CRA Ontario | April 2019 Newsletter

 


April 2019 Newsletter

Together We Can Raise The Standard!

In This Newsletter

  • Special Messages from your CRA (ON)  Associate Director, Gord Ellis!
  • April is ELECTION Month! See what CRA Ontario board spots are up for grabs and GET INVOLVED today!
  • NEW! The CRA Has Gone DIGITAL! Register Online for the upcoming April Event!
  • NEW! Women In Rental – CRA Ontario
  • April App of The Month: Trello; Collaborate on Any Project!
  • Upcoming Member Events
  • CRA (ON) Member Events and Community Initiatives


Image result for gord ellis cavalierFROM THE DESK OF YOUR CRA (ON) ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

 

Buh-Bye March, Buh-Bye Trade Show Season!

As we see the end of March, for most of us at the same time we see the wrap up of Trade Show Season.

I was fortunate enough to either attend or work many of these shows including the ARA Show, the Canadian Concrete Expo, the Landscape Ontario Congress, and the National Heavy Equipment Show just last week, to name a few. We are extremely fortunate to have such a great selection of trade shows available to us. That said, many in our industry are feeling like it’s Boxing Day this morning. Just in time for our businesses to get “busy” again.

As your Associate Director, I always keep my eyes open for the equipment manufacturers, authorized distributors, manufacturers reps, service providers, etc. at the shows. One thing that always jumps out at me is the large number of companies that supply equipment and services into OUR industry, that do not participate in OUR association. These companies fall into the following categories:

Non-Members

Members, but do not participate

Members, but rarely participate

How do we encourage the companies that fall into the three categories above to come out and participate in the CRA experience? The CRA (ON) Board is the strongest it has ever been. We have invested in improving and rebranding our events, making them more productive and well worth the time to attend. The people who do not come out and witness this first hand are missing out.

As Rental Operators, you can encourage your non-Member suppliers to take a second look at CRA (ON) Membership, and definitely let them know that only CRA (ON) Members are allowed to display in our upcoming Conference on November 7th in Kitchener. Member suppliers that we rarely or never see, should be invited to attend one of our Members’ Meetings and our World Famous Golf Tournament in September.

As Associate Members, while you’re walking the shows, you can push the networking benefits of our events to your supplier colleagues. As your Associate Director, I will endeavour to bring this topic forward at our next Board Meeting on April 17th and propose an action plan to boost supplier membership and participation. Should you have any great ideas on how we can strengthen this initiative, never hesitate to reach out to me. I will always welcome conversations relative to making our association even better!

Happy Spring!

Gord Ellis, CRA (ON) Associate Director

Cavalier Industries Ltd.

gord@cavalierind.ca

Cell: 289.259.9819

 


 


Are you the next CRA Ontario Director-At-Large?

Do you know someone who is?

The CRA Ontario Board is looking for 2 – 4 Directors-At-Large to join our fun group! Are Image result for are you next?you looking to get involved and grow in the Canadian rental industry? This is the perfect place to start! We have various rolls available with lots of room for growth and would love to chat with you about these amazing opportunities.

We meet before every member event and always have a blast putting together programming, communications and information for our membership.

Contact any of the board members HERE for more information today!

Follow our *NEW* CRA Ontario Instagram HERE to stay informed in-between Newsletters!


Please join the board in welcoming Alexis Earl, First Stop Rentals, to the CRA Ontario Board as Director At Large!

Following her father’s footsteps, Alexis has been involved in the rental industry as a general manager at First Stop Tool & Equipment Rentals Ltd. for the last 7 years. Her father started this business in 1994, and Alexis has been around tools & equipment since she was a kid. It turned into quite a passion for her once she dove into it 7 years ago. Her father opened a second location and gave her a sink or swim option at that time.   Now she plans on taking over the business in the future. Her mission is to provide you with the best service possible for your tool and equipment needs!

We are a kind family run business with great advice for your projects and equipment won’t let you down!

 

April 17, 2019 Member Event at Broadline Rentals!

Join your fellow industry professionals for an evening of networking at Broadline Rentals in Mount Forest! We will be treated to a session on Managing Conflict in the Workplace by Neil Dunsmore. This topic is relevant to everyone and we hope to see you all there!

A bit about the Speaker:

Neil Dunsmore is a former hostage negotiator and now offers leadership programs and keynote speaking engagements. His enthusiastic character and knowledge is sure to entertain the crowd!

A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Neil:

  • Every time Neil speaks, he is raw and completely authentic. He shares personal stories that make you laugh (a lot) and sometimes make you cry. His message always has a powerful message that you can take home.

