LEEA goes to parliament
Jonathan Djanogly, MP and Paul Fulcher, chairman of LEEA
London, United Kingdom
The lifting industry congregated at the Palace of Westminster in London last week for a parliamentary reception hosted by Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, on behalf of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).
Welcoming 170 reception guests to the Palace, Djanogly said: "I am pleased to help LEEA recognise and celebrate its 75th year. I don't believe that there can be many trade associations which continue to grow 75 years into their existence. On my initial visit to the LEEA training centre, I was struck by the fact that my constituency was the centre of the global lifting industry.
"I certainly hope that this is the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between LEEA and myself. For MPs, it is important to ensure that we stay engaged with the real world economy. As I look to the projects and solutions which are being introduced today, I see a strong future for LEEA and I hope to assist you and your association moving forward."JLG rental store wins
McConnellsburg, PA, United States
JLG Industries has been named the Cat Rental Store 2018 Allied Vendor of the Year. The company was acknowledged for its product support and quality policy, ease of doing business with, and overall vendor satisfaction rate for aerial work platforms.
The CAT Rental Store is a combined global network of 1,429 dealer-owned locations for Caterpillar and allied equipment, along with specialised tools to meet most jobsite needs.
"Being chosen as the vendor of the year is a tremendous honour for JLG," says David Stewart, JLG vice president. "JLG fully understands the importance of customer satisfaction and quality aerial work platform products, and we look forward to growing our long and successful relationships with dealers."Plug Power contract expanded
Latham, NY, United States
Plug Power has expanded its contract with the French logistics company FM Logistic, shipping more fuel cells to the company and installing its first hydrogen refueling station in Europe.
The new order includes installing a hydrogen refueling station at FM Logistic's operation in Neuville aux Bois, France, which will supply FM Logistic with hydrogen over the next five years.
FM Logistic started using Plug Power's hydrogen fuel cell technology in 2015, making it one of Plug Power's first European customers.
"For years, we've been able to offer our materials handling and logistics customers with the end-to-end solution they needed, whether it's fuel cell engines or hydrogen storage and dispensers," says Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, in a statement. "We are very excited to bring our customers in Europe the same services. Europe has been an area of focus for us this year, and this is a truly monumental step in proliferating hydrogen power."