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INDUSTRY NEWS: MARCH 2017

CM TRUCK BEDS ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE BODY OFFERING

CM Truck Beds, a premier manufacturer of truck beds in North America, introduces Service Bodies to its product portfolio. The new category will complement CM’s industry-leading lineup of Flat Bed, Work Truck, and Dump Bed designs.
“CM Truck Beds built a national reputation of excellence serving a broad array of demanding industries with our Flat Bed products,” says Joe Lewis, vice president, CM Truck Beds. “The introduction of the Service Body product will help extend our relationship with existing customers who’ve been asking for the additional capabilities offered by these designs while also opening up new markets where we can introduce the features, durability, service, and value that have made CM Truck Beds a recognized leader in truck body solutions.”
The Service Bodies, available in steel or aluminum, will further CM’s reputation for integrating top-quality components and clever accommodations for working men and women. Key features include an immersive powder-coated finish on every component for long-lasting wear and an enduring finish; premium gas shocks supporting reinforced cabinet doors for maximum strength; stainless steel hardware for security; and bolted, modular construction for configurability and serviceability in the years ahead. Not only is CM offering modular fast moving service bodies, but its customization is on par with the standards in the industry.
Aluminum and steel models each are covered by a four-year/48,000 mile warranty—among the most generous in the industry. The bodies are also each covered by a pro-rated rust guarantee (10 years for aluminum bodies, six years for steel bodies). The company’s exceptional building practices, like integrated conduit for all wiring to maintain integrity in harsh environments, enables the company to offer exceptional warranties at highly competitive pricing.
“CM Truck Beds has thrived over the last 20 years by offering unparalleled capacity, versatility, and durability at a great value. These same attributes are what makes our Service Body lineup so promising,” says Lewis. “We’re really excited not only about this new product, but by what the Service Body lineup will enable our customers to accomplish.”
www.cmtruckbeds.com

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AWARDED NJPA CONTRACT

A new contract awarded to International Truck by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.
NJPA is a governmental unit that establishes alliances between buyers and suppliers for use by education, government, and non-profits. Through NJPA, these entities have access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms, streamlining the purchasing process and saving cost and time.
“Through this program, municipalities and government agencies in search of solutions to meet their business needs can order International trucks without having to spend time and money to go through a bid process,” says Jeff Sass, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Navistar. “This joint enterprise with NJPA represents an exceptional opportunity for these customers to purchase our lineup of severe- and medium-duty trucks, including International’s flagship HX™ Series and the reliable and versatile WorkStar® and DuraStar® models.”
NJPA members can take advantage of this program and shop for Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks at more than 700 International Dealer locations in the US providing sales, parts, and service. The International Truck contract (081716-NVS) with NJPA is in effect until November 15, 2020.
www.internationaltrucks.com

MILLER NAMED 2016 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR BY UNITED RENTALS

United Rentals names Miller Electric Mfg. Co. 2016 Supplier of the Year. The equipment rental team from Miller recently received the honor at the annual United Rentals Supplier Show.
Award recipients are determined using qualitative and quantitative survey information, which includes input from all branches of United Rentals. Criteria for the award is based on numerous factors, including sales and technical support, training, warranty, procurement, logistics, best product quality and delivery, and the overall partnership.
“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with United Rentals, and it is an honor to be recognized for the outstanding quality, service, and value that Miller provides,” says John Swartz, business manager, Miller Rental Division. “Selecting the right welding equipment for the job helps customers be more productive and efficient, so they can complete jobs faster and ultimately be more profitable.”
Miller was recognized by United Rentals specifically for the XMT® 350 multiprocess welder with ArcReach® technology. ArcReach technology allows welding operators to easily adjust welding parameters at the wire feeder without the need for a control cable. This significantly reduces the number of trips to and from the power source, reduces cord maintenance, and provides greater operator control, which results in improved productivity, safety, and quality.
“We are pleased to present Miller with this award for their outstanding commitment to our partnership and delivering world-class products and support. Our suppliers are an important part of our continued success, and I want to thank Miller for their significant contributions,” says T.J. Mahoney, United Rentals Inc., director, Equipment Sourcing.
www.millerwelds.com

TEREX UTILITIES TEAM MEMBERS HELP LOCAL HOMELESS SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

Terex Utilities team members from across the nation traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the company’s annual sales training meeting the fourth week of January. While there, 74 of its employees spent time serving four local human service agencies in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Projects were facilitated by United Way of the Midlands, which included painting, organizing donations, and assembling care packages. All four local Omaha and Council Bluffs agencies provide shelter and/or meals for the homeless.
“Many people on out-of-town trips spend their free time in leisure activities, but not the employees of Terex Corporation,” says Danielle Ohlman, director, Volunteer Engagement, United Way of the Midlands. “During their annual meeting week in Omaha, dozens of them rolled up their sleeves and helped out at Omaha-area nonprofit agencies.”
“At Terex, one of our core values is citizenship. While planning our annual sales meeting, we wanted to include activities that not only fostered team-building, but also gave team members the opportunity to volunteer,” says Jim Lohan, VP, Sales and Marketing, Terex Utilities. “Terex supports local, community-based organizations that meet the needs of the communities where our team members live and work. United Way of the Midlands did an excellent job finding four agencies for us to serve in these local communities.”
Terex volunteers helped out at New Visions Homeless Service and Micah House in Council Bluffs, and at Open Door Mission and Siena/Francis House in Omaha. “While it was optional for team members to participate, more than 90 percent of our attendees signed up and the experience was impactful,” says Lohan.
“They did more than clean, organize, and complete painting projects for the nonprofits; they demonstrated a great sense of ‘community,’ even coming from their own home cities to do it,” says Ohlman. “United Way of the Midlands thanks the Terex team for its community spirit, and is proud to have had the opportunity to assist in their company’s service projects.”
www.terex.com

MARTIN DAUM NOW BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MEMBER FOR DAIMLER TRUCKS AND BUSES

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appoints Martin Daum as a Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions. The appointment is for a period of five years. He succeeds in this position to Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, who is leaving the company of his own volition and for personal reasons.
Since June 2009, Martin Daum has been president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies: Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, and Detroit Diesel Corporation. Before that, he was a member of the management of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Europe as vice president, Production, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and at the same time was responsible for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, the world’s biggest truck plant. Daum started his career in the trainee executive group of the Daimler-Benz AG in 1987.
www.daimler.com

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