David "Dave" Arthur Lillquist, 57, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 8, 2019.
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Skyjack provides rental companies globally with quality engineered, simple and reliable access and telehandler equipment so that they maximize utilization and their return on investment. Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lifts in 1985 and through the 1990's grew to become a world leader in the aerial lift industry. Skyjack remains a dominant player which has adapted rapidly to the changing face of the industry. The product range now includes; Vertical mast lifts, DC electric scissors, Rough terrain scissors, Telescopic booms, Articulating booms, and Telehandlers. In 2002 Skyjack became part of the Linamar Corporation.
Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) is a diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. The Company is made up of 2 operating segments - the Powertrain/Driveline segment and the Industrial segment, which are further divided into 5 operating groups - Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting, Forging, Skyjack and Agriculture, all world leaders in the design, development and production of highly engineered products. The Company's Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting and Forging operating groups focus on precision metallic components, modules and systems for powertrain, driveline and body systems designed for global electrified and traditionally powered vehicle and industrial markets. The Company's Skyjack and Agriculture operating groups are noted for their innovative, high quality mobile industrial equipment, notably its class-leading aerial work platforms, telehandlers and agricultural equipment. With more than 25,700 employees in 59 manufacturing locations, 6 R&D centers and 21 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia, Linamar generated sales of $6.0 billion in 2016
The industry has been alive with discussion over the past couple of years about the new ANSI standards and the changes to the design, training, and safe use of what's now known as Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Many OEMs have published papers on the upcoming changes to their equipment but, now that these machines are in production, it's time to focus on the ANSI experience.
Skyjack has announced new developments to ELEVATE, its OEM-delivered telematics solution. The mobile-first solution was launched in 2018 and Skyjack has continued to work with its customers to ensure that ELEVATE identifies critical data points to help its customers create better processes.
Skyjack has partnered with long-term customer Battlefield Equipment Rental to give setup crews a lift at the 30th Skills Ontario Competition. The two-day event kicked off May 6 at the Toronto Congress Centre and includes over 2,400 competitors and more than 500,000 square feet of action, demonstrations, and inspiration.
Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division changed things up a bit at this year's bauma. The leader in aerial access took the show indoors and brought a taste of Canada with them to their first two-story indoor booth. With their new full-size rough terrain scissor lift at the helm and the first of their redesigned DC electric scissor lifts on stand, there was a lot of traffic to hall C4 to see what Skyjack had to offer.
Skyjack has formed a contract with MacFarlands Industrial for their new Moncton, New Brunswick, location. MacFarlands has been renting throughout Atlantic Canada for over 50 years.
Skyjack is excited to take the show indoors this year at bauma Munich. The company is bringing an assortment of fleet favourites, product updates and some Canadian flair with them to the world's largest trade fair. Canada is this year's official partner country.
High-capacity telehandlers offer high lift and lifting capacity and are a more maneuverable option than cranes for moving and lifting materials around the jobsite. With a wide variety of attachments for handling materials from pipes to pallets, these machines are primed for work on construction sites, industrial applications, working in the oil and gas and mining industries, and stockpile management.
Skyjack activated an automated self-check from Australia for audiences in Anaheim at the ARA Show. The new SJ3215 was there to give audiences an idea of how Skyjack has been working toward a goal of autonomous functionality for the construction rental industry.
Skyjack has displayed their newest rough terrain scissor lift to The ARA Show in Anaheim. The SJ9253 RT is Skyjack's largest scissor lift to date with a working height of 59 feet (17.98 m) and is the first model in the industry leader's new full size rough terrain range. This new range replaces Skyjack's existing 88" and 92" models and consists of the SJ9233, SJ9243, SJ9253, and SJ9263 RT.