April 17, 2014 
 Dear Valued Customer,

Welcome to April's edition of our "What's New at Durante Rentals" newsletter! With spring in the air, and job-sites and projects in full swing after a brutal winter, we wanted to let our valued customers know what we've been working on to better serve you moving forward. 

Elmsford Branch Now Open for Business
We're Open - Come on Down!

Our newest location in Elmsford is now open
for business!

We've been working around the clock to stock this location with everything offered at our other three locations including air tools, compressors, chainsaws, generators, boom lifts and more.

Did we mention that our Elmsford location will be the main showroom for our newest Takeuchi line? Make sure to stop by and demo one of these beautiful machines. We have many new models already on hand including their most popular skid steers, mini excavators and track loaders.

We're located right across the street from the well-known Paul Bunyan statue at the BP gas station. Our address is 122 N. Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523.

Stop by or call us at 914-347-6969.

Durante Named Newest NY Takeuchi Dealer

Durante Rentals Joins Forces with Takeuchi-US

(pictured from left: John Vranches (NE Regional Manager), John Durante, Anthony Durante and Clay Eubanks (President of Takeuchi US)

We're both honored and excited to announce that Takeuchi, one of the most respected names in the construction industry, has selected us as their newest New York dealer. Our territory will include all 5 boroughs of NYC, Westchester and Rockland county.

We've already started receiving shipments of their most popular and best-selling skid steers, mini excavators and track loaders. Our main showrooms will be located at our Elmsford and Bronx locations while service and parts will be run through our Flushing, Queens location.

Inventors of the compact excavator in 1970, Takeuchi is well respected throughout the industry and their machines are well known for their ruggedness, durability, comfort and sleek design.

Please visit www.nytakeuchi.com for full details and product specs.

Durante Rentals at ConExpo 2014
What Happens in Vegas......
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 took center
stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and serious buyers. Durante Rentals was represented by President John Durante, CEO Anthony Durante, and Mt. Vernon Branch Manager and 2013 Durante Employee of the Year, Chris Piesco.

Total registration and education tickets sold of 129,364 soared past last edition of the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The shows also set new records for exhibit space and number of exhibitors. 

The co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, at t
he Las Vegas (USA) Convention Center, delivered a global showcase of the newest product innovations and technologies for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries with more than 1,000 new products and services on display. Read more

New Equipment
Boxer 532DX Mini-Skid
Now Bigger and Better

Key Features
  • 32 HP Kubota Diesel
  • 2,100 lbs. tip capacity
  • 1,050 lbs.operation capacity (50% tip load)
  • 735 lbs.operation capacity (35% tip load)
  • Variable flow hydraulics
  • Variable track widening system
  • Dedicated oil cooler to better manage hydraulic heat generation
  • Stand-On Platform for operator safety and comfort
  • Well balanced and stable
  • Excellent ground speed
  • Skid steer style controls 

Solar Tech Silent Messenger Boards
Now with Remote Programming 

We've recently added brand new Solar Tech Silent Messenger Dynamic Message Signs to our rental fleet. These state-of-the-art signs have the capability of being programmed remotely from your desktop, laptop, tablet or even your smartphone. 

Their new "command center" capability allows you to manage, monitor, and segment your fleet of traffic safety equipment with it's GPS tracking feature.

Call us today for more information at 718-697-6969.
Our President in Washington, DC
John Durante in DC

Durante Rentals President, John Durante, was recently in our country's capital meeting with key decision makers, including the offices of our very own NY Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer.

John was attending caucuses aimed at changing policies that directly affect us as well as all New York based businesses.

