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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.
 
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
When horseplay occurs in a work environment, does workers’ compensation apply? Generally, an injury must (1) occur in the course of employment and (2) arise out of the worker’s employment to be compensable. Merriam-Webster defines horseplay as “rough or loud play: energetic and noisy playful activity.”’ Most job descriptions don’t include play… so should employees receive workers’ compensation for injuries occurring due to recreational activities or horseplay? In the past, courts usually ruled against compensation, because horseplay and other non-work activities don’t arise out of the course of employment. Even non-participating employees were denied compensation for injuries caused by another employee’s horseplay. Today, courts tend to be more liberal in awarding benefits, particularly when situations fall into a gray area. According to OSHA, an injury is presumed to be work-related if it results from an event occurring in the work environment. The work environment includes any location where one or more employees are working or are present as a condition of their employment. For example, what about injuries that occur at work-related recreational events, such as a company picnic or softball game? If the employer expects or encourages attendance or participation, the injury could be compensable.
 
Alliance North America
Vendor News
 
Snake River Trailer Company
Jeremy Gordon
1508 E. Chicago St., Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 459-8333, www.SnakeRiverTrailers.com
 
SolSolutions LLC
Chaz Peling
880 Piner Rd. Suite 45, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 515-6783, www.Sol-Solutions.com
 
Wenger Corporation
Linda Bakken
555 Park Drive, Owatonna, MN 55060
(800) 493-6437, www.WengerCorp.com
  
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—with the the convention center and hotel on the same property, both exhibitors and attendees can enjoy the convenience of staying on-site! Special room rates (January 19-23, 2020) are available from $69 per night with no resort fees. Special Group rates are available until December 26th, 2019, 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!
  
PACE Inc. distributes premium outdoor power and paver equipment for commercial lawn maintenance, landscape, rental and construction businesses. They also provide a complete line of replacement parts for the products they sell and they back up their products with factory-trained technical service, customer service, and warranty personnel. PACE was founded in 1982 and now has distribution territory covering the Midwest, South East, and West Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. PACE has warehousing in Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, and California; over 200,000 square feet dedicated to serving customers.
  
The professional appearance, ease of setup, versatility, durability and safety of the Wenger’s StageTek Staging & Strata® Tent Floor products have solidified Wenger’s reputation as the premier supplier of platforms to the tent and event industry. Wenger’s staging and flooring products set up and tear down in a fraction of the time that stick-built solutions do, and the savings in time, skilled labor and materials allows many rental companies the opportunity to take on jobs that would have been impossible without Wenger products.
  
Snake River Trailer Company is a manufacturer of equipment, dump, flatbed, tilt and utility trailers.
  
Lind Equipment offers heavy duty LED light towers and site lighting. The LED Jobsite dramatically reduces downtime, site injuries, and maintenance & installation costs. Substantial labor savings will be realized as LED Jobsite lights require significantly less circuits and are easier to install, move and take down. With the benefit of reusing the lights on multiple projects, you will further increase your ROI.
  
Annually, during the month of September, Makinex Construction Products celebrates and honors ALL of their customers and partners during Customer Appreciation Month. Throughout the duration of the month, we will be handing out over 100 gifts, personally reaching out to over 150 customers & partners, running power promotions, and hosting several intimate outings. Also, for the first time ever, we are also offering an open invitation for all to come and visit the Makinex Headquarters located in Torrance, CA.
  
Business Development Manager (BDM) Robert Millikan expands territory to cover the demand for “Making Inefficiencies Extinct” into Kansas & Missouri. Millikan, who has successfully expanded the Makinex product range into the South Central USA region, will now be duplicating that success, contributing to the company’s overall growth throughout the USA and supporting the current demand within Kansas & Missouri.
  
Hy-Brid Lifts has welcomed Derek Koontz as the Mid-Atlantic territory manager. Koontz will cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts’ lightweight low-level scissor lifts. “Derek will be a valuable asset for our customers in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Terry Dolan, Hy-Brid Lifts president and CEO. “His sales experience and passion for helping customers find the right solutions will make him a great addition to our team.”
  
ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces the new compact RT-50 Posi-Track® loader, featuring an industry-leading performance-to-weight ratio. The RT-50 perfectly positions itself between the RT-40 and RT-65, completing ASV’s line-up and allowing operators to do more in more places. The track loader includes best-in-class ground pressure, ground clearance, serviceability and performance. The nimble machine features serious performance for its weight and is easy transportability, making it an ideal compact track loader for rental houses, commercial businesses, weekend warriors or as an addition to landscape, construction or snow-clearing contractors’ fleets.
  
ASV Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, ASV’s stockholders voted to adopt the merger agreement pursuant to which ASV will be acquired by Yanmar America Corporation in an all-cash transaction, which was first announced on June 27, 2019.
Business News
Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020 deadline. The deadline was not extended for employers of seasonal and temporary employees, who are hired to work for less than six months. Starting January 1, 2020, these employees must be trained within 30 calendar days after their hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.
Upcoming Events
 
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 3, 2019 – San Diego, CA
CRA/ ARA of CA Yard Party hosted by BJ’s Rental
 
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 PAGA, California's Private Attorneys General Act. Employers may face fines under PAGA, which allows aggrieved employees to sue over alleged labor code violations on behalf of themselves and other employees and to step into the shoes of state regulators to recover civil penalties. PAGA claims include technical wage statement violations.
Janice Petersen from A&H Rents in Riverside, CA is the winner of the September Survey Raffle. Congratulations Janice!