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NESCO Rentals Renaming to NESCO Specialty Rentals

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Fort Wayne, IN, Release: August 15, 2018.

NESCO LLC., DBA – NESCO Rentals – a North American leader in rental and sales of specialized equipment, as well as parts, tools and accessories, announced today that it is changing its name to NESCO Specialty Rentals. The name change reflects the company’s continued commitment to providing specialized equipment to the transmission and distribution markets, as well as increased investment and growth in the specialized assets needed to support the telecom, rail and other markets NESCO operates in.

“The new name – NESCO Specialty Rentals – is a reflection of our long-time primary focus, to supply and support the Specialty equipment needs of our T&D customer base. In recent years, we have added telecommunications and rail to our focus markets and broadened our Specialty equipment portfolio to match the needs of these markets,” said Lee Jacobson, CEO of NESCO Specialty Rentals. “As a company with its roots in specialty equipment rental, sales and service, we are committed to deliver products and services that will help each of our customers in these target markets address the complex needs of their applications.”

NESCO Specialty Rentals is a leading specialty equipment and service provider to the utility, transmission and distribution, rail and telecommunication industries, providing bucket trucks and other specialized aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, digger derricks, pressure drills, stringing gear, hi-rail equipment, repair parts, tools and accessories (PTA). NESCO maintains one of the industry’s largest specialty equipment rental fleets, PTA inventories and service networks in North America.

The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across the company’s product and services throughout the calendar year 2018.

About NESCO Specialty Rentals
NESCO provides everything the utility, telecom and rail professional needs to get the job done from aerial lifts, cranes, diggers and stringing gear to blocks, aftermarket parts, tools and accessories. NESCO maintains one of the industry’s largest rental fleets and service networks in the country. With over 50 locations in the U.S. and Canada, 30+ years of industry experience, and as an authorized distributor for your most trusted manufacturers: Terex, Hogg & Davis, Versalift, ETI, and Manitex to name a few; NESCO’s extensive fleet and knowledgeable staff offer the right specialty rental equipment and service you need to get the job done. For more information, visit www.nescospecialty.com.

Contact Information:

Name: Dennis DePazza, Chief Business Development Officer
Address: 6714 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 220, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Email: dennis@nescorentals.com Phone: 800.252.0043

NESCO, LLC to Acquire N&L Line Equipment

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n&l line equipment
Fort Wayne, IN, Release: July 3, 2018. For Immediate Release

NESCO, LLC announced today that it has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment. N&L manufactures many products related to the live-line maintenance of electric utility lines. The N&L offering includes transmission tools up to 800 kV, substation maintenance tools, as well as distribution hotline tools.

N&L has paired the manufacturing of their premium line of tools with a industry leading rubber testing laboratory and tool repair service. They have the capability to test and certify all types of insulating rubber goods and insulated tools, as well as repair and refurbish all commonly used tools, hot sticks, and grounds. N&L also offers calibration services for dynamometers, gas monitors, voltage detectors. For customers needing new tools, N&L is a top-line distributor for many of the most recognized brands in the industry, along with offering a custom ground and jumper manufacturing service, to exactly meet the needs of their customers.

NESCO customers will also receive access to N&L’s state of the art tracking and reporting software, which allows their customers to see the status or history of any order, repair, or calibration in real-time, and communicate directly with the technician assigned to each individual item. This software is accessible anywhere, through any device with an internet connection.

N&L Line Equipment’s main facility is located in Poulsbo, Washington, just west of Seattle.

N&L Line Equipment will become part of NESCO’s Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO) division, accelerating growth to be an even more comprehensive resource for parts, tools and accessories for powerline professionals in North America today. In 2015, NESCO created the UEO division to focus on offering parts, tools and accessories (PTA) to the Utility, Rail and Communication markets, as well as other specialized industries. This acquisition will now make UEO a better rental, sales and online resource in providing all the PTA needs for these specialty markets.

According to Lee Jacobson, CEO of NESCO; “I was thoroughly impressed the first time I visited the N&L facility. It is a first-class operation Nick Bair has developed. The N&L package offers tools and services that are essential to satisfying today’s demands for servicing the utility grid. Our customers will certainly benefit from the acquisition.”

Kent Upton, President of UEO; “The newly created partnership with N&L will add key elements to the UEO/NESCO offerings in products, services, as well as geographic coverage. N&L brings the same dedication to supplying first-in-class products and customer service as the entire NESCO organization.

N&L is a great fit and will be a key element in driving NESCO’s vision of being a complete supplier to our current and prospective customers.”

Nichols Bair former Owner & President of N&L now Vice President, GM of N&L added; “Over the years, we have been able to grow our business to better support our customers. We were waiting for the right partner to establish our presence throughout the USA as well as the rest of North America. We feel honored and highly motivated to make this partnership a great success.”

