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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 professional journalist. Roth has visited hundreds of rental centers and industry manufacturers, written...

Jun 15, 2017

Investment in Education and Mid-Sized Rental 

It’s not easy to find qualified workers who want to do the kind of physical work that is required in this era when kids tend to grow up sitting in front of computer screens....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, events and suppliers.

Prior to joining RER, Smith worked for magazines covering the...

in Rent Talk 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

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 value.

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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