Industry News
Feb. 21, 2017 - Custom Equipment, Inc. welcomes back Dan Schneider as director of sales. Schneider focuses on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level aerial work platforms.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Aerial footage of the Janurary 26th fire that ravaged Keswick Rental in Keswick, Ont.
Feb. 2, 2017 - Cooper Equipment Rentals in Mississauga, Ont., has purchased 4-Way Equipment Rentals in Edmonton from its parent company, Canadian Equipment Rental Corporation (CERC), for $8.5 million. The acquisition marks Cooper's first foray into the western Canada equipment rental market and leads a strategy to become a national rental organization, according to Cooper CEO, Daryl Cooper.
Jan. 16, 2017 -  Jordan Reber has been appointed to the position of senior vice president, rental and used equipment for Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc.
January 10, 2017 - TufX-Fort, a 30 year old Canadian manufacturer of heavy-duty, rental grade wheelbarrows, has moved to a new and larger manufacturing facility in Waterloo, ON.
Jan. 9, 2017 - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA's, Outdoor Power Equipment division has announced the acquisition of Subaru Industrial Power Products. The acquisition is a result of an agreement between parent companies Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., both of Japan, and is expected to be completed by October 1, 2017. Fuji Heavy Industries is ceasing the production and sale of multi-purpose engines, etc. at the end of September 2017.
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.

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