  • Neil developed and led a superlative workshop on Sales and Marketing. He has the ability to communicate ideas very effectively and his energy infuses everyone with enthusiasm. Nel was able to answer all questions expertly and made what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles, easily overcome.

     

    CRA Ontario has gone DIGITAL!

    Members & Non Members can now register for upcoming Events such as Monthly Member Networking Events, The Golf Tournament and the CRA Ontario Conference! If you have any questions while registering please contact us and we would be happy to walk you through!

    For those of you who prefer the print-sign-scan-email method, not to worry – we will still accept your emailed registration forms!

    April is ELECTION Month!

    Please consider joining our FANTASTIC and ENTHUSIASTIC board and have a say in YOUR industry! Know someone who is looking to get involved in the industry? We would love to chat with them!

    If you are forward-thinking and want to make a difference in our association we have a place on our board of directors for you or someone you think would make a difference!  We are currently accepting nominations for Vice President, Treasurer, Associate Director & Director At Large(s)! Elections will be held April 17 at Broadline Rentals in Mount Forest.  We also have positions for Directors At Large for Suppliers or Associate Members who wish to become involved.

    Want to get involved but cannot commit to being on the board? We have an opportunity for you!

    We are looking to build an Event Support Team where you can volunteer for one of the events, The Golf Tournament or the CRA ON Conference.

    Your day-of duties will give you a glimpse into the glamorous world of the CRA Ontario Board and you may want to reconsider and join us!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

     

    Join your fellow industry professionals for an evening of networking at Broadline Rentals in Mount Forest on Wednesday April 17th, 2019.

    We will be treated to a session on Managing Conflict in the Workplace by Neil Dunsmore.  Neil Dunsmore is a former hostage negotiator and now offers leadership programs and keynote speaking engagements.

    His enthusiastic character and knowledge is sure to entertain the crowd! This topic is relevant to everyone and we hope to see you all there!

    There is a block of rooms for CRA ONTARIO at Pike Lake Golf & Hotel (RR 3 Clifford) for the preferred rate of $98.00/night! Don’t miss this event and book early!

     

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

    OR

    << DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION & NOMINATION FORM HERE >>

    Submit your form before it’s too late to contact@craontario.org

    Positions Up For Nomination Are:

    Vice-President

    • Votes on all matters before the board of directors
    • To undertake tasks as designated by the President and Directors
    • In the absence of the President assume all the duties of that position
    • Has signing authority for all financial accounts
    • Be available for local meetings
    • Assist in planning committees and agendas
    • Assist in organizing the monthly meeting
    • Promote membership in the Association

    Treasurer

    • Votes on all matters before the board of directors
    • Have an accounting background is an asset but not required
    • Provides for proper safekeeping of all funds and keeps accurate financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
    • Works with the President in preparing the annual budget
    • Reports to CRA National as required
    • Provide semi annual financial reports to the National Director for submission to the National Board – includes current bank balance and expenses to date
    • Has signing authority for all financial accounts
    • Appointed to collect funds in trust to the local association

    Associate Director

    • Votes on all matters before the board of directors
    • Must be a CRA Associate Member Head Office or Branch in good standing
    • To be a liaison between the board and associate members and CRA National
    • Associate Director
    • Promote membership in the Association

    Director At Large or “Special Projects Director”

    • Term of office is one year unless voted upon by the Executive Committee.
    • Can replace any director leaving the board before his term has been completed if directed by the Executive Committee.
    • Assist with any tasks or “Special Projects” as requested by the President.
    • Make a report twice yearly for Board Meetings.
    • Is a voting member of the board of Directors during their term of service.

Positions Up For Nomination Are:

Vice-President

• Votes on all matters before the board of directors
• To undertake tasks as designated by the President and Directors
• In the absence of the President assume all the duties of that position
• Has signing authority for all financial accounts
• Be available for local meetings
• Assist in planning committees and agendas
• Assist in organizing the monthly meeting
• Promote membership in the Association

Treasurer

• Votes on all matters before the board of directors
• Have an accounting background is an asset but not required
• Provides for proper safekeeping of all funds and keeps accurate financial records
in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
• Works with the President in preparing the annual budget
• Reports to CRA National as required
• Provide semi annual financial reports to the National Director for submission to
the National Board – includes current bank balance and expenses to date
• Has signing authority for all financial accounts
• Appointed to collect funds in trust to the local association

Associate Director

• Votes on all matters before the board of directors
• Must be a CRA Associate Member Head Office or Branch in good standing
• To be a liaison between the board and associate members and CRA National
Associate Director
• Promote membership in the Association

Director At Large or “Special Projects Director”

  • Term of office is one year unless voted upon by the Executive Committee.
  • Can replace any director leaving the board before his term has been completed if
    directed by the Executive Committee.
  • Assist with any tasks or “Special Projects” as requested by the President.
  • Make a report twice yearly for Board Meetings.
  • Is a voting member of the board of Directors during their term of service.

<< DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION & NOMINATION FORM HERE >>





 

 For Immediate Release

Contact Information

BOMAG Americas Contact: Tim Eisfeld

Phone: 803-337 0749

Email: marketing.ba@bomag.com

Construction Equipment Solutions named bomag rental Equipment distributor for Ontario and newfoundland and labrador

RIDGEWAY, S.C., March 26, 2019 – BOMAG announces Construction Equipment Solutions (CES) as a new rental equipment industry distributor for the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. As a new BOMAG rental distributor, CES will offer independent and national rental outlets sales and parts support for BOMAG’s extensive line of rental compaction equipment from its Pickering, Ontario, headquarters.

“CES has served the rental industry for more than 25 years and is well known throughout this territory for providing customers productive and reliable equipment solutions to meet their needs,” says Dan Church, sales manager for BOMAG (Canada), Inc. “Their staff offers more than a century of combined rental industry experience. This unmatched application knowledge for walk-behind compactors and ride-on rollers, paired with BOMAG rental equipment, is a perfect match to help make their customers more successful.”

For soil and asphalt compaction applications, CES customers will now have access to one of the industry’s broadest lines of rental compaction equipment. The comprehensive line includes vibratory tampers, single and reversible place compactors, walk-behind rollers, trench compactors, small tandem ride-on rollers, and smooth and padfoot single drum vibratory rollers with weights ranging to 12.5 tonnes.

“The BOMAG name and reputation for quality equipment is well known throughout our territory, and we are excited to be partnering with BOMAG to help expand the market for the company’s rental equipment,” comments Kim Wiles, president for Construction Equipment Solutions. “We have a unique approach to sales and support through stocking the equipment we sell and the parts to support it at our facility. We’ve offered compaction equipment since day-one and are known for carrying quality and reliable equipment, and BOMAG will help us to carry on that tradition. Adding BOMAG to the other concrete, pumping and heating equipment we supply to the rental industry will help us forge deeper partnerships with our customers.”

CES’s headquarters is located at 1064 Salk Road, Unit #13 in Pickering, Ontario. Customers can reach CES representatives at 1-844-767-2243 or by emailing enquiries@ces-sales.com. For more information on CES, visit http://www.ces-sales.com. For more information about BOMAG equipment, visit: https://www.bomag.com/ca.

 

About BOMAG

As the worldwide compaction experts for soil and asphalt applications, BOMAG has a staff of 2,200 employees to support its global dealer network of over 500 dealers. A broad range of product segments consist of Cedarapids asphalt pavers and material transfer equipment, reclaimer/stabilizers, milling machines, single drum and tandem vibratory rollers, pneumatic tired rollers, landfill refuse compactors and a full range of light compaction equipment resulting in BOMAG sales revenue of $900M in 2017.

www.bomag.com/us.



Trade associations give their members many advantages in a fast-paced, competitive world.

Each month we will be highlighting a new benefit to help you make the most of your Canadian Rental Association Ontario membership!

According to recent research, over 85% of businesses that fail are not members of a trade association, so you’re already ahead of the curve!

Gain Leadership Experience!

Want to make the most out of your association membership? Join the board! By joining the board, you can open yourself up to an increased range of leadership opportunities that you might otherwise miss out on. You will also benefit from increased exposure and have the opportunity to meet more of our great membership. This can help you make a name for yourself and your company in the industry, while adding more experience to your resume.

You are never too “experienced” to learn and grow in this ever evolving industry!

Your required effort depends on your board task, but everyone is always willing to help and all work towards the main goal; Together We Can Raise the Standard!

 


Women In Rental – CRA Ontario

How to run a meeting (when you’re the only woman in it)

We all know that feeling. You walk into a meeting and you’re the only female in a room full of suits and receding hairlines. With only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs being women, and the tech sector dominated by men, this is a scenario women will be encountering for a few more years. Here are three winning strategies.

1/ Don’t be one of the guys In a boardroom dominated by men, it’s easy to fall into the trap of manning-up. But, steeling yourself against any potential gender-bias criticism by locking down your usual lady-like mannerisms is a mistake. You’re here because you’re the best. Be authentic.

