North America rental revenue expected to exceed $71 billion in 2023

September 3, 2019

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA), Moline, Ill., updated in August calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $71 billion in 2023, including $64.7 billion in the United States and $6.4 billion in Canada. The latest forecast is ARA’s first to project rental revenue for 2023. …

Ulrich Tombuelt hired as CEO of Sattler Corp.

July 31, 2019

Sattler Corp. of Hudson, N.C., has hired Ulrich Tombuelt as its new CEO. Tombuelt has many years of executive management experience in the textile industry in the U.S. and in Europe. Sattler Corp., a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is known for its high-tech fabrics.

Working safely in hot weather

July 18, 2019

A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea and muscle spasms. Keep workers safe by following these simple safety practices: Provide water, frequent rest breaks and shade. …

Point of Rental and EquipmentWatch announce integration

July 17, 2019

Point of Rental Expert and Elite users will now have easy access to detailed specifications for their heavy equipment, thanks to a new integration with EquipmentWatch. “The integration with EquipmentWatch gives Point of Rental users the ability to access more information quickly,” said Point of Rental CEO Wayne Harris. “By cutting down time spent researching …

CORT Events launches redesigned website

July 12, 2019

CORT Events, a division of CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, unveiled a redesigned website in July, offering added convenience to event planners through inspiration-based landing pages and new site functionalities. The updated site allows customers to shop in a Pinterest-style format, accessing product details directly from event images with a new Inspiration Gallery. Designers are …

OFPANZ annual conference, July 25-27, New Zealand

May 22, 2019

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) will hold its 2019 Annual Conference at the Napier War Memorial Conference Center in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, on July 25-27. The conference will bring together a diverse range of speakers and workshops, offering a variety of educational, social and professional networking opportunities, including the annual …

OSHA: Keep young workers safe this summer

May 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering with worker safety organizations on #MySafeSummerJob, a social media campaign to educate young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions and how to protect themselves on the job. According to OSHA, workers under 25 …

Herculite names Matt Brommer new marketing manager

May 14, 2019

Matt Brommer has been named marketing manager for Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Inc., supplier of technical fabrics for performance applications in solar protection, marine, tents and structures, healthcare and digital graphics. In this newly created position, Brommer is responsible for Herculite’s marketing communications programs designed to increase awareness and promote growth of the company’s products and …

Point of Rental announces new HQ location

May 10, 2019

Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired a new home for its North American headquarters, less than four miles from its current HQ. The company is expected to move into the 35,000-square-foot building this summer. Point of Rental Software has tripled its worldwide staff in the last three years, adding offices in the …

Join the National Safety Stand-Down May 6−10

May 1, 2019

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in the U.S. in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data). The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What …