Another strong advantage is that—unlike many associations, including NAPSA—the World Sweeping Association is not run by a commercial association management company. Rather, WSA is managed in-house as a WorldSweeper affiliate; thus, members benefit immediately from the 30+ years of combined experience within the power sweeping industry our management team offers. On behalf of our nearly 100 WSA Members, thank you for printing this important correction information. I invite anyone wanting to know more about WSA, its benefits or its scholarship program, to visit our association website located at www.worldsweepingpros.org.
Ranger Kidwell-Ross, M.A.
Executive Director, World Sweeping Association
Crafco's Manning to Retire after 37 years
Mark Manning, vice president of marketing for Crafco Inc., Chandler, AZ, will retire July 1 after 37 years with Crafco.
According to the company Manning was one of Crafco's first employees, helping to start the company and was instrumental in growing the business to where it is today.
In a press release Crafco noted that Manning was an integral part in the inception and subsequent growth of Crafco, and the successful promotion of crack sealing and affiliated technology. According to the press release, Manning's knowledge, insight and passion for pavement preservation have led to innovative contributions for products and equipment that have become standard in the industry today."
“We’d like to thank Mark Manning for his service and dedication to Crafco over the past 37 years,” said Don Brooks, president of Crafco. “His expertise and passion on all business matters throughout his tenure have been invaluable to Crafco and the pavement preservation industry.”
Atlas Copco ties Dynapac line more closely to parent company
Atlas Copco, Commerce City, CO, has begun to align the visual identity of Dynapac rollers and pavers to be consistent with Atlas Copco branded equipment.
According to the company, the Dynapac name will continue to be prominently featured along with the Atlas Copco nomenclature. The color scheme will now be yellow and grey, matching all Atlas Copco’s product lines.
The company said that numeric model designations will not change within the new identity but will be used together with the Dynapac name –Atlas Copco Dynapac F1000W, Atlas Copco Dynapac CA2500 etc.
“The change supports Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s overall goal to be the world leader in road construction equipment,” said Shawn Cheney, vice president of Atlas Copco Road Construction Equipment USA. “Presenting a consistently uniform identity to the global market fundamentally supports this goal.”
Cheney noted that although Dynapac has been part of Atlas Copco since 2007, few end users knew Atlas Copco was behind new products developed specifically for the North American market and the upgrades within its distribution network.
"The most important aspect of this new look is the message it sends to customers– that Atlas Copco is determined to continue Dynapac's rapid growth in the U.S. and make investments accordingly,” Cheney said. “The change in visual identity is a statement of commitment, a statement of accountability."
Existing Dynapac dealers will be identified as Atlas Copco Road Construction Equipment dealers, Cheney said. The visual identity transitional period will differ from product to product and depend on new product introductions, but full integration should be complete by 2014.
JCB Hits Million Mark
Hundreds of JCB employees at the company’s world headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, UK, marked the production of the company’s one millionth machine – enough diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia, according to the company.
JCB recognized the achievement by wrapping the glass front of the building in 9,700 sq. ft. (207 windows) of a graphic wrap marking the milestone. Nestled behind the glass in the reception area is the actual one millionth machine, a 22-ton JS220 tracked excavator in shimmering silver.
JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford said it’s taken JCB more than 67 years to produce its millionth machine. “Incredibly, one third of those machines has been produced in the last six years,” he said.
As JCB worldwide celebrates the one millionth machine, JCB’s North American headquarters reached a milestone of its own on April 5 when the Savannah, GA facility produced the 6,000th JCB skid steer loader.