Durante Rentals May 14th Newsletter - Takeuchi Sales Training - Elmsford Location Open - Durante Rentals on Shark Tank? - New Genie GTH-1056 Telehandlers
Dear Valued Customer,
Welcome to the May 14th edition of "What's New at
Durante Rentals" newsletter! Spring has finally sprung and with
that most job-sites are in full swing. Take a peek inside our latest
newsletter to learn more about our new equipment, industry news,
company milestones, our staff and more.
Branch Fully Operational
N. Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
Our new Elmsford location has been open for a few weeks now and based
on initial feedback, our Westchester customers love us! We've
received quite a few compliments on our signature yellow & black
color scheme as well as the eye-popping black & red Takeuchi
machines filling the yard.
We're accepting deliveries of new units on a daily basis
as we aim to keep our main Takeuchi showroom fully stocked. If you're
in the area, stop by and demo a brand new Takeuchi skid steer, mini
excavator, wheel loader or track loader. You're sure to walk away
Rental Coordinator: Peter Rivera
Service Manager: Diego Martins
more information call
on Shark Tank?
from left to right: Chris Jones,
Barbara Corcoran, John Durante)
Rentals Joins Forces with Barbara Corcoran at Grow 2.0 Conference
No, Durante Rentals was not featured on Shark Tank -
although Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank celebrity, and real estate
mogul did help us kick off the Grow 2.0 Conference. The event took
place at Gateway to Entrepreneurship Conference Center at Westchester
This all-day conference featured 38 of the county's most
influential leaders from business, government, and academia on 13
different workshops and panel lead discussions.
sample of some of the topics were:
How to Think Like a CFO, Ready, Set,
What to Consider Before You Start Your
Show Me the Money
Let's Get Social: Social Media as a
Business Growth Tool
Location, Location, Location: From Site
Selection to Regulatory Requirements
The Unfair Advantage: Driving Sales for
her wisdom on many topics including how important is was to have fun
at your growing company to keep employees engaged and excited about
your mission and when you see someone is not a fit for your company,
fire them fast. But during the firing session, tell the employee what
they do really well, and give advice on what type of job might better
suit them. She said many people left their firing feeling like
they received a promotion.
LLC was very well represented with CFO, Christopher Jones as the
Co-Chair and in charge of the content and theme of People, Places and
Performance. Chris presented at the "How to Think Like a
CFO" workshop and was a moderator of "Show Me the
Money" discussion which had panelists representing venture
capital, crowd funding, micro loans, and community based loans.
Durante was also on hand to moderate the panel discussion on
"Location, Location, Location". As a real estate attorney,
John spearheaded the opening of all four of Durante's current
locations. John's particular experience and point of view was
invaluable as he guided a panel made up of the Mayor of White Plains,
a top real estate professional and a real estate attorney.
is a company created by 3 entrepreneurs and they are passionate about
creating new businesses in Westchester, and all of New York. At
the Grow 2.0 Conference, they lent their knowledge and expertise to
help other budding entrepreneurs avoid the many pitfalls on the
start-up path, and help them get on the road to success.
Some of the staff at the Takeuchi Sales Training
This past Saturday, Dale Keller,
NE Regional Sales Manager for Takeuchi, visited our Flushing
location. He was on hand to educate our staff on the ins and
outs of the entire Takeuchi line of skid steers, mini excavators,
wheel and track loaders.
Dale's visit was invaluable, especially to our Elmsford
and Bronx staff where we have our main showrooms. While these
machines are extremely impressive in photos, seeing them up close and
personal really left an impression. These machines are downright
Dale discussed at length the 4 pillars of excellence
that Takeuchi has mastered and emphasizes in each and every one of
their machines: Performance, Durability, Operator Comfort and
Come down and see for yourself what the buzz is all
about. All our Takeuchi machines are available for demo with no
appointment necessary. With operator comfort one of their main
selling points, once you sit inside the spacious cabin, you may never
want to get up.
New Equipment in
New Genie GTH-1056's Telehandlers Have Arrived
Genie® high reach telehandlers offer excellent lift
capacity, easily covering all your worksite needs. Powerful features
such as four-wheel drive and a turbocharged diesel engine provide
reliable performance in the most rugged conditions.
