CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Poe's Rentals, one of the early pioneers of the equipment rental industry, is closing its original Coral Gables, Fla., location in order to focus on its larger stores in Kendall and Hialeah, Fla., the Miami Herald reported. Founded by 1948 by Frank Poe, the company was one of the earlier rental companies. The Coral Gables location specialized in small tool rentals, lacking the space for larger construction equipment.

Poe's expanded to the Kendall location in 1972 and Hialeah in 1981. The Coral Gables employees will continue at the remaining stores.