Haulotte Group/BilJax held a hot dog luncheon available to all employees May 20. The event was to raise money for the community and donate it to local food banks, the Archbold Food Pantry and the Fayette Food Pantry. “We heard the Fayette Food Pantry is fairly new and struggling a little bit.

Haulotte Group/BilJax has released its first Go Green Committee progress report of 2009 and announced a continued reduction in the amount of waste generated by the company’s Archbold, Ohio, manufacturing facility and offices. According to environmental consultant Cari Weidner, the company has witnessed a “dramatic decrease” in the amount of solid waste produced at the Archbold location.

Bil-Jax Inc., a producer of scaffold and aerial work platforms, has added NCS Equipment as the newest Bil-Jax Service Dealer. NCS Equipment is a Nebraska-based full line equipment rental and contractor supply chain. “With six locations across Nebraska, NCS Equipment will bring strength and dedication to the sales and service provided by the Bil-Jax Service Dealer Program” said Tadd Duvendack, Bil-Jax service dealer manager.

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Bil-Jax Inc. will enter new markets in 2007 with the introduction of its first-ever self-propelled boom lift, the SLT-3632. The company also will launch a series of trailer-mounted aerial lifts specifically designed and approved for the European market.

Jeff Ott, president and CEO of Archbold, OH-based Bil-Jax, Inc. announced Dec. 18 that the company was acquired from its German-based parent plettac AG by a partnership between Bil-Jax management and Indianapolis-based Centerfield Capital. Details of the purchase, which became effective December 12, 2003, were not disclosed.