New product announcements: 04/07/2010 Scissor Lift: Tight Turns for Proper Positioning The Omni Drive Scissor Lift is designed to provide machine movement in all directions and allows for rotation around its center point. This swivel capability permits the lift to be maneuvered in tight areas. The Omni Lift comes in four models, with platform heights of 20 ft to 40 ft and capacities of 700 lb to 1,500 lb. Stowed heights range from 81 in. to 114 in. Options include a bump system to reduce accidental damage and an EX explosion-proof version for use in hazardous environments. Man & Material
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.