ARA Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced

December 12, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals for outstanding service to the association and the rental industry. This year, two longtime rental industry leaders will become the newest inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame and will be honored at The ARA Show™ 2023 in Orlando…
ARA offers $132,500 in scholarships

December 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Those planning to attend school during the 2023-2024 academic year to pursue a rental-related career can apply for a share of $132,500 in scholarships through the ARA foundation and its affiliate partners. Scholarship applications are available now here. A total of 69 scholarships are up for grabs …
In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28, 2022  |  Industry News, People

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer.
Rainier Industries acquires Outdoor America Images Corp.

November 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla. Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services nationwide, including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation. Each o…
In memoriam: Jerry Smolar

September 26, 2022  |  Industry News

Jerry Smolar, 72, of Beverly Hills, Calif., died Sept. 13, 2022. Smolar is known for establishing The Chameleon Chair® Collection. He was hired by Arthur Andersen & Co. right after graduating from college. Smolar went on to hold executive positions at Safeco Insurance, PIP Printing, Image Enter…
Peer Executive Groups names 2022 Event & Tent Top Gun winners

July 18, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Peer Executive Groups (PEG) has named the winners of its 2022 Top Gun Awards. The awards recognize rental store operators who receive the PEG Pinnacle Award for Financial Excellence. The accolades are given to the top 25 percent of rental stores, based on financials submitted by rental operator…
OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s&nb…