Related Links: Euro Forklifts Handy for Bridge Inspections Eurozone Debt Crisis Takes Its Toll on Construction (requires login) Best known as the world's largest manufacturer of telehandlers, Manitou Group's business took a significant hit during the downturn. Refreshed, it now intends to compete against the likes of Bobcat with what would be the world's largest skid-steer loader.Late last month, Manitou Group president and CEO Jean-Christophe Giroux offered an assessment of the Ancenis, France-based equipment manufacturer's performance through the global construction recession. "We certainly did some white-water rafting back in 2008 and 2009," he said during an event in Punta Umbria,
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