 15500 Eastex Freeway, Humble, TX 77396
  • Time and date: Wednesday, November 16 – Thursday, November 17, 2011 starting at 8:00 a.m. each day
  • Site phone: +1.713.455.5200
  • Interested buyers can visit the auction site to inspect, test and compare items for themselves
  • Full auction and equipment details, specifications and photos are available at www.rbauction.com

Lincoln, NE – November 18

“We’ve got a nice selection of late model cranes in our second off-site auction and second complete dispersal in Nebraska this year,” said Ben Arbeiter, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “The cranes and equipment will be on display in an equipment yard adjacent the Lancaster Event Center for buyers to inspect two weeks prior to the auction. Items will then be sold to the highest bidders by Virtual Ramp inside the Lancaster Event Center on auction day. In 2007, we conducted a similar unreserved auction with cranes at the same facility and the setup proved to be very convenient for both buyers and sellers.”

Late model cranes being sold in Ritchie Bros.’ upcoming Lincoln auction on November 18 include:

  • 2011 Link-Belt HTC86100 100-ton 8X4X4 hydraulic truck crane
  • 2007 Terex American HC80 80-ton self-erecting crawler crane
  • 2006 Grove TMS880E XL 80-ton 8X4X4 hydraulic truck crane
  • 2006 Manitowoc 10000 100-ton self-erecting crawler crane
  • 2003 Grove GMK5240 240-ton 10x8X8 all terrain crane

Other equipment being sold in the Lincoln auction includes boom trucks, wheel loaders, lowboy, hi-boy and step deck trailers, forklifts and more. Owners interested in consigning their equipment or cranes in the November 18th Lincoln auction can contact +1.816.633.4096 for more information.

Auction details:

  • Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68507
  • Time and date: Friday, November 18, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Site phone: +1.816.633.4096.
  • Interested buyers can visit an equipment yard adjacent the Lancaster Event Center to inspect, test and compare items for themselves two weeks prior to the auction (between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) straight through to auction day
  • Full auction and equipment details, specifications and photos are available at www.rbauction.com

Construction Challenge National Finals Competition


The Construction Challenge is one of the most important events the construction industry sponsors because it makes the whole country aware of the opportunities available in construction. The program offers an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and community leaders to learn more about rewarding industry career paths, and the important role of construction equipment in creating and maintaining the high quality of life we enjoy. The focus of the Stimulus Package on rebuilding the infrastructure dramatically illustrates this importance.

When you look around and personally see just how bad our bridges, roads, waterways, water and sewer systems and the rest of the infrastructure have become you simply can’t ignore it. You can’t pretend it isn’t in bad shape. It is. I don’t know about you but the realization hits home every time we experience a power failure, and over the years they have become more frequent and take longer to fix.

When you drive over pavement that shakes the fillings in your teeth loose, or you hit an unavoidable pothole, or the pavement joints sound and feel more like rumble strips than the road, you have to accept the fact that we as a country need help and that help can only come from the construction industry. Let’s face it, the construction industry is the medical profession that attends to our infrastructure needs.

It’s a tough and challenging industry, demanding, but also rewarding. Look around. Every single structure you see, every mile of road you travel, every airport you fly into or out of, every building you enter, every hospital you visit, every church you attend, every phone you answer, every light you switch on, every stair you climb, every path you walk, every home you occupy, all of this and everything else that gives us the quality of life we enjoy is because contractors and construction workers breathed life into the dreams and fantasies of architects, engineers and designers and gave us all that we desperately need to support our families and jobs. When you think about it, wasn’t it the greatest contractor of all who created, built and gave us this universe?

The industry needs to attract students so that it can continue to deliver the fulfillment of our dreams. The Construction Challenge, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is a giant step in that direction. It is a career education initiative that helps develop the workforce of the future with teen participants competing and solving infrastructure, design, and service tech challenges using teamwork, creativity and problem solving.

The national finals of AEM’s Construction Challenge will be held for the first time ever during the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals 2009, May 20-23 in Knoxville, TN, on the campus of the University of Tennessee. Construction Challenge participants will join thousands of other students on campus for the Destination Imagination Global Finals, the world’s largest creative problem solving program for kids.

Global Finals is a culmination of the creativity competition year. It brings team winners representing their state, their province, or their country to compete together at the annual international creative problem solving tournament. Destination ImagiNation Global Finals creates a place where creativity is not only accepted, but it is expected, and the results transcends language. Students in over 40 countries and the United States participate in Destination ImagiNation (DI). Its main program is an unconventional team learning experience where student teams everywhere solve mind-bending challenges.

