Industry News: June 2016
Pictured (from left) are Dan Miller, president and CEO of Manitou Americas; Kelly Katzung, Northland Farm Systems; and Francois Piffard, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group.

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GapVax names sales rep 

GapVax named Terry Brown sales representative for the southeast territory. He has 25 years of experience in operations, construction and business development in the utility and gas markets.

Komatsu America Corp sponsors Extreme Sandbox 

Komatsu America Corp is the exclusive equipment sponsor of Extreme Sandbox, a heavy-equipment adventure company. The alliance is an opportunity to transform construction machines into an informative, exciting and hands-on experience.

Mustang-Gehl Company presents 2015 Top Dealer awards 

Mustang-Gehl Company presented 2015 Top Dealer awards to Northland Farm Systems (Owatonna, Minnesota), Alta Equipment Company (Wixom, Michigan) and Binkley and Hurst L.P. (Lititz, Pennsylvania).

BASE Engineering appoints industrial specialist 

Alex Prosser was named industrial specialist for BASE Engineering. Prosser has worked with a diverse range of oil and gas projects throughout Canada.

Cummins to build plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck

Cummins was awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Manitou welcomes two to dealer network 

Dragoon’s Farm Equipment and Toyota Material Handling Ohio joined the Manitou dealer network. Dragoon’s Farm Equipment provides sales, service and parts support to Mooers, New York, and surrounding areas. Toyota Material Handling Ohio serves Columbus and Toledo, Ohio.

RauschUSA adds MME to distributor network

RauschUSA added Municipal Maintenance Equipment of Sacramento, California, to its family of authorized distributors. With four locations, MME serves contractors and municipalities in California and Nevada.

GPS Insight partners with Fleetio

GPS Insight formed an integration partnership with Fleetio, a fleet maintenance software. The data integration will allow customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and DTC alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

NexTraq partners with Fleetio

NexTraq and Fleetio have partnered to streamline fleet management processes for its customers and reduce operational costs. Through the partnership, NexTraq will automatically update the current odometer reading once per day for each Fleetio-mapped vehicle.

Sauereisen launches website

Sauereisen, a producer of protective linings, coatings and ceramics for industrial users, launched a new website, The site is available in 12 languages and offers easy viewing and navigation from mobile devices.

ECCO Safety Group appoints vice president

Kevin Chapman was named vice president of global marketing for ECCO Safety Group. Chapman will be responsible for the expansion of ESG’s digital presence as well as overseeing long-term brand and product development strategies. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and product management.


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