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Genie to host "Ask Me Anything" event in late January

Ask questions, get answers — the Genie“Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event makes it possible for customers to do just that. Expanding on the company’s popular education-focused website, Genie Aerial Pros, its new AMA webpage gives Genie another opportunity to provide information to customers on topics influencing the aerial industry, including the most up-to-date information available from manufacturers on how changes to the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards will affect equipment, service and training. The first Genie AMA event will be January 23-27.

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New machines and technology the focus for Cat at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology as well as its customer support capabilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about size. Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances, ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator.

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Backup alarm being replaced more frequently with 'white noise' by B.C. businesses

Busy work sites in B.C. may have less beeping from backup alarms as more companies move to using a 'white noise' style alert. – BC Ministry of Transportation on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

More employers across B.C. are replacing the conventional, beep-beep-beep sounding vehicle back-up alarm with a “broadband” or “white noise” back-up alarm, according to WorksafeBC. The broadband alarm, which meets WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety requirements, uses the same cadence but broadcasts a range of frequencies, rather than a single frequency, as is typically used in a conventional back-up alarm.

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Hilti North America President and CEO Cary Evert to retire in 2017; Hilti Canada General Manager, Avi Kahn, named as successor

Avi Kahn President Hilti North America

Cary Evert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilti North America, has chosen to retire March 31, 2017. Over his nearly four-decade career, Cary has held nine different roles, including three international assignments, after first starting with the company in 1980 in New York, New York. Cary has served as President and CEO of Hilti North America since 2005.

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Tier 4 mandates driving demand for used non-Tier 4 equipment market

According to a recent survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non-Tier 4, used construction equipment and predicts this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is outpacing demand, but for other categories, including excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment, IEDA members are seeing resale pricing increase by as much as 20 percent. Also, more than 50 percent of survey respondents noted that quality used equipment is getting harder to find.

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Hyundai Adds Abbotsford Based Handlers Equipment to Its North American Dealer Network

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today announced the expansion of its North American network of construction equipment dealers with the addition of Handlers Equipment, based in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. With 25 years in business, the family-owned Handlers Equipment serves customers throughout the Vancouver metropolitan area and in a large area of southern and western British Columbia.

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Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, Acquires Subaru Industrial Power Products

Yamaha Motor Corp's Outdoor Power Equipment division has announced the acquisition of Subaru Industrial Power Products. The acquisition is a result of an agreement between parent companies Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., both of Japan, and is expected to be completed by October 1, 2017. Fuji Heavy Industries is ceasing the production and sale of multi-purpose engines, etc. at the end of September 2017.

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IronDirect Announces the Grand Opening of its 100-acre Customer Experience Center

IronDirect®, an American company that offers a convenient online platform (IronDirect.com) for construction equipment buyers to acquire the machines, attachments, parts and services needed to reduce ownership costs and maximize uptime, today announced the grand opening of its 100-acre Customer Experience Center in Asheville, NC. The state-of-the-art facility offers prospective customers, dealers and sales partners the opportunity to operate and evaluate premium and value-priced equipment from brands such as Paladin, Berco, Lonking, Shantui and Sakai, which are currently for sale online at IronDirect.com.

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