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Sea Ranch Supply, Inc.
Stacy R. Aitchison
2555 Verdant View, P.O. Box 7
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
(707) 785-2366
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
Each year CRA hosts a fund-raising golf tournament for the benefit of its foundation, RSIF (Rental Services Industry Foundation), whose purposes are to provide college scholarships to students interested in the rental industry, to help support members in need of disaster relief, and to provide rental-related educational projects. RSIF is a non-profit organization. This year will be the 5th Annual Tournament, and the tournament continues to grow each year! Isn't it time for you to join in the fun and play? If you don't play, how about rewarding your golfing employees with a day of golf? You don’t need to send a team of four golfers; we will pair singles with other golfers. Equipment vendors and their distributors will display their equipment onsite and, of course, offer refreshments and snacks.
 
The Tournament is held in Corona, CA, at the Eagle Glen Golf Course, a spectacular course that gives the impression of playing at a private club. Located in the hills, the course provides elevated tees and spectacular views. Register online or download a registration form.
 
 
RSIF Scholarship Award Winners for the fall 2019 term are pictured above and are:
(top row, left to right) Rebecca Antill, Robert Arbon, Adin DuBose, and Allison Holm;
(bottom row, left to right) Gabriel Hughes, Morgen Hutchison, Ariana Strom, and Rachel Strom.
 
One of the missions of CRA's Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF) is to promote education in the rental industry and that applies to adult students of all ages and at many levels. Full or part-time students in trade schools, community colleges, or universities are eligible for RSIF scholarships. Applicants must be CRA members or their employees or their college-age children. Information about application deadlines and application forms are all available here
 
Alliance North America
Focusing your safety program solely upon reducing reported accidents and injuries or compliance with OSHA regulations means your safety and loss control program will never be completely successful. You'll be applying all your controls to the tip of the iceberg, while major hazards may lurk unchecked.
Vendor News
Orec America
Ken Ichikawa
47545 Avante Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
(248) 773-7252
www.OrecAmerica.com
 
Suite Engine
Heather Wang
2405 Satellite Blvd., Suite 225
Duluth, GA 30096
(888) 695-5010, Support@SuiteEngine.com
 
Rental Process Management (RPM) by Suite Engine is a complete rental management software solution that outperforms the operational and financial reporting requirements of equipment rental businesses. Developed within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and built on the latest Microsoft technologies, RPM provides you with everything your rental company needs to manage and grow your business effectively and efficiently. Get actionable insight into your rental business to help drive smarter decisions, faster, and do it all in one place – all in the cloud. Avoid billing errors and speed up A/R with flexible, repeatable billing and pricing – helping you get to what matters – faster processing and collections. RPM can handle ALL aspects of your rental business: rentals, sales and operations, fleet asset management, service work orders, parts management, accounting, etc.
 
Tax & Financial Group
Scott Petersen
4001 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 223-8262, www.TFGroup.com
 
Tax & Financial Group is a comprehensive financial and business advisory firm that that works with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them build a financial “gameplan” for themselves and their business. We help clients achieve a phase we call “work-optional.” Through tax-efficient wealth accumulation strategies, proactive risk management and exit or succession planning for their business, we act as a catalyst to turn our clients’ best intentions into a strategy that is aligned with their goals and objectives.
  
CRA's 2020 Equipment and Party Rental Rally Trade Show will be held at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, featuring 80,000 square feet of exhibit space. The South Point is a great venue choice with the convenience of having the convention center and hotel on the same property! Both exhibitors and attendees can enjoy the convenience of staying on-site at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center. Special room rates (January 19-23, 2019) are available from $65 per night with no resort fees. Special group rates are available until December 26th, 2018, subject to availability.
Thank you to the exhibitors that have already signed up for the trade show... click on "Learn More" to see the list of exhibitors that have signed up for the show to date. And check back often -- new exhibitors are being added daily!
  
Meridian Pacific Sales specializes in construction and industrial tools and supplies in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Products include Rhino Tool/post drivers.
  
WHECO Corporation Lift Equipment Services & Repair should be your first choice for OEM-authorized repairs, service, parts, and warranty support for your lift equipment. Our trained technicians and experienced parts professionals will get your equipment back on track quickly with the peace of mind that the repairs were done right the first time -- and in compliance with the manufacturer. Repairs completed by WHECO carry a warranty that -- in many cases -- surpasses commercial standards and/or the original manufacturer's specifications.
  
Rental Process Management (RPM) by Suite Engine is a complete rental management software solution that outperforms the operational and financial reporting requirements of equipment rental businesses. Developed within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and built on the latest Microsoft technologies, RPM provides you with everything your rental company needs to manage and grow your business effectively and efficiently. Get actionable insight into your rental business to help drive smarter decisions, faster, and do it all in one place -- all in the cloud. Avoid billing errors and speed up A/R with flexible, repeatable billing and pricing -- helping you get to what matters -- faster processing and collections. RPM can handle ALL aspects of your rental business: rentals, sales and operations, fleet asset management, service work orders, parts management, accounting, etc.
  
