Volvo Construction Equipment Rents last week announced the opening of a Volvo Rents equipment rental franchise in Branson, Mo. The new franchise is EBE Enterprises LLC.

The new Volvo Rents center, an independently owned and operated franchise, will carry a comprehensive line of essential equipment for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets, as well as an extensive line of Volvo compact excavators, wheel loaders and backhoe and skid-steer loaders.

The Volvo Rents franchise program covers all aspects of an operating business model. Features of the program include use of the Volvo brand, financial assistance, a fleet purchasing program for non-Volvo products, a Volvo Rents proprietary software program, operational support, comprehensive training in systems, sales, service and management as well as facility design and regional and local marketing.

Volvo Rents has 77 equipment rental centers open in North America, 65 centers in Europe and one in Mexico.

Asheville, N.C.-based Volvo Rents is No. 16 on the RER 100.