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The Exhibit Hall at CRA's 2017 Rental Rally Tradeshow, January 30-February 1, 2017, has sold out at 345 booths! With the exhibit hall sold out and the great response from attendees preregistering for the show, CRA has extended the preregistration rates for the show. Register by January 20, 2017, for the special discounted rate of $60 per person or $195 per company. After January 20, registration and optional event tickets must be ordered on-site. On-site registration is $85/person or $295/company. 

The tradeshow will be held at the  South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center, featuring 80,000 square feet of exhibit space -- twice the space CRA had here in 2015. The South Point is a great venue; the convention center and hotel are conveniently located on the same property. Visit www.RentalRally.com for details about the show and to see a list of exhibitors who will be displaying their equipment, products and services.

EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.

Jet Equipment Corp.
Spencer Sawyers
PO Box 1931, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 468-8562

Lake Event Design and Party Rental
Beth Havrilla
1855 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-5752
What are the odds of death by a particular event? The following statistics (2008) from the National Safety Council show the odds of dying from certain selected causes.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News

AFLAC
Mark Mazza
10541 Calle Lee #125, Los Alamitos, CA  90720
(714) 826-2961, Mark_Mazza@US.AFLAC.com

CityRestore
Gregg Holt
3483 Mono Dr., Riverside, CA  92506
(951) 263-9334, Gregg@CityRestore.com

Diamond Products
Jeff Nelson
13884 E. Linvale Pl., Aurora, CO  80014

Eternal Lighting, LLC
Laura Maillet
8600 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX  77061

EventStable
William Murphy
179 Niblick Rd. #121, Paso Robles, CA  93446
(805) 221-1664, Will@EventStable.com

ForkliftSafety.com
Jeff Ord
PO Box 60577, Boulder City, NV  89006
(702) 294-3970, Jeff@ForkliftSafety.com

KCTParts
Paul Petrove
9224 Hall Rd., Downey, CA  90241
(562) 200-0934, Info@kctparts.com

Sullair, LLC
David Andrews
8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ste. 4001, Chicago, IL  60631
(773) 554-3504, David.Andrews@Sullair.com

Vantage Auctions
Robert La Marsh
521 Silver Street, Lake Elsinore, CA  92530

CRA's 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show is scheduled for Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2017, at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. See the following articles about the latest exhibitors who have signed up for the show and the products they offer. Click on "Learn More" for more information about the show.
  
BOMAG is a German company and a global market leader in compaction technology and manufactures soil, asphalt and refuse compaction equipment, as well as stabilizers and recyclers. In 2005 BOMAG was acquired by the Fayat Group and since then also sells asphalt pavers and cold planers under the BOMAG label.
  
CityRestore offers Heavy Equipment Restoration, providing products that clean and protect surfaces and restore them to their original luster without using paints or pigments. Its restoration products are clear and work on most non-porous surfaces. CityRestore not only has the knowledge and field experience to clean and protect, but also a dedicated staff to create better products based on field experience.
  
Diamond Products is one of the largest manufacturers of diamond tools in the United States, producing Diamond Blades and Bits, Equipment. Diamond Products markets its products through its sales force and a network of dealers and distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. In addition to offering its customers the widest selection of diamond tools and products in the industry, Diamond Products supports what it sells through its Customer Service, Technical Service and Import/Export Departments.
  
Eternal Lighting LLC has become the premier lighting source for professionals in the DJ and entertainment industries since 2009, providing Battery Powered, Wireless Controlled LED Décor, DJ, Special Event, and Rental Lighting. Embracing new technology to use less power and energy while still providing the outstanding lighting effects customers expect is ELC's philosophy.
  
EventStable is a wholesale distributor of party rental and event equipment for the special event industry. It offers Tent Tags and Tent Top Identification Tags, customized, a variety of quality chiavari chairs, folding chairs, folding banquet tables as well as a constantly expanding selection of special event equipment and supplies. EventStable's mission is to be your go-to source for anything that will help you put on an amazing event, whether that means a wedding, hotel banquet, festival, graduation or church service.
  
Forklift Operator Safety Training--Everything you need in one kit.

• Certify forklift drivers in under 2 hours
• OSHA Compliant in all 50 states
• Simple to present and easy to understand
• Available in English and Spanish
• Anyone can present the training
• No Instructor Certification Needed
• Featuring the award winning video "Greater Heights In Forklift Safety"
• The "Nation’s Leader" in forklift safety training
• Now there are NO MORE EXCUSES for untrained forklift operators
  
KCTParts specializes in providing a complete range of parts and attachments for track and wheel excavators, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, forklifts and articulated dump trucks. It offers genuine and OEM parts for heavy equipment and construction equipment from companies, including Hyundai, Doosan, Daewoo, Samsung, Volvo. KCTParts supplies genuine parts ZF, Dana, Kawasaki, Cummins, Rexroth, Parker, Handok.
  
MAKO Equipment offers Wholesale Aerial Work Platform and Telehandler supplies.
  
O’Reilly Auto Parts is a CRA Service Valued Provider of a full line of Automotive Parts & Accessories as well as Fleet & Heavy Duty Products.
  
Sullair, a pioneer in air compressor technology, is proud to offer a complete line of robust compressed air system products, including portable air and stationary compressors and accompanying aftermarket equipment.
Quality Equipment Rental – Platinum Level Sponsor
EPIC – Gold Level Sponsor
Catalyst Strategic Advisors – Silver Level Sponsor
Snorkel – Silver Level Sponsor
Aba Daba Rents – Bronze Level Sponsor
Briggs & Stratton – Bronze Level Sponsor
EDCO – Bronze Level Sponsor
Sonsray Machinery – Bronze Level Sponsor
Western Tree Equip. & Repairs – Bronze Level Sponsor

A complete sponsor list is available on the CRA website.
Business News
The California State Water Resources Board (SWRCB) was taken to the woodshed this week by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), when Mark Holderman, the principal engineer at DWR’s South Delta Branch offered expert testimony that the Bay-Delta water plan was written "without evidence, incomplete scientific information, ill-suited for real-time operations, and unverified assumptions."
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts benchmark North Sea Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to average $53 per barrel (b) and $52/b respectively in 2017, close to their levels during the last three weeks of 2016. Average forecast prices rise to $56/b and $55/b respectively in 2018. EIA's price forecasts have wide uncertainty bands, consistent with contract values for future delivery.
The California Chamber of Commerce has identified four job killer bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law. CalChamber will release the full list of job killer bills in the spring.
Upcoming Events
• January 19-22, 2017 – RV Campout – Quartzsite, AZ More info...
• January 29, 2017 – CRA Board & Committee Meetings – Las Vegas, NV
• January 30-February 1, 2017 – CRA's 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show – Las Vegas, NV
Survey Results
CRA recently surveyed members about trade shows... Which ones do you attend? Who do you send to the shows? How often do you attend? ... Here are the results of the survey.
Rusty Hoenig from Village Equipment Rentals in Lake Elsinore, CA, is the winner of the January Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Rusty!