Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #707

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- 26 Feb 2015 ( #707 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
There's no doubt that the looming deadline for Tier 4 environmental compliance is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is creating new demand for low-emissions equipment which will soon be mandatory. This provides a stimulus for manufacturers by boosting demand. But, on the other hand, it has meant price increases for equipment, and that is discouraging purchases and encouraging users to hold on to existing machinery.
It's also causing them to hold off fleet upgrades. But even that trend can be positive for suppliers, as we see in this week's special report on rough-terrain equipment. Older equipment means more demand for servicing and parts.
Again, we see the interconnectedness of everything in the industry and how one change starts a chain reaction that can be felt across the whole sector.
Lawrence, MA, United States Abel Womack has purchased the assets and customer base of NECO Systems, a Connecticut-based forklift and materials handling organisation for nearly 27 years. Tom Franceskino, NECO president and former...
Ramos Arizpe, Mexico Skyjack has opened a new manufacturing facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The new 200,000 sqft. (18,600 sqm) plant will manufacture Skyjack’s telehandler and boom range following significant changes and...

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