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Dear Valued Customer,

As the Fall of 2015 leaves us and old man winter prepares to greet us, here’s a recap of things you may have missed while you were raking the leaves and carving your pumpkins.
“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.”
– Andrea Gibson
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen
Durante Rentals Awarded the
2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award
Durante Rentals was recently awarded the 2015 Corporate Culture Award by SmartCEO Magazine. The Corporate Culture Awards program honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. 


Anthony DuranteCEO Anthony Durante and Director of Marketing Adam Zunic attended the awards gala in New York City on December 3rd. Anthony (pictured to the left) proudly accepted the award on behalf of the company as we celebrated with the 40 other well deserving winners including some well known names like LeadDog Marketing Group, Crain’s New York Business, Saint Christopher’s Inc. and
Russel Simmons’ Rush Communications, to name just a few.

Anthony Durante and Adam Zunic SmartCEO
(l to r) CEO, Anthony Durante,  Director of Marketing, Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals Wins the ICIC and Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 Award
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine selected Durante Rentals to the 2015 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes Durante Rentals as a successful inner city business and a role model for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities. 
Our President John Durante was in Boston to attend the networking reception and awards ceremony where he accepted the award on behalf of the company.

“We are extremely honored to have made this prestigious list” said President John Durante. “Awards and accolades aside, we are genuinely proud to be helping our local citizens create better prospects for themselves, their families and the communities where they reside.” 
Industry Veteran Damien Rispoli Joins Durante Rentals Management Team
Durante Rentals has added a key piece to their sales management team with the recent hire of industry veteran Damien Rispoli. 
Damian Rispoli
Damien joins Durante with over 20 years of experience in 
rentals, sales, training and operations experience. In his new role, Damien will be managing and developing Durante Rentals newest location opening in March of 2016. 
“We are excited to have
Damien on board and part of
the Durante team as he brings
a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the table,” said President John Durante. 


“He is a welcomed addition during this exciting period of rapid growth for the company”. Read the press release.
CEO Anthony Durante Named one of the “Kings of Queens” by the STAR Network

 

Anthony Durante King of Queens

Our CEO, Anthony Durante was recently honored as one of the “Kings of Queens” by the STAR Network and the Queens Courier. 


More than 700 supporters and business leaders in construction, real estate, banking and other industries attended the annual networking and awards gala at the Terrace on the Park. 

Special Guests, Fox 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods and Miss USA National 2015 Katherine McQuade, were the guests of honor. Also on hand to share in the festivities were NYC Public Advocate Letitisia James, City Councilman Peter Koo, Senator Toby Stavisky and Senator Jose Peralta.
Thousands of dollars were raised for St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and Project Eliminate, a Kiwanis club initiative that aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

 

2nd Annual Company Bowling Outing
Durante Rentals staff bowling event

Durante Rentals held their 2nd Annual Bowling Event at Whitestone Lanes back in September. A great time was had by all as about 25 staff members ate, drank and bowled their hearts out – or at least attempted to in some cases.
As Vice President Eddie Rivera pointed out in his impromptu speech, “The owners put these events together to give something back to their loyal and hard-working team members and we the staff surely appreciate it.”
Teams were chosen to battle it our for the chance at a free company catered lunch the following day. A special shout out to CEO Anthony Durante for his high score of 178. Not too shabby for someone who hadn’t picked up a ball since his early childhood days.
Coming Soon
The New Takeuchi TL12V2 Vertical Lift Loader
Click the PLAY BUTTON below for a awesome preview of Takeuchi’s all new TL12 V2 Vertical LiftTrack Loader.
Introducing the New TL12V2 Track Loader
The TL12V2 is the largest, most capable track loader in the industry, and the new vertical lift loader arrangement delivers an impressive 45% greater operating capacity over the TL12. 
The new vertical lift arm design provides increased lift height and greater balance while the low cross member improves forward visibility…..
Call us for more information at 718-697-6969
Run, Don’t Walk to Get The Best Calendar
You Will Ever Own
Durante Rentals 2016 Calendar
It’s that time of year again…calendar season. Stop in to one of our four convenient locations and pick one up a FREE copy for your home, office or job-site. 
Fun, vibrant and full of color, the 2016 Durante Rentals calendar is the calendar you want to guide you through
the next 12 months. See the back cover below for a monthly preview.
Durante Light Tower Featured on Hit NetFlix Comedy Show: Master of None
One of our Allmand Light Towers recently made a guest appearance on the new Netflix comedy: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None. Unfortunately, it did not have a speaking part this time around. Perhaps on the next episode? Tune in to Netflix to find out.
Thank you from the Staff
As always, we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers, vendors, partners, friends and family for your support. You are the reason we are as successfull as we are. For more information about Durante Rentals or our products, please visit our website. DuranteRentals.com.


Sincerely,

The Staff
Durante Rentals

718-697-6969
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– by