Canadian Rental Association
Mar. 27, 2013 – During the keynote session at The Rental Show in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, American Rental Association President Mike Flesher completed the ceremonial “passing of the gavel” to Mike Blaisdell, ARA’s president-elect, who took over as ARA president at the conclusion of the show on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Flesher became ARA chairman.
Mar. 26, 2013 – The American Rental Association at The Rental Show 2013 unveiled its latest step forward in defining and analyzing the equipment rental industry with the development of the new ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index. At the request of ARA members, ARA convened a workgroup in September of 2012 to develop a plan of work for estimating an appropriate measure of equipment rental penetration for the equipment rental industry. The workgroup built upon ARA’s development of rental-specific performance metrics to determine a way to calculate rental penetration that combines several factors to result in the ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index.
March 21, 2013 - It was the largest turnout CRA Ontario had seen for a long time at its March meeting at Absolute Location Support Services in Toronto last night. More than 70 members toured Paul Kenyon's impressive warehouse, enjoyed a prime rib dinner in his classy showroom and heard Dan Kelly of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business give the lowdown on credit card fees.
Mar. 20, 2013 – All American Rental Association members in Canada — general and associate — now have the opportunity to receive discounts on shipping through UPS. Canadian members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on UPS small package shipments and brokerage services. There are no minimums for the number of packages shipped.
March 15, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association has launched a public Facebook page aimed at promoting rental awareness among the general public. The association has operated a members-only group on the social networking service for over a year, but this new page can be seen by anyone.
March 13, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association has announced it will be stepping up its campaign to promote rental awareness in the general public with a National Rental Awareness Week this spring. The event is still in the planning stages and CRA directors are inviting members to come forth with their ideas and help.
March 11, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association and Group Insurance Solutions have announced that the CRA Insurance Program has continued to perform well, resulting in another member-owned surplus. In April 2013, $712,732 will be returned to the participants of the CRA Insurance Program. This follows $1,616,319 of returns which have taken place since 2009.
March 8, 2013 – The Canadian Rental Association has announced continued discounts for members on the new 2013 Employee Policy Manual. Last year, working with CPM Manuals, the CRA developed a unique and very important new member benefit. This is a professional, customized Employee Policy Manual available exclusively to CRA members for only $599 which is an 80 per cent saving on the standard commercial price of $2,995.
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Jan. 7, 2012 – The American Rental Association, ARA Insurance and the National Equipment Register has named Detective Terry Haldeman of the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force in Everett, Wash., as the winner of the ARA Insurance/NER Theft Award for 2012.
Dec. 27, 2012 – General Equipment Company has announced its donation of a Harley-Davidson collectible gas pump to the 2013 American Rental Association Foundation Charity Auction. The auction will be held on Tuesday, February 12, during the “Reception With a Purpose” at The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas.
Dec. 12, 2012– Each year, the American Rental Association honours outstanding volunteers for their service to the association. The following are the recipients of this year’s volunteer recognition awards, which will be presented during The Rental Show in Las Vegas.
Dec. 5, 2012 - Mike Maltby, president of the Ontario Canadian Rental Association, has won the American Rental Association's Region 10 Person of the Year award. The award honors members who have made outstanding contributions to the association and the rental industry on the regional, state, provincial or local levels.
Nov. 28, 2012 - Canadian Rental Association members wishing to nominate their peers for national CRA awards must submit forms by email or fax to CRA head office in Winnipeg by Friday, Nov. 30.
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