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New Powered Access Rental, Sales Operation RG Rents Adds Hy-Brid Lifts to Fleet | Construction News

New Powered Access Rental, Sales Operation RG Rents Adds Hy-Brid Lifts to Fleet | Construction News

St. Louis, Mo.-based RG Rents now carries Custom Equipment Inc.'s Hy-Brid Lifts low-level scissor lifts in its rental, sales, and service fleet. 

RG Rents, which offers, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and telehandlers, has added the Hy-Brid Lifts to its inventory due to increasing demand from contractors for lightweight lifts. Their lightweight allows contractors to work on top of delicate flooring, such as tile, laminate and raised floors. Contractors can also move the lifts over poured concrete several days sooner than heavier alternatives, resulting in increased productivity. 

“Hy-Brid Lifts comprise about a quarter of our inventory because of this growing demand,” said Dan Tumminello, RG Rents' chairman. “In addition to their light weight, they also have more lifting capacity than the average lift, so contractors can maximize the amount of equipment and materials they can transport and use at the worksite.”

Justin Kissinger, Custom Equipment marketing manager, is excited about the RG Rents partnership because of the owners’ long history with Hy-Brid Lifts and providing exceptional customer service. Joe Alonzo, Henrique Tavares, and Tumminello opened RG Rents in January 2015 after working several years in the aerial platform industry. For roughly 15 years, Tumminello and Alonzo owned Midwest Aerials’ three Missouri locations in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield, and its Bloomington, Ill., store until they sold the company in 2011. Tavares operated Escalar Lifts in the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte for more than 20 years and also sold the business in 2011. 

“Dan and Joe rented and sold Hy-Brid Lifts for many years, and I know that, along with Henrique, they will represent Hy-Brid Lifts well,” Kissinger said. “They are very knowledgeable on scissor lifts and provide around-the-clock service to ensure RG Rents’ customers get fast delivery and service responses.”


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