Commercial Construction Index Points to High Revenue and Profit Margins for 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with USG Corporation just released the Commercial Construction Index (CCI) for Q2 and according to this survey, the outlook for the rest of this year is higher revenues and profit margins.

The CCI surveys contractors across the country to understand industry trends and top-of-mind concerns. Leading indicators used to determine confidence are backlog levels, new business opportunities, and revenue forecasts. The confidence index for Q2 was at 76 out of 100 points which indicates a positive contractor outlook.

Many contractors have high confidence that there are emerging business opportunities at 77 points, optimistic that revenue will increase at 71 points, and the backlog on average was at 9.9 months which is close to the ideal of 12 months, giving this indicator 81 points.

 

Across the board, however, 61% of contractors surveyed reported difficulty finding the right talent to fill key positions.

79% of contractors reported an increase in green building activity. Large contractors reported that 44% of their projects were green, midsized companies reported 31%, and small companies reported 21%.

Even with the difficulty in finding skilled workers, most contractions (95%) expect profit margins to grow or stay the same over the next 12 months, and 96% expect revenues to grow or remain stable.
Overall, the index points to high confidence and a positive outlook across the country.

However, if you are a little more conservative on the length of this growth spurt, call us about our custom tailored 36 month leases where you can return the new JLG machines at the end of the lease term.
If you are currently renting, we can show you how you can save at least $10,000.00 over the length of the lease and still own the machine if you want.

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BSA Framing receives 3 new JLG 1055 reach lifts

Congratulations to Riverside Ca. residential framing contractor BSA Framing Inc. Their purchase of 3 new JLG 1055 reach lifts puts them on the leading edge of production framing. With the Tier 4 final engine these JLG 1055 s will allow BSA the ability work all new jobs that require clean emissions.

                           

For more information on JLG 1055 reach lift machines, feel free to contact our sales team at West Coast Equipment, 951-256-2040.

 

jlg reach forklift

JLG Helping to Reduce Maintenance Costs for Owners

JLG announced earlier this month that they’ve extended the length of its mandatory wire rope and sheave replacement interval from 8 to 12 years, provided the total number of machine hours does not exceed 7,000 hours.

Says Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director, “Wire rope replacement is one of the largest costs a fleet owner will incur over the life of a boom lift…although highly variable, typical wire rope replacement jobs can cost fleet owners thousands of dollars per job. By increasing the length of the replacement interval, we are reducing maintenance costs and contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.”

The extended intervals apply to the following JLG® boom lift models, available globally: 600S, 600SJ, 600SC, 600SJC, 601S, 660SJ, 660SJC, 680S, 800S, 810SJ, 860SJ, 1100S, 1100SB, 1100SJP, 1200SJP, 1350SJP, 1500SJ, and 1850SJ.

Contact our sales department at 951.256.2040 or sales@westcoast.us  immediately if you have any questions.

JLG Gradall field service maintenance trucks

Are you looking to repair your broken down equipment in the field ? Or just a oil change and lubrication ?             West Coast Equipment has field service mechanics all across Southern California. Our JLG and Gradall factory trained mechanics are on the road every day completing routine maintenance and repairs to customer owned equipment. West Coast Equipment- JLG Gradall field service maintenance trucks are stocked with the most common factory JLG parts. We make repairs to hydraulic hoses, batteries, switches and major parts needed to get your equipment back up making you money. Our speciality is in repairs to JLG scissor and boom lifts and Gradall, Skytrak and JLG reach forklifts. Routine maintenance programs and GPS tracking system are available to keep up on maintenance intervals.  We provide oil change, lubrication and filter services on your job site using quality JLG factory parts.  Give us a call to schedule your service today !

Crane and lube truck

The new WCE crane lube truck is stocked with JLG factory parts.

Reach Forklift recondition

One of West Coast Equipment’s recent sales was to do a recondition reach forklift project and get it back to proper working condition and appearance. Our client was ready to make their first purchase of a Gradall reach forklift for their roofing business.  They chose to go with a pre-owned Gradall 544D model that West Coast Equipment had in stock and available for sale.  With its 55 foot of reach and 10,000 pound capacity the Gradall 544D was the perfect choice for their application. This Gradall had recently been re-powered by West Coast Equipment with a Tier 3 Perkins engine along with most of the hydraulic system hoses being replaced, it was a perfect machine for the project. It was then decided that a fresh paint job with new decals and company logo were in order for the appearance our customer wanted to present out on the job site. Along with the paint job West Coast Installed new 1400 x 24 Solideal E3 Rock Lug tires for proven long life use on the job. Equipped with a 100 degree swing carriage and work light kit this Gradall turned out great and looks as good as it did when it was new.

Ready to work , this recently reconditioned Gradall 544D reach forklift looks great.

Ready to work , this recently reconditioned Gradall 544D reach forklift looks great.

Before the recondition process West Coast Equipment re-powered this Gradall with a new Tier 3 Perkins engine to help meet SCAQMD off-road compliance.

Tier 3 repower

SCAQMD compliant Tier 3 repower.

The beginning of the recondition process started out with a 1999 Gradall 544 D.  This machine was a trade in and a perfect candidate to restore it back to good as new, work ready condition.

Trade in reach fork.

