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California Rental Association

Meeting and Event News
CRA’s 4th Wednesday Rental Workshop will take return via Zoom on Feb. 22, 2023, from 2:30-4 p.m.


CYRP will be hosting this month’s workshop, titled “Women in Rental ... Where we were … Where we are … Where we are going …"


Please join us for an open discussion on women in rental. We are excited to have a panel of women representing all parts of the rental industry. We encourage all — both men and women — to take part in this inspiring workshop.


Training for this FREE MEMBER BENEFIT runs an hour. Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card during the raffle held at the end of the workshop.

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EPIC Brokers
Rental Center News

E-Rentals & Tents, Inc.
Erik Betancourt
709 E. Hueneme Road
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 205-0535


Trinity Equipment, Inc.
Horacio Rivera
2650 S. La Cadena Drive
Colton, CA 92324

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Congratulations to Glenn Phares, winner of the Gartland/Blackwell Award, and Carol Murphy, winner of the W.E. "Bud" Loeber Award. The awards were presented at the January Rental Rally Tradeshow, during the Rental Palooza Party.


Congratulations to past officers and board members, also awarded with plaques at the event: 


• Rusty Parr, who served as President from 2018 to 2022.

• Ryan Leis, who served as Vice President from 2018 to 2022.

• Kathryn Mitchell, who served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2022.

• Paul Peterson, who served on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2022.

• Kali Sarris, who served on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2022.

• Dennis Wells, who served on the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2022.


Thank you to these officers for their service!


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In November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised guidelines for opioid prescribing with new recommendations for providers that emphasize greater communication with patients and states that opioids should not be on the front line for managing pain. The CDC’s previous guidelines, released in 2016, recommended what many considered harsh reductions in pain medication prescribing that led to a host of laws and other regulations that left pain undertreated and often unmanaged, according to experts.

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Shelter Structures America
Vendor News

Cal-Line Equipment, Inc.
Stephen Marmon
1616 West Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 301-1413

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CRA’s 2023 Equipment and Party Rental Tradeshow was held Jan. 22-23, 2023, at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. CRA would like to thank all the Show and Rental Palooza Party Sponsors! And a thank you also to our exhibitors! (Click on “Learn more” below to see the full list of exhibitors) In addition, CRA thanks all those who attended as well as all the members and staff who worked together to put on a great show!

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The construction equipment brand Doosan has rebranded and will now be known as DEVELON, effective immediately. The company will continue to produce equipment and other products as it has in the past. According to the company, work began to identify a new brand name to replace Doosan following the August 2021 sale of Doosan Infracore to HD Hyundai (formerly Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. HHIH). The name DEVELON was chosen to “convey the company’s drive to develop onward to bring innovative solutions to the construction equipment industry through technological transformation and the development of exceptional equipment and services.” DEVELON will continue as a subsidiary in the Hyundai Genuine group alongside Hyundai Construction Equipment. These two subsidiaries will remain independent construction equipment companies under HD Hyundai.

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Yanmar Compact Equipment North America has announced it has plans to expand its Minnesota facility by 32,000 square feet and to hire hundreds more workers in the future. According to Yanmar, which owns Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV, the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, expansion and a subsequent paint system will increase paint capacity by up to three times with maximum automation and allow a parts manufacturing capacity increase of up to two times in the previously occupied space. This project sets the stage for future capacity increases with company officials projecting the addition of hundreds of full-time positions over the next five years.

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