Here’s a look at some of the great technology on display across the country this show season.
March 22, 2016 - Those electing to look at used equipment missed one of the best show floors in recent Rental Mart history, featuring booths packed with more heavy iron than the show has seen in a long time. Stanmore, SkyJack, Haulotte, Genie, A.E. Sales and Cavalier all had big lifts on the floor. There were no fewer than eight software companies exhibiting, presenting a wealth of choice for those looking to upgrade their systems. There was extra interest in the room with Occupational Safety Group and Haulotte running scissor safety training on the first day, and Fuels Learning Centre and L.B. White providing propane heater fuelling training on the second. The propane course got an extra lift from Stephenson's Rental Services, who provided a last-minute 100-pound cylinder, and Hy-Cor International, who helped out with an extension cord.
The Rental Mart is Canada’s showcase of the best new equipment for the rental industry. Here’s a preview.
The 2016 Canadian Rental Mart features an expanded education program with three educational seminars presented by top industry experts. In a change from previous years, this year’s seminars will take place in the comfortable confines of Sketch Cafe at the Toronto Congress Centre, just off the show floor itself. Admission to Rental Mart seminars is free to registered attendees. Don’t miss them!
Some might say it's a rotten year to have a show, but we here at Canadian Rental Service beg to disagree. Yes, oil prices have hit historic lows and Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland are feeling the pinch. Yes, manufacturing in Ontario and Quebec has been slow to pick up the slack with new jobs and new investment. Yes, real estate observers in the big urban markets are more worried than ever about a housing price correction. And yes, the economy is technically in recession. Some people might look at this as a time to batten down the hatches and stay home, peeking fearfully out the store window in hopes that opportunity will take a wrong turn and come wandering down their street. But we know that Canadian rental operators are made of sterner stuff than this.
Feb. 17, 2016 - The man from Hewitt Rentals loaded his new Little Wonder Brushcutter into the back of his pickup and slammed the tailgate. It was one of 11 of these machines that Hewitt had just purchased right on the G.C. Duke booth in the last minutes of the Canadian Rental Association Atlantic trade show, Feb. 13 in Moncton, N.B. "There," he said, "I guess that that will show anyone who says there is no point in going to a CRA show."
Feb. 9, 2016 - Fuels Learning Centre, in partnership with L.B. White, Stephenson's Rental Services and the Canadian Rental Mart, will offer show attendees a chance to obtain valuable expert training in safe propane heater fueling at no charge. Students attending the four-hour course on March 9 at the Toronto Congress Centre will be issued a Record of Training certifying them to hook up propane fuel sources in their province.
Jan. 26 - The Canadian Rental Mart is spicing up its offering to rental store attendees with free lift training. Pat Lipscomb of Occupational Safety Group will train attendees in all aspects of safe operation of aerial work platforms in the free, hands-on, eight-hour course. Course participants will receive documentation recognized by provincial labour safety authorities confirming they are trained in safe AWP operation. Labour regulations in Ontario and other jurisdictions now require anyone operating a lift device to have proof of safety training. Rental Mart training is provided free courtesy of Haulotte.
Jan. 26, 2016 - The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex this spring, celebrating 30 years as a pillar of the industry. Taking place April 7th and 8th, 2016, this event is Atlantic Canada's most comprehensive heavy equipment show.
Jan. 26, 2016 - The B.C. Canadian Rental Association put on another lively show at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Langley, B.C., last weekend. Over 100 attendees toured 40 exhibitors in a new venue – the much larger main Agriplex building. The effect was a more open and inviting show floor with improved sight lines. The show began on the Friday afternoon and ran through Saturday, ending with the CRA B.C. banquet on Saturday evening. Banquet-goers were entertained by Billy Bagpipes and heard speeches from Jim Clipperton of Nor-Val Rentals, the local president; Angie Venekamp of Rental Network, the B.C. national director; and Tim Ranson of Cat Rentals in Edmonton, the national CRA president.
Jan. 12, 2016 - An new online service, KWIPPED, has created an Expedia-like online marketplace for consumers and contractors seeking equipment rentals. KWIPPED CEO Robert Preville will give an educational presentation at the Canadian Rental Mart on March 8 at 9:00 a.m. informing Canadian rental operators how they can profit from this innovative new service.
CRA Ontario Members Meeting
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Canadian Concrete Expo
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Atlantic Regional Trade Show
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The ARA Show
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