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May: Celebrating National Rental Awareness Month


Springtime cleanup has begun. After a winter cold that reached record lows and caused havoc all across Canada, it will take a lot of work for home and business owners to fix some of the damage caused by Old Man Winter.

Good thing renting is an option. In fact, renting is often the most economical and hassle-free way to access tools, event supplies and heavy equipment. Whether you’re sanding a deck, cleaning your eaves troughs or organizing a wedding, renting allows you to use professional quality equipment and party supplies at a reasonable price.

To highlight the benefits of renting versus buying, the Canadian Rental Association (CRA) is celebrating National Rental Awareness Month throughout the month of May, 2014. The main focal points of this initiative will be focused around varied branches of renting: construction, parties and weddings, and lawn and garden care and restoration.

“Renting is smart and easy and it alleviates the cost of purchasing equipment you may use only occasionally,” said Nathalie McGregor, Managing Director of the CRA, a not-for-profit industry trade association devoted to promoting the success of its members and advancing the growth of the rental industry. “This is an opportunity for us to recognize the great work of our members and the services they offer, and to illustrate the benefits of renting to the general public.”

So, what are those benefits of renting?

  • Easy access to specialty equipment and supplies, without the high cost of purchasing.
  • Acquire equipment or supplies quickly and in ready-to-use condition.
  • Provides access to modern and maintained equipment.
  • Eliminates the need to store large equipment.
  • Worry-free way to accomplish a project or host an event.
  • CRA Members have years of experience and will help you choose the right equipment and teach you how to use it.

As part of National Rental Awareness Month, the CRA is offering up a series of FREE how-to video tips on home renovation, spring cleanup, landscaping and more. CRA members across Canada are hosting open houses and events as part of National Rental Awareness Month. “The open houses will help educate the public with tips and tricks from several of the rental industries’ leading experts,” added McGregor.

To learn more about these events, access the free video tips, or to learn more about the benefits of renting, please visit .

 About the CRA

Launched in 1965, the Canadian Rental Association focuses on promoting the success of its members and furthering the growth of the industry. The CRA and American Rental Association serve a network of 7,500 rental businesses in 40 countries around the world. The CRA’s core values include developing leadership through volunteerism and self- initiative and embracing change and continued improvement. For more information, go to Follow the CRA on Twitter @CanadianRental or on Facebook

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