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MEC Introduces Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for Slab Scissors

June 1, 2018

MEC is pleased to announce the introduction of the Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for select slab scissor lifts.  This innovative solution is designed to alert MEC scissor lift operators by proactively warning them of overhead hazards with the goal of collision and entrapment avoidance.  Read more…


House Speaker Paul Ryan Visits MEC Aerial Work Platforms Facility

May 7, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressman David Valadao toured the MEC facility in Kerman, CA to learn more about MEC as an example of the positive impacts of the tax reform on manufacturing in the Central Valley. Read more…

New Products Deliver Better Solutions

September 28, 2017

MEC’s focus on a better solution in every product delivers with the release of two new machines.  Introducing the new MEC Micro 19 scissor lift and 45-AJ articulated boom lift.  Read more…

MEC International Re-Boot

May 22, 2017

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms has announced a re-boot of its international operations.  The re-organization will be led by Pat Witte Vice President of Business Development, who has more than twenty years of international business experience, to renew MEC’s sales strategy and operations for the current global economy.  Read more…

Deanne Hix Appointed Vice President Sales Operations and Strategic Planning

March 27, 2017

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms has appointed Deanne Hix to Vice President Sales Operations and Strategic Planning. In this new role, she is responsible for sales support, customer service and business planning to ensure MEC achieves its strategic growth plans.  Read more…


MEC Wins Gold LLEAP Award for Proactive Platform Safety System

March 22, 2017

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms’ Proactive Platform Safety System (PSSS) took the Gold Award in the OEM Features or Essential Components category. The patent-pending PSSS system is designed to pro-actively stop lift operation before its operator becomes entrapped. The system’s enabling switch is on each control handle instead of being a footswitch, and it uses two sensors mounted on the platform’s upper guard rail to provide a cone of electronic protection above the operator. The sensors sound an increasingly intense alarm as an object moves into the protected area. The alarm deactivates when platform movement stops. When the control handles are pushed forward, they cause the platform to lower, moving away from entrapment.  See the full article


MEC Grows Sales Team with Regional Sales Manager Mike Liberto

February 23, 2017

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms has added aerial industry veteran Michael Liberto as Regional Sales Manager, adding further depth of experience and industry relationships to MEC’s sales team.  Read more…


MEC Announces New Slab Line — A New Look at a 40 Year Legacy

January 2017

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is celebrating 40 years of brand history in aerial work platforms. With a legacy of quality slab scissors, the MEC portfolio has been expanded with larger, RT scissor product, booms and specialty products. MEC focus since has been to provide our customers with A Better Solution.

To honor the MEC legacy and brand name built over the last 40 years, it’s timely to launch our new slab scissor line.

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MEC Wins 2016 Safety Innovation Award for Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS)

October 12, 2016

The Access, Lift & Handlers Conference & Awards (ALH C&A) was spared by Hurricane Matthew and therefore the industry was able to honor the year’s best during a lavish dinner and sensational awards ceremony…

Safety Innovation Award

MEC for its Proactive Platform Safety System

The judges said of the winner: “We haven’t seen anything else like it in the market, with sensors creating an alarm before a collision incident happens: it’s proactive instead of reactive. We also liked the use of enable trigger bar switches on each control handle, instead of a traditional footswitch. This also highlights that smaller companies can be innovative and make positive contributions in the area of safety.”

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MEC Hires VP Business Development Pat Witte

August 19, 2016

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms has hired aerial industry veteran Pat Witte as Vice President Business Development responsible for new business opportunities with target accounts.  Read more… 

The Results are In: 2015 LLEAP Award Winners Named — Lift & Access.com

November 3, 2015

Lift and Access originally introduced the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards to recognize products, components, and accessories that are innovative or have advanced the lifting and access industry…

Aerial Lifts

Gold: MEC 6092 RT Scissor Lift

MEC’s 6092RT’s 60-ft. platform height makes it the tallest scissor lift produced in North America. That height and its 1,200-lb. platform capacity, 92-in. width, and 17’5″x24’9″ overall platform size with two optional decks extended, are earning it opportunities on some high-up applications once reachable only by boom lift.

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60-J Boom Awarded Rental Editor’s Choice

October 7, 2015

Here we present to you the winners of Rental’s 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards. Chosen for several factors, including audience engagement online at ForConstructionPros.com/Rental, over a 12-month period, winners were also selected for meeting a number of other criteria including innovation, versatility and profit potential…

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Quick Reach adds to fleet — Vertikal.net

September 24, 2015

UK access and telehandler rental company Quick Reach has taken delivery of four new MEC scissor lifts (MEC 6092RT)…

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MEC’s Titan Boom Lift in a Tight Spot — Lift and Access Magazine

September 4, 2015

An MEC Titan Boom 40S has played a key role in constructing two four-story, 40-unit condo buildings in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The condo project’s owner and general contractor, Carrington Construction, rented the Titan Boom from 4-Way Equipment Rentals, Edmonton…

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Safety of AWPs — ConstructionEquipment.com

August 11, 2015

IPAF is calculating the fatal injury rate for aerial work platforms, and preliminary data confirms that the machines are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height, IPAF says.

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New Products, Great Results in 2015

June 26, 2015

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is enjoying strong growth in 2015 with the successful launch and full production of its newest products – the 6092RT Ultra-Deck scissor lift and the 60-J boom lift.

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MEC Patent Awarded – Innovation for Real Solutions

April 29, 2015

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is proud to confirm the issuance of U.S. Patent number 8,678,135 for its innovative ‘Aerial Work Apparatus with Laterally Offset Work Platform’ design, featured on the Crossover 59 series and 69 series scissor lifts.

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Post ARA Responses from the Media 

March 12, 2015

MEC had a great showing of at The Rental Show.  The booth was headlined by the new MEC 60-J boom lift and generated a lot of excitement at the show.


Read more on what the press had to say.


MEC Lands 2015 Fleet Deal with NES Rentals

February 19, 2015

California based aerial manufacturer MEC Aerial Work Platforms has signed a fleet supply agreement with NES Rentals.

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MEC Hires Midwest and East Coast Dealer Support Manager Everett Lee

February 13, 2015

California-based MEC Aerial Work Platforms has hired Everett Lee as the Dealer Support Manager handling accounts in the Central and Eastern time zones.

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 MEC Aerial Work Platforms will Debut the new MEC 60-J Boom at The Rental Show Booth #9755