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California Rental Association

Rental Center News

Aloha Event Services
851 Meridian St
Irwindale, CA 93030
(612) 812-6978

Premiere Event Rentals
Sandi Romena
18851 Microtronics Way, A-9
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 694-3178

Save The Date Party Rentals, LLC
2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4341
San Ramon, CA 94583
The Crime Prevention Program of Southern California will hold its 2nd Annual BBQ and Brews Member Social on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Backstreet Brewery in Anaheim. Enjoy Backstreet Brewery’s finest brews from your CPP pint glass while enjoying delicious BBQ and the company of members and friends of CPP. Seating for this event is limited, so purchase tickets for you and your crew today--$60/person. Call Karen @ 323-972-0922 to order your tickets. This event is open to members and friends of CPP. We look forward to seeing you there! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Call Melissa (562-860-9006) for information on how you can sponsor this event.

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EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
Back by popular demand, the ARA of California is offering another Employee Appreciation Night. Come cheer on the Sacramento River Cats as they take on the El Paso Chihuahuas, enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner and stay for the fireworks after the game! Reward your team with a barbecue dinner and a great time at the ballpark! Treat your MVPs to a night at the ballpark! Limited tickets available - order yours soon!
When? Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6:00 pm.
Details: 5:10 pm Gates open • 6 - 8 pm All-you-can-eat barbecue dinner • 7:05 pm First pitch.
Where? Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Dr., West Sacramento, CA 95691
Cost, including meal: ARA general members: • $30/person
• Prospective members: $41.50/person
Why attend? • It is an affordable way to reward your staff.
• It's opportunity to network with rental industry peers.
Questions? Email Nancy Fregoso, or call 530-345-5281 (office) or 530-521-5445 (cell). Prior to the game, Nancy will mail the tickets to the contact name and information provided on the registration form.
Register today — Deadline is May 23!

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CRA received the sad news from former CRA Board Member Gail Carhart-Scofield that her husband Gary passed away on March 17, 2018. Gary Scofield passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

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One result of the opioid crisis is the growing popularity of workers’ compensation drug formularies. Workers’ compensation drug formularies are in place in Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. And they are currently working their way toward approval in the legislatures of Indiana, Kentucky, New York, California and Montana. Texas was the first state to adopt a workers’ compensation drug formulary in 2011. Since then, employers and insurers in Texas have experienced significant savings in prescription drug costs and a decrease in opioid prescriptions.

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Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News

Acme Lift Company
Tyler Brown
4751 E. Indigo St., Mesa, AZ 85205
(425) 499-2868  

Allen Engineering Corp.
Garry Haterbier
819 S. Fifth St., Paragold, AR 72480
(800) 643-0095

Masterpac California
Lena Lucore
558 Birch St. Bldg. 5, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
(951) 471-2037  
Little Beaver Inc., a manufacturer of quality earth drills and miniature trenchers, offers D-Series augers for extended drilling depths. The series features a secure drive pin connection, allowing operators to drill deeper than 15 feet during geotechnical and environmental testing and foundation repair. Augers in the series range from 4 to 18 inches in diameter. "There was a need for a heavy-duty auger that not only drilled farther than our standard snap-on augers but also featured a stronger connection point to handle deeper drilling," said Mike Hale, Little Beaver sales manager. "We designed our D-Series augers with the capability to drill down to 100 feet with auger extensions. The augers, although sturdy, are only half the weight of competitive brand augers of the same size. This significant weight reduction makes transportation, on and off the jobsite, easier for the operator."

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ASV Holdings Inc., a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, recently announced the appointment of Thomas Foster to the position of vice president of operations and supply chain. Thomas joins ASV with over 20 years of progressive experience in the industrial equipment sector and a track record of successful long-term engagements at both the Boeing Company and SAF-Holland, Inc., and most recently, TGW Systems. Foster is a proven operations professional with a focus on workplace safety, manufacturing quality, productivity "lean practice" and supply chain management.

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Business News
The United States  Energy Information Administration provided recent Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices, Regular Grade, by Week and PADD (Self Service Prices per Gallon, Including Taxes) on April 9. See the full report at

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.74 per gallon (gal) this summer for regular gasoline, an increase of 11% over last summer, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook. EIA's forecast price for summer 2018 (which runs from April through September) is 26 cents/gal higher than the average price last summer, but still 15 cents/gal lower than the 2013–2017 summer average. The price increase this summer primarily reflects higher forecast crude oil prices compared with last year. EIA projects that monthly average gasoline prices will remain mostly flat this summer, averaging $2.78/gal from April through June before falling to $2.65/gal in September.

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Upcoming Events
May 24, 2018 - Sacramento, CA
Northern Cal CRA / Meridian Yard Party

June 23, 2018 - Raley Field, Sacramento, CA
ARA Staff Appreciation Night at the Ballpark!

June 30, 2018
RSIF Scholarship Applications Due... More
July 21 - 29, 2018 - Lake Tahoe, CA
RV Summer Campout... More

July 24 - 25, 2018 - Lake Tahoe, CA
CRA Board Meeting
Survey Results
Thank you to all those who take time to participate in our surveys. CRA utilizes 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 for consideration. This month, we surveyed members about business revenue.

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Mick Woodwards from Lakewood Rent-Alls in Lakewood, CA is the winner of the April Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Mick!