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Rental Rumbles: May 2009
Written by Canadian Rental Service   
Target joins Vulcan
After 33 years of servicing the Canadian rental industry, Paul and Lois Tomc of Target Equipment Sales have joined forces with Vulcan Demolition Tools of Mississauga, Ont. 

“I am looking forward to working with the Vulcan team,” says Paul.  “This merger will allow me the time and flexibility to jointly promote Vulcan and Target products.” 
The official date was May 1.

Bob Legault from Vulcan is pleased to be acquiring additional products to round out the line of air tools currently offered by Vulcan Demolition Tools. “Our customers will have one less call to make and we can ship or deliver Target and Vulcan products together,” he says.

“We have staff and state-of-the-art computer systems in place to also care for Target’s customers. We handle thousands of parts now, so more won’t be a problem,” says Wello Kase at Vulcan, adding that Vulcan Demolition Tools and Target Equipment Sales have a similar customer base, so the transition should be virtually seamless.

Vulcan will take on most of the lines currently held by Target, such as General Wire, Tsurumi, Prestige and Oztec.

Paquette elected CRA vice-president
Andrew Paquette
The Canadian Rental Association (CRA) has announced that Andrew Paquette has been elected as the incoming senior vice-president. Paquette is the owner and operator of Bravo Party Rentals in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que.

Currently, he serves on the CRA board of directors as the American Rental Association (ARA) Region 10 director representing the region of Canada. Jeff Campbell from Ontario and Ed Dwyer from Manitoba had also let their names stand.

Paquette has served on several committees for the ARA, including the Executive, Audit, Budget and Investment committees. He also is an advisor for the ARA Foundation’s Rental Executive Advisory Program (REAP) and has been involved in the ARA’s Party and Event Services Shared Interest Group (SIG).

Paquette took over as senior vice-president during the CRA’s annual meeting at The Rental Show in March. Rhonda Pedersen, of Pedersen’s Rental and Sales, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., took over as Region 10 director for the ARA.