Storm Safety

June 1st, 2022

A darkening sky as an event unfolds is never cause for celebration. But veteran event planners will tell you that what happens from here out depends on how well storm safety planning was done—it can ruin an event, but it can save one as well. Photo courtesy of Kari Pederson. Weather forecasting is one of […]

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ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

January 20th, 2022

Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with amounts ranging from […]

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ARA hosting first Rental Innovation conference

January 11th, 2022

The American Rental Association (ARA) will host its first-ever Rental Innovation Conference & Exhibits in March. The event, scheduled March 9-10, will feature two full days of education sessions, networking and exhibits focused on the latest technology and innovations to advance the equipment rental industry. “We are so excited for ARA’s only live conference in 2022, […]

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ARA Show rescheduled for 2021

October 2nd, 2020

The American Rental Association (ARA) has announced that The ARA Show 2021 has been rescheduled for Oct. 18-20, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 2021 edition of ARA’s annual trade show and convention for the equipment and event rental industry was previously scheduled for February in New Orleans. To accommodate the shift to […]

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The tent rental industry comes together to fight for survival

June 1st, 2020

As March events canceled and commercial work shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many tent installers, including Classic Tents & Events, Norcross, Ga., shifted to providing tents at medical facilities. Photos courtesy of Classic Tents & Events. Few aspects of the global economy are untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the tent and […]

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ARA COVID-19 survey report; free webinars the week of March 23

March 23rd, 2020

The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are significantly impacting the equipment and event rental industry. According to a recent survey of the American Rental Association (ARA) membership, rental revenues are declining and are projected to significantly deteriorate in the coming months. ARA plans free webinars every day the week of March 23 on topics ranging […]

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Equipment and event rental revenue forecast to outpace economic growth

November 12th, 2019

The equipment and event rental industry in North America is expected to finish the year with total revenue up 5.35 percent to $61.56 billion, the first time combined rental revenue for Canada and the United States has surpassed $60 billion, according to the latest forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA). The latest updated […]

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

September 3rd, 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. […]

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