AEM initiated Construction Challenge to spur interest in construction careers and the need to rebuild our infrastructure. In February 2009, more than 300 teams competed in 15 simultaneous qualifying rallies across the U.S. and in Toronto to secure their spot in the finals.

There are 46 teams from from 21 states/provinces that will compete with and against each other in the finals for scholarships and prizes, as well as learn new skills and network with construction industry leaders.

This year’s three challenges include:

1. Manufacturing Design – Free Flow: designing, manufacturing and testing an operating scale model of construction equipment that moves 600 gallons of free-flowing water down a course – with team-erected barriers directing the water into various holes
2. Service Tech – Piling it On: designing and building one piece of industrial “equipment” that will transport and stack building materials, with a twist: repair technicians from a different team must be trained to fix the team’s equipment, and two repairs must be made during competition
3. Infrastructure – PR Campaign: developing a public event to educate communities about local infrastructure issues – and solutions. Look for dazzling multimedia presentations about the need for roads, bridges, water and sewage infrastructure in local communities across the U.S. and Canada

2009 AEM Construction Challenge Finals Teams And Sponsors

Arizona
Desert Wind Middle School
, Maricopa (Sponsored by New Holland/Kobelco Construction)
Gilbert High School, Gilbert (Sponsored by JCB)
Desert Ridge High School, Mesa

California
School of Engineering and Sciences, Sacramento (Sponsored by Kobleco Cranes North America)
Granite Hills High School
, El Cajon (Sponsored by Multiquip Inc.)
School of Engineering and Sciences, Sacramento (Two additional un-sponsored teams)

Colorado
Overland Trail Middle School
, Brighton (Sponsored by John Deere Construction & Forestry Company)

Georgia
Carson Middle School
, Greensboro (Sponsored by Sandvik Mining and Construction)

Illinois
Perspectives IIT/Math & Science
, Chicago (Sponsored by Metso Minerals)
Bartlett High School, Bartlett (Sponsored by WackerNeuson Corporation)
New Trier High School, Winnetka

Kansas
Lawrence High School
, Lawrence (Sponsored by Case Construction Equipment)

Massachusetts
Southeastern Regional Vocational High School
, S. Easton
Elizabeth Hastings Middle School, Fairhaven (Sponsored by Liebherr Mining Equipment Company)
Stoughton High School, Stoughton

Minnesota
Cloquet Senior High School
, Cloquet

Missouri
St. Therese Catholic School (Middle School)
, Kansas City
(Two teams competing, one team sponsored by American Rental Association)
Antioch Middle School, Gladstone

Montana
Manhattan Christian School
, Manhattan (Sponsored by Stone Construction Equipment, Inc.)

New Hampshire
Monadnock Regional High School
, Swanzey (Sponsored by Terex Corporation)

North Dakota
Northern Cass School (High School)
, Hunter (Sponsored by Trimble)

Ohio
Whitmer High School
, Toledo (Sponsored by LBX Company – Link Belt Excavators)
Centerville High School, Centerville
Lorain Co. JVS (High School), Oberlin
Tecumseh Middle School, New Carlisle (Sponsored by Astec Industries)

Oklahoma
Perry High School
, Perry (Sponsored by Ditch Witch)
West Middle School, Ponca City (Sponsored by AED)

Pennsylvania
Berks Career and Technical Center (High School)
, Onley (Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment)

Tennessee
Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School
, Nashville (Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment)

Texas
Cleburne High School
, Cleburne
Wylie High School, Abilene
Dallas Area Team – with students from Martin High School (Arlington), Richardson High School (Richardson), Pearce High School (Richardson) and Parkhill Jr High School (Richardson) (Sponsored by Kobleco Cranes North America)
Wylie Jr. High School, Abilene (Sponsored by Mahindra)

Virginia
New Horizons Regional Education Center (High School)
, Hampton (Sponsored by Liebherr Construction Equipment Company)

Washington
Meridian High School
, Bellingham (Sponsored by Cygnus Business Media)
Puget Sound Skills Center (High School), Burien
Frontier Jr. High School, Graham (Sponsored by Atlas Copco Construction Tools LLC)

Wisconsin
Little Chute High School
, Little Chute
Hartford Union High School, Hartford (Sponsored by Metso Minerals)
Hamilton High School, Milwaukee
Kenosha School of Enhanced Technology Curriculum (Middle School), Kenosha (Sponsored by Astec Industries)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fisherville Junior High School
, Toronto (Sponsored by Manitowoc)
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Toronto
Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, Toronto (Sponsored by International Truck)

The Construction Challenge Finals schedule can be found here. We will post the results as soon as they are available.

Greg Sitek