RentalMax Team

RentalMax acquires Regional Rentals & Sales

March 31st, 2022

RentalMax, Carol Stream, Ill., has acquired Regional Rentals & Sales, Hobart, Ind. The acquisition was effective on Feb. 1, 2022 and gives RentalMax nine store locations serving the Greater Chicagoland area. This is its first location in Indiana, which the company sees as an extension of its current market. The Northwest Indiana location will provide additional […]

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United Rentals adds zero-emission portable energy systems

March 29th, 2022

United Rentals, Stamford, Conn., now will offer its customers zero-emission power systems with the introduction of Powrbank battery systems in its rental fleet. The company’s partnership with manufacturer POWR2 Energy Solutions, Bethel, Conn., represents a significant investment in sustainable worksite solutions for United Rentals customers in North America. The Powrbank portable energy storage system integrates with diesel […]

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U.S. sanctions compliance

March 23rd, 2022

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, new sanctions/restrictive measures have been issued by the U.S., EU, UK and several other countries. Violations of these sanctions are prosecuted as felony violations of federal criminal law, and it is vital that companies understand that the standard for prosecution of even indirect sanctions violations is not […]

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International Achievement Awards submissions portal opens

March 23rd, 2022

Winner of the 2021 IAA Award of Excellence in the Tensile Structures < 600 square meters category, the PFEIFER Structures-designed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal in Alameda, Calif. features a spectacular canopy. Photograph courtesy of PFEIFFER Structures For more than 75 years, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has recognized outstanding and innovative projects representing the latest accomplishments in […]

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COVID-EID loan deferment period extended

March 21st, 2022

The EIDL program has dispensed more than $351 billion worth of relief to nearly four million borrowers, according to the SBA. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers. The extension brings the total deferment time to 30 months from inception. Key information […]

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Steves Rental opens in Millis, Mass.

March 18th, 2022

After nearly 40 years of involvement in the equipment and event rental industry spanning a broad range of roles, Steve Reitter is striking out on his own — with a little help from the next generation — as an independent rental owner. On March 1, 2022, Reitter and his son, Stephen, opened Steves Rental in Millis, Mass., […]

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Sunbelt Rentals continues growth spurt

March 17th, 2022

In a conference call with analysts on March 9, Brendan Horgan, CEO of Ashtead Group, which is the parent company of Sunbelt Rentals, said he was pleased with the ongoing growth across the group. “Rental revenues for the nine months in North America were well ahead of last year’s pandemic-affected levels by 22 percent and […]

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National Structures partners with Barrett-Jackson

March 10th, 2022

Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. National Structures, a specialized temporary structure, tenting, flooring, HVAC, power generation and mobile-kitchen deployment firm, has begun its five-year partnership with Barrett-Jackson to help […]

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Party Reflections acquires Old South Collection

March 8th, 2022

Party Reflections, Charlotte, N.C., has acquired the assets of Old South Collection, Catawba, N.C. The company operates from five locations and is routinely listed as a “Top 30” event rental company in the U.S. Old South Collection, a special event boutique rental company in the greater Charlotte market, was founded and operated by Samantha Mason, […]

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In memoriam: Henry “Hank” Parker

March 4th, 2022

Henry “Hank” W. Parker, 89, of Bluffton, SC died on February 19, 2022. Henry “Hank” W. Parker, 89, of Bluffton, SC died on February 19, 2022, at Palmettos Memory Care from natural causes.  Hank lived most of his life in Rochester (Fairport), NY. From 1998-2018, he spent his winters in Hilton Head, SC and his […]

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