1999 Gradall 544D reach forklift trade in.

To get this machine ready to go back to work it first it made a trip through the West Coast Equipment shop for a 115 point inspection to check all mechanical functions and safety related issues.  Service manager John Robidoux and his team in the service department provided their expertise in making sure this machine was ready to go.

inshop service After the West Coast Equipment shop crew did their pre paint services, the Gradall was then ready to head out to New Image paint in Orange California .  Tommy and his staff of painters prepare the Gradall for paint by taking the paint back down to the steel and get a good primer base coat on and ready for the factory JLG paint. Its Gradall blue again but nice and shiny !  Back to West Coast Equipment for the final touches before delivery, new factory decals, new seat and belt, load charts and a fresh set of treads.  Custom boom decals by ZLT MXID and this Gradall is ready to work.

New Image did a great job on the paint.

New Image did a great job on the paint.

The newly reconditioned reach forklift by West Coast Equipment is ready for delivery to our roofing customer.  For more information about this process contact the West Coast Equipment service department and ask for John.  Scissor lift , boom lift and  reach forklift reconditioning is one of our specialities.

The reconditioned reach forklift

The reconditioned reach forklift

 

 

WCE at the Lucas Oil Off Road races

Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 2015 West Coast Equipment had their first customer appreciation day at the Lucas Oil Off Road races at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.  Over 60 of our customers and family members attended the two day event to watch some of the best off road racers battle it out on the purpose build short course track.  Our track side VIP RV spot gave us one of the best seats in the house and provided a nice hospitality setting for lunch, cool drinks and much needed shade as the temperatures reached into the upper 90 degrees.   The heat did not stop the West Coast Equipment visitors from walking the open pit for autographs and pictures with the drivers like Jeremy McGrath, Brian Deegan, Twitch Stenberg, and many other very approachable racers that always take time to meet their fans.These 850 h.p. off road trucks are a must see in person ! Flying and sliding their way around the 1.5 mile short course track, the battles between the drivers for top position often results in missing body panels or a truck or two upside down.  These drivers do not hold back from touching wheels or being scared to ” throw it side ways ” at full speed.  If you have never been, think about joining us at the next event in July, a night race a Glen Helen in Devore, Ca.  West Coast Equipment Would like to thank all of our customers new and old that attended our customer appreciation day at the races.  We hope to see you again soon and hopefully it will not be as hot !

Thanks to Lucas Oil and Robert Myles for allowing West Coast Equipment to provide a Skytrak reach forklift, a JLG boom lift and a JLG reach forklift before and during the event weekend. Our equipment helped the Lucas Oil off road production team with setting up their equipment track side.

West Coast Equipment is a independently owned equipment rental company in Corona California.  A JLG factory authorized distributor for JLG, Skytrak and Gradall reach forklift and JLG boom and scissor lifts.  Our one location delivers rental equipment across Southern California and provides new and used equipment sales and service.

For more information about the Lucas Oil Off Road series go to www.lucasoiloffroad.com

The Pro 2 trucks battle for the lead in the first turn.

Track side a the races.

Track side at the Lucas Oil Off Road races.

Front row seats at the VIP RV

West Coast Equipment had front row seats at the VIP RV spots for Saturday and Sunday races.

Driver of the No. 2 Loctite  Chevy Pro 2 Jeremy McGrath with two of his fans.

Driver of the No. 2 Loctite Chevy Pro 2 Jeremy McGrath with two of his fans.

Firestone DuraForce MH Tires for JLG video

Firestones new Duraforce Telehandler tire

Firestones new Duraforce Telehandler tire

Check out this new Telehandler Tire by Firestone. The Firestone Duraforce MH tire has been in testing on the JLG and SKYTRAK telehandlers for over 1 year now and is available as an upgrade option on all new telehandlers leaving JLG factory. With a more rigid side wall and new rubber compound in the tread area, you can expect a more abuse resistant and longer lasting tire. For prices and available sizes contact our parts department at 951-256-2040.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11D5ZZW3h9Q

Firestone

 

G12-55A sold by West Coast Equipment

A brand new 2012 G12-55A just sold by our new equipment sales team arrived here at our Corona Ca. facitity for its pre – delivery inspction and preperation.  This unit was outfitted with the newest Firestone DuraForce tires a light kit and a fork mounted hook attachment. For more information about the JLG product line of telehandlers contact a West Coast Equipment sales representative at 951-256-2040.

1982 542-25 LOED recon for the City of Burbank.

 

 

 

The city of Burbank has hired West Coast Equipment LLC to fully recondition their 1982 542 LOED 15,000 lb reach forklift. “We took on this project knowing it was going to be a big job but this is the machine they must have in their yard because of its size and its lifting capacity” said John Robidoux service manager of West Coast Equipment.  ” They wanted us to really go through the whole machine, so we installed a new 88 h.p. TIER 3 Iveco engine and hydraulic pump along with the  new radiator and cooling fan system. We also installed a new wiring harness with new gauges on the dash to monitor the new engines vitals. We have rebuilt the hydraulic lift cylinders and have run all new hoses to the boom and steer axle.  The brakes need to be freshened up so the rotor was turned and new pads were installed. The next stop is the paint shop to complete the full effect of this recon.  The machine will be painted City of Burbank white and will recieve all the city logos.”  Check back for the final assembly of this recondition project after it comes back from the paint department.