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ALH announces winners of the 2019 ALH awards

Access, Lift & Handlers  (ALH) has announced the 2019 winners from their conference on September 12 that took place at the Hilton San Diego.

Here is the full list of 2019 ALH Awards, with judges’ comments:

Access Industry Employer of the Year:

TVH Parts Co.

“What TVH does is truly remarkable and unique, particularly in today’s labor environment. They’ve obviously spent a lot of time thinking about how to recruit and retain employees and creating a positive work environment.”

Access Project of the Year – Access Equipment:

Marr Scaffolding Company

“This was an incredible, $2.6 billion project. 12,000 tons of steel and metal decking and 4,900 glass panels were installed. Marr’s access equipment provision included booms, scissors, scaffolding and swing stages.”

Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms, Transport Platforms and Hoists:


“The circular suspended access system installed by BrandSafway for the renovation of Seattle’s Space Needle was the highest, most weather protected suspended platform ever constructed. It was a really cool project, taking a lot of engineering, a lot of thought, and expert management to make it happen.”

Access Rental Innovation:

Skyjack – Elevate On

“Skyjack is to be congratulated. This type of technology is making life easier and more streamlined for equipment users and rental companies. It not only streamlines processes but makes jobsites safer.”

Access Safety Innovation:

Serious Labs – ESP Scoring

“Being able to track a trainee’s behaviour regarding control selection, positioning, precision, and reaction, is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry. Amazing technology and a real advance.”

Product Innovation (MEWPs over 20 feet):

Teupen North America – LEO92SJ Plus

“It is a huge factor that the boom sections auto-grease for maintenance. Working indoors through a double door with a capacity of 882 pounds at 98 feet is extremely impressive.”

Product Innovation (MEWPs under 20 feet):

Snorkel – S3019E

“It’s an impressive lift. No hydraulic hoses, it’s all electric and the scissor stack goes into base to give a really low step-in height. This makes a huge difference for anyone climbing in and out of a platform all day.”

Product Innovation (Telehandlers):

Magni Telescopic Handlers – RTH 13.26 SH

“When talking about innovation, Magni keeps doing it. These units are seen in urban areas across North America and are replacing crane use in some instances.”

Rising Star Award (Rental companies with less than 10 locations)

ABLE Equipment Rental

“ABLE has an excellent team: Responsive, professional, progressive and fair. They are excellent to work with and have really told a story of success over the last decade. In 2018 alone they opened three new locations, bringing their total number to six.”

ALH Person of the Year:

Tony Groat, IPAF

ALH Editor Lindsey Anderson spoke to the crowd about ALH’s Person of the Year:

“The ALH person of the year is someone who has dedicated himself to improving standards and safety in our industry. He is a tireless campaigner with enormous passion, personality and persistence.

He began his career in the rental industry working with a major aerials provider and then, almost 13 years ago, moved into the regulations and associations sector with an international safety and training association dedicated to our industry.

When I say he works to improve standards, I mean that literally, because our person of the year sits on the committees of both ANSI and CSA responsible for drafting the standards for our industry.

Over the past 18 months he has dedicated himself to providing expert guidance to help rental companies and the entire aerials supply chain adapt to the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards. That work continues – and was included his presentation at the ALH Conference earlier.

Of course, the international safety and training organization I referred to is IPAF, and our person of the year is Tony Groat, IPAF’s North American manager.”

ALH Awards shortlist includes:

Access Industry Employer of the Year:

• Kardie Equipment Company

• Teupen North America

• TVH Parts Co.

Access Project of the Year – Access Equipment:

• BrandSafway

• Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment

• Kardie Equipment

• Marr Scaffolding Company

Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms:

• BrandSafway

• Hydro Mobile

• Mastclimbers LLC

Access Rental Innovation:

• Genie – Lift Connect Telematics

• Point of Rental – UnLockIt

• Skyjack – Elevate On

• United Rentals – UR One

Access Safety Innovation:

• Genie – Lift Tools Access Deck

• Haulotte Group – Quick Positioning App

• JLG – Skysense

• Serious Labs – ESP Scoring

• United Rentals – Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator

Product Innovation (MEWPs over 20 feet):

• Haulotte Group – HA61 LE

• MEC Aerial Work Platforms – Micro 26

• ReachMaster, Inc. – Bluelift B35EB

• Smart Platform Solutions B.V. – E1350SJP

• Teupen North America – LEO92SJ Plus

Product Innovation (MEWPs under 20 feet):

• Genie – GS-1330m

• Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment – ZT-1630

• MEC Aerial Work Platforms – Leak Containment System

• Snorkel – S3019E

Product Innovation (Telehandlers):

• JCB – 512-56

• Magni Telescopic Handlers – RTH 13.26 SH

• Manitou – Gehl RS4-14

• Pettibone/Traverse Lift – Traverse T944X

Rising Star Award (Rental companies with less than 10 locations):

• ABLE Equipment Rental

• Chet’s Rent-All

• Kardie Equipment