About NESCO Specialty Rentals
NESCO Specialty Rentals is a leading equipment and service provider to the infrastructure, transmission, distribution, communications and rail, industries, providing aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, digger derricks, pressure drills, stringing gear, hi-rail equipment, repair parts, tools and accessories. NESCO maintains one of the industry’s largest specialty rental fleets and service networks in North America. For more information, please visit https://nescorentals.com

About Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO), a division of NESCO Specialty Rentals
Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO), a division of NESCO Specialty Rentals, is a one stop shop for parts, tools and accessories (PTA) for the powerline, communications or rail professional. With an extensive selection of PTA, UEO provides total job-site solutions for safety accessories, auger rentals, hydraulic tooling, roping needs and much more. For more information, please visit https://nescorentals.com/ueo/

About N&L Line Equipment
N&L Line Equipment is a leading manufacture of hot line tools and a distributor for lineman’s equipment and supplies in the utility industry. In addition to distributing for a wide variety of manufacturers, N&L also has the capability to test, repair and certify most of all equipment that is sold. For more information about the N&L product line that will be added, please visit https://linemansequipment.com

Contact Information:
Name: Dennis DePazza, Chief Business Development Officer
Address: 6714 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 220, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Email: Dennis@NESCORentals.com Phone: 800.252.0043

NESCO Rentals Drive to Achieve Zero Harm

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Zero Injuries. Zero property damage. Zero negative affects to customers and the environment.
ZERO HARM. This is our safety initiative at NESCO Rentals.

Achieving ZERO HARM is a journey. The entire NESCO team is committed to creating a safe work environment which benefits employees and customers.  The NESCO Safety Program consist of many tools. The greatest tool is the SLAM process.

SLAM: Stop. Look. Assess. Manage. This very simple risk assessment is what NESCO team members use at start of every work day and before starting a new task. Thinking about hazards associated with a job and managing risk to reduce injury are key parts of SLAM.

NESCO Team Members need to ask themselves these five questions:
1. How can I be injured?
2. How can others be injured?
3. How can equipment be damaged?
4. What is the safe, productive and quality way to do the job?
5. What information do I need?

This check list keeps the team focused on a task and what it takes to complete it safely.

Weekly safety huddles and alerts, shared learning, training, process and policies keep employees on track to achieve ZERO HARM, using the process of SLAM. At NESCO we strive to be the employer of choice and specialty equipment vendor of choice. We do all this with one thing in mind… ACHIEVING ZERO HARM!

 

Joe Dixon is the Safety Manager for NESCO Rentals

NESCO, LLC announces acquisition of Bethea Tool and Equipment Company

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NESCO, LLC announced today that it has acquired Bethea Tool and Equipment Company (Bethea). Bethea has manufactured a complete range of Handline Blocks, Stringing Blocks, and Bundle Blocks and other similar products, which have been sold to electrical utilities and contractors worldwide, for over fifty years.

The acquisition includes Bethea’s facility and distribution center in Brighton, Tennessee.  This location provides 60,000 square feet of warehouse and service space. NESCO plans to maintain significant inventory levels here to assure excellent customer service.  Sales, rental and services are also provided from this location just north of Memphis, Tennessee.

Bethea Tool and Equipment Company will become part of NESCO’s Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO) division, establishing one of the most complete offerings of Stringing Blocks in North America today. NESCO created the UEO division 3 years ago to focus on offering Parts, Tools and Accessories (PTA) to the Utility, Rail, and Communication markets,as well as other specialized industries.  UEO offers both the rental of tools and equipment as well as the sale of new and used products. This acquisition will make UEO one of the largest providers of block rentals, as well as PTA in North America. In addition, NESCO will have the ability to offer highly engineered and specialty designed products to our customer base. NESCO will offer service support and repair of all products that are offered by Bethea, ensuring customers they will continue to get the service they have come to expect, while also expanding nationwide through NESCO’s sales, service and supply footprint in North America.

“This is an exciting opportunity to grow our business. This acquisition allows us to continue to grow our offering as the most complete rental and equipment sales company in our industry.  This provides us with a great advantage as it will increase our product portfolio with quality equipment and best in class service.” said Kent Upton, President of UEO.

Utility Equipment Outfitters, a division of NESCO Rentals, is a one stop shop for parts, tools and accessories for the Utility, Rail and Communication industries. With an extensive selection of PTA, UEO provides total job-site solutions for safety accessories, auger rentals, hydraulic tooling, roping needs, and much more! NESCO’s North American geographic footprint allows UEO to warehouse and stock what you need in-house making the fulfillment process fast and easy. For your convenience, UEO provides total flexibility in outfitting your trucks and crews and offers a variety of customizable toolkits. UEO also understands the pressures of cash allocation, so we make available to qualified customers our handy installment purchase plan.

NESCO Rentals is a leading equipment and service provider for the utility, rail and communication industries, providing aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, digger derricks, pressure drills, stringing gear, hi-rail equipment, repair parts, tools and accessories. NESCO maintains one of the industry’s largest rental fleets and service networks in the country.

Bethea Tool & Equipment Company is one of America’s top manufactures of Handline Blocks, Stringing Blocks, and Bundle Blocks which have been sold to electrical utilities and contractors worldwide for over fifty years. Bethea specializes in manufacturing top quality highly engineered products. “Our team provides the best in design, engineering, and manufacturing of these products. The Bethea organization is excited about our opportunity to become part of NESCO. We look forward to a bright and prosperous future, with a company like NESCO, to partner and help grow our business.” Said Bobby Allen, President of Bethea.

