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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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 •  January 17

Cooper Equipment Rentals, Canada’s fastest-growing equipment rental company, has acquired Modern Industrial Rentals, a construction and industrial equipment rental company that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta. Modern, established in 1978, has built its business through dedication to customer service,...

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 •  January 15

Rental Equipment Investment Corp. continued its acquisition activity with the purchase of all the assets and certain liabilities of Excavator Rental Services LLC and ERSWest LLC. ERS is an equipment rental company based in Camas, Wash., with additional branches in Wilsonville and Hood River, Ore. REIC is an equipment rental holding company that now...

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 •  January 14

NextPrev Rental revenue has been steadily improving during the past two years and 2018 growth in expected to remain robust, according to a survey of RER’s readers conducted by Baird Associates along with Rental Equipment Register. The average fourth quarter rental revenue growth of 9.4 percent year over year was higher than the third quarter’s...

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 •  January 12

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has named two new vice presidents – Stan Park is the new vice president of distribution and marketing and Tom Owen is now vice president of national construction equipment sales, effective immediately. Park will be responsible for leading the teams in charge of building and supporting Hyundai’s growing dealer...

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 •  January 12

Admar Supply, one of the largest equipment rental companies in the Northeastern United States, recently hired Evan Brumm as vice president of operations, according to its website. In his role, Brumm will oversee the profitability of all Admar branches, developing strategies to drive revenue and the overall growth of the company. Also, Brumm will...

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 •  January 11

In a multi-faceted transaction that closed Jan. 5, National Equipment Dealers acquired Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment and Earthmovers Equipment, as well as some assets of International Iron. NED, a newly formed entity, is expanding in what is recognized as three of the fastest-growing economic areas in the United States: Texas (the...

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 •  January 10

Able Equipment Rental has purchased the assets of Key Equipment Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa., which will operate as the newest branch of Able Equipment Rental. Honey Brook is located in Chester County, in central Pennsylvania. Able will retain the current Key staff to operate the branch as Able’s fourth location in the northeast. The new branch is well...

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 •  January 8

Tractel, a global specialist provider of working-at-height safety products and solutions has agreed to acquire Scanclimber Oy, a Finland-based provider of mast-climbing work platforms. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Scanclimber supplies rack-and-pinion vertical access products to more than 250 clients in Europe, North America and...

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 •  January 6

Briggs & Stratton Corp. recently acquired the assets of Ground Logic Inc. of Lincoln, Neb., a designer and manufacturer of premium stand-on commercial spreaders and spreader/sprayers for fertilizer and pesticide-herbicide lawn applications on mid- to large-sized residential and commercial properties. "This acquisition supports Briggs & Stratton's...

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 •  January 5

Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in December to the highest level since September 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that, according to an outlook the association released earlier this week, most firms expect to continue adding jobs this...