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Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB, was recently recognized by United Rentals Inc. as its 2019 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes JCB for outstanding value, timely delivery, product support, training and procurement excellence. "Winning the coveted United Rentals Supplier of the Year award is a great honor for JCB and high praise from a vitally important customer we've been proud to partner with for more than 20 years," said Andrea Whelan, vice president of direct sales at JCB.

JCB added the new 2TS-7T teleskid compact track loader to its range of teleskid skid steers and compact track loaders equipped with telescopic booms to lift higher, reach farther and dig deeper than other machines. The 2TS-7T teleskid is built on the company's small-platform skid steer chassis for optimal maneuverability and easy transportation between job sites without need for a commercial driver's license (subject to local regulations).

Tributes have been paid to a former JCB employee who joined the company as a teaboy and rose through the ranks to become a director. Bill Hirst, who was the third person recruited by JCB in 1947, passed away Jan. 5th at the age of 86. JCB Chairman Lord Bamford led the tributes to the man who joined JCB as the company was in its infancy.

California emission standards. Those were three dirty words for many in the construction industry at the turn of the century as the state was at the forefront of a nationwide push to clean up the discharge of the diesel engines it relied so heavily upon.

JCB construction equipment dealer SoCal JCB has opened its newest dealer location at 14675 Valley Boulevard in Fontana, Calif. The 1.5-acre facility is the new headquarters for SoCal JCB and includes product display and demonstration areas, three service bays and a modern office environment.

On Veterans Day 2019, JCB North America launched its new Veterans Club to recognize and support JCB employees who have served, or who currently serve, in the armed forces. Current JCB employees have served in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy, as well as the British and Brazilian armies; together they make up more than 12 percent of the company's more than 700 employees in North America.

JCB commemorated the groundbreaking for Monk JCB's new construction equipment dealership location at 11211 N. Freeway, Houston. The $8-million facility will open in the first quarter of 2020 and will exclusively sell and support JCB construction equipment.

The annual GIE+Expo Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+Expo) was held Oct. 16 to 18 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky. Sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Inc. (OPEI) and Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) the GIE+EXPO is co-located with Hardscape North America, which is produced by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association.

JCB and Avant machines being tested out at the highly anticipated demo area located outside of Gillette Stadium. Northland JCB hosted Innovate 2019 Oct. 8 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Approximately 600 guests came together to learn about Northland JCB as well as the JCB organization as a whole.

At the annual JCB Top 50 Dealer Conference in Germany, MacKinnon JCB was proud to be recognized among the company's most outstanding dealerships from around the world. On Tuesday, the company's Vice President of Construction Sales, Chris Cantiello, was presented with a JCB Breakthrough Growth Award by JCB Chairman, Lord Anthony Bamford.

JCB will exhibit the all-new 1CXT compact backhoe loader, the 18Z-1 mini excavator, and the 3TS-8T teleskid compact track loader and 3TS-8W teleskid skid steer at the 2019 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 16 to 18. In addition to seeing JCB's products at the company's indoor booth (#11204), attendees can operate the machines in JCB's outdoor demonstration arena (#7714D), to gain first-hand understanding of how the JCB's unique, compact machines can boost productivity, efficiency and profits for landscaping professionals.