ARA Foundation Online Auction: Donated item spotlight

Oct. 10, 2021

The ARA Foundation Online Auction, centered around The ARA Show™ 2021, opens Thursday, Oct. 14, and presents a brand-new avenue for show attendees, exhibitors and others in the equipment and event rental community to support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include scholarships, career development, disaster relief and community impact projects.

The Online Auction, which will be held in lieu of a live auction and reception in 2021, will run from Thursday, Oct. 14 through Monday, Oct. 25, and feature a wide variety of items donated by American Rental Association (ARA) member companies. 

Below is a preview of just a few of the items that will be up for bid. Beginning Oct. 14, you can view the full list and participate in the auction at

DefendAir HEPA 500 air scrubber
Donated by Attema Sales
The Dri-Eaz DefendAir® HEPA 500 air scrubber provides rugged, high-efficiency air filtration. The unit can be used to restore and maintain indoor air quality for cleaning, remodels and remediation. It is suitable for use in homes, light industrial settings, schools, hospitality venues, healthcare environments, or wherever portable, efficient HEPA filtration is needed. Estimated value: $811.

Green Manufacturing gift certificate
Donated by Green Manufacturing
This gift certificate can be redeemed for a new setup or any of Green Manufacturing’s other products. The company offers a wide range of teeth and pocket systems as well as performance upgrades and innovative cutting wheels. Green Manufacturing’s products are manufactured in the USA using the latest CNC technology, and are designed to work smoother and faster, decreasing the time and energy spent on each stump. Estimated value: $500.

Hybrid tent
Donated by InsTent Industries, home of Vitabri
The Vitabri V3 tent is as strong as a frame tent and as easy as a pop up, and is the rental professional’s preferred hybrid tent, the company says. The V3 is designed to be deployed 52 times a year with continuous reliability and a professional presentation every time. Estimated value to be determined.

Air compressor
Donated by Mi-T-M Corp.
The Mi-T-M Work Pro 3 gal. air compressor is equipped with quiet technology and is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. It features a 1.5 hp electric motor, oil-free pump and dual interchange quick connect fittings. The compressor produces 4.0 cfm at 90 psi and has a protective roll cage to keep components secure. With a noise level of less than 70dBA, this air compressor is ideal for indoor projects where noise is a concern. Comes with one-year pump and motor warranties. Estimated value: $500.

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