October 2014 The JobSite E-Newsletter
JobSite Bi-monthly: October 2014
JLG The JobSite
  October 2014
In This Issue
New Die-Cast Models
Industry News
RS Series Scissor Lifts
Training in Construction
New JLG® Products & Services
Big machines in the palm of your hand: new JLG die-cast models.
Advance Order JLG Die-Cast Models Today

The fourth series of JLG die-cast models is coming soon. Reserve yours today with an advance custom order!

These collectible scale-model replicas are the perfect gift for a JLG fan or for bringing a piece of the job site into the office. With die-cast equipment on hand, you can bring rental discussions to life, illustrating to customers the versatility and functionality of JLG machines without leaving your desk. Each die-cast model features rich detail, movable parts and the same standard of quality that you have come to expect from full-size JLG lifts and telehandlers. And when customers and coworkers aren’t around, you have an outlet for the big kid in you.

Learn more about our new series 4 die-cast models (421 KB PDF) and check out the models from our previous collections.

Industry News
Construction Equipment Drives Construction Productivity
The Economic Footprint of the Construction Equipment Industry on the U.S. Economy
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recently released a white paper on the relationship between the U.S. construction machinery manufacturing industry and the U.S. economy. The report highlights that construction machinery and equipment manufacturing increased from $25 billion to over $52 billion between 1998 and 2013. In addition to its steady growth and resilience in the face of economic uncertainty, the AEM report ties growth in equipment manufacturing to productivity in the construction industry itself, suggesting that rising manufacturing trends are signs of prosperity for the construction industry at large.
Construction Spendng in July Reachest Highest Level Since Late 2008
Construction Spending in July Reaches Highest Level Since Late 2008
A report from the Associated General Contractors of America has found that construction spending has reached its highest levels in six years, surpassing December 2008 figures. Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist, predicts that private nonresidential construction is likely to continue on its strong uptick through 2014 and that residential spending will continue to increase. At the same time, however, the report notes that a labor shortage may make it difficult for construction firms to capitalize on the new opportunities in their industries.
Construction Industry Markets to Build Younger Workforce
Construction Industry Markets to Build Younger Workforce
In recent issues of JobSite, we have highlighted reports of construction job growth as the industry continues to climb out of an economic downturn. In looking to grow its workforce, the construction industry is facing new challenges. AdvertisingAge highlights how some construction firms are putting a new spin on their recruitment efforts to attract young workers. Citing a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, 74 percent of construction firms report difficulty finding skilled workers, like carpenters and welders, and are therefore trying to appeal more to a gamer demographic to bring new blood into a recovering industry.
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily that of JLG.

JLG Featured Machine
JLG RS Series Scissor Lifts

JLG RS Series Scissor Lifts
RS Series Scissor Lifts
Rugged and reliable: scissor lifts that work as hard as you do.
Your team is committed to finishing the job on time and on budget. An unexpected machine outage can put you behind and jeopardize the project. With your goals in mind, we designed our RS Series of scissor lifts to withstand the unpredictable nature of the job site. With only four hoses and passive pothole protection with no moving parts, your team can worry less about leak points and service calls, keeping their focus on going above and beyond for your customers.

Key RS Series Features
  • Passive pothole protection eliminates all moving parts in the pothole protection system, reducing the need for repair or replacement.
  • Ability to traverse grades of up to 25%.
  • Innovative operator controls, similar to the ES Series, and compact dimensions enable travel through doorways.
1932RS Electric Scissor Lift
  • Machine width: 2 ft 8 in. / 0.81 m
  • Platform height: 19 ft / 5.79 m
3248RS Electric Scissor Lift
  • Machine width: 4 ft / 1.22 m
  • Platform height: 32 ft / 9.75 m
Learn more about the RS Series by visiting our site.

Industry Expert Q&A: Mike Larson
With each issue of JobSite, we compile news items and share insights from industry experts to help you build a durable, successful business.

For this issue, we are looking back to an interview with Mike Larson, an editor for Lift and Access, where he talked about the importance of training. Since training and recruitment are currently a hot issue in the construction industry, Larson’s expertise could make a critical difference in your business. Read Larson’s interview today.

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