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EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
Rental Center News
Ace Party Rents
Bob Chapman
7332 Varna Ave., North Hollywood, CA 90605
(818) 503-8600,
The California Roadshow, put on by BilJax Event Solutions and Shelter, is a hands-on demonstration of North America’s 1st integrated floor and tent system. This highly engineered solution can cut labor cost and time by up to 50 percent. The Roadshow will be held on October 25th & 26th, from 8 AM to 3 PM, at 24/7 Events, 26529 Ruether Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
The standard workers’ comp policy covers almost all liability of an employer for its employees. It covers the costs associated with an employee’s work-related injury or occupational disease. It pays for the worker’s medical costs, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and any settlement for permanent disability. But we say the standard workers’ comp policy covers "almost all" employer liability because an employer can still be sued for damages that fall outside of workers’ comp coverage. The employers’ liability section of the workers’ comp policy adds coverage for several types of claims not covered by the standard workers’ comp policy — or Part I, as it’s commonly called. Insurance authority IRMI cites the following instances when employers liability coverage might apply.
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News

Dan Shube
Labor Finders
11426 N. Jog Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(561) 627-6507,

Lind Equipment
Brian Astl
300 Industrial Drive, Suite 100, Williamsville, NY 14221
(877) 475-5463,

A special thank you to our Major Golf Tournament sponsors:

Platinum Level – Sonsray Machinery
Gold Level - JLG Industries
Gold Level – CPEES/Toro
Bronze Level - EPIC
Bronze Level - Mission Linen

Click here to see the complete list of golf tournament sponsors.
CRA’s 2018 Equipment and Party Rental Rally Tradeshow will be held at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center, and feature 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, allowing for 353 10’ x 10’ booths. The South Point is a great venue choice with the convenience of having the convention center and hotel on the same property! The complete list of exhibitors to date is available on the Rental Rally website.
Headquartered in San Francisco, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has nationwide presence with a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance, and private client services. EPIC is CRA's service valued provider for insurance services, with special programs for association members.
Kubota has affiliates and facilities across the United States that support customers in a variety of areas ranging from engine and tractor manufacturing, to assembly and distribution, to financial and insurance services for Kubota equipment, and more. Supporting a network of more than 1,100 dealerships in running a prosperous business is a top priority at Kubota. Kubota's alliances with high-performance equipment brands like Echo and Smart Guided adds quality, efficiency and convenience to the buying process by giving customers the option of purchasing a complete equipment package from one dealer, in one location.
American Pneumatic Tools (APT) is a leading provider of outstanding tools for the construction and industrial markets; the brand has been synonymous with quality since 1938. APT’s product line now offers a complete range of pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, light compaction equipment, concrete finishing products, and portable power. Superior performance, excellent product reliability, competitive pricing, ergonomic designs, and a great warranty make American Pneumatic Tools an industry leader.
Sod Cutters, Aerators, Brush Cutters, Overseeders, Power Rakes, Lawn & Litter Vacuums, Walk Behind Blowers... Billy Goat is the premier manufacturer of specialty turf products and has a reputation for innovation, productivity and quality. Billy Goat features a complete line of product solutions for residential, commercial and municipal needs serving rental, contractor and retail markets.

