Industry and business news 12/7/18

Dec. 7, 2018

John Deere dealer provides backhoes to aid hurricane recovery

Nov. 20, 2018—Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage as a result of the hurricane, which made landfall in the area as a Category 4 storm and caused the destruction of buildings and limited access to power, water, and roadways. In an effort to ease the recovery process, Lynn Haven, Callaway and Mexico Beach received a 310L backhoe and Jackson County received a 310SL free of charge for six months. As the areas recover, the donation will give workers the equipment they need to remove trees, repair waterlines, and get resources back online.

Hoffman Equipment acquires the assets of Penn-Jersey and strengthens Volvo CE’s dealer network

Nov. 19, 2018—Hoffman Equipment is expanding its retail territory in the Northeast U.S. The Piscataway, New Jersey-based dealer is purchasing Penn-Jersey Machinery’s assets and will start selling Volvo Construction Equipment products for the first time. The deal was completed Nov. 19. Hoffman is taking over Volvo CE distribution in the territories previously covered by Penn-Jersey Machinery and Malvese Equipment. Hoffman will assume Penn-Jersey Machinery’s three locations—Deptford and Middlesex, N.J., and Lionville, Pa.—which add to Hoffman’s existing locations in New Jersey and New York. To ensure a smooth transition for Volvo CE customers, all current Penn-Jersey staff will be offered employment within the new Hoffman locations.

Genie expands its used equipment team in North America

Nov. 13, 2018—Anticipating an increased demand for used aerial equipment in North America, Genie has expanded its used equipment team to support customers’ needs and market growth. Led by Mitch Ely, Genie Director of North American Services, Terex AWP, the team includes Kevin Spencer, Marcy Lemin and Scott Sensenbrenner in the field and is supported by a dedicated used equipment inside sales team at the factory. 

Former Caltrans Senior Manager to Head McCain’s Expanding ITS Solutions Group

Nov. 8, 2018—Nationally respected intelligent transportation leader, Fedrico Hormozi, P.E., has joined McCain Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group and a leader in the supply of advanced intelligent transportation solutions, to spearhead the company’s expanding ITS Solutions Group. As Director of ITS Solutions, Hormozi will manage a team committed to providing a consistently high level of service to current and future McCain customers. From equipment deployment, hardware and software systems integration, troubleshooting and solution generation, all the way to purchase and education, Hormozi and his team will respond to customer needs and issues as well as grow and deepen customer relationships. The ITS Solutions team will also provide input on new product design, development and functionality.