August Rental Update: Rental Hall of Fame, Heavy Equipment Rentals, new site for RSC, and more

August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

Those eligible for Hall of Fame consideration include any individual associated with the equipment rental industry whose significant contribution on the national or international level changed the industry. Nominations can be made either online or by completing a written form. Visit www.therentalshow.com for nomination options and more information on the Hall of Fame.

To date, 29 industry veterans have been inducted. The 2010 induction will be held at The Rental Show in Orlando, FL, Feb. 7-10.

In more news, a condensed and revamped schedule for The Rental Show, along with a slight change in dates to Feb. 7-10, is on tap for next year in Orlando, FL. The schedule will continue to have three days of trade show, with the exhibits now being open on Monday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.; and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full-day, specialized workshops – including Events & Tents - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7. Additional educational seminars will be on the mornings of Feb. 9-10. Monday, Feb. 8, will feature new regional breakfasts and the keynote session, as well as a new social hour on the trade show floor from 5-6 p.m. An evening event for all attendees and exhibitors will be held on Feb. 9.

Heavy Equipment Rentals supports Cops for Kids
Heavy Equipment Rentals, Corona, CA, celebrated a decade of success as one of Southern California’s premier independent construction equipment rental companies by raising $2,500 for Cops for Kids at a recent event.

“Heavy Equipment Rentals has been able to expand from owning 10 machines, 10 years ago to 210 machines today due to the loyalty of our customers and our employees,” said Kent Porter, Heavy Equipment Rentals general manager. “We’re extremely thankful for this loyalty and supporting an organization like “Cops for Kids” that represents loyalty to those less fortunate in our community is the perfect way to show our appreciation.”

“We’re grateful for Heavy Equipment Rentals’ support of Cops for Kids and their concern for the community in which they operate,” said Tom Thomas, executive director of Cops for Kids. “Because we have virtually no overhead in our organization, this money will make a big difference in helping children and seniors enjoy some of the basic necessities of life — transportation, clothing, education or a temporary place to stay.”

Family-owned Heavy Equipment Rentals provides equipment for general grading, pipeline, demolition, paving, water/dust control and excavating.