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Cautious optimism at CRA Alberta meeting

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Cautious optimism at CRA Alberta meeting
Alberta's contractors appear to be cautiously optimistic about the rest of 2010. That was the consensus at the latest meeting of the Alberta Local chapter of the Canadian Rental Association, which took place April 13, at the offices of Cavalier Industries in Edmonton.


April 16, 2010
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Guest speaker David MacAngus gave
an entertaining and informative look
at sales training.



 
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A group of rental pros from Hertz
Equipment Rentals share their
experiences. These informal
mini-meetings are one of the most
 valuable aspects of CRA local events.


 

April 16, 2010 – Alberta's contractors appear to cautiously optimistic about the rest of 2010. That was the consensus at the latest meeting of the Alberta Local chapter of the Canadian Rental Association, which took place April 13 at the offices of Cavalier Industries in Edmonton.

The Alberta economy is slowly revving up, and there is light at the end of the tunnel for rental operators," said Marc Mandin, chief operating officer of 4-Way Equipment Rentals in Edmonton, Alta. "Ground work contractors are bidding up a storm. Others state that better projects are being put out for tender than in 2009. Residential construction is up as much as 33 percent over 2009, so we know some consumers are optimistic." 

Associate members report that the purse strings are opening up and rental operators are starting to re-tool their fleets so many are confident 2010 will be a good year.
 
Jim Johnson and his staff at Cavalier Industries treated all attendees to a pig roast and a tour of the company's new facilities in West Edmonton. Roughly 45 members and potential members came out to enjoy Cavalier’s hospitality, swap rental stories and get the latest rumblings on the industry. The guest speaker for the event was David MacAngus from Dale Carnegie Training. MacAngus presented an entertaining look at the value sales training can bring to any company, large or small. MacAngus illustrated his talk with practical demonstration of the skills developed during sales or management training using the tried and tested Dale Carnegie strategies.

The next event for the CRA Alberta Local association will be the 16th Annual Alberta Golf Tournament, taking place June 8 at the River Bend Golf Course in Red Deer. For more information, please contact Paul Dorion of Hertz Equipment Rental at 780-440-5910 or Orrin Knapp of RSC Equipment Rental at 780-410-7221.

Canadian Rental Service magazine would like to thank Marc Mandin for
providing photos and the meeting report. We’re dedicated to covering the
Canadian rental industry, and greatly appreciate the time taken by
members of the industry in sending news our way. All news can be sent
directly to Mike Davey at: mdavey@annexweb.com.

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