An Economy on the Move

  CONEXPO/CON-AGG is upon us. Much has changed since the last one only three years ago compared to now, especially the economy. Three years ago, the construction industry was trying to find some stability, grow and continue to make headway. Today, we find ourselves in slow, but steady growth, and a relatively stable landscape. Note:… Read more »

Hitting the Market: Compressor Trends

Compressors are crucial to many jobsites and the market for this is always evolving. One of the main factors that contributes to the ever-changing market is in regards to regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an effort to maintain high profitability in the face of new emissions regulations, many rental stores are rebuilding… Read more »

Taking a Proactive Approach to Business

MikeRentals, Inc. CP hydraulic breakers are tough. In addition to that, they offer reliable performance and heavy hitting in a wide range of applications. For MikeRentals, Inc., those factors led the company to buy additional CP equipment. MikeRentals, Inc., of Sikeston, Missouri, is a general tool and equipment rental company. The company opened for business… Read more »

A Tool Shed: Generating Awareness for a Good Cause

Since starting out in 1945 as a mom-and-pop shop in Sunnyvale, California, A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals has built up its brand over the decades. While the family-owned store is now on its third generation and much larger than they were when the company originated, one thing has stayed consistent throughout: the drive to help… Read more »

Hawkins-Graves Celebrates 50 Years in Business

We would like to congratulate Hawkins-Graves, Inc. of Lynchburg, Virginia on 50 years of business. They recently celebrated this important milestone with a customer appreciation day, which was very successful. Hawkins-Graves is a hydraulic breaker dealer. Our own Dmitri Cremo, regional sales manager at Chicago Pneumatic, was on-hand for the event and is pictured with… Read more »

CP Welcomes Jonathan Cook, Holly Boutot and Justin McKenzey!

We would like to welcome Jonathan Cook, Holly Boutot and Justin McKenzey to our CP team! Jonathan is our new Vice President, Holly is our new Marketing Communications Manager and Justin is our new Area Sales Manager for the Southeast.   Jonathan’s new responsibilities include assisting in developing and implementing sales and marketing activities to… Read more »

Safety Week 2016

“We believe that everyone has the right to come home unharmed at the end of each workday.”
This is not just a saying management throws around at Skanska — a major project development and construction group in the United States — it’s a mission statement. Skanska puts safety at the forefront and has an excellent track record.

The Hell Dog: Best Practices

This small Chicago Pneumatic hand tool played a major role on countless projects during the steel boom in the early 1900s. Rivet busters were originally intended to cut and form metal rivets for a myriad of applications, including building construction and dismantling, and industrial applications. They were even used to support the United States war effort in World War I and World War II.

Fire Sale: Ross Equipment Continues Successful Run of 40-Plus Years

Ross Equipment offers a diverse portfolio. In addition to offering standard mining, drilling, landscaping and construction equipment, they also provide firefighting equipment and apparatuses to a number of fire departments and municipalities in the surrounding area. As a Pierce fire truck dealer, this is a substantial segment of their business, and they’ve supplemented their business by carrying versatile and reliable equipment like Chicago Pneumatic (CP) hydraulic breakers and pneumatic tools.

A History of Chicago Pneumatic During WWII

World War II (WWII) was one of the most significant events in the history of the world. While war is always tragic, the global situation sparked a new mindset of resourcefulness and innovation back home across a number of industries to help support the war effort. Chicago Pneumatic was already an established tool manufacturer at the time, and when the country called for help, CP answered.