Michael Roth

Michael
Roth
Editor,
Penton Media
Articles
RER 100 Tops $17.7 Billion 1
Rental Equipment Register (RER) has released the new RER 100 and the total rental volume of the 100 companies was $17.728 billion, a 15-percent increase compared to last year’s RER 100 total.
RER 100: Top Rental Equipment Companies of 2014 3
A 15-percent rental volume growth for the leading rental companies is evidence of a lasting upswing.
RER 100: The RER 100’s Top 10 Over Time
The top 10 of the RER 100 increased $15.6 million in 2014, the biggest increase since 2011.
RER 100: Total Rental Revenue, 2000-2014
The RER 100 grew 15 percent in 2014, the biggest increase since 2011.
Top 5 Least Expensive Cities to Own Equipment
According to this Equipment Watch study, factors such as per capita income, reflecting the economics of a city and state, have a lot to do with determining costs of ownership of heavy equipment.
High-Flying Birds: An Aerial Product Survey  1
Aerial manufacturers are bursting with new products as the rental market expands.
Which Top 5 Equipment Types Have the Longest Economic Life?
Not a lot of equipment rental companies carry deck cargo blades, but in case you're interested, they last a long time.
Wrestling with Tier 4 Gallery 2
With the advent of Tier 4 and mandated reductions of exhaust gases for diesel powered equipment, original acquisition costs have grown significantly. Rental companies are faced with the challenge of covering these higher costs while balancing rental rates. In this hour-long webinar, a panel of industry experts will talk about how Tier 4 regulations will impact the rental industry and how to prepare.
Specialty Boomlifts from Leppo Raise Awareness about Autism and Breast Cancer
Leppo Rents, based in Tallmadge, Ohio, has put two specially painted “awareness booms” into its rental fleet to create awareness about autism and breast cancer.
Non-residential Construction is Essential 3
Terex chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo has never been afraid of being candid, whether he’s discussing his own company, the industry as a whole or future trends in the market.
Innovative Product Awards 2014: Honorable Mentions
In December RER, we presented the grand winners of RER’s Innovative Product Award. Last month, we presented the category winners. Now we present honorable mentions, no less innovative and outstanding, many of which fell only a vote or two short and deserve recognition and consideration. Lacking space for all of them, we will present more in the months to come.
Capitalizing for the Future: A Q&A with United Rentals co-founder John Milne 6
John Milne was a co-founder of United Rentals and served as that company’s president, chief acquisition officer and chief financial officer. He is now an independent consultant involved in mergers and acquisitions, financing and other services in the equipment rental and other industries. He shared his thoughts with RER from his office in New York.
Early Innings: A 2015 rental industry forecast 1
Rental company owners and managers believe, as economists forecast, that there should be a few good years of growth ahead if they keep their eyes on the ball.
Scenes from the World of Concrete 4
Despite a blizzard in the Northeast that made some people late, last week’s World of Concrete packed them in. Here are some scenes and products from WOC (more to come!)
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