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Industry update: Rough terrain scissors
A healthy economy and buoyant construction market are fueling demand for RT scissors, but backlogs are hitting historical highs as OEMs struggle to deliver equipment
PI 101: Permanent installed platforms, cradles, gondolas
Brian Andrews, vice president of engineering for Bee Access, discusses the ins and outs of permanent installed platforms, cradles and gondolas
ANSI-compliant virtual reality training launched
Serious Labs VR boom lift training now meets ISO and ANSI standards
BrandSafway debuts welding layout system
BrandSafway’s BrandTech Precision Layout System can reduce setup time by 75 percent
SAIA to host training during annual event
The SAIA will host four different training opportunities for those attending the Annual Convention & Exposition this year
ABLE acquires Elite Construction Rentals
NY-based ABLE Equipment Rental expands footprint and fleet size with purchase
Compact telehandlers see strong demand
ALH reports on what’s fueling demand for compact telehandlers – and what’s to come 
G7 leaders reveal US$600bn infrastructure plan
Partnership for Global Infrastructure has been viewed as an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative 
MEC leak containment patents approved
Granted patents for MEC’s LCS for slab scissors cover the US, Europe and Canada 
Accès Location + acquired by LouTec
Canadian rental company grows fleet of Quebec-based generalist Lou-Tec 
ANSI updates for self-retracting devices
Major self-retracting device changes coming in 2023 for personal fall arrest and rescue systems
Scaffolding as art
BrandSafway recently erected a 30-foot-tall trapezoidal scaffold for a one-of-a-kind art performance. SA reports
Competent? Qualified? Engineer?
Industry veteran David Glabe breaks down common – yet sometimes misunderstood – scaffold and access industry terms
Obituary: Michael Liptak
Co-founder of ALL Erection and Crane Rental has died aged 91
‘Record’ year for Sunbelt
Sunbelt added 123 locations across North America during its full year, parent company Ashtead Group reports rental revenues up 22% 
Wacker Neuson and John Deere sign excavator agreement
Two OEMs will cooperate in sub-10 tonne excavator sizes, mainly for North America
Caterpillar to move HQ to Texas
Company to leave current location in suburban Chicago
United names interim CFO
United Rentals has announced executive VP and CFO Jessica Graziano will be leaving the company, appoints Ted Grace as interim CFO
Contract renewed for Palfinger CEO
The contract of CEO Andreas Klauser has been extended ahead of schedule. 
Oshkosh lays out emission targets
JLG’s parent group set to publish plans under the global Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
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