Michael Roth

Michael
Roth
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Penton Media
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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 1
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
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 3
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!)
CRA Rental Rally Gallery 1
The CRA Rental Rally in Las Vegas this week was the most vibrant and well-attended in more than a decade. Here are some images from the show floor.
2014 Innovative Product Award Winners
Innovative Product Awards 2014 Gallery
A Year of Innovation: It was a strong year of entries for RER’s annual Innovative Product Award, with some of the closest balloting in the award’s history. And the Gold winner is Point-of-Rental Systems’ CLOUD. Check out our Gold, Silver, Bronze and Category Winners.
Structural Shift 
The housing construction industry is healthy again as the emphasis shifts to multi-family construction. And non-residential construction is on its way back, along with energy and industrial segments. Economists from the Association of General Contractors and the Portland Cement Association expect economic growth ahead in 2014.
Structural Shift - 2015 Construction Spending Data
Economists from the Associated General Contractors of America and the Portland Cement Association expect economic growth ahead in 2015.
Rental Technology Gallery 3
The latest rental industry software reflects the need for mobility, immediate access to information and quick analysis as well as interdependence with other systems.
Year of Innovation: The Innovative Product Award 
It was a strong year of entries for RER’s annual Innovative Product Award, with some of the closest balloting in the award’s history. Three machines – two from rental industry veterans and one from a newcomer – came out on top.
A Strong Year for Innovation 
It has been an interesting year for innovation in machines for the equipment rental industry and you’ll have a chance to read about the items entered into RER’s annual Innovative Product Award over the next few issues.
Looking at data in Acme Lift’s war room.
Acme Lift: Behind the Scene
Focusing on ultra-large aerial work platforms and telehandlers, while renting only to rental companies, Acme Lift serves a unique niche.
Re-Rental's Wild Bunch 
Focusing on ultra-large aerial work platforms and telehandlers, while renting only to rental companies, Acme Lift serves a unique niche.
Niches Can Lead to Riches 
The right niche can be important in the rental business; generator manufacturers open up R&D efforts.

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