Specialty Rentals & Attachments was founded 20 years ago to fill a demand for excavators with dedicated attachments to meet unique construction/demolition/environmental project needs for dealers and contractors. "My dad [Bob Harrell Sr.] founded the company in 2000 after working as a sales manager for a couple of New Jersey-based equipment dealers," said Robert Harrell, vice president of Specialty Rentals & Attachments, who started working his father's company in 2010.

NPK Construction Equipment (NPKCE), a subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan), has announced that NPKCE has purchased Genesis Attachments LLC (USA), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany). "We are very excited about this new partnership because, like NPK, Genesis is a market leading attachment supplier with a focus on quality products," said Dan Tyrrell, president of NPK Construction Equipment.

As the name implies, specialty tools are just that: tools that fill a specific need, perform a unique function or solve a particular problem. They are not all things to all people. But, as Frattalone Companies recently found out, when needed, they can be the most valuable tool on the job site.

Peter E. Menner, president and founder of New Millennium Rentals, announced that the company is opening a branch location at 8366 Washington Blvd., Jessup, Md. According to Menner, “This new location is going to put us in a position to better serve our customers and expand our customer base in the Mid-Atlantic region.” From its headquarters in Florida, N.Y., New Millennium Rentals has been providing equipment rentals and rental solutions for the demolition, recycling, environmental and reconstruction industries since its founding in 1999.

Genesis Attachments' GDT 390 Razer demolition tool expands the product family to three models designed to meet any concrete demolition project need. The GDT 390, the largest of the Razer trio, features a 46-in. (116.8 cm) jaw opening and 45-in. (114.3 cm) jaw depth for processing thick concrete and rebar.

New Millennium Rentals, located in Florida (Middletown), N.Y., has been providing unique equipment rental solutions for the demolition, recycling, environmental and reconstruction industries since its founding in 1999. Its mission has been to match excavators with highly specialized demolition fronts and attachments that are not available through traditional distribution outlets.

PacWest Machinery has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Metso. “We are delighted to partner with Metso to expand our product line-up to better serve the aggregate processing industries, among others. PacWest and Metso share the common goals of delivering quality products and providing excellent customer service,” said Jolene Logue, president of PacWest Machinery.

Genesis Attachments announces its new Handling Grapple, GHG, designed with streamlined features that require less maintenance. The GHG 125 contains a single, oversized cylinder with dual drag links that minimizes the number of moving parts, simplifying the hydraulic system and reducing maintenance.

Erb Equipment Company held an open house celebration at its newly expanded branch in Paducah, Ky., on Nov. 4. The event was held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch was served to attendees. Since 1944, Erb Equipment Company has been serving its customers' needs from eight branch locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, including its main office in St.

In two separate projects, Utah Department of Transportation crews are working on projects designed to improve traffic flow and enhance safety on I-15. St. GeorgeWork started last spring on a $21.5 million project to add an additional lane in each direction on a 2-mi.

Genesis Attachments's GDT Razer demolition tool is designed for today's new classes of excavators and specialty, high-reach applications, according to the manufacturer. Featuring a lighter-weight design, the GDT 190 and GDT 290 are optimized to fit on standard 200 and 300 class excavators, respectively, as well as most high-reach demolition machines.