Business Roundup: Marco Group buys JAD Equipment; Atlas Copco renames construction division; OSHA silica rule upheld; Telehandler sales

Marco Group International buys JAD Equipment Co. of Youngstown, Ohio

Marco Group International has bought JAD Equipment Co. Inc., an Ohio-based distributor of equipment and services for the painting, sandblasting and pressure-washing industries.

JAD has distributed surface preparation equipment, parts and supplies to contractors – primarily in the industrial and infrastructure markets – from its Youngstown headquarters since 2001.

To read more, click here.

Atlas Copco renames construction equipment division Power Technique

Atlas Copco has renamed its North American division of remaining equipment aimed at the construction industry.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America will now be called Power Technique North America. Atlas Copco says Power Technique will remain in its Rock Hill, South Carolina, offices and will continue to comprise the Atlas Copco, Chicago Pneumatic and American Pneumatic tools brands in the air power (including light) and flow categories.

Atlas Copco says the Power Technique name was chosen “U.S. and Canadian customers recognize power as the defining characteristic” of these categories.

To read more, click here.

OSHA’s new silica dust rule upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals

On December 22, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected challenges to a 2016 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule toughening workers’ exposure levels for silica dust, Engineering News-Record reports.

The panel said OSHA had met legal requirements for determining what standards are feasible, economically and technically.

INFOGRAPHIC: Telehandler sales and buyer trends

To see an infographic providing a snapshot of new and used sales trends for Randall-Reilly’s and TopBid auction price service, click here.