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Brian Richardson, your ARA regional director, on the state of the industry

I recently traveled to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) headquarters in Moline, Ill., to take part in the ARA Executive Committee meeting. As a member of the association’s Event Rental Advocacy Workgroup, I was able to weigh in on conversations concerning the state of event rentals and I was happy to be able to tell the committee — based on what I am seeing out there in my rental segment — that events are back.

Expo Events: It all began with salsa

Today, Expo Events in Fresno, Calif., covers all areas of the event rental space. There is the large event rental division, the trade show division, the audio-visual division and the creative division that can design and build custom furniture and props. No matter your event rental need, Expo Events can take care of it.

ARA celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Back in 1955, 21 rental operators volunteered their time to help form what is now the American Rental Association (ARA). Since that pivotal effort, rental operators from around the country have continued to share their expertise and give of their time to advance the rental industry in the areas of education, consumer awareness, advocacy and community support.