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Launch of electric construction equipment accelerates in 2022
Almost half of new construction products launched this year have been electric
Survey highlights OEM skills shortages
New survey reveals main issue is with technical and engineering positions
Interview: Layher’s Frank Frietsch
Scaffold & Access sits down with Layher Inc.’s CEO Frank Frietsch to see what’s in store for the coming year
New IPAF president looks to the future
Interview: Karin Nars, IPAF’s first female president, shares her industry goals 
Manitex changes CEO, buys into rental
Steve Filipov replaced by former AMECO and H-E Parts executive
Skyjack president discusses new facilities in China
Interview: Ken McDougall on how Skyjack will serve the Asia Pacific region
Kevin Parkes returns as Finning COO
Recovery from illness allows Parkes to take up new senior role at the Caterpillar dealership
Skyjack expands manufacturing into China
Skyjack will use parent company Linamar’s existing Tianjin, China plant to manufacture DC scissor lifts for the domestic Chinese market
JLG expands N.A. manufacturing footprint
Company has opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Tennessee and extends capacities at three additional N.A. plants
Biggest US construction wage rise in 40 years
Contractors association says more needs to be done to ensure workers can pursue jobs in construction as worker shortages look set to worsen 
Aerial platform rental in Australia
Bill Whitehouse, CEO of Kennards Hire, on Australia’s access equipment market
Dinolift stops sales to Russia
Finland-based manufacturer Dinolift will no longer sell products or parts to Russia or Belarus
Country report: Japan
Nishio Rent All, one of Japan’s largest access rental companies, shares its thoughts on its home market
Latin American rental in the spotlight
How are rental companies in Latin America responding to the supply chain challenges? Cristian Peters, Editor of IRN’s sister magazine, Construction Latin America (CLA), reports.
JLG appoints new product management director
Bob Begley to oversee the ongoing development of several aerial platform lines
Manitou invests $80m in its US factories
Spending includes big commitment to development of electric equipment 
United Rentals named ‘Best Employer’ by Forbes
United Rentals has been named one of America’s Best Employers on annual Forbes’ list
Supply chain disruption - the impact
How supply chain shortages will affect the aerial platform and rental industry 
Used equipment pricing up 45% in North America
Despite used access equipment and telehandler sales down year-over-year, pricing remains strong in North America
United Rentals named one of America’s ‘most responsible companies’
For the third consecutive year, Newsweek has named United Rentals as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 
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