Ontario Tabletop Show small but mighty

darche_smallCanadian Rental Service, Jan. 29, 2013 – Old friends reacquainted and new friends were made at the CRA Ontario Tabletop Show, held Jan. 19 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ont. Attendance was 113, including 34 exhibitors and 31 rental operators. The Nottawasaga proved to be spacious and comfortable, with an excellent kitchen.

CPM Employee Policy Manual 2013 Update

CRA_Ontario_LogoIt’s a new year and we are pleased to report that 2013 has brought the Canadian Rental Association an exciting gift!

You will recall that last year, working with CPM Manuals, we developed a unique and very important new member benefit. This is a professional, customized Employee Policy Manual available exclusively to our members for only $599.00 which is an 80% saving on the standard commercial price of $2,995.00.

What was an excellent value in 2012 has been improved through the efforts of CPM Manuals last fall. This month they have introduced a new updated version of the manual which now features 157 topic selection (up from 134). As well, many of the existing sections have been added to and enhanced.

For those members who subscribed to the manual last year, a revision kit has been emailed to you. For those who haven’t yet taken advantage of this program, now is the time to do so.

For details, call the Association office or CPM Manuals directly at (604) 294-9789 or (866) 925-9789.

Check out the items up for bid at the ARA Foundation charity auction

Check out the items up for bid at the ARA Foundation charity auctionAs the philanthropic organization for equipment rental, the ARA Foundation focuses on giving back and aiding the industry. Each year at The Rental Show, the Reception With a Purpose gives attendees their own opportunity to give back to the industry by supporting the Foundation.

This year’s Reception With a Purpose is Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Hall D at The Sands Expo and Convention Center. The highlight of the reception is the seventh annual charity auction, which will feature more than 30 items donated by The Rental Show’s exhibitors.

ARA’s Professional Driver Education Program

Winter is a perfect time to train your drivers who are often the only face of your company to your clients. Re-enforce the safety standards and image you want your community to see.
Discover how this seven-hour online program can benefit you and your drivers by previewing the program today. Go to the ARA website, www.ARArental.org, and navigate to the ARA Professional Driver Education Program page found under the Education/Training link. For questions or to purchase the program, contact ARA Member Services at 800-334-2177. Order forms are also available on Shop ARA.
Pricing is cumulative for CRA members:
• IDs 1 through 5 are $100 each
• IDs 6 through 25 are $75 each
• IDs 26 through 100 are $50 each
• IDs 101 and up are $35 each
(Non-member pricing per ID: $300 each)

ARA Rental Profitability Program

ARA Logo_Type_C_R PCThis new, online ARA program will help business owners and financial managers improve their financial processes, create a system for staying focused on their financials, and grow their businesses.

Through a step-by-step, hands-on process, members discover how to build profits by understanding various financial tools, including their income statements and balance sheets, and will learn the value of using dashboards to make informed decisions. Program participants will sharpen their financial know-how, understand how to fire up their financial dashboards and benefit from maximizing their profitability.
To purchase this valuable new business tool (only $149 for CRA members), visit www.ARArental.org/ShopARA or call a member service representative at 800-334-2177.

2013 Tabletop Show – Exhibitor Booths Sold Out!

CRA_Ontario_LogoWe are pleased to announce that all booths are now SOLD OUT for the 2013 CRA Ontario Tabletop Trade Show.  Join us on January 19th at the Nottawassaga Inn Resort in Alliston for our biennial Tabletop Trade Show to be followed by our annual Awards Banquet.

Please register to attend this event by clicking here

Morning educational seminars begin at 9am and the trade show floor opens at 11am please see below for exhibitors and seminar information


9:00am – 10:00am
“Safe operation of Aerial Lift Equipment”
presented by Tom Bell of Haulotte

10:00am – 11:00am”Introduction to the National Equipment Register” a new member benefit
presented by Bob Goodall of Verisk Crime Analytics

11:00am – 4:30pmTrade Show Floor Opens – See below for vendor list

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Social Hour

CRA Ontario Annual Awards Banquet

Hospitality Suite will open after the Banquet

Trade Show Vendor List

Abmast – Table 17
Bartell Morrison – Table 6
Bomag – Table 35
Cavalier Industries – Tables 20, 21, 22
CES – Table 7
Diamond Systems – Table 3
Echo Power Equipment – Table 31
Flagro – Table 34
G.C. Duke Equipment – Table 15
G-Trax Wear Parts – Table 29
Haulotte – Table 4
Hilti Canada – Table 32
Hosepower Canada – Table 30
Husqvarna Construction – Table 25
Leavitt Machinery – Table 36
Magnum Power Products – Table 26
National Event Supply – Table 8
National Hose – Table 16
Point-of-Rental Systems – Table 24
Rentquip Canada – Tables 27 & 28
RDSI – Table 2
Split Fire Sales – Table 23
Stihl – Table 10
Total Equipment Sales – Table 13
Trinitec – Table 12
Tsurumi Canada – Table 11
TVH Canada – Table 1
Uniquip – Table 33
Vermeer Canada – Table 19
Wacker Neuson – Table 5
Wallenstein by EMB MFG – Table 14
Weber Machine USA – Table 9
Western Financial – Table 18

Thank you to our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

ABCO Equipment & Supplies Ltd



Kensal Rental Service Ltd

Minden Hills

Muskoka Party Rentals

National Event Supply

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St. Thomas Rent-All


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Technical/vocational scholarships and more are available now

American Rental Association FoundationKnow a student who wants to become a service technician in the equipment rental industry? If you do, make sure that student knows about and applies for the technical/vocational scholarships available from the ARA Foundation.
These scholarships, along with the undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available from the ARA Foundation and its affiliate programs, are waiting for qualified students to apply for them.
Who is eligible for these scholarships? Students who are interested in a career in the equipment rental industry. They could be:
• Your son or daughter.
• Your employees’ children.
• A student who is working for your rental operation.
Have them apply now. A total of $62,000 worth of scholarships is available for the 2013-2014 academic year.
For applications, go to ARAfoundation.com and click on “Foundation Scholarship Program.”
Questions? Contact Jenni Venema, ARA Foundation director of development, at 800-334-2177, ext. 236.
All applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 2, 2013.