2011 promises to be a better year for equipment rental firms, and more of their business will be coming from government agencies. "Rental activity is increasing at all levels of government, whether on a federal, state or local level," says Chris Wehrman, CEO of the Moline, Ill.-based American Rental Association (ARA). "Particularly with renewed focus on fiscal responsibility and wise use of tax dollars, these agencies and municipalities are seeing rental as a cost-effective solution to their equipment needs. Equipment rental is the practical solution."
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