In 2007, RGW became the dealer for the TEREX line of construction equipment, providing an extensive line of construction equipment ranging from backhoes, excavators, scrapers, off road trucks, and everything in between. RGW has since became a dealer for Atlas Copco, Doosan, Bomag, Genie, Multiquip, Mustang, and Yanmar. Being an authorized dealer of so many manufacturers allows RGW to have a wide range of equipment from compressors, hydraulic hammers, breakers, skid steers to wheel loaders, excavators, articulated trucks, rollers, backhoes, and much more. RGW's equipment department enjoys a solid reputation as one of the largest equipment service organizations in Northern California, providing maintenance and repairs for hundreds of customers.
  
Orec America produces high quality products designed to meet the highest of standards. From outdoor power equipment designed to overcome the challenges of professional landscaping and gardening to conquering the tough demands of the equipment rental, trail maintenance and organic farming industries. They offer riding brush cutters, cyclone flail mowers, garden tillers and more. Their customers inspire them to continuously improve and innovate products to best serve changing needs. Orec's goal is for their outdoor power equipment to save their family of outdoor professionals precious time, energy, and money.
  
We've done it again -- for the fifth straight year! We are so honored to have made the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing, privately held companies for the FIFTH straight year. Only 5% of US companies have made the list five times -- we're in some pretty elite company and couldn't be more proud! Thank you to all of our team members, customers, partners, and friends who helped make this possible. We are forever grateful for your support. Here's to the next five years! Click "Learn more" to see the entire 2019 Inc. 5000 list (we're #3749).
After several years of great memories on Railway Avenue in Campbell, 360 Payment Solutions recently announced that their California office has moved! They are still in Campbell, just on the other side of downtown. The company moved the last weekend of July, and everything was already back to business as usual by Monday! There were no disruptions to funding, customer service, or any other aspects of user experience as a result of this change.
Effective immediately, please update their address in your records to:
197 E Hamilton Avenue, Suite 102
Campbell, CA  95008
  
Brokk, the world's leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently hired John-Paul Duquette as regional sales manager for central Canada. Duquette manages sales for Brokk robotic demolition machines and provides support for new and existing customers throughout Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. "Throughout North America, construction and demolition contractors are realizing the potential of Brokk machines in a variety of industries and applications," said Peter Bigwood, Brokk vice president of sales and marketing. "To ensure these customers have the support and service they need, Brokk has been working to grow our knowledgeable and experienced staff by adding individuals like John-Paul. His technical background, in addition to his sales experience, make him a valuable asset to our Canadian team."
  
Join top rental and access industry professionals in San Diego for the ALH Conference & Awards.
ALH magazine, through its media partnership with the CRA is proud to bring North America's premier access industry event to San Diego on September 12, 2019. The high-quality, one-day conference features presentations from the industry's top leaders along with educational breakout sessions highlighting specific topics relevant to daily business operations. The conference will be followed by the prestigious ALH Awards ceremony and gala dinner that evening, recognizing excellence in the access industry.
The ALH Conference & Awards will attract a wide range of equipment buyers and users, including many of the largest access rental companies in North America. California Rental Association members are encouraged to attend and network with the top leaders and companies in the industry. CRA members will receive a 20% discount.
Business News
A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill allowing the Attorney General and private attorneys to sue taxpayers for perceived tax errors will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. AB 1270 (M. Stone; D-Scotts Valley) expands the False Claims Act (FCA) to allow the Attorney General and private attorneys to sue taxpayers for perceived tax errors, thereby creating inconsistent tax enforcement, litigation, and nuisance lawsuits for taxpayers. AB 1270 is being presented as a means to combat tax fraud, but it is a solution in search of a problem. The CalChamber is unaware of any reporting of rampant tax fraud in California that would justify new tools such as the FCA being utilized and which would potentially provide additional income if FCA lawsuits could be brought.
Upcoming Events
 
August 22, 2019
CPP -- Rental Industry Security Coalition more…
 
August 28, 2019
GLAO / ARA of CA Yard Party Hosted by Hoskins more...

September 12, 2019
ALH Conference and Awards Ceremony more...
 
September 18, 2019
ARA of CA MEWP Train the Trainer -- Anaheim more...
 
September 19, 2019
ARA of CA MEWP Train the Trainer -- Ontario more...
 
September 25, 2019
ARA of CA MEWP Train the Trainer – Santa Clara  more...
 
October 1-3, 2019 -- Louisville, KY
ICUEE Demo Expo more… 
 
 
 
 
October 20-22 2019 – Spokane, WA
Northwest Rental Conference more...
 
November 1, 2019 – Corona, CA
CRA 5th Annual Golf Tournament more...
 
November 4-7, 2019 –
MATRA The Tent Show  more...
 
January 20-22, 2020 -- Las Vegas, NV
CRA Rental Rally Trade Show more…
 
 
Survey Results
Thank you to all who take time to participate in our surveys. CRA uses the information we gather to better serve you. If you have an idea for a survey for CRA members, please send your request to CRA at Info@CalRental.org. This month, we surveyed members about Employee and Policy Manuals.
Tony Beringer from Baker Equipment Rental in Costa Mesa is the winner of the August Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Tony!