2/ Use body language effectively A study from Princeton and Brigham Young universities found that men tend to monopolize 75 percent of the conversation in meetings. All the more reason to make yourself heard— and seen. Age and experience might lend you a little sit-up-and-take-notice in a meeting, but ultimately it’s how you carry yourself that matters most.

Here are a few simple ways to use body language to project confidence and authority: Don’t shy away from expansive gestures—they’ll help you own the room. Ditch your script and refer to your notes sparingly, to give more credibility to what you’re saying and project your voice when you speak.

3/ Learn to stickhandle mansplaining Whether it’s one of the guys taking it upon himself to explain something to you that you already know, or a case of “bropropriation” (the term for a man taking credit for a woman’s idea), it’s not unusual to encounter alpha male office culture, even when a woman is leading the meeting. Instead of sitting politely and smiling, there are a few ways you can push back: You can cut him short with a quick and confident, “Let me continue and if there’s a question at the end we can address it then.” You can also counter with a quip like, “Bob, you know I’m not going to give up the floor just yet…” or if it feels appropriate, call him out. After all, it’s your meeting.

source: verity.ca

 




In Loving Memory of Peter “Pete” Robert Bonish

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at home It is with deep sadness our family announces Pete’s sudden, but peaceful passing. Pete was born in a cook house car on February 3rd, 1925 in Cupar, Saskatchewan to his parents Paul and Olga Bonish. Pete grew up working on the family farm. As a young man, he left Saskatchewan in search of employment. His journey landed him in Sudbury where INCO was hiring. Once he had secured a job, Pete sent for his high school sweetheart Evelyn Gibson to join him in Sudbury where they were married in 1948 at St. Paul’s United Church. Always a hard worker and an entrepreneur, Pete began by buying a panel truck to transport fellow workers to and from the mines. In the late 1940s while still working for INCO, Pete started his business Pete’s Home Radio Service, repairing and installing radios. His business was located at 351 Regent Street in the same building as Bob’s Washers and Len Smith Signs. In 1959 Pete changed the name and moved the business, Pete’s Drive-In Radio, to 291 Regent Street. There was no stopping Pete, his business grew and expanded to Pete’s Radio and Rent-All, then to Pete’s Rentall Limited and currently Pete’s Party & Tent Rentall. Pete’s joy was spending as much time as possible at his camp on Trout Lake making wonderful family memories. A pioneer of the north shore, he built roads, constructed buildings and served on both the Trout Lake Roads Board and the Trout Lake Campers Association. Pete’s passion was woodworking. He milled fallen trees, planed the wood then crafted it into everything from cribbage boards to lamps, clocks, furniture, and buildings. He also built pine boxes for the cremated remains of family and friends. He even built a box for his own ashes and would often say, “I made my box out of oak as I am allergic to pine.” Only a few years ago while in his 90s, Pete was still making harvest style tables for our Rental business. Pete was a respected, kind, knowledgeable mentor and friend to many. He had an incredible sense of humour and enjoyed sharing laugh out loud tales from his life. His past experiences and stories were always a joy to listen to. Pete will be truly missed by all who knew him. Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn (Gibson) Bonish predeceased 2012. Loving father of Dan (Sue), Doug, and Tim (Wendy). Wonderful Poppa of Peter Aaron, Benjamin (Heather), Jason (Nicky), Sarah and Jessica. Cherished great Poppa of Mylaine, Isabelle, Kain, and Rya. Dear son of Paul and Olga (Ewert) Bonish both predeceased. Dear brother of Allen (Donna), Edna Warren, and predeceased by Elmer, Elma, Herbert, Erwin, and David. Special Uncle to many nieces and nephews. At Pete’s request there will be no public visitation or service.

Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.




 


 


 


Higgins is Having an End-Of-Season SALE!

Looking to add a collection of glassware to your rental inventory? bulk up on the basics? Take a peak at what they have for sale below and get in contact with their office to pick up these deals before they’re gone!

Image result for we want to celebrate youWe want to CELEBRATE with YOU!

Do you have an upcoming Anniversary? Grand Opening? Demo Day? Warehouse Sale? Industry Event? New Hires or Milestones? Do you just have something you want to share with us and your fellow membership?

The CRA Ontario wants to support you and your business and help you grow!

Let us share your successes with fellow industry professionals. In addition to recognition in our newsletters, We would love to represent the CRA Ontario at your special event and congratulate you in person on behalf of your association.

Please email Michelle Nicol, CERP (Incoming CRA Ontario 2nd Vice President) at michelle@Higginseventrentals.com with the details.

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