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Register by January 10, 2021 for Special Rates! 
All qualified rental centers that register by January 10 will get special pre-registration rates of $60/person or $195/company. After January 10, registration and optional event tickets must be ordered on-site. On-site registration is $85/person or $295/company.
The show is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow rental center owners and managers, attend rental industry specific seminars coordinated by MATRA, and best of all, "kick the tires." Show specials will be available to save you money! CRA's tradeshow is an excellent time and place to meet and share with others involved in our challenging industry. Plan to attend all the events and seminars!
In 2019, sprains, strains, tears and soreness of the back accounted for approximately 16% of all lost-time illnesses and injuries. Of the ypes of back injuries, muscle strains are the least serious but most common source of back pain, resulting from stretched or torn muscles. When a person does a sudden or unfamiliar movement, the muscles are more likely to suffer damage than ligaments or tendons. Straining becomes even more likely if the muscle lacks strength, is tight and tense, or is fatigued from repetitive motion or from holding a position too long, such as sitting all day. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can also cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time.
CRA will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2021. Your stories and photos show where we came from and are wanted for upcoming publications and events. We especially would like to see “Then and Now” photos of your store, equipment and rental families. Photos should be in a high resolution format suitable for printing. Contact the CRA office if you have any questions. Please send your photos and stories to

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Vendor News
As an additional safety component for those who are not comfortable with travel or participating in live events, a virtual component has been added to the 2021 Rental Rally Tradeshow for the vendors and attendees. Once the details are finalized, information will be posted to
Direct Sales
Stephen Burke
25030 SW Parkway Ave., Suite 1041
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(916) 643-9070
DPL Telematics
Craig KeKarske
171 Main St., Suite 653, Los Altos, CA 94022
(800) 897-8093
ELGi Portable Compressors (Rotair)
Wyatt Franks
4610-A Entrance Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 562-6352
FNA Group
Evelyn Walus
7152 99th Street, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
(847) 348
IMER Group | USA
Mike Matthews
221 West Hampton Place, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(800) 275-5463
LGMG North America, Inc.
Robert Joyce
1445 Sheffler Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201
(833) 288-5464
While it will be a different show, all current and changing CDC and Las Vegas guidelines will be met to ensure the safety and health of all in attendance. Visit for more information.
Sponsorship Opportunities! What better way to show your support of CRA and the 2021 Rental Rally Tradeshow than through sponsorship! Please see the Sponsorship Opportunities Form.
Exhibitor Kit — A link to the Exhibitor kit is available on Please note that the floor plan has been revised (a few times) to meet with COVID requirements. Due to these revisions, we have had to move some of the exhibitors. Please check the current floorplan on to verify your booth number.
Exhibitor List — Thank you to the exhibitors that have already signed up for the tradeshow. Click on “Learn more” to see the list of exhibitors signed up for the show to date. And check back often — new exhibitors are being added daily!

Sod Cutters, Brushcutters, Aerators — Billy Goat, located outside of Kansas City, Missouri, is the premier manufacturer of specialty turf products with a reputation for innovation, productivity and quality. Started in 1967 as a subsidiary of Clipper Manufacturing, Billy Goat became independent in 1969. In May 2015, the company was acquired by Briggs & Stratton, LLC. Billy Goat features a complete line of product solutions for residential, commercial and municipal needs serving rental, contractor and retail markets. We invite you to review our website and work with our worldwide network of stocking and servicing dealers to pick the machine that is right for your cleanup application, property and season.
Manufacturers Rep for Palmer Snyder Furniture, Schaffer Ventilation , LB White and Essex Silver Line — Our corporate office is located in Chino, California. We have warehouses in California, Washington and Pennsylvania. We can ship locally, nationally or globally and many times within two business hours of the order being placed! We carry tables, portable dance floors, chairs, Toro Dingo products, heaters, and more. Founder John Frantz has been in the event equipment industry for over 20 years and is dedicated to making your business successful by providing the best products. If you are a rental or hospitality business, or an event planner, and you want quality and reliability of product and service, CPEES, Inc. should be your first call.
Crime Prevention Program of Southern California (CPP) is on the forefront of construction industry crime prevention in Southern California. CPP works with our members and regional law enforcement to educate, empower and engage in a community fighting construction and rental industry crime. Together we ARE MAKING a Difference! CPP was founded in 1984 and has assisted in the recovery of equipment worth more than $46 million in that time. The mission of CPP is to protect our members’ assets from theft and fraud. As the liaison for our members with our law enforcement partners throughout Southern California, CPP offers time-tested marking methods, free training, seminars and ongoing support to assist in the prevention, reporting and potential recovery of our members’ stolen construction equipment. CPP uses our dynamic, time-tested contact base of law enforcement and industry partners to work with your company to obtain the personalized response it deserves.
GPS Tracking – Telematics – Fleet Management — We deliver rugged, reliable products, reinforced by market specific knowledge and in-depth experience working with companies just like yours. We’re flexible and always on the cutting edge of new technologies, and we’ve earned a reputation for the highest quality and service. We have been delivering powerful technologies to your industry since the days of the dotcom frenzy, before the fears of Y2K were found to be overblown and hanging chads were front page news. Since 2000, over $830 million in mobile assets have been trusted to our award winning solutions. We deliver both rugged products and over a decade of experience working with companies just like yours.
Rotair portable air compressors that range from 75cfm – 800cfm and are powered by gas or diesel engines. Manufacturing at ELGi is a persistent and creative undertaking to achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and sustainability standards. Our vertically integrated processes have greatly enhanced our manufacturing capabilities, helped us maintain high-quality standards and provided scope for design innovation and flexibility.
