Durante Rentals 2015 Fall in Review - SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award, Fortune Magazine's Inner City 100 Award, Industry Veteran Damien Rispoli Joins Durante Rentals Management Team and More
Read about our recent awards, new hires, new
equipment and more
Dear Valued Customer,
As the Fall of 2015 leaves us and old man winter prepares to greet
us, here's a recap of things you may have missed while you were
raking the leaves and carving your pumpkins.
"Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are
falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the
ground." - Andrea Gibson
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen
Awarded the 2015 SmartCEO
Corporate Culture Award
Durante Rentals was recently awarded the 2015
Corporate Culture Award
by SmartCEO Magazine.
The Corporate Culture Awards program honors companies that foster a
creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them
enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
CEO Anthony Durante
and Director of Marketing
Adam Zunic attended the awards gala in New York City
on December 3rd. Anthony (pictured
to the left) proudly accepted the award on behalf of the
company as we celebrated with the 40 other well deserving winners
including some well known names like LeadDog Marketing Group, Crain's
New York Business, Saint Christopher's Inc. and
Simmons' Rush Communications, to name just a few.
to r) CEO, Anthony Durante, Director of Marketing, Adam Zunic
Wins the ICIC and Fortune Magazine's Inner City 100 Award
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine selected
Durante Rentals to the 2015 Inner City 100, a list of the
fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. The Inner City 100
program recognizes Durante Rentals as a successful inner city
business and a role model for entrepreneurship, innovative business
practices and job creation in America's urban communities.
President John Durante
(pictured to the left) was in Boston to attend the networking
reception and awards ceremony where he accepted the award on behalf
of the company.
are extremely honored to have made this prestigious list" said
President John Durante. "Awards and accolades aside, we are
genuinely proud to be helping our local citizens create better
prospects for themselves, their families and the communities where they
Damien Rispoli Joins Durante Rentals Management Team
Durante Rentals has added a key piece to their sales
management team with the recent hire of industry veteran Damien
Damien joins Durante with over 20 years of experience in
rentals, sales, training and operations experience. In
his new role, Damien will be managing and developing Durante Rentals
newest location opening in March of 2016.
"We are excited to have
Damien on board and part of
the Durante team as he brings
a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the table,"
said President John Durante.
"He is a welcomed addition during this exciting
period of rapid growth for the company". Read
the press release.
Durante Named one of the "Kings of Queens" by the STAR Network
Our CEO, Anthony Durante was recently honored as one of the
"Kings of Queens" by the STAR Network and the Queens
More than 700 supporters and business leaders in
construction, real estate, banking and other industries attended the
annual networking and awards gala at the Terrace on the Park.
Special Guests, Fox 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods and Miss
USA National 2015 Katherine McQuade, were the guests of honor. Also
on hand to share in the festivities were NYC Public Advocate
Letitisia James, City Councilman Peter Koo, Senator Toby Stavisky and
Senator Jose Peralta.
Thousands of dollars were raised for St. Mary's
Children's Hospital and Project Eliminate, a Kiwanis club initiative
that aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
2nd Annual Company Bowling Outing
Durante Rentals held their 2nd Annual Bowling Event at
Whitestone Lanes back in September. A great time was had by all as
about 25 staff members ate, drank and bowled their hearts out - or at
least attempted to in some cases.
As Vice President Eddie Rivera pointed out in his
impromptu speech, "The owners put these events together to give
something back to their loyal and hard-working team members and we
the staff surely appreciate it."
Teams were chosen to battle it our for the chance at a
free company catered lunch the following day. A special shout out to
CEO Anthony Durante for his high score of 178. Not too shabby for
someone who hadn't picked up a ball since his early childhood days.
The New Takeuchi
TL12V2 Vertical Lift Loader
Click the PLAY BUTTON below for a awesome preview of Takeuchi's all
new TL12 V2 Vertical LiftTrack Loader.
The TL12V2 is the largest, most capable track
loader in the industry, and the new vertical lift loader arrangement
delivers an impressive 45% greater operating capacity over the
The new vertical lift arm design provides increased
lift height and greater balance while the low cross member improves
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information at 718-697-6969
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Durante Light Tower Featured on Hit NetFlix Comedy Show:
Master of None
One of our Allmand Light Towers
recently made a guest appearance on the new Netflix comedy: Aziz Ansari's Master of None.
Unfortunately, it did not have a speaking part this time around.
Perhaps on the next episode? Tune in to Netflix to find out.
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
information about Durante Rentals or our products, please visit our
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or
OSHA for short, has determined that there are four main safety
hazards that accounted for 57.7% of all fatalities in construction in
2013. Dubbed the "Fatal Four" by OSHA, they include.......Keep
Construction Net Employment Makes Big Monthly Gains in
- by Hanley Wood Data Studio
Total seperations decreased significantly in October,
resulting in a monthly gain of approximately 33,000 jobs in the
construction sector. Construction job openings increased in October
after trending down for three consecutive months, according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey
(JOLTS). There were 126,000....Keep
Obama Signs $305B Highway Bill
- by Keith Laing
President Obama signed into law a five-year, $305
billion highway bill on Friday, with just hours to spare before the
scheduled expiration of the nation's road and transit spending.
Funding had been set to expire at midnight. The new law, paid for
with gas tax revenue and a... Keep
Safety Lapses and Deaths Amid a Building Boom in New
- by David W. Chen
An increase in fatalities and injuries has mostly
affected undocumented immigrant laborers and far exceeds the rate of
new construction. New York city is experiencing a building boom that
has transformed barren blocks and led to a frenzy of construction on
commercial and residential buildings across all five boroughs. But
that activity has come at a sobering cost...Keep
New York Wheel Construction Goes Live
The New York Wheel, the 60-story observation wheel that
will be the world's tallest when it opens in 2017, received approval
from the New York City Council on changes to the overall project.
Live video will available on the New York Wheel website at newyorkwheel.com
The wheel will be located adjacent to the Yankees....Keep
Suspects Wanted for $100,000 Construction Equipment
- by NBC New York
Police are working to identify two suspects wanted in
connection with a slew of burglaries of construction equipment in
Brooklyn. The NYPD released an image of suspects from surveillance
footage. The suspects are wanted in connection with six burglaries
committed at various construction sites in Brooklyn. The value of the
stolen equipment is estimated at $106,670.