The American Rental Association (ARA) of Michigan hosted its annual winter conference, and it was a sold-out event. The conference has grown year after year, and ARA of Michigan is expecting and preparing for an even bigger turnout next year.
Showroom floor: even sold-out events have to take a break. And, in case you’re wondering, that super bright light is a construction site product featured by Douglass Inc.
ARA is the leading source and resource for information regarding the equipment rental industry. The Michigan chapter conference presented on several highly relevant topics affecting the industry, from best practices in handling incidents of fire to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final silica dust ruling aimed at protecting workers from exposure to respirable silica dust. According to OSHA, “About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations...” OSHA estimates that the rule will save more than 600 lives and prevent more than 900 cases of silicosis lung disease each year.
A much appreciated opportunity at the show was the chance for vendors to present their products to members. Our introduction of how the Electric Guard Dog electric security fence stops crime before it happens drew quite a crowd — several members rushed right up to us afterward, excited to get started with the #1 Theft Deterrent ServiceTM. (Letting them know that we had shock pens to give away probably helped a little, too!)
Electric Guard Dog shock pens were a shocking success at the show.
Last but not least, another takeaway at the show was this: if you want to stand out and do business with this tight-knit group of equipment rental professionals — this is a must-attend event.
Electric Guard Dog is proud to be a member of the ARA of Michigan pack and serve as a security partner for ARA members across the nation.
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