Industry News
Sept. 18, 2008 - Affair Rentals, one of the leading full service event rental companies in southern Ontario has announced its acquisition of a $4 million, 40,000 square foot facility located in Mississauga.
Sept. 15, 2008, Waterloo, Ont. - Stephenson’s Rental Services, based in Mississauga, Ont., and the largest rental company in the greater Toronto area, is opening a branch in Waterloo, a city of about 100,000 inhabitants 60 miles west of Toronto.
Sept. 9, 2008 - Last week, Sunbelt Rentals sent 15 tractor-trailers loaded with equipment and supplies to areas affected by Hurricane Gustav, according to regional vice president, Francis Hassis.
Sept. 2, 2008, Scottsdale, Ariz. - RSC Equipment Rental, Inc., the operating entity for RSC Holdings Inc., one of the largest equipment rental providers in North America, has announced it has streamlined its field operations in North America into two geographical areas, an East Division and a West Division, instead of the three areas it has had previously.
Aug. 25, 2008 - Aggreko, global leader in temporary power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air, last week strengthened its Canadian operations by acquiring all the assets of Power Plus Rentals & Sales, based in Leduc, Alberta.
Aug. 25, 2008 - Finning recently acquired the assets of Fort Saskatchewan Rentals, based in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, with a branch in Redwater, Alberta.
Aug. 1, 2008 - Consolidation of the aerial industry took a major step this week with the acquisition of Bil-Jax Inc. by the Haulotte Group, through its U.S. subsidiary.
July 23, 2008 - WesternOne Equity Income Fund unveiled its new brand initiative and visual identity with the launch of WesternOne Rentals and Sales, creating a streamlined and unified presence in the BC equipment rental marketplace.
July 16, 2008 - Solutions by Computer announced in June that Constellation Software Inc. “. . .has completed, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Trapeze Software Inc., the purchase of certain assets of the company.”
July 16, 2008 - Allmand Bros., a manufacturer of portable light towers, compact Tractor Loader Backhoes (TLB)’s, jobsite heaters and arrowboards, celebrates its 70th year in business by launching two new light tower technologies in 2008.
July 16, 2008 - The Canadian Rental Association (CRA) of Ontario is hosting its golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Trehaven Golf and Country Club located on Highway 11 north of Barrie.
Firefighter paged to battle fire at his own rental company. Gaétan Longpré and his wife Johanne Dicaire have been franchisees of a Joe Rent All since 1993.
Kubota Canada Limited (KCL), reached a milestone for unit sales in Canada selling its 10,000th construction machine since the company’s first excavator sale in 1981.
Kioritz Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, parent company of ECHO Incorporated in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Shindaiwa Corporation in Hiroshima, Japan, parent company of Shindaiwa Incorporated in Tualatin, Oregon, have announced plans to form a joint holding company which will own and operate the two business entities.
Ontrac Equipment Services will change its corporate name to Nortrax Canada (Nortrax). The name change will bring the company into brand alignment with its US based sibling, Nortrax.
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