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

August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

ARA Foundation Technical/Vocational Scholarships - $1,000
Amanda Beebe, Rental Express, Indian River, MI; Erick Helfmann, A-1 Lansing Rent All, Lansing, MI; Tom Hessel, Lee’s Ace Hardware, Van Wert, OH; Matthew Jones, Jones Equipment Rental, Fort Gratiot, MI; Spenser Joy, Volvo Rents, Springfield, MO; Bryan Licata, Four Seasons Power Equipment, East Meadow, NY; and David Stadelman, Bandon Rental & Equipment Repair, Bandon, OR.

ARA of Ohio Scholarships - $750
Jeremy Emig, Cincy Tool Rental, Cincinnati; Brittany Fike, Let’s Entertain, Warrensville Heights, OH; Michael Leppo, Leppo Rents, Tallmadge, OH; Jennifer Maslyn, A-1 Amusement & Party Rental, Cincinnati; Ryan Ponikvar, Sun Rental Center, Mentor, OH; and Richard (Kevin) Saunders, Sully’s Rent-All, Akron, OH.

Texas Rental Association Scholarships - $1,000
Paige Cole, Texas Rental, Hico, TX; Collin Dannemiller, Taylor Rental Center, Plano, TX; Preston Harris, Rental Stop, Grand Prairie, TX; Heather Harvey, H & V Equipment Services, Corpus Christi, TX; and Kyle Landua, U-Rent-It Sales and Service, Terrell, TX.

Canadian Rental Association/Dorothy Wellnitz Scholarship - $1,000
Shannon Penfound, Par-Tee Rentals, Petrolia, ON, Canada.

Region Two/Ron Marshall Scholarship - $500
Leroy Dixon III, Party Plus, Baltimore

Funding for the ARA Foundation scholarships is provided from contributions received from throughout the rental industry. To contribute to the Foundation and fund future scholarships, go to www.ARAfoundation.com and select “Support the ARA Foundation.”

The Global Rental Alliance explores new initiatives
The Global Rental Alliance held its annual meeting at The Rental Show in Atlanta, GA. The purpose of The Global Rental Alliance is to increase the profile of the equipment rental industry worldwide and to collectively increase value to the members of the respective organizations. The Alliance consists of the following rental/hire membership associations: Canadian Rental Association, DLR (France), European Rental Association, Hire Association Europe, Hire & Rental Industry Association (Australia), Hire Industry Association of New Zealand and American Rental Association.