Chad Hislop - Director, Design Engineering

Chad Hislop - Director, Design Engineering

Why Genie Pins the Link Stack to Front of Its Scissor Lifts

If you have a mixed fleet of scissor lifts, you’ve likely noticed that Genie goes against the industry norm when it comes to the location of its lift stack location. And, we have a very good reason for it — operator comfort.   In case you’re not familiar with the location of your Genie® GS™-scissor…

Envelope Control: Here’s What You Need to Know

Envelope Control — you may have run across this term while reading about the latest advances in boom lift technology. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s an explanation of what it is and how it benefits you and your customers.   Envelope control regulates the maximum boom outreach and lift height on select Genie®…

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Start Preparing Now for the New Aerial Standards Coming in 2017

  With Tier 4 emissions standards compliance underway, we now need to turn our attention to the next “big thing” to impact the aerial rental market — pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which cover all North American aerials). These new standards will go into effect soon, and our industry as a…

Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards

Tier 4 final emissions standards have already driven large disruptions in aerial rental, but pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which covers all North American aerials), be on the lookout for these standards to have an even greater impact in the years to come. The new standards are based on an ISO…

Following Other Industries’ Trends

By Chad Hislop, Genie Director of Engineering, Terex AWP Ever wonder how equipment manufacturers come up with the next big thing? It can come from anywhere. For example, the construction industry, particularly aerial equipment manufacturers, often find inspiration and influence from trends in the automotive industry. They use innovations to solve the challenges of their…

Responding to the New Normal

Changes to North American standards (ANSI A92 in the United States and CSA B354 in Canada) are coming in 2017-2018 and will create a new “normal” for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), worldwide. To prepare for these standards changes, Genie has been proactively working on a response to…

“Building the Future” – Genie Pioneers 50 Years of Innovations

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Marking half a century of serving aerial markets around the world, Genie is celebrating our five-decade legacy of “Building the Future” through industry leadership and innovation this year. Since 1966, Genie has been working to develop products that solve your worksite challenges —…

Meeting a Legend: An Interview with Bud Bushnell, Founder of Genie Industries

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Webster’s dictionary defines legend as “An unverified popular story handed down from earlier times.” Bud Bushnell, founder of Genie, fits that definition for most of us, and it was with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to interview Bud about how he…

Solving the Access to Access Challenge

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Fifty years is a significant milestone for any company. For Genie, it is even more momentous because the aerial industry has grown at the same time. Together, we have learned, discovered and innovated. Together, we have provided people around the world with more…

React Quickly, Solve Problems, Take Action

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing In preparing for our company’s anniversary celebrations this year, someone asked me why I thought Genie has not just survived but thrived in the last 50 years. My answer was that we treat our customers’ needs the same way we value our business’s…