Industry News
Oct. 17, 2008 - Waiting until after the busy summer moving season is over to relocate is one way savvy consumers save money, and now Budget Truck Rental has one more way to save exclusively for American Express(R) Cardmembers. | READ MORE
Oct. 17, 2008, Bloomfield - It is an unusual theft that has Hampton RCMP stumped. Const. Alex Degrasse said a contractor doing work on Highway 1 near Bloomfield discovered a rented, $19,000 welder/generator missing when he arrived on the job site earlier this week. | READ MORE
Oct. 14, 2008 - OSMS Rents has expanded its presence in Ontario with new branch locations in the nation’s capital Ottawa and Mississauga, part of the greater Toronto metropolitan area.
Oct. 7, 2008, Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals last week acquired Portland U-Rent-It Inc., U-Rent-It, a three-location equipment rental company. Terms of the transaction were not released.
Oct. 7, 2008 - Pon North America has re-branded its U.S. rental group as Equipment Depot, Don Moes, president of the Pon North America material handling group and founder of Waco, Texas-based Equipment Depot, said last week.
Sept. 29, 2008, Toronto - Toromont Industries recently acquired the assets of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-based Mid-Canada Rentals.
Sept. 22, 2008 - NC Services Group, parent company of Edmonton, Alberta-based Northern Crane Services, has purchased the assets and business of Parkland Crane Service Ltd., also a provider of aerial work platforms and cranes in the Edmonton area.
Sept. 18 - Asahi Glass Co. will trim production in North America by 25 percent in October as car sales slow, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
Sept. 18, 2008 - Allmand Bros. Inc., has appointed its third generation of leaders, Brad Allmand to the position of chief executive officer and Matt Allmand to president. In the position of CEO, Brad Allmand is responsible for sustaining the overall company strategy.
Sept. 18, 2008 - Doosan Infracore America has appointed Gordon Plotkin as its Canadian district sales manager. In his new role, Plotkin will be responsible for instituting a high-performance, growth-oriented sales and support services program that promotes equipment sales and the Doosan brand throughout Canada.
Sept. 18, 2008 - A JLG dealer and rental company in Fort Dodge, Iowa, created a unique program using JLG booms painted pink to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for a local foundation.
Sept. 18, 2008 - The global access market is highly competitive and growing at a fast pace. The resulting benefits of scale along with associated capital costs for product line expansion contribute to a time of industry consolidation and convergence. Today, this market is increasingly dominated by three players.
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.
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