OCTOBER 11, 2016

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA

2014 ALH-Awards

ALH winners celebrate in Miami


Almost 200 industry professionals gathered together in Miami to celebrate the industry’s best at the first-ever ALH Conference & Awards on Nov. 11, 2014.


The industry's best came together on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the inaugural ALH Conference & Awards. The morning and afternoon consisted of top-notch panels and presentations while the evening shifted into a prestigious awards gala event.


Access, Lift & Handlers, and its publisher, KHL Group, chose to debut the North American conference and awards because the current growth of the industry makes it an ideal time to explore key business issues – as well as an opportune time to celebrate excellence in the industry.


ALH received more than 60 entries to the various awards – a response that highlighted the professionalism and commitment to excellence in the industry.


Kicking off the night’s festivities was Skyjack president Brad Boehler who presented industry veteran Brian Black with a plaque recognizing Black’s dedication to serving the aerial work platform industry. Black retired earlier this year after working more than four decades for a number of companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JLG, Snorkel, Grove, Genie and Skyjack.


The evening was hosted by Kevin O’Shea, director of safety and training at Hydro Mobile, who is probably – maybe – the industry’s most comical person.


Organized by Access, Lift & Handlers and Access International magazines, and supported by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the ALH Conference & Awards aims to be the industry’s leading conference, networking and celebrated event.



Access Industry Employer of the Year

United Rentals.


Access Project of the Year – Powered Aerial Work Platforms

ReachMaster and Able Equipment.


Access Project of the Year – Scaffolding

Universal Builders Supply.


Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms

Klimer Platforms won for its job at St. Josaphats Steeple in Detroit, MI.


Rental Technology Award

Point of Rental won for its Mobile Workforce.


Rising Star Award for Small Rental Company

(Less than 10 locations)

Trico Lift


Product Innovation – Teleahndlers

Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR7038


Product Innovation – Truck-Mounted Units

Socage won for its DA392 unit.


Product Innovation – Self-Propelled Aerial Work Platforms

(platform height over 20 feet)

JLG Industries, Inc. SJ1850 boom lift.


Access Safety Innovation Award

United Rentals won for its United Academy and scissor and boom lift training.


ALH Peron of the Year

Keith Darby of TGM Wind Services


For the entire judges' report on winners, please see the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of ALH.




Judges 2014

The award submissions were judged by a panel of experienced, independent aerial platform and rental figures in North America.




Access Industry Employer of the Year

• JLG Industries, Inc.

• TVH Parts Company

• United Rentals


Access Projects of the Year – Powered AWPs

• ReachMaster/ABLE Equipment – Fulton Street Transit Center

• TGM Wind Services – United States Armed Forces Joint Venture in Lakehurst, NJ

• United Rentals – Minnesota Stadium


Access Projects of the Year – Scaffolding

• Spider – Pennsylvania Wind Farm

• Superior Scaffold Services – Senaca Niagara Casino

• Universal Builders Supply, Inc – Washington Union Station


Access Projects of the Year – MCWPs

• Century Elevators – Westlake Chemical Corp.

• Hydro Mobile – Haramain high-speed rail terminal in Saudi Arabia

• Klimer Platforms – Detroit Cathedral


Access Safety Innovation

• Haulotte – Activ Shield

• Klimer Platforms – Training

• United Rentals – United Academy/Boom and Scissor Training


Product Innovation – Self-propelled AWP

over 20-feet platform height

• Genie - SX180

• JLG Industries, Inc. - 185SJ

• ReachMaster/PB Lifttechnik - PB 7448


Product Innovation – Telehandlers

• JCB – 525-60 Hi-Viz

• Manitou – MRT

• Xtreme Manufacturing – XR7038


Product Innovation –

Truck-Mounted Units

• Bronto – S 230 XDT

• Ruthmann/TIME – T 175 A

• Socage - DA392


Rental Technology

• Point of Rental – Mobile WorkForce

• United Rentals – FAST


Rising Star Award –

Rental company with less than 10 locations

• Century Elevators

• Trico Lift

• Up Equip


Brian Black

Former Skyjack vice president of sales. Black recently retired from Skyjack and the access industry as a whole after serving more than 30 years with various OEMs, including: Teupen, JLG, Genie, Snorkel, Grove, Caterpillar and Terex Construction.


Tony Groat

IPAF’s AWPT executive vice president.


Alastair Robertson

Owner/president of Universal Equipment.

Jennifer Lombard

Owner of equipment rental company LizzyLift.


Lindsey Anderson

Editor of Access, Lift & Handlers magazine.









Sponsorship Information

Jonathan Cervero


T: +1 (312) 929 3247


Speaker Information

Lindsey Anderson


T: +1(312) 929 4409

Event Information

Murray Pollok


T: +44 (0)1505 850043

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA