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CED Magazine January 2007

Article Date: 01-01-2007
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VT LeeBoy has opened a new production facility in Lincolnton, N.C. The 219,000-square-foot facility serves as company headquarters and houses parts, service and production operations. The company manufactures asphalt pavers, motor graders, compaction rollers, asphalt maintainers, belt loaders and concrete curbing units. ESCO has been named one of Oregon's Most Admired Companies by the Portland Business Journal. The Journal sent surveys to more than 2,500 CEOs across Oregon asking their opinions on the greatest companies in Oregon based on innovation, quality of goods and services, community involvement and quality of management. ESCO manufactures advanced wear and steel castings for systems used in the construction, crushing, mining, forestry and demolition industries.

Bomag Americas has appointed G.E. (Jerry) Randecker president. He succeeds Charles M. Simpkins, who has retired after 15 years with the company. Prior to joining Bomag, Randecker served as president of Spencer Fluid Power.
Bomag manufactures compaction and road building equipment.


Web Equipment has been nominated for the 2007 National Capital Business Ethics Awards. The competition honors companies in the Washington, D.C. area that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical business practices in daily operations, management philosophies and response to crises and challenges.

Located in Stafford and Yorktown, Va., the company sells, rents and services JLG, Gradall, Lull, SkyTrak, Genie and Manitou.

Komatsu Canada has selected e-Emphasys Technologies' eXtend Dealer Management Solution as its distribution management system for use in its 53 Canadian branches. eXtend will allow Komatsu Canada to enhance customer service, integrate and streamline operations, and improve collaboration within the supply chain. e-Emphasys Technologies specializes in advanced ERP solutions for equipment dealers.

Genie Industries has been named to the EPA's 2006 list of Best Workplaces for Commuters. The company's Commute Trip Reduction Program encourages its employees to take advantage of city transit systems, ride-share opportunities and telecommuting. Genie also provides a free Emergency Ride Home program for participating employees. Company employees who ride in a carpool or utilize park-and-ride services receive $30 per month, and employees who ride in a van pool or take the bus receive $50. Also, Genie offers a free, all-day shuttle service between campuses for its employees. Genie manufactures lift equipment.

Kobelco Construction Equipment has named Terry Sheehan vice president responsible for the sales and marketing operations in North America.

Climax Portable Machine Tools has broken ground on a new European headquarters facility in Düren, Germany. The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion in March 2007 and will create approximately 11,277-square-feet of office and manufacturing space. A future phase of construction will add another 4,833-square-feet of space. Climax provides a full line of portable machine tools, specialized engineering consulting services and customized training programs.

Former AED board member Tony Groat has been appointed North American membership development director for Aerial Work Platform Training. He will be responsible for acquiring new members, running training centers and developing services for the International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) North American members. He brings more than 30 years of rental industry experience to his new role. He began his career with Albany Ladder/NES Rental.

Aerial Work Platform Training is the U.S. subsidiary of IPAF that promotes training in North America.

Ingersoll Rand's new Reman Solutions program offers cost-saving benefits and reduced machine downtime with remanufactured paver and compactor replacement components. The program includes motors, hydraulic pumps, torque hubs, starters and alternators, and Reman Solutions components carry a one-year full parts warranty that includes labor when installed by a certified Ingersoll Rand technician.

Ingersoll Rand produces construction and road building equipment, including pavers and compactors, portable air compressors, light towers and generators, earthmoving equipment, material-handlers, concrete equipment and attachments.


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