Introducing Patron Pressure Washers!
Posted on January 9, 2013
Introducing the Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager
Posted on August 22, 2012
Rentquip/MBW iPad Draw, Round 1 (April)
Posted on May 14, 2012
Watch the video below to see who won the first of 3 iPads in our MBW iPad contest running from April to June! Every MBW machine purchased in the month of April got you an entry into this draw. There’s still time to get into the next two draws for May and June!
Rentquip Wins 2011 CRA Supplier of the Year Award
Posted on February 20, 2012
Rentquip is proud to announce it has won the CRA’s annual Supplier of the Year Award for the second consecutive year! This award was formally presented to Rentquip at The Rental Show in New Orleans in early February. The image to the left shows Paul Everitt, Benoit Leroux, and Jim Freeman of Rentquip Canada receiving the award from CRA president Wayne Beckett.
The award is chosen by all members of the association, so we would like to extend a sincere “thank-you” to our customers for their continued support and loyalty. We look forward to growing our relationships to new heights with all our current and future customers. We would also like to thank our employees for their ongoing hard-work and passion for the rental industry.
Rentquip’s Paul Everitt Receives Distinguished Service Award
Posted on January 11, 2012
The Canadian Rental Association has announced that national supplier director Paul Everitt is receiving the second-ever Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with his award at the CRA Annual General Meeting, Feb. 6, at the Rental Show in in New Orleans, and at the 2012 regional trade show. Rentquip would like to extend our deepest congratulations to Paul for his achievement. We thank him for his relentless dedication to our customers, and the rental industry as a whole!
The Distinguished Service Award has been presented only once before. In awarding it to Everitt, the CRA noted that he has at all times promoted the association, and brought the board of directors valuable ideas to highlight rentals in the public and media. Everitt was instrumental in organizing the CRA’s partnership with HGTV star Bryan Baeumler, for instance.
12 Days of Christmas Promo, and Happy Holidays!
Posted on December 20, 2011
We’d like to thank all our customers for participating in our “12 Days of Christmas” promotion over the last month – it was a great success and has received much positive feedback! We are working on other new kinds of promotions like this for 2012 so stay tuned! Also, Congratulations to Bradford Rentals and Sales in Ontario for winning the iPad 2 on the last day of the contest – we hope it’s a nice surprise, just in time for the holidays.
Trade show season is just around the corner, but for now we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year. We look forward to continuing working with you in 2012!
Thank you for your continued support throughout the year!
-The Rentquip Team
A Typical Scandinavian Rental Store…
Posted on September 28, 2011
Rentquip Richmond Moves to New Location
Posted on September 26, 2011
Rentquip’s Richmond office has moved to a new location in Richmond. Please update your records to reflect our new address:
#16 – 11191 Horseshoe Way
Phone and fax numbers remain the same.
CRS Kitchener Wins MBW Flat Screen Contest!
Posted on July 19, 2011
From April to June of 2011 Rentquip held a contest for all purchasers of MBW plate compactors in Canada. We are excited to announce that the winner of the 42″ Panasonic plasma television is the Kitchener branch of Contractor’s Rental Supply! To the left you can see Jim Freeman of Rentquip Canada presenting Jim Luft of CRS Kitchener with grand prize!
A Brief History of Milwaukee & Their Sawzall®
Posted on May 18, 2011
As World War I drew to a close, Henry Ford approached a young manufacturer named A.H. Petersen with a simple product request. Petersen had been producing tools and dies for Ford for a number of years. The request was for Petersen to produce a smaller, lighter, portable 1/4″ capacity power drill. Petersen seized the opportunity to provide Ford with the tool he was looking for, and created the Hole-Shooter. In 1924, with the intention to fully develop the sales potential of the “Hole-Shooter,” A. F. Siebert began the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.
Word of the new improvements quickly spread and soon, specifications for tools produced by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation rivaled the equipment standards of the United States Government. In 1930, the company sought and achieved an acceptable equipment specification rating from the United States Government for its new portable electric drill. Before long, Navy technical standards were being applied to the manufacture of all Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation portable tools. Electric sanders, polishers, the electric hammer, and a portable hand grinder were now all manufactured according to Naval specifications.
World War II and the tremendous use of portable power tools in the armed forces marked the real turn around for the tool business and Milwaukee. Hole-Shooters were used extensively in the manufacture of airplanes and many new product ideas were developed during that period.
In 1951, Milwaukee produced an unparalleled new tool — the Sawzall® reciprocating saw. The first portable hacksaw made up of a reciprocating mechanism with only three moving parts, designed to withstand daily abuse and still provide a 3/4″ stroke ideal for sawing and roughing out. Both the Milwaukee Right-Angle Drill and the Sawzall® recip saw revolutionized the power tool industry, firmly establishing the Milwaukee tradition. Today, Milwaukee still delivers the same quality and ruggedness that they delivered so many years ago.
