Too many times how a company finances equipment is the last decision made. But it shouldn’t be. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman says often companies see they have a lot of unencumbered money on their balance sheet and decide they’ll use it to buy equipment outright, rather than financing a purchase.
Forklifts can and often do tip over. Lifting the rear tires off the ground can happen easily when you are unsure of the load’s weight, and some have knocked forklifts onto their sides. (Seatbelts are important.) Understanding the basic physics of load limits is an important part of safe forklift operation. It’s very easy to maneuver yourself into an uncorrectable position and lose control. 3,000 lb…
Use these tips to find the rental program that makes sense for your company. For many contractors and construction companies, renting equipment can offer an attractive, cost-effective alternative to consider as construction work strengthens this year and shows growth in 2011.
In today’s construction environment, the name of the game is agility. With concerns about labor and job complexity, contractors are constantly looking for ways to make their businesses more nimble and profitable. Utilizing rental equipment is a cornerstone of building and maintaining a versatile organization. The following examines essential elements of the typical construction rental decision-making process. When to Rent
Last month, I shared information on how to prevent forklift accidents in order to avoid injury, reduce costs and maximize productivity. This June, we observe National Safety Month with 10 tips for safe use of material handling equipment.