The Access, Lift & Handlers Conference & Awards 2017 (ALH C&A) honored the year’s best during a sensational dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 12 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami.
More than 200 attendees were present to celebrate the best people, projects, safety, equipment and more during the evening’s celebrations.
The awards dinner was hosted by roaster extraordinaire, Kevin O’Shea, director of safety and training at Hydro Mobile.
“I would like to personally congratulate each and every award winner,” said Lindsey Anderson, ALH editor and fellow judge of the awards submissions. “It was a very difficult process ranking the entries, but after hours of deliberation, the judges and I were happy with the outcome. Thank you to my fellow panel for all of your hard work.”
2017 AWARD WINNERS
With nearly 60 entries across the 11 categories, the 2017 awards garnered more attention than any previous ALH Conference & Awards. Below are the winners in each category.
Access Industry Employer of the Year
JLG Industries, Inc.
Access Project of the Year – Aerial Work Platforms
Genie and Dickie Moore Rentals for the New Champlain Bridge reconstruction
Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms
AGF Access Group for the New Champlain Bridge reconstruction
Access Rental Innovation
Point of Rental Software - Inspection Application
Safety Innovation Award
Haulotte Group for its Activ’Lighting System Safe Load
Product Innovation – AWPs over 20 feet
Genie – SX-135 XC
The judges presented a Highly Commended certificate to Haulotte Group for its Stop Emission System.
Product Innovation – AWPs under 20 feet
Snorkel – TM16E
Product Innovation – Telehandlers
Magni Telescopic Handlers – RTH 6.46 SH
Product Innovation – Vehicle-Mounted AWPs
ReachMaster, Inc – Ruthmann Eagle T108A
Rising Star Award
Franklin Equipment LLC
ALH Person of the Year
Rick Smith – JLG Industries, Inc.
Evolution of the equipment rental industry
President & CEO, United Rentals Inc.
Construction market trends and outlook
Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Investor relations and the rental business
Founder and Senior Consultant, BeyondIR Consulting Services
Rental mergers & acquisitions: what you need to know
Managing Director, TM Capital Corp
Contractors’ attitudes to safety and building a safety culture
Industry Insights Research Director, Dodge Data & Analytics
Rental models of the future
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Noble Iron
VP, Growth & Strategy, Noble Iron
Maximising efficiency of rental operations using mobile technology
CEO, Spartan Solutions
Virtual reality technology and its impact on operator training
Director of Operations, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
Future technologies and aerial platforms
Robert S. Messina
Senior VP, Engineering & Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Oshkosh Corporation
ANSI standards changes and the rental business: what is going to be different?
Teresa A. Kee, CHMM, CSP
Director, Field Safety, United Rentals
Waste management & environmental concerns in rental operations
Vice President of Sales, Quest Resource Management Group