Aerial Lifts, General Tool (Concrete Buggies, Concrete Mixers, Tile & Block Saws, Mixer/Pump Machines) — ​IMER Group is an Italian company founded in 1962, European leading manufacturer of construction machinery and equipment. For over 50 years our mission has been to provide building site professionals with the highest quality products, reducing physical effort and achieving higher performances. IMER products cover all the building site’s needs: from production, laying and transport of mortar and concrete to the handling of loads, from the cutting of materials and surfaces to soil compaction, from lifting of people to earthmoving. With over 600 employees, today the Group has five production plants and five foreign sales branches.
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (Scissors/Booms) — In January 2019, LGMG opened their first North American aerial lift facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. With a focus on safety and customer support for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS), LGMG is bringing an ever-expanding quality product line and a vision for growth. With a complete line of ANSI 92.20 approved scissor lifts available as well as articulating booms, telescopic booms, and rough terrain scissor lifts on the way, LGMG North America is currently operating in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Nevada. LGMG North America delivers quality aerial access equipment at the best prices to rental companies big and small. Aerial lifts are already ANSI 92.20 approved and ready to be put into action on jobsites across North America. We are also focused on expanding nationwide with full service and support to help our customers succeed.
Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association — MATRA was started back in 1987 as a result of a few rental companies and area vendors that desired to build a stronger relationship in the tenting industry while helping to educate rental owners about safety and new products. Since then, MATRA has continued to present area trade shows and educational conferences where the knowledge of tenting is in the forefront. Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc. (previously Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association Inc.) is dedicated to promoting the tent rental industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond. Our mission is to assist our rental company members in education, safety and product knowledge.
MEWP – Aerial Work Platforms/Lifts — Niftylift is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms in Europe and sells throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Far East, Australia and South Africa. We specialize in compact, low weight articulating booms that offer maximum performance with minimal environmental impact. We use advanced 3D modelling software together with rigorous testing to optimize every aspect of our product design and to ensure that every Niftylift work platform delivers outstanding performance without compromising on functionality or reliability. With years of experience designing machines for the rental industry, we understand the importance of reliability, ease of operation, minimal maintenance, and excellent after sales support to our customers.
RDO - Vermeer Equipment is easy to use and maintain. From Vermeer parts and Vermeer service to equipment for forestry, mining, pipeline, recycling, tree care, and utility professionals, RDO Equipment Co. is your Vermeer dealer. Whatever’s new in Vermeer equipment, we’re poised to sell, rent, and service it, locally and globally. RDO and Vermeer – the right combination for the job you do.
Full line John Deere Dealer — The year is 1968. 26-year-old potato farmer, Ron Offutt, is farming alongside his father in Moorhead, MN, operating John Deere equipment rented from the local dealership in nearby Casselton, ND. The same year, Ron purchased that agriculture equipment store and grew it into a company with more than 75 stores in nine states, selling and supporting agriculture, construction, environmental, irrigation, positioning, and surveying equipment from leading manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. Today, RDO Equipment Co. also has partnerships in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine, making it a total solutions provider and partner to customers around the globe – those who build, feed, and support our communities.
Mobile Elevating Work Platform — Founded in 2008 and located in Changsha, China’s capital for construction and heavy machinery, SINOBOOM specializes in the research, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of access solutions. The brand has one of the industry's most complete product lines, with its own self-propelled telescopic boom, articulating boom, scissor, spider and truck-mounted boom lifts, and vertical mast lift, offering a range of operating platforms and product operations, with working heights from 6-48 meters. SINOBOOM products are widely used in stadiums and plants, petrochemical sites, shipbuilding, municipal works, ports, complex construction, commercial maintenance and more. SINOBOOM MEWPs are also found in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas, totaling more than 70 countries worldwide. SINOBOOM also features within the top 20 in the world for global MEWP sales.
Portable Compressors & Construction Tools — For more than 50 years, Sullair has been on the leading edge of compressed air solutions. We were one of the first to execute rotary screw technology in our air compressors, and our machines are famous throughout the world for their legendary durability. As the industry moves forward, we will remain at the forefront with quality people, innovation, and air compressors that are built to last. Sullair was founded in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1965 and has since expanded to serve customers in every corner of the globe. We have offices in Chicago and manufacturing facilities in the United States and China – all ISO 9001 certified to ensure the highest quality standards in manufacturing. In addition, the Sullair Suzhou facility is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. Sullair became a Hitachi Group Company in July 2017 and is part of the Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. compressor portfolio.
Business News
On November 4, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Port of Los Angeles’ approval of the revised China Shipping Terminal project and certification of its Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The China Shipping Terminal is located at the Port of Los Angeles, in close proximity to residential communities that are already exposed to disproportionately high amounts of air pollution. Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Los Angeles is required to implement all feasible mitigation measures to reduce harmful air pollution and other significant environmental impacts of the revised China Shipping Terminal project. However, as written, the Supplemental EIR fails both to include all feasible mitigation measures and to provide a mechanism for enforcement to ensure that the included measures are implemented.
Regrettably, all four of CRA’s Holiday Parties have been canceled this year.
Jan. 24, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV
CRA Board Meeting
January 25-27, 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 This month, we asked members about their "green equipment."
Dennis Wells from Quality Equipment Rentals in Inglewood, CA, is the winner of the November Survey Raffle. Congratulations Dennis!