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Over the years we see that health and safety changes in one year leads to trending issues the following year. The transition from 2018 to 2019 is no exception. Some of the trends are startling, many of the changes are necessary.
I’ve known from being in business and managing a business for many years that customer attrition happens no matter what we do. There are certain variables we cannot control.
I’d just had a great Saturday afternoon with my family and was beginning to think about supper plans. Then I heard it. We all know the sound and what it means. Yep, the phone was ringing. Somehow (you don’t know how) you know it’s a rental callout before you even unholster your phone and look.
There’s a guy I’d love to hear talk leadership: Bill Belichick, head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots. I wonder what he charges?
Feb. 13, 2019 - The Ontario government recently announced plans to change the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Training program standards.
The world is changing; rental businesses are using data to operate faster and more efficiently than ever before. As time goes on, data will become more and more powerful in the rental industry. To help rental stores better understand how data can create value and drive business growth, Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about accessing, utilizing and leverage data during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event, January 29–February 1, 2019. The event will start with a special announcement on January 29th at 1:00 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, streaming on the Genie® Aerial Pros AMA Event page, with the AMA following immediately after. Ahead of this event, Genie encourages customers and key stakeholders to watch a brief video presentation, which can be accessed through the Genie AMA Event Presentation.
The rental industry in all of North America continues to prosper and grow,” notes Greg Hutchinson, who owns Economy Rental Centre in Leamington, Ont. “We are lucky to be involved in such an industry. Many others are not seeing the current and projected growth that we are.”
In the last issue, I spoke about being a person of integrity and character. Below, I share the story of someone who devastated many lives with his greed and lack of compassion.
EquipmentWatch analyst Adam Raimond threw out an interesting nugget during our webinar discussing third quarter 2018 rental rate trends. He noted that about seven per cent of spending on a construction project goes to equipment costs, be it paying for owned equipment or renting.
Nov. 20, 2018 - PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) edged up to 123.1 in September 2018 from 122.6 in August 2018. The index is up 6.3% year-over-year, marking its fifth consecutive year-over-year gain after 10 months of decline.
 The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada. In Canada, rental revenue is forecast to grow 4.3 percent in 2018 to total $5.4 billion and then continue to expand with revenue increases of 4.8 percent in 2019, 4.7 percent in 2020, 3.8 percent in 2021 and 2.6 percent in 2022 to total $6.3 billion.
Unless you’ve been on a secluded island without access to the outside world (however nice that may sound), you will be very aware of the fact that recreational cannabis use is now legal in Canada.
Chuck Rose has been a very good friend of mine for many years now. He recently sold the Hose and Hound Neighborhood Pub in Inglewood, Calgary. He’d owned it for many years and did very well with it, unlike many bar owners.
Oct. 29, 2018 - The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have collaborated to create a free e-course to help identify and safely control sources and products containing nanomaterials in the workplace, to protect workers from harm.
The PC government of Ontario elected earlier this year has announced it will "wind down" the Ontario College of Trades, set all journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios to one-to-one and put a moratorium on adding new compulsory trade classifications or reclassifying existing classifications. It has also promised an unspecified "replacement model for the regulation of the skilled trades and apprenticeship system" by early 2019. 
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