NESCO Night with V&H Trucks at Hotel Tango!

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We are so excited about NESCO Night with the support of our partners at V&H Trucks! Networking, food and a mixology class. Why haven’t you RSVPED yet?!

REMSA sponsors the largest exhibit of maintenance-of-way equipment, products and services in the United States. It’s members exhibit rail and track products, track maintenance equipment and services, safety devices and software that enables the railroad industry to work smarter.

Railway Interchange showcase the latest technology in the rail industry with freight railroad executives, operating officers, transportation officials and a large number of rail supply companies from the mechanical, communications and signaling and railway maintenance industries as attendees.

NESCO Specialty Rentals is a division of NESCO Rentals specializing the rail, lighting, sign and telecom industries.

Samson Rope

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Rope Handling/Usage and Splice Instructions
There are many factors that impact the life of a rope in use.  Maximizing rope performance and safety starts by choosing the right rope, followed by education in handling during its use, and retiring it from service at the right time to maximize value without risking safety.  Ropes are serious working tools, and when used properly, will give consistent and reliable service. The cost of replacing a rope is extremely small when compared to the cost of personal injury or property damage.  It is important to be educated on best practice and industry standards for rope handling.  The beginning and end of knowing your rope is, literally, your termination.

Terminations
Samson recommends splicing as the preferred rope termination method. Knots can significantly decrease a rope’s strength – up to 50% – while most splices maintain 100% of the specified rope strength. For this reason, spliced eyes are used to determine all Samson specs for tensile strengths for new rope.  More importantly, splicing for stringing and pulling lines, winch lines, and hand lines allow the ropes to be easily integrated into existing equipment, and allows for rapid repair in the field.

Because splicing is so important for rope user’s success, Samson maintains a library of video and written splice instructions on their website.  In keeping with Samson’s history of innovation, safety, and constant improvement, Samson has released updates to their written and video splice instructions in July, 2017.

Samson & NESCO
NESCO and Samson have enjoyed a partnership for more than 15 years, working together to supply the utility industry.  For more information about Samson products, please contact your NESCO UEO Representative.

Customer Service – Value That You Can’t Quantify

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Recently, I replaced my twelve-year-old truck with a brand new one.   The day I was out looking I had no intention of buying a vehicle, much less a new one.  I swear I was just “looking”. However, as I was driving through the lot, I spotted it.   It had the look, the options, everything I wanted.  It was almost like it found me, but I still had reservations.

A sales representative approached me and I thought to myself, ‘oh boy, here I go, I am about to get the sales pitch of my life’.   To my surprise, the rep asked if he could help me, if I had any questions, as I was walking around the truck.  I never felt once pressured.   We looked the truck over and visited for a while.  He asked me if I would like to drive and check it out, so we did.   As we were driving it, he explained to me how things would work, if there were any issues with the truck and how things would go. We came back to the lot after the test drive.  His manager came over and asked me how I liked it. Again, never putting any type of pressure on me.   I felt at ease.   We went inside and talked numbers and I drove out with a new truck that day.

During the negotiations, I wanted a few options added to it, like a sunroof and bed cover.   It was going to take a week or so to get the parts needed for the options.  I thought ‘Well, we will see if my sales rep was blowing smoke’ or truly would do what he promised by walking me through the steps one by one even after he had my signature on the dotted line, and my money.   To my surprise he did EXACTLY what he said he would do.  He arranged for everything to be done on a certain date, told me to drop it off, and he would have a loaner car for me to use.   He took me around to each location at the dealership introducing me to the people who would be working on it.  He went above and beyond what he promised me while trying to sell me the truck.   The truck was completed in the time he had promised.  I could not have been happier.

That is what TRUE customer service means–you do what you say will do–go above and beyond even after the sale is complete to take care of your customer.   At NESCO, we absolutely strive to be that type of company. We want to take care of our customers, the way we want to be taken care of in our daily lives. To go above and beyond, to not only get a customer’s business one time, but earn that business and build that relationship so the customer wants to come back again and again. Customer service really is something you can’t associate a dollar amount with. However, if you are treated fairly, promised something and it actually happens, you are definitely more likely to give that company a chance when you are in the market for another truck because you were taken care of last time.

Jeremy Hanks – Southeast Territory Manager

UEO now stocks Milwaukee Power Tools

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UTILITY EQUIPMENT OUTFITTERS
Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO) is a one-stop shop for parts, tools and accessories for the hardworking professional. With an extensive selection of repair parts, tools and accessories, UEO provides total job-site solutions for safety accessories, auger rentals, hydraulic tooling, roping needs and much more! For your convenience, UEO provides total flexibility in outfitting your trucks and crews and offers a variety of customizable tool kits.

CONTACT US TO ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR COMPLETE LINE OF AVAILABLE MILWAUKEE TOOLS
(855) 637-2672   |   www.NescoRentals.com/UEO   |   ueo@nescorentals.com