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RER has been the acknowledged source of information on the rental industry since 1957. Editor Michael Roth is an expert in the industry and has authored hundreds of feature articles, visited hundreds of rental centers and manufacturers, and written thousands of news stories.

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 •  April 24

Volvo Construction Equipment posted SEK 20.914 billion (about U.S. $2.458 billion) compared to SEK 16.101 billion in the first quarter last year, a 29.9-percent increase. Hikes in all regions helped Volvo CE to a 79-percent profitability increase. Adjusted for currency movements, the results were even better, up 33 percent. Operating income was SEK...

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 •  April 22

With a 25.1-percent year over year rental revenue increase and 27.9 percent total volume hike, United Rentals attributes its solid growth and outlook to four primary “buckets,” according to president and chief operating officer Matt Flannery. “One is a widespread strength in non-residential construction, particularly in the commercial and...

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 •  April 20

Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, is investing €88 million (about U.S. $108 million) in its fleet during 2018. About 75 percent of the investment will be for fleet expansion, supporting Riwal’s international growth strategy. The remainder of the investment is for fleet renewal. More than 3,000 new aerial...

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 •  April 19

Okada America has promoted Jim Brown to the position of president. Brown, who replaced Tony Neikirk, previously served as executive vice president of Okada America, appointed to that position in 2015. Neikirk, who steps down after 20 years of service to Okada in many managerial capacities, will continue to serve as a consultant to Okada America...

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 •  April 19

Rental industry leader United Rentals posted $1.459 billion in rental revenue in the first quarter of 2018 compared to $1.166 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a 25.1-percent surge. Total revenue was $1.734 billion compared with $1.356 a year ago, a 27.9-percent hike. On a GAAP basis, the company reported first quarter net income of $183...

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 •  April 18

Deutz AG posted €574.9 million in new first quarter orders compared to €403.2 million in last year’s first quarter, a 42.6-percent leap. It was an even bigger hike compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 when new order revenue was €382.7 million. The rise in new orders was partly the result of favorable business conditions as well as changed...

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 •  April 18

Following the announcement that Group President Rob Charter has elected to retire, Caterpillar Inc. announced changes in responsibilities for two group presidents and the appointment of a new group president. All changes are effective June 1, 2018. Caterpillar Group President Bob De Lange, current Construction Industries group president, will...

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 •  April 16

H&E Equipment Services has relocated its Colorado Springs branch to a new facility. The 16,000-square-foot facility sits on four acres with a fully fenced and paved yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and an eight-bay repair shop. The facility is capable of handling repairs for a wide variety of general industrial, construction and earthmoving...

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 •  April 13

Case Construction Equipment has designated Luby Equipment Services, based in Fenton, Mo., as a Case Precision Construction Certified Dealer. The certification signifies that Luby Equipment has completed the official training, conducted by Case, to guarantee that the dealer is capable of expertly selling, supporting and servicing precision...

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 •  April 12

H&E Equipment Services has relocated its Fort Collins, Colo., branch, which provides full-service coverage to customers in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. The 16,000-square-foot facility sits on four acres with a fully fenced and paved yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with eight pull-through...