All New 5/8″ SDS+ Hammer from Milwaukee!
Posted on April 18, 2011
Rentquip is pleased to introduce the all new 5/8″ SDS+ rotary hammer from Milwaukee! The 5263-21 is the most compact rotary hammer in its class at 10.9″ long and only 4.6 lbs. Up to 30% lighter than the competition, this hammer is ideal for drilling overhead and in tight spaces, yet powerful enough to drill the majority of holes commonly drilled by the professional trades. The 5263-21 also provides up to 65% faster drilling with 1.5 ft-lbs of impact energy and 0-3,700 RPM. The Anti-Vibration System (AVS™) delivers maximum user comfort by minimizing vibration, while 2-Mode Operation provides versatility regardless of application. Click here for more info.
Introducing Koshin Generators
Posted on March 18, 2011
Rentquip is excited to introduce a brand new line of gas-powered generators from the most dependable name in the pump business! Koshin generators are rental tough and come equipped with a massive 3-Year warranty. The generators come in four different sizes: 4kW, 6kW, 7.2kW and 14kW. They feature extended run fuel tanks, heavy-duty roll cages, idle control, hydraulic/magnetic circuit breakers, premium brushless alternators, wheels kits, and Honda engines. Rentquip has them in stock and ready to go! Please check out the generator section to left of the page and take a closer look – or call your sales rep for more info!
Mike Faulkner Wins BC Rental Professional of the Year
Posted on February 18, 2011
On January 15th, Mike Faulkner of Rentquip Canada was awarded with BC Rental Professional of the Year at the CRA BC trade show. Rentquip would like to thank Mike for all his hard work and dedication to the rental industry in British Columbia. The following is an excerpt from the February issue of Canadian Rental Service Magazine: “Mike Faulkner spent a great deal of time on stage humbly accepting awards on behalf of Rentquip Canada. Rentquip was chosen as both BC Supplier of the Year as well as National Supplier of the Year for 2010, and Faulkner himself was called up to accept the award for rental professional of the year on his own behalf.”
Rentquip Wins 2010 National Supplier of the Year Award
Rentquip is proud to announce it has had the honor of accepting the CRA Canadian Supplier of the Year Award for 2010. We would like to thank our employees and customers for everything they have done for us in the past year. The award was presented at the BC regional trade show in January, and will be re-presented at ARA in Las Vegas later in the year.
Thanks again to everyone for making 2010 such a great year!
-The Rentquip Team
Introducing Fine Dust Vacs From Nacecare
Posted on November 18, 2010
We are now offering 4.5 and 12 gallon models of the brand new Nacecare fine dust vacuums. They’re the perfect solution for containing concrete dust, drywall dust, saw dust, and all other fine dusts. The vacs meet all OSHA requirements regarding silica crystaline, and they reduce the amount of dust in the air by 99% or greater. Patented airflow technology ensures consistent airflow regardless of how full the bag is. No more taking a break to open up the vac and shake the bag out – just keep going until the job’s done! Standard filtration: 0.3 micron @ 99.6% efficiency. Check out the video below for a demo and more information.
Rentquip’s New Bilingual Customer Service Rep
Rentquip Canada has appointed Paulette Lacroix as bilingual customer service representative. Rentquip can now offer customers service in both official languages. Please welcome Paulette Lacroix to the Rentquip team. She can be reached in the Woodstock office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m EST at 877-664-1515 or at email@example.com.
“Her role will to be help grow the Quebec market in conjunction with Francois Leblanc and Gilles Legare,” says Jim Freeman of Rentquip. “This addition, combined with our French catalogue and French invoices, brings us one step closer to our goal of delivering the best in service and products to the Canadian rental industry.”
Rentquip Acquires Patron Products Inc.
Shawn Parks and Jim Freeman, co-owners of Rentquip Canada Limited are pleased to announce the acquisition of both Patron Products Inc. (Canada) and Patron Products USA Inc. The transaction is effective September 1, 2010.
Since 1991 Patron has been a leading supplier to the Canadian and US construction, rental, and special event markets. They have earned a reputation for manufacturing high quality and efficient portable electric, propane and indirect-fired heaters. Patron heaters are known to meet the rigorous demands of North American rental companies. All products will continue to be marketed under the Patron name, however all sales and services will be conducted by Rentquip Canada.
“The addition of Patron to the Rentquip product offering will complete the current line of heaters”, says Shawn Parks, co-owner of Rentquip Canada. “We have always, been impressed by the quality and efficiency of the Patron line. This is the next logical step for Rentquip and fits well with our strategy of working closely with key manufacturers to provide the sales and service support required by the rental industry.”
Jim Freeman goes on to explain that Patron Products USA of Buffalo, NY will become Rentquip USA Limited. The US side of the business will continue uninterrupted and provide an excellent opportunity for Rentquip to establish itself and potentially increase the product offering to existing American Patron accounts.