As the Spring of 2016 comes to an end, and we take out our bathing suits and flip flops for some summer fun, here's a recap of the things you may have missed while you were enjoying the spring foliage.
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
- Charles Bowden
"Summer's lease hath all too short a date."
- William Shakespeare
Durante Rentals Opens Sixth Location
in West Nyack, NY
New hub is their first in Rockland County - Strategically
located on Route 303 across from the Palisades Mall
Durante Rentals, New York's fastest growing privately-owned construction equipment rental company, has opened its sixth location in West Nyack, New York. Located at 78 NY-303, at the former site of Westchester Burger, this hub represents a new opportunity for Durante Rentals to bring their award-winning customer service and expansive line of construction equipment to Rockland County.
"We are extremely excited at the prospect of serving Rockland Counties' many local contractors, businesses, municipalities and homeowners," said President John Durante. "West Nyack is a dynamic community with an accomplished business district. Our strategic location, across from the Palisades Mall on Route 303, will allow us to better service the entire West Nyack and Rockland County market". Read the entire press release.
Our Owners Win the 2016 SBA
Person of the Year Award
The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has namedDurante Rentals founders John Durante, Christopher Jones and Anthony Durante as the 2016 SBA New York District Office Small Business Person(s) of the Year. The award was presented in conjunction with 2016 National Business Week at a ceremony held at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City.
Every year the Small Business Association highlights a few outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners who have made a significant impact by driving innovation, creating jobs and increasing America's competitiveness. "We are very excited to receive this award," said CEO Anthony Durante. "This award is not only a personal award for my two partners and myself but a company-wide achievement that we will share with the entire team." Read the full story here.
Durante Rentals and NY Takeuchi Exhibit at the 28th Annual NYC Equipment & Vehicle Show
Every May, the Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show in Flushing Meadows Corona Park features the latest gear, equipment and safety features in the construction industry. This year, companies from across the country came to display their products and negotiate partnerships. Booths offered free food, giveaways and opportunities for our team to make some valuable connections with vendors offering cutting edge products and services.
Our Takeuchi machines and Durante Rentals booth were stationed front and center along the famous Corona Park Unisphere. Throughout the day, dozens of Durante fans and potential customers stopped by the booth to grab a t-shirt and say hi to the team, including some of our youngest
fans who had a great time playing on our skid steers, and picking candy from our excavator bucket.
Our President and CEO in DC for the US Business Landscape Caucus
Durante Rentals President John Durante and CEO Anthony Durante, traveled to our nation's capital for a New York State Congress and Senate caucus to help support the U.S. small business landscape. While meeting with our congressmen and senator's offices, they discussed many important issues facing the country's many small businesses.
Among them was the issue of rising health insurance taxes that are suffocating small businesses country wide. The tax currently impacts only small businesses and their employees while larger self-insured companies remain unaffected. Many owners throughout the country are forced to pass this tax on to their employees, decreasing their paychecks and lowering their standard of living.
Durante Rentals Sponsors Hudson River
Park Games Obstacle Course
Durante Rentals joined several sponsors and over 1,000 participants at this year's Hudson River Park Games.
Every year, Hudson River Park invites New Yorkers to experience the ultimate communal outdoor arena. The riverfront parklands and piers are filled with grueling athletic challenges for competitors and spectators alike, all while raising critical funds for Hudson River Park.Durante Rentals water barriers made up the final obstacle in the punishing course and Durante Rentals employees were invited to put their endurance to the test in this day long, pulse-pounding challenge.
Meet your new favorite piece of equipment: Kubota's new L3901 takes power and performance to new heights - starting with how much you'll look forward to using it every day. More power, cleaner emissions and a bold new look position the new Standard L-series tractors at the top of their class.
The Standard L-Series has not only improved performance but also features a revamped design with smooth, rounded contours from front to rear that improve visibility so you can get the job done faster with ease and comfort.
The rear 3-point hitch makes switching attachments simple and easy. Ask about our assortment of attachments for rent including our lawn mower and landscape rake.
Durante Rentals Hits 1,000 Facebook Likes
"Sincerest thanks to the 1,000 friends, family, vendors and customers in our lives who thought enough of us to like and follow what we are doing. I am so blessed to work with Anthony Durante and Chris Jones and 85 other amazing individuals every single day! We started this dream less than seven years ago with one little location on the side of the highway by the Whitestone Bridge.
We had 3 employees at the time and couldn't even get financing for our copy machine. We worked our butts off and have partnered with some of the greatest
teammates who have helped us build Durante rentals into a little empire! Hopefully more great things to announce as we now head towards our 2,000th like. Thank you Facebook friends!"
-John E. Durante, President, Durante Rentals
Region 2 Team Durante Members
Showcase Their Golf Skills
Last Week, our staff in region 2 had an amazing night of virtual golfing at The Backdoor Indoor Golf in Cortlandt, NY.
Congratulations to our West Nyack staff for beating the pants off of Carmel and Brewster to become the Durante Rentals Virtual Golf Champs.
Our Region 1 golf event was postponed due to inclement weather but has been rescheduled and the games will go on. Stay tuned for the final results.
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 successful as we are. For more information about Durante Rentals or our products, please visit our website:DuranteRentals.com.
Rise in U.S. Manufacturing Activity Masks Underlying Weakness
- by Lucia Mutikani
U.S. manufacturing grew for a third straight month in May, but factories appeared to be taking in fewer deliveries from their suppliers, which could hamper production in the months ahead. Other data on Wednesday showed automobile sales slowing last month and a sharp drop in construction spending...Keep reading
What are Tier 4 Engines? What you Need to Know as an Owner or Operator
- by Jonathan Oliver
Have you heard of Tier 4 Compliance but are not sure what it means for your business? If so, you are not alone. Tier 4 is a new environmental standard from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) which was phased in between 2008 and 2015 leaving a lot of people outside of the engine manufacturing industry confused... Keep reading
Ballooning Costs Not Delaying Construction of New York Wheel
- by Anthony Noto
The original budget for the New York Wheel, the next "global icon on New York Harbor", was set at $250 million but now hovers at $550 million. Despite the budget increase and related lawsuits, the foundation for the 630-foot-high ferris wheel is set to be poured this June. However, the originally planned 2017 grand opening has been delayed by legal disagreements among the board of directors... Keep Reading
Renting vs. Owning Construction Equipment
- by Jonathan Oliver
What makes more sense financially for my company, buying or renting? A company that owns its own equipment assumes all of the financial risks. The operating costs of ownership, including maintenance, repairs, inspections, transportation and storage will increase over the life of the equipment. Equipment Rental companies like Durante Rentals replace their core equipment every five to six...Keep reading
The Spectacular Feats of Engineering That Brought Drinking Water To NYC
-by Alex Q. Arbuckle
At the start of the 20th century, engineers for New York City determined that in order to accommodate the growing metropolis' demand for water, they would have to accomplish an engineering feat of almost unprecedented scale. To find a source of clean water that could be feasibly delivered to the city, engineers had to look far north, to the Catskill Mountains. The plan called for... Keep Reading
Compact Track Loaders Go to Environmental Extremes, But Know Their Limits
- by Equipment Today
Compact track loaders (CTL's) are one of the "go-to" pieces of equipment many contractors choose for working in extreme ground conditions. By design, their long track offers traction, flotation and stability for working in muddy conditions, moving on steep slopes and inclines and over rocky terrain. The tracks and undercarriage are the CTL's first line of defense for conquering rugged underfoot environments. "It all comes down to... Keep Reading
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