Industry News
April 12, 2019 - Wajax Corporation has announced the resignation of Darren Yaworsky, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, for personal reasons. Mr. Yaworsky will remain with the Corporation until the release of its 2019 first quarter financial results.
April 12, 2019 - BOMAG has named Construction Equipment Solutions (CES) as a new rental equipment industry distributor for the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. As a new BOMAG rental distributor, CES will offer independent and national rental outlets sales and parts support for BOMAG’s extensive line of rental compaction equipment from its Pickering, Ontario, headquarters.
April 12, 2019 - The new Stephenson’s Rental Services location at 250 Industrial Parkway North in Aurora is hosting a grand opening celebration on Friday, April 12. The Stephenson’s staff with be joined by Mayor Tom Mrakas as they welcome local contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners for a day full of prize giveaways, used equipment sale and a lunch barbeque. The event promises to include a non-traditional ribbon cutting ceremony that will make it a truly memorable affair.
April 9, 2019 - New Holland Agriculture has announced that Brett Davis will assume the role of Brand Leader for North America.
Mar. 15, 2019 - General Equipment Company has announced that Greg Kunderman has joined the company as National Sales Manager where he will have responsibility for the development and coordination of sales for national and independent accounts. He will also oversee long term sales strategy development as well as General Equipment’s sales representative organizations for North America.
Mar. 12, 2019 - Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited has announced that it has acquired Prime Rentals Ltd.
Mar. 11, 2019 - McCain Capital Partners has announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Chair-man Mills, Event Rental Group, and Advanced Tent Rental. CMMC is a leading event rental provider, and together, MCP and management will build on the company's long history and excellent brand to drive the next stage of growth.
Canadian Rental Service editor Patrick Flannery has all your latest news from the Canadian rental industry. In this episode of Rental News Now: Notes from the ARA Show in Anaheim…The Canadian Rental Association brings in a new year…United buys Thompson Pump…TVH welcomes von Holt.
Feb. 12, 2019 - TVH, a global supplier of parts for material handling and industrial equipment including forklifts, aerial work platforms, sweepers and scrubbers and personnel and burden carriers, has announced that Dirk von Holt has been named its new President, effective January 1, 2019. 
Rentquip Canada is excited to announce its new partnership with The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn. Rentquip will be representing Toro’s rental division from a sales standpoint across Canada, effective immediately. With nine outside sales representatives from BC to Nova Scotia, Rentquip is positioned to offer industry-leading sales support for Toro - one of the strongest brands in the industry. 
Cooper Equipment Rentals announced today that it has acquired Star Rentals.   Star Rentals is the largest independent equipment rental company in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Established in 1984, Star Rentals services the Metro Vancouver area through its locations in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. Over the past several decades, Star Rentals has developed a reputation for reliable, value-added service and has established a loyal base of customers that rely on the company to provide complete equipment rental solutions. Doug Johnson, the President and principal owner of Star Rentals, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help manage and grow Cooper's business in British Columbia.
Garth Scott, founder of Scott Sales and Marketing in Hantsport, N.S., passed away Jan. 10. Scott was a regular at all Atlantic Canadian Rental Association events and livened up every gathering with his displays of photos from past events and his tall tales from his travels all over the east coast. Scott will be remembered as well by Atlantic rental people for his love of antique cars.
Jan. 11, 2019 - United Rentals has announced that its board of directors has appointed Matthew Flannery, the company’s president and chief operating officer, to become chief executive officer, while retaining the role as president. Additionally, the board has appointed Michael Kneeland, the current chief executive officer, to become non-executive chairman. Bobby Griffin, a 10-year member of the board and chairman of the Strategy Committee, will become lead independent director.
Since 2015, Makinex has successfully been able to help several businesses overcome the challenges of efficiency, safety and productivity. In response to the continued demand for Makinex products in the Canadian market, alongside the successes of this years rentals within that market, Makinex Construction Products has teamed up with Stephenson’s-Lowe’s Rentals in an effort to MAKe INefficiencies EXtinct for their customers.
Jan. 8, 2019 - The Brandt Group of Companies demonstrated its strong support of the province's natural resource industry at a rally held for oil and gas producers at the Legislative Building in Regina, Tuesday, January 8. The well-attended event, hosted by Canada Action and Rally 4 Resources, was one of a number of similar gatherings being organized across Canada as a major show of support for embattled Canadian natural resource companies.
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