Welcome to the latest Summer 2014 edition of "What's New at Durante Rentals" newsletter! Take a peek inside our latest newsletter to find out about new equipment, industry news, company milestones, our staff and more.
NYTakeuchi.com Website is now LIVE!
The long anticipated New York Takeuchi website is now live and fully functional. As the newest NYC, Westchester and Rockland County Takeuchi Dealer, nytakeuchi.com will act as New York's #1 online source for everything Takeuchi related. Remember, New York Takeuchi is a sub-division of Durante Rentals.
Log on and view the entire product line including images, specs, action videos, financing information and more. We'd love to hear your suggestions, comments and feedback. Tell our webmaster what you think here.
Welcome to the Newest Durante
Hello World - I am Daniella Giovana Durante!
The newest member of Team Durante arrived into this world on May 22nd. This cute little bundle of joy was so excited to meet her parents, John and Diane Durante, that she decided to surprise them 6 weeks earlier then expected. Talk about making a grand entrance! Mommy and baby Daniella Giovana (Giovana after her grandfather John) are doing excellent as evidenced by the ear-to-ear grin our President John has been wearing everyday since her arrival.
Please join us in congratulating proud parents John and Diane and welcoming their little princess into the world!
Durante Rentals in the News - Feature Article in North American Builders Magazine
Durante Rentals was recently featured in the Summer edition of North American Builders magazine. Here's a small snippet from the printed magazine article:
Whether you're a Fortune 500 company or a small mom-and-pop shop, rapid growth is one of the key barometers used to measure success. Durante Rentals has achieved its "fastest-growing" status while simultaneously maintaining the customer intimacy of a smaller local business.
"The number one value of this company is hard work, something our fathers instilled in us early on in our lives," says John Durante, president of Durante Rentals. "We believe if you work hard and treat the customer right, the rest will fall into place."
(left to right: Board members Darren Morizet, Laura Bentley,
Jennifer Vodrazka, Anthony Durante and Rich DiMarco)
The American Rental Association (ARA) of New York's annual spring social event was once again a tremendous success. This year's event took place at Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Bombers lost to the Mariners 6-3.
The evening was a great networking event as members from all across the state, some as far as 5 hours away, came to share their industry knowledge and experience. Our very own CEO Anthony Durante, VP of ARA's Board of Directors, was on hand to root for his favorite team and to welcome new and old members alike who were attending their first ARA
"Our local NY events are a great way to meet new people, catch up with old friends, share ideas, take in a great game and most of all mingle with like-minded professionals in the rental business", said Anthony.
Everyone on hand was in agreement that next year they'd love to come back to the stadium and do it all over again. Thanks again to the ARA for all they do for Durante Rentals and all their members in New York and the entire country.
Durante Rentals Sponsors Contractors for Kids Golf Outing
200+ Golf Towels Donated to Contractor for Kids 9th Annual Golf Outing
Durante Rentals recently donated 200+ golf towels to the 9th Annual Contractor for Kids Golf Outing held at the Baiting Hollow Golf Club. Thegolfers absolutely loved them, but more importantly, the outing raised a good deal of money for a great cause. Contractors for Kids mission is to eliminate financial hardship in our communities brought on by the sickness of a child.
Durante Rentals was well represented at the 3rd annual Westchester Digital Summit. Our Director of Marketing, Adam Zunic, and IT Manager, Kenneth Tso, joined 350 other like-mined professionals at the Ritz Carlton in Westchester to partcipate in this "Must-Attend Marketing Conference for Leaders in 2014".
left to right: Kenneth Tso, IT Manager, Adam Zunic, Director of Marketing
"For me, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle with and learn from some of the sharpest minds in the Digital Marketing industry", said Adam Zunic.
On hand to lend their knowledge, ideas and future industry forecasts were such well respected and well recognized names in the digital media industry like: Brett Wein from Facebook, Andrew Goldman from Linkedin, Gabe Goodwin from ESPN, Peter Vlastelica from Fox Sports, Linda Boff from GE, Tessa Gould from the Huffington Post and many more. The highlight of the day was the Keynote address given by none other than Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vayner Media and star of Wine Media Library TV.
"WDS2 was a great experience - to be able to hear from like-minded professionals who look at the present and future of the industry was inspiring. I'm already looking forward to next year", said Kenny Tso.
Some of the topics up for discussion were: Creating a Wining Social Strategy, Navigating the Evolving Digital Landcsape, Using Digital Content to Build Trust and Influence Decision Makers and much more. See the full agenda.
Special thanks to conference organizer Chris Dessi from Silverback Social and co-host John Zanzarella of Zanzarella Marketing Consultants.
Section 179 Extension Takes Another Step Forward
The US Tax Code section (179), that our President John Dura nte went to DC to lobby for a few weeks back, has been passed by the House of Representatives. It still has to go to the Senate and then be approved by the President. In the past, Washington has approved this Section 179 with two year extensions (meaning it expires every two years and needs to be renewed). It expired in 2013 and was not renewed. Part of what we fought for was not only for approval but to make it a permanent section of the Tax Code.
Although it still needs to be approved by other parties, it is a great first step and we're proud that Durante played a part in getting this done.This bill allows small businesses like Durante Rentals to invest more money in infrastructure, equipment and staff. Without this approval most small businesses would be facing a much larger tax burden.
Imagine what this would do to small business where instead of growing and investing in their business, and this country, they are forced to downsize just to pay Washington. Read more about Section 179.
World Cup Mania
Soccer Freestyle World Champion Sean Garnier disguised as Old Man Wows Crowd
The World Cup - the world's largest and most popular sporting event is currently underway. Whether you're a die hard or a casual soccer fan, this video will leave you in awe. This might be the most entertaining soccer video ever created. See for yourselves.
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There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will." - Albert Einstein
The basic premise of the project is that if all the roads in the country were "paved" with solar panels they would produce more energy than the country consumes in a year. Read More
Steamroller Stolen and Driven off from Construction Site in the Bronx
A knucklehead walked into a construction lot in the Bronx, stole a steamroller and nonchalantly drove off - a theft that was captured on surveillance video cops released this past Friday. Read More
Manhattan "Flying Saw" Incident is Highly Unusual
While accidents involving circular saw blades failing can happen, it is highly unusual for a blade to become dislodged from its saw and fly off into the air, says one industry expert, referring to such an incident that occurred at a Manhattan job site on May 27.
The 3 foot diameter blade appears to be from a slab saw, or flat saw, which is typically used to cut thick concrete structures and roadways and is tough enough to cut through steel reinforcements...
Welcome to Engineering News-Record (ENR) Regionals' Top 20 Under 40 Competition! Each year, ENR's regional editions celebrate the excellence of young construction professionals. In early 2015, each region will highlight 20 individuals under the age of 40 who represent the "Best-of-the-Best" in their construction and design careers by giving back to their industry and communities. For this Top 20 under 40 programs, ENR's regional editions will be accepting nominations from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Read More.
New York Takeuchi Offers 0% Financing on All New Models
New York Takeuchi, a division of Durante Rentals is currently offering 0% financing on all new machines. Choose from popular models of skid steers, compact excavators, track loaders and wheel loaders.