Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed Rent Talk is the premier blog of Rental Equipment Register Magazine en An Investment Boosts Confidence in the Rental Industry http://rermag.com/blog/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Jana Partners, a major investment firm, has acquired a 6-percent ownership stake in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/United%20Rentals?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about United Rentals">United Rentals</a></span>. This show of confidence in United Rentals has greater significance than just helping boost United’s stock price, which had tumbled some in recent weeks reflecting investor jitters in regard to slumping oil prices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry#comments Rent Talk Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:21:00 +0000 67471 at http://rermag.com Highlights from a Great Year http://rermag.com/blog/highlights-great-year-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It was definitely a great year for the <em>RER</em> 100. Starting at the top, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/United%20Rentals?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about United Rentals">United Rentals</a></span> came close to $5 billion in rental revenue, more than doubling its closest competitor <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/Sunbelt%20Rentals?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about Sunbelt Rentals">Sunbelt Rentals</a></span>, now at $2.3 billion after a stunning 25-percent rental volume growth. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/highlights-great-year-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/highlights-great-year-0#comments Rent Talk Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:40:00 +0000 67461 at http://rermag.com Defining Your Business Can Go a Long Way http://rermag.com/blog/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While sometimes rental operation descriptions aren’t fully defined or inclusive and many rental companies are hybrids to one degree or another, in this day and age it is important to define for yourself what kind of business your company is.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way#comments Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:47:00 +0000 65131 at http://rermag.com New Efforts to Fight Equipment Theft http://rermag.com/blog/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Yes people still steal equipment the old-fashioned way, backing up a truck to a rental center in the middle of the night, loading up with machines and heading for the highway. Or steal from a jobsite where security measures are lax. But increasingly equipment thieves are more sophisticated and adept with technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft#comments Business & Technology Rent Talk Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 66181 at http://rermag.com Chris Watts Prepared Well for Sunstate CEO Role http://rermag.com/blog/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/Sunstate?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about Sunstate Equipment">Sunstate Equipment</a></span> has for decades been one of the most admired companies in the equipment rental industry and deservedly so. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role#comments Rent Talk Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:42:00 +0000 62641 at http://rermag.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chris Watts, left, should be well prepared as he takes over as CEO from Benno Jurgemeyer (at right). At center is founder and chairman Mike Watts.</p> The Multi-Family Trend http://rermag.com/blog/multi-family-trend <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I’ll never forget buying my first house. I’ve lived there for 20+ years. It was the first house I bought and I’m still there although considering moving on soon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/multi-family-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/multi-family-trend#comments Rent Talk Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:19:00 +0000 61661 at http://rermag.com Anticipate the Need http://rermag.com/blog/anticipate-need <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Have you heard the now over-used clich&eacute; phrase that every company wants to &ldquo;exceed customers&rsquo; expectations?&rdquo; It completely makes sense. It&rsquo;s what every business should be trying to do, but the phrase is now being used so much you go to the corner convenience store for a quick bottle of water and they want to know if they&rsquo;ve exceeded your expectations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/anticipate-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/anticipate-need#comments Rent Talk Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:14:00 +0000 58811 at http://rermag.com It Takes a Time and Collaboration to Reach 20 Million http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Designing the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/tools/engines-0?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about engines">engine</a></span> to reduce the required emissions and work just as well if not better than ever is one challenge. Getting it to fit the machines of the OEMs is another and Perkins Engines’ approach is completely unique.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million#comments Rent Talk Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:42:00 +0000 55761 at http://rermag.com In Airplanes and Aerial Work Platforms, Safety is Key http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/aeriallifting?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about aerial equipment">aerial work platform</a></span> goes up 180 feet, 185 feet, or 12 feet, safety is paramount.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key#comments Headline News Rent Talk Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:08:00 +0000 52341 at http://rermag.com The Platinum Equity-Volvo Rents Acquisition DECODED http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As the second mega-transaction announced within the rental industry in the past 24 months (remember the United-RSC merger in December, 2011?), the announcement of the $1.1B acquisition of Volvo Rents by Platinum Equity came as another huge news bulletin for us all.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded#comments Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:53:00 +0000 48941 at http://rermag.com