As the Summer of 2015 unofficially comes to an end, here's a recap of
things you may have missed while you were enjoying your own summer at
the pool, shore or backyard grill.
"We know that in September, we will wander through
the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's
ghost" - Henry
"Don't cry because it's over - smile because it
happened" - Dr.
Labor Day is September 7th, 2015
Fun Labor Day Facts
day celebrates the over 160 million men and women comprising the
U.S work force.
Day originated in Canada in 1872.
first ever Labor Day celebration in the United States was
September 5th, 1882 in NYC.
workers worked 12-hour days, seven days a week during the 19th
Adamson Act was passed on September 3rd, 1916 which established
the 8-hour work day.
Durante Rentals Makes Inc. 5000 List for 3rd Time
Growth and 27 New Jobs
for Local New York Economy
Rentals is proud to announce that for the 3rd year in a row we've
made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of FASTEST GROWING U.S COMPANIES.
year we came in at #1869
which is 229 spots higher than last year - truly exhibiting how fast
we really are growing. Each one of our 50+ employees have played a
significant role in our lightning-fast growth and we thank them for
all their hard work and dedication. Read more.
Durante Rentals Featured in 914Inc. Magazine
Rentals Featured in
When Durante Rentals first set up shop in the
Bronx in 2009, its future was, at least to outsiders, uncertain.
construction equipment-rental company-which rents out
forklifts, excavators, generators, and more to general contractors-opened its doors during one of the
worst economic climates in recent history. Further, the business was
facing competitors with billion-dollar operations and publicly traded
Rentals Hosts a Summer Night Under the
Durante Rentals held our annual summer company outing
aboard the Skyline Princess Party Cruises on July 31st.
Over 100 staff, spouses, friends and family enjoyed a
beautiful night on the East River taking in all the amazing sights
Manhattan has to offer - including a brief stop at the Statue of
With Manhattan in the backdrop and a beaming full moon -
a great time was had by all as we ate, drank and danced the night
New Arrivals this Summer
The Terminator T2100E
Electric Ride-on Floor Scraper
From the controls to the acceleration
pedal, the Terminator is extremely straight forward and intuitive to
Fast, effective passes on all types
of flooring from carpet, VCT or ceramic tile. The industry leader
when it comes to production rates. Read more.
Articulating Boom Lift
Ideal for outdoor construction and
industrial applications Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms
provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over
positioning capabilities and outreach that's second to none.
The ZX-135 has a maximum working
height of 141 feet and a telescopic jib that extends from 12 feet to
20 feet. The Z-135 has a lift capacity of 600 lbs. and a max up and
over clearance with the riser extended of 75 feet.
a large frame skid steer built to complete the most demanding tasks.
A new Deutz turbocharged engine
delivers outstanding power, torque and reliability and features a
maintenance free Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) exhaust system and
centrally located service points to simplify maintenance and increase
up time. The radial lift loader arrangement is well suited for flat
work and demolition applications, and it provides excellent mid
height reach. Read
40ft Electric Scissor Lift
Ideal for maneuvering in tight
spaces, Genie slab scissor lifts are excellent for indoor and outdoor
construction, maintenance and installation applications with ﬁrm,
GS-4047 is driveable at full height for added productivity in high
rise spaces and has front wheel drive and zero turning radius for
excellent maneuverability in tight spaces and narrow aisles. It's
compact dimensions allow the GS-4047 to easily pass through standard
The Gar-Bro 454-R concrete bucket is
an all steel concrete bucket with a rated capacity of 2 cu. yards for
small to medium batches of concrete. This "R" series
lightweight round-gate concrete bucket is 30% to 40% lighter than the
standard bucket - ideal for the general contractor. Read
12 CF Concrete / Cement Mixer
largest concrete mixer is ideal for most jobs. The 12 cu ft EASYCLEAN
polyethylene drum ends time consuming cleanout hassles. A few taps
with a mallet and dried concrete falls right out.
durable construction, easy maintenance, and reliable design make them
the right choice for the professional contractor. 12 cubic foot
capacity equates to 1.5~2 bag mixing capacity in a heavy-duty
polyethylane EASYCLEAN drum. Read more.
Brooklyn Cyclones Official Equipment Provider
Rentals Partners with the Brooklyn Cyclones
Durante Rentals are proud sponsors of
the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park in Coney Island.
Prior to the start of the 2015 season,
Durante Rentals became the official equipment provider of the
There are still a few games left in the
season so get out to the ballpark and root on the Cyclones. Make sure
you keep your eyes open for our billboard in center field.
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Thank you from the Staff
As always, we'd like to thank all of our loyal
customers, vendors, partners, friends and family for your support.
You are the reason we are as successfull as we are. For more
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Three Steps to Create a Self-running
- By Ron Roberts
Creating a self-running business is the single most
challenging tasks a business owner will ever face. I've personally
met only five self-running businesses who were smaller than $15
million in annual sales. To build a self-running business you need to
progress through a few stages.
The Basics of Lubricating Grease and In-Use Testing
- by Amy Rishell and John Sander
In it's whitepaper, "The Basics of Lubricating
Grease and In-use Testing," Lubrication Engineers, Inc. provides
background and insight on grease and grease testing to help end users
improve their lubrication reliability program through condition
Though hiring has certainly slowed over the summer
months, the construction industry continued to add new workers rather
than lose them in August. Construction added 3,000 new workers during
the month and now employs 6.388 million Americans.
Unions, Contractors Work Out Special Deal for Pope's
- by Natalie Kostelni
Facing a situation in which workers would be prevented
from reaching development projects underway in the city during the
pope's upcoming visit, construction companies, contractors and local
unions have struck a unique arrangement that looks to have work cease
during certain periods to accommodate the event.
U.S. Construction Spending Hits Post-recession High
-by Kristen Painter
Total construction activity rose in July to a seasonally
adjusted rate of $1.08 trillion, a 0.7 percent increase from the
revised June spending of $1.07 trillion. While month to month
construction spending can be unreliable for drawing long-term trends,
the growth has been consistent through the year. Actual spending in
the first seven months of 2015 grew 9.3 percent....
Treasure Trove of Fossils Found at Carlsbad Construction
- by Phil Diehl
Prehistoric Bison is only 2nd ever discovered in San
Diego County. A treasure trove of ice age fossils turned up at a
construction site in Carlsbad where hundreds of new homes are planned
south of state Route 78. Bones of ancient mammoths, horses, turtles
and even a prehistoric bison have been unearthed at the site. All
fossils are from the Pleistocene Epoch, also known as the ice age,
and are from 50,000 to 200,000 years old.