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Michael Roth

Michael Roth has covered the equipment rental industry full time for RER since 1989 and has served as the magazine’s editor in chief since 1994. He has nearly 30 years experience as a...

Mar 28, 2014

In Airplanes and Aerial Work Platforms, Safety is Key

Whether an aerial work platform goes up 180 feet, 185 feet, or 12 feet, safety is paramount....More

Brandey Smith

Brandey Chewning Smith joined RER magazine in 2001 as managing editor. Since then she has written thousands of articles covering the rental equipment industry, and its people, products,...

Oct 23, 2013

Don’t Hire Cowboys

As I write this I’m sitting at Gate B6 in Chicago’s O-Hare Airport waiting for my return flight to Kansas City. I’ve spent the past 24 hours immersed in aerial work platform safety talks and conversations at the International Powered Access Federation’s U.S. Convention. This is the fourth IPAF event I’ve....More
Jun 30, 2009

A Place in History

One of my “bucket list” items is to visit every one of the 50 states and to really get a feel for the culture and the people that live in each state. I had the privilege recently to visit a state that was new to me, but definitely not new to the people....More

Gary Stansberry

Gary Stansberry is president of The Stansberry Firm LLC and specializes in business sales, fair market business valuations, operational consulting and positioning businesses to increase their...

Jan 07, 2014

The Platinum Equity-Volvo Rents Acquisition DECODED

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. ....More
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