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.
ALH AWARD WINNERS 2014
Access Industry Employer of the Year
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)
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.
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The award submissions were judged by a panel of experienced, independent aerial platform and rental figures in North America.
ALH-CA 2014 SHORTLIST
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 –
• Bronto – S 230 XDT
• Ruthmann/TIME – T 175 A
• Socage - DA392
• Point of Rental – Mobile WorkForce
• United Rentals – FAST
Rising Star Award –
Rental company with less than 10 locations
• Century Elevators
• Trico Lift
• Up Equip
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