One of the key agenda items discussed was the extension of Section 179 of the US tax code, allowing small businesses to immediately deduct costs of certain investments. Basically, it allows a business to accelerate depreciation on many types of equipment that is used for their business. This would allow small businesses to expense up to $500,000 a year if they invest $2,000,000 in new capital assets.  Section 179 is a great program as it encourages small businesses to spend money.  Once a business spends more than $2,500,000 they are not applicable for any acceleration under Section 179 and therefore it truly is a tax setup to assist small businesses.
Another key agenda item was the Health Insurance Tax (HIP) which most would like to see repealed. The new healthcare law includes an $145 billion health insurance tax that will fall hard on small businesses. The HIT, which is levied on health insurance companies, will almost entirely be passed on to consumers in the fully insured marketplace, where nearly all small businesses and the self-employed purchase their coverage. This new tax on small businesses will raise insurance costs for already struggling small businesses and is contrary to the goals of healthcare reform.  

Annual Lobbying Day in Albany
CFO Chris Jones Lobbying in Albany

Durante CFO, Christopher Jones attended the Westchester Business Council's (BCW) annual Lobbying Day in Albany on February 26th. Along with 20 other business owners and executives from BCW, Chris took the all day trip to discuss the Legislative Agenda for Westchester with New York's key political leaders. 


Chris met and spoke with Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Westchester Republican Senator Greg Ball, Senator George Latimer as well as several other Assemblymen, Commissioners and lobbyists. Key on the agenda were discussions around amending the Scaffold Law which New York is the only state in the country to have such a drastic law as well as discussions were had on trying to find common ground on Theft of Services Bill.  


"It was an interesting day, learning more about how the inner circles of Albany work, and realizing just like any business, the leadership responds to face-to-face meetings. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, even in Albany glad I was there to speak up for our industry on the Scaffold Law and push our agenda on Theft of Services", said Chris.


Our First Annual March Madness Bracket Winner

Congratulations to Anthony Gross!

Our first annual NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge was a huge success. Thank you to all that participated and submitted their brackets. We hope to make next year's tournament even bigger and better with more participants and more prizes.


As you probably already know, there wasn't a single perfect bracket filled out in the entire country. As much as we wanted to give away a free Takeuchi Skid Steer, we'll have to give it another go next year. 


Once again, congratulations to Anthony Gross for his first place finish. We're sure he'll enjoy his prize of four NY Mets tickets at Citifield with all you can eat Hyundai Club access. Lets go Mets!


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Durante Rentals

In This Issue
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Industry News
When Lawsuits Protect Hardhats - The Fight Over the Scaffold Law
New York is about to embark on a historic building boom - and that has touched off a furious new round in a long-running battle about how to protect the health and safety of the workers who create the city's glittering skyline. 
Construction Companies Face Worker Shortage
With teens being pushed towards college and older workers entering retirement, many construction companies are finding that there are not enough skilled workers to fill the positions availableRead More
NYC Non-Residential Construction Spending Dropped in 2013
Construction of office space, institutional development, sports/entertainment venues and hotels fell to 6.9 percent in 2013 to $8.4 billion from the prior year, making the third consecutive year-over-year non-residential spending decline, according to a new New York Building Congress analysis.
 Read more
Huge Crain Awaits NY Bridge Job
Billed as one of the world's largest floating cranes, the Left Coast Lifter will be going to work this Spring on a new span that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River north of New York City. Here are five things to know about:
Gov. Cuomo Announces End of N.Y. Works Bridge Projects
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that all 112 NY Works accelerated bridge projects have been completed and open to motorists. With this milestone, a majority of NY Works-funded transportation infrastructure projects are completed. 
Watch Giant Construction Equipment have an Epic Jenga Battle
Construction equipment is useful for digging through soil, erecting new buildings, and.....engaging in the largest Jenga competition known to man.
Home Construction Rose in March
WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But, applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Dept. said.
Did Construction Workers Just Unearth L.A.'s Original Aqueduct?
It began as little more than a modest trench in the ground, but its name - Zanja Madre,or Mother Ditch - speaks to the importance of this proto-aqueduct to early Los Angeles. Diverting water from the free-flowing Los Angeles river, the Zanja Madre did indeed rear tiny Los Angeles, founded in 1781 as an agricultural colony on the outskirts of the Spanish empire.
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Bronx, NY 10465
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Elmsford, NY 10523
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