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August 2010 Vol. 65 No. 8
RSC launches a redesigned website.

"Going forward, Finning's U.K. dealership will continue to work closely with our plant hire customers to place Caterpillar equipment into the U.K. equipment rental market," said Andy Fraser, Finning U.K. Group managing director. "Our market approach is to provide total solutions with extraordinary service and Caterpillar world class products. We are confident we can demonstrate the value of Finning to Hewden's new owners and maintain a productive commercial relationship with Hewden."

Hewden covers 63 locations in the U.K. and has 1,300 employees. The existing Hewden commercial center in Manchester is proposed to be the new head office for Hewden. Finning has agreed to provide transitional services to Hewden.

Finning U.K. will continue to operate 20 branches in the U.K. with 1,470 employees serving Caterpillar dealership customers throughout the U.K., based from its head office in Cannock, Staffordshire, England.

This deal completes Finning’s sell of Hewden Stuart, which it purchased nearly10 years ago. Finning sold Hewden Tools to Speedy Hire in 2007.

RSC launches redesigned website
RSC Equipment Rental, Scottsdale, AZ, has launched a newly designed company website at RSCrental.com that combines a top-to-bottom visual redesign with functional enhancements.

“Our new site was designed with the customer in mind,” said Erik Olsson, RSC’s president and CEO. “Branch location and equipment searches are simplified, making it faster for customers to find what they want. We’ve also increased content emphasizing support for our key industrial service offerings, such as Total Control and Mobile Tool Room Management.”

The redesigned site features streamlined menus, navigation and visual layouts to improve user experience and search engine optimization. The design provides larger screen resolutions, delivering text that is more legible and fewer pages to scroll. Recent improvement to the "Used Equipment, Careers" and "Investor Relations" sections of the site allow visitors to more quickly find targeted information. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report also is available online. Regular updates to content, function and appearance also will be added to the new site.