Canadian Rental Association
Big crowd at Uniquip’s CRA Ontario meeting
Nov. 23, 2012 - A near record attendance of close to 70 people met at the offices of Uniquip (John Brooks Company) in Mississauga, Ont., on Nov. 21 to take part in the latest Canadian Rental Association Ontario member's meeting.
By Ed Cosman
Nov. 23, 2012 – A near record attendance of close to 70 people met at
the offices of Uniquip (John Brooks Company) in Mississauga, Ont., on
Nov. 21 to take part in the latest Canadian Rental Association Ontario
|Tom Marchewka gave the tour.|
Tom Marchewka of Uniquip took the crowd on a guided tour of the
60,000 square foot warehouse (with product stacked neatly right to the
25 foot ceilings) and showed off an extensive spare parts division. Members also toured the
area where the Kodiak pressure washers are assembled by hand and reviewed a significant stock of products, including the Salsco wood chippers
that Uniquip now carries across Canada. After the
tour, all were ushered upstairs to the board room where Mike Maltby,
CRA Ontario president, welcomed the group. Gord Bell,
president of John Brooks, also had some introductory remarks. All in
attendance then took a turn introducing themselves and their companies. Of special note, Jim Freeman of
Rentquip Canada mentioned that he was the honourary spokesman for the
Canadian Rental Association since he was featured on a local television
station talking about the value of renting. This had taken place at the
recently completed home show in Toronto.
Next, members enjoyed a buffet meal that consisting of pasta, salad, baked rolls, roasted potatoes, roast beef and desserts.
dinner, there was an upbeat presentation delivered by Joe
Ellers entitled "Make it happen: proactive sales strategies (and how to
manage them)." This was very well received by all in attendance and
generated some great discussions.
|Anyone in sales would benefit from Joe Ellers' presentation.|
The next event for the Ontario CRA will be the table top trade
show and awards banquet. It will take place Jan. 19 at the
Nottawasaga Resort near Alliston, Ont. Watch your e-mail for more