Industry News
C&T Rentals & Sales has launched an Event Rental Division led by Kelly Dwyer, daughter of C&T founder, Ed Dwyer. This new division was launched in Winnipeg in April of 2016 and is located at 115 Scurfield Blvd. This newly renovated facility was C&T’s initial general equipment and tool location. C&T Event Rentals offers a variety of high-end event rental products including chairs, tables, dishes, cutlery, linens and more.
Mar. 21, 2017 -  Hatz Diesel of America has announced that Eric Hoffmann has been added to its growing staff as Application Engineer. Hoffmann joins the firm from Cummins where he was an application engineer for its diesel engines. His background also includes powertrain control system development and production engineering experience in the OEM/Off-Highway markets along with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He will provide technical and engineering support to the Hatz Sales Team, Distributors and OEM Customers.
March 20, 2017 - Larry McCourt the former owner of City Rentals passed away March 9. Larry was a long time rental professional who started his career with Capital Equipment back in the late 1970s. Larry was very well liked and respected by his employees, customers, suppliers and competitors in the industry.
Mar. 7, 2017 - WesternOne Inc. has announced the sale of a significant portion of the assets of its subsidiary Britco LP ("Britco"), including its modular space rental business ("Britco Rentals") and its majority equity interest in Britco's modular building manufacturing operations in the United States ("Britco USA"), for total cash consideration of approximately $45.1 million (collectively, the "Transactions"). The Transactions closed today concurrent with the signing of definitive agreements.
Mar. 6, 2017 -  Brokk recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, a leading manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition expands the application solutions offered by Brokk in the construction and demolition industry. Aquajet Systems specializes in concrete renovation by using extremely high-pressure water jets to remove concrete without harming the underlying rebar or causing microfracturing. The innovative machines are ideal for a variety of selective demolition applications, including bridge and road repair.
Mar. 6, 2017 -  Cooper Equipment Rentals has announced that it has opened a new branch in the Kitchener/Waterloo area, located at 1182 Victoria Street North.
Mar. 6, 2017 - JLG Industries has named Guru Bandekar vice president of engineering for Oshkosh Corporation’s access equipment segment.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Dynapac Road Construction has appointed Brian Bieller as president and regional general manager for North America to its new company structure. In his new role, Bieller will be responsible for all road construction equipment operations within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Scott Raffaelli has been named the new vice president and general manager of Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC, a leading manufacturer of rugged material handling equipment for construction, oil and gas, railroad, and other applications. In his new position, Raffaelli will oversee all company activities, including engineering, operations, sales and aftermarket.
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.

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