A message from your regional director
By Brock Huffstutler

A message from your regional director

Hello, American Rental Association (ARA) Region Three members.

I hope you are having a busy summer so far! With all of us running so fast, I know it’s hard to find time to focus on the resources available to us through ARA, but I encourage you to do so because there are some gems there to help us navigate tough business challenges that we all share.

We’re all impacted by labor shortages, so I encourage you to take advantage of the ARA Job Portal. ARA members receive five free job postings there, so why not try it out?

The new ARA Healthcare Solution is up and running. It is really easy to get a quote. You’ll just need to send the plan administrator your employees’ names and dates of birth, and they will send you several different plans to choose from. If you haven’t already, take time to check the program out to see if it is right for your business. Visit ARAhealth.org to get started.

Our state associations have been presenting quality events that can help up your game. For example, during the spring the ARA state chapters of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina each hosted sessions providing the hands-on training portion of the new ARA Certified MEWP (mobile elevating work platforms) Train-the-Trainer course; ARA of Alabama recently held a rental theft-prevention meeting; ARA of Georgia did a working lunch themed around business profitability and an Atlanta Braves social; and the ARA of North Carolina hosted “Baseball Across North Carolina” in three different cities. There really is something for everyone at the ARA state chapter level.

The ARA Show™ in Orlando is approaching (Feb. 11-15, 2023). Registration opens on Oct. 18, but I suggest you book your hotel room now to get the best rates. Be sure to book through onPeak — ARA’s official hotel partner. You’ll get the best-priced room, flexible options and the ability to book now and pay later. Get started right here.

Until we meet again, have a safe and profitable remainder of the summer.

John Scott, ARA Region Three director
First Source Equipment Rentals
Burlington, N.C.
336- 227-6275

Brock Huffstutler

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Brock Huffstutler is the regional news editor for Rental Management. He writes and edits articles for ARA’s In Your Region quarterly regional newsletters, Rental Management, Rental Pulse and other special projects. Outside of work, he enjoys biking and spending time at the few remaining vintage record stores in the region.

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