Have you watched Arrival? If you haven’t watched the thought-provoking film, I won’t ruin the plot for you. But, I’d just like to say not only does the award-winning sci-fi film boast a great plot but it also includes the biggest Hollywood stars.
Wow! It is amazing how quickly the world moves. It seems like only yesterday, it was August and I was not traveling and had lots of time to organize my thoughts for this blog! Now, here we are deep in October, and I am wondering where the last two months have gone! I will try to recap.
Our new SJIII 4740 products are shipping and being very well received in the market. Our customers have been waiting for us to enter this somewhat niche market, and we are reaping the fruits of our reputation as the world’s largest scissor producer, with many advance orders.
As I write this, I am considering the fact that we all seem to be going in different directions at this moment – not as a company, as we had a recent management meeting and I am feeling really good about the alignment of the Skyjack team – but individually fitting in some well-deserved downtime throughout the Skyjack global organization, as summer vacations abound.
My trip began down under in Australia, with some personal time to visit my father in Darwin and was then succeeded by the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) Convention on the Gold Coast. The HRIA exhibition was very successful and well attended with decision maker level representation throughout the booths.
I would say the highlight of the month had to be the record-setting Bauma exhibition held in Munich, Germany. Skyjack was well represented with our largest and most impressive booth ever, and with a vast array of global staff to accommodate the visitors we entertained and informed from around the globe.
I recently came across an article in the Wall Street Journal on the growing appetite for large warehouses fueled by big box retailers like Amazon.com. In 2015, facilities over 300,000 square-feet with 28-foot ceilings or higher, increased almost six times in four years to 61 million square-feet. In 2016, an additional 74 million square-feet are set to be completed, the newspaper reported. That’s a lot of new construction!
There’s been recent talk of uncertainty in the market. But when I look at the factors listed below the market looks positive to me. What are your thoughts?
If I might humbly say, 2015 was a great year for Skyjack. We launched the SJ86 T and kicked off our 30th anniversary in specular fashion at the American Rental Show – if you don’t recall we did it with a bang, literally, mobbing the trade show with a New Orleans style big band and drummers that gave our new SJ86 T a great welcome.
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