Flash Facts


U.S. government awards Bobcat five-year contract
The U.S. government has awarded Bobcat a five-year contract to supply skid-steer loaders to the Army. An initial order for 283 units is worth $7.24 million. Successive orders depend on annual funding, but the contract could result in orders for 1,000 units worth $25 million, the company said in a press release. Bobcat said it expects to make initial deliveries in March or April. The skid steers will be equipped with hydraulic breakers, augers, combination buckets and pallet forks. The military-green painted units will be shipped to military installations worldwide.

EPA certifies Volvo VED12 engine
Volvo Trucks North America announced last week the Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for the company to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo’s VED12 diesel engine after Oct. 1, 2002. The company said in a press release the engine meets all requirements of the EPA consent decree, which set the Oct. 1 deadline for stricter emissions rules for several engine makers. EPA issued Volvo a conditional certificate, with final certification expected after the agency completes its formal review process.


Crane rental company Maxim Crane Works has appointed Albert C. Bove chief executive officer and Arthur J. Innamorato Jr. president. Bove was previously executive vice president of operations and Innamorato was executive vice president of business development. They succeed Jeffrey J. Fenton, former president and chief executive, who left the company to pursue other interests. Bove will continue working with the company’s senior regional managers in the areas of customer service, safety and operations. Innamorato will be responsible for corporate administration and will focus on improving the company’s management systems and processes.

MQ Power has named Tom Hindman operations manager. Hindman, who served most recently as the company’s Eastern region manager, will be responsible for all MQ Power operations. MQ Power also promoted Tyler Sunderland to Northeast region manager. He was previously a district manager and manager of Multiquip’s telecom division. MQ Power’s Engine & Equipment Division named Steve Bachuss general manager. Bachuss, who most recently worked as plant manager with forklift truck manufacturer CK Power Products, will be responsible for all E&E manufacturing operations.