Many of you in the rental industry will be heading to New Orleans for ARA's Rental Show held February 5 - 8, 2012. Get ready for a wild week of learning, networking and, eating ... well.... it IS New Orleans! Don't even get me started on all the awesome food choices! Check out the highlights from last year's ARA Rental Show.
To make the most of your time and your money since TIME is MONEY, be sure to come prepared to optimize your trade show experience. Here's a Trade Show Attendee Tip List that will help you plan a productive trip.
So you may be thinking, "Is this the year to add portable air conditioning to my rental inventory?"
Do you rent to mechanical or building contractors?
Do you have accounts with federal, state or local government agencies?
Do you call on building engineers or property managers for commercial sites?
Do you have universities or hospitals that rent from you?
Do you rent to the utility companies or industrial accounts?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you absolutely should have spot coolers in your rental fleet. Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons to add portable air conditioners to your rental fleet.
Now I'm not talking about the small personal portable air conditioners that are manufactured off-shore for residential comfort cooling. You need a portable air conditioner that will stand up to commercial use. A portable air conditioner that is "rentalized" to stand up to constant transport and use.
If you are a party and event rental store, you need a resource for air conditioning for the mid-summer weddings and corporate events that need cooling. You know how working with these clients and event planners can be -- they want everything JUST RIGHT. Be sure you know how to air condition special events the right way. Here's a guide to help you figure out how much cooling you might need.
We're excited to be heading to The Rental Show and even more excited to get to catch up with clients and meet some new prospects. So if you find yourself roaming the aisles not quite sure if you should pull the trigger and add air conditioners to your rental fleet, stop by booth #5528 to chat with us. We've been at The Rental Show year after year and love the opportunity to introduce a new revenue stream to rental stores. See you in New Orleans!