§Maximum forward reach
of 42 ft (12.8 m) to move heavy loads over obstacles
stabilizers can be deployed from the cab
§Compact outside turning
radius and excellent ground clearance
steering modes: front-wheel, coordinated and crab steer
with three speeds forward and reverse
Combining a working height of 69'7" (21.2 m), a horizontal reach
of 40' (12.2 m), and an up and over clearance of 27'6" (8.4 m),
Skyjack's SJ63 AJ is designed for versatility.
Superior positive traction and terrainability is provided by the axle
based 4WD used in many of Skyjack's prod
uct designs, which accounts for a proven low
rugged and reliable drive train. 360 degree turret rotation and zero
tail swing allow for flexible operation in tight locations.
open center knuckle riser design for improved visibility
dimensions, and below grade reach capabilities
lifting cylinders provide superior comfort and stability
sensing drive and steer controls, maintaining true vertical
rise which prevents drifting forward or backwards
based controls and Skyjack's standard color coded and numbered
Call us today for all your Boom Lift Needs
Birthday to Husqvarna
Birthday to Husqvarna!
Husqvarna celebrated 325 years of innovative Swedish
engineering on, April 27. The company has a unique history, from weapons
to robotic mowers, which began in 1689. Durante Rentals is proud to
be an authorized Husqvarna dealer.
In the late 1600s, the wars that raged across Europe
resulted in an increase in Sweden's weapons production. Hydropower
was required for production, so in 1689, a drilling works was
established beside the water falls in Huskvarna in southern Sweden
(at that time spelled Husqvarna), where many products are still
Since the 1960s, the company focuses on outdoor power
products for parks, gardens, forests and products for the
Birthday again from Durante Rentals, an authorized Husqvarna dealer!
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After nearly a decade of negotiation
and debate, work began earlier this month on the $1.5-billion project
to replace the more than 80-year-old Goethals
Bridge. Substantial completion of the new cable-stayed
bridge-said to be the Northeast region's first surface transportation
project built as a public-private partnership-is expected in late
2016, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Construction of New Rockaway Boardwalk Slated to Begin
of these old concrete pilings, which date back to the 1920s, will be
demolished to make way for new pilings and a new Rockaway boardwalk.
Construction on the first section from Beach 86th St. to Beach 97th
St. starts this week. These pilings were the only signs left when
Hurricane Sandy destroyed large sections of the Rockaway boardwalk in
Cianbro Construction rented a 180-foot Genie boomlift,
the SX-180, to eravt an observation wheel at the end of a long and
narrow pier, near Washington, D.C. The Capital Wheel will offer views
of the White House, Capitol building, the National Mall and Arlington
National Cemetary, from the National Harbor, a 300-acre multi-use
waterfront development in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Construction April Jobless Rate Dives as Industry Adds
Construction's employment picture continues to brighten,
as its April jobless rate fell to 9.4% from March's 11.3% and its
workforce expanded by 32,000 jobs.The latest Bureau of Labor
Statistics monthly employment report, released on May 2, also showed
that construction's unemployment rate last month was much better than
its April 2013 level of 13.2%.
brings together industry professionals
from the major construction markets around the world to explore
growth opportunities, investigate solutions to the most pressing
challenges and share guidance on what is required to compete on the
international playing field. ENR has hosted delegates from more than
20 countries representing the Asia-Pacific, North American, South
American, European, and Middle-East construction markets.
New Study Says Infrastructure Already Feels Climate
new White House-sponsored report concludes that climate change
already is having an impact throughout the United States, with
infrastructure feeling some of the effects, and says urgent action is
needed to ensure that catastrophic results don't materialize.
third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), which the White House
released on May 6, says that rising sea levels, heavy downpours and
extreme heat are damaging infrastructure of all types-including
roads, rail lines and airport runways. It adds that the costs are
expected to climb significantly in coming decades.
World Cup 2014 Construction in Brazil Marred by
The cost of building Brasilia's World Cup stadium has
nearly tripled to $900 million in public funds, largely due to
allegedly fraudulent billing, government auditors say. The spike in
costs has made it the world's second-most expensive soccer arena, even
though the city has no major professional team.