Industry News
Jan. 9, 2017 - Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. has announced  that Mr. Austin Fraser has resigned from his role as President of the Company effective immediately. Going forward, the responsibilities associated with the role of president will be absorbed by the existing management team.
Dec. 13, 2016 -  KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A. and KOBELCO Cranes North America have announced plans to merge under KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A., effective January 1, 2017. The union of these subsidiaries in the North American market takes place following the KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. global construction machinery excavators and cranes merger that was announced in April 2016.
Dec. 13, 2016 - Thierry Monart has been appointed to the position of Regional General Manager North America for the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental Division, effective September 15, 2016.
Dec. 13, 2016 -  Birchwood Rentals, Warner Shelter Canada and WesternOne all provided equipment and materials for WestJet’s Snowflake Soiree for residents of Fort McMurray, Alta. The airline produced these amazing videos of the special night. 
December 8, 2016 - Weber MT,  has announced that George Eleftheriadis will be taking on the role of regional sales manager for Ontario, Canada.
Nov. 29, 2016 - KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA was recently honored with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) prestigious Pillar of the Industry award. This award reflects the hard work and dedication KOBELCO put forth to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with GFL Environmental Inc. ("GFL"), to sell 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of its wholly-owned subsidiary, MCL Waste Systems & Environmental Inc. ("MCL"), for cash proceeds of $12.0 million.
Wally Carruthers, a well-known Canadian supplier and rental operator and prominent figure in the Ontario Canadian Rental Association, passed away on Nov. 15 at the age of 89. Carruthers was perhaps best known as a representative for Kango power tools. he was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Mae.
Nov. 15, 2016 - Cervus Equipment has opened a new transportation dealership in Ottawa, Ontario, making it the 73th Cervus location across Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
United Rentals, Inc. has announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the opening of six additional U.S. locations and one in Canada:
Oct. 18, 2016 - The SmartEquip Network is expanding its Network of more than 200 suppliers with the a ddition of IronDirect  , a new marketplace that provides construction equipment buyers a convenient online platform to purchase a large and growing number of value-priced and premium brand products. This new partnership will provide IronDirect customers with all of the critical product information and parts sup port catalogs they need to keep their equipment up and running.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The members of Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) would like to congratulate the Ontario Government on the release of the Construction Lien Act Review Report. Members of PPO participated in the consultation process for the Review and they are look forward to working with the government on the creation and introduction of legislation to modernize the Construction Lien Act in spring 2017.
Sept. 20, 2016 - For the first time, construction professionals and DIY'ers in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) can rent contractor-grade construction equipment online from many of the region's leading equipment rental companies. OpenLot's online marketplace and smartphone apps make it possible to find, compare and book equipment anytime from anywhere.
The rental operation that began on a site on King St. (old Hwy. 85) in Waterloo 3 1/3 years ago is distinctly different than the one that stands there today. What developed after considerable “weeding out” and additions of equipment and products was The Concrete Store. It is now a truly one stop  store for all concrete needs.
Sept. 6, 2016 - Multiquip has opened a new production facility for its MQ Power generators near its Carson headquarters. MQ Power generators have earned a reputation for producing high quality portable power and unsurpassed reliability.
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