Ditch witch offers reliable and productive underground equipment. Their philosophy is simple, "whatever it takes" to help solve the problems customers face in finding and placing pipe and cable underground. Ditch Witch products are a recognized leader in the underground industry.
Whether it's a standby power system for a large data center, a backup generator powering the family home through an outage, portable generators powering tools at the job site, or the cleaning power of a pressure washer, Generac meets the power needs of consumers and businesses alike, offering Light Towers, Generators & Pumps across the country and around the world.
Since 1975, Labor Finders has provided temporary staffing with a simple mission: treat workers and customers fairly. They have built a dependable staffing company that puts more than 20,000 Americans to work every day. They staff trustworthy, skilled workers in a wide range of positions, including production assembly, construction, maintenance, electrical, carpentry, welding, office/clerical, and more, and then match them with the right employer. The result? A company's workforce demands are met, while eliminating payroll and administrative burdens.
Lind is a leading manufacturer and supplier of portable electrical products for commercial, industrial, and hazardous work environments, including Portable LED Lighting & LED Light Towers. For over 60 years, Lind has been providing the very best in portable lighting, portable power, electrical safety, and static grounding products for use on the most challenging jobsites. They carry a large inventory of products and ship over 90 percent of orders within 24 hours.
Meyer Machine Supply & Equipment provides Insulation Services Equipment for Professional and DIY users, Removal Vacuums, Containment and Blow-In Machines. They work to offer better service and superior quality to their customers--they seek out improved designs, new products, better methods, and invest in R & D; and they strive for value by offering more complete systems, technical assistance, lower prices, and warranties that stand behind everything they sell.
PHP was started in 1981 as a parts supplier to the rental and construction supply industry. They have grown into the largest single source for heaters, parts and supplies, including General Equipment, Party Equipment & Supplies, Power Tools, and Heaters. They sell only to retail or other wholesale outlets. You must have a resale license to purchase from them.
Pinnacle Climate / Schaefer Ventilation offer Fans, Misters, Heaters, Evaporative Coolers, and Ventilators. Pinnacle Climate Technologies™ invents, develops and manufactures heating and ventilation solutions at the forefront of design and engineering. They offer established brands that the end user knows and trusts, whether it is Master®, Schaefer®, Remington®, Americ® or Stanley®. Pinnacle is the market expert in climate control.
Signature Systems Group LLC manufactures and distributes high quality industrial composite matting, sports flooring products, turf protection systems, and temporary event floors, carpets and fencing. Our innovative products span several markets — industrial matting to support heavy vehicles, athletic surfaces for schools and arenas, modular flooring for all types of events, and temporary basecamp flooring for military applications.
Business News
The CalChamber Alert Newsletter reported that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. Also signed was AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which bans employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. Both bills take effect on January 1, 2018.
In its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) update released this week, the U.S. Energy Industry Agency (EIA) forecasts that U.S crude oil production will average 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in the second half of 2017, 340,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2017. EIA’s close monitoring of current rig activity in several producing regions shows continued production growth from tight-oil formations, such as shale in the Permian region, driving overall production increases. The STEO projects that the most significant production growth in the second half of 2017 will be in the Permian region, which extends across western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Permian production is forecast to grow to 2.6 million b/d in the second half of 2017, a 260,000 b/d increase from the first half of 2017. Production in the Permian continues to increase, in part as a result of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil average monthly prices that have remained higher than $45 per barrel since the second half of 2016.
Attorney Richard Rubin, who has taught public policy at USF, UC Berkeley, and other institutions and is Chair of the California Commonwealth Club Board of Governors, recently expressed on his thoughts about the natural disasters Californians are currently facing and the possible upcoming political disasters that might have to be faced. He states that "...unlike the capriciousness of nature, we as thinking beings can exert certain controls over our circumstances, and we owe that not just to those over whom we hold authority now but to future generations."
• October 19, 2017 – CPP of So. Cal Oktoberfest – Corona, CA
• October 29-31, 2017 – Northwest Rental Conference – Pasco,WA
• November 2, 2017: CRA Yard Party Hosted by PDQ Rentals, Corona, CA
• November 3, 2017: CRA Annual Golf Tournament, Corona, CA

2017 Holiday Parties!
• December 6, 2017, SFBA & Vintage – Berkeley, CA
• December 12, 2017, Tri-County – Ventura, CA
• December 13, 2017, Greater LA/Orange Clearman’s – La Mirada, CA
• December 14, 2017, Inland – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

CRA's Rental Rally Trade Show
• January 22-24, 2018: CRA's Rental Rally Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV
Survey Results
This month we are interested in questions rental businesses would like to see addressed in the Town Hall Panel discussions we are planning for your January Rental Rally Tradeshow. Here are the responses to the October survey.
Janice Petersen from A & H Rents, Inc. in Riverside, CA,  is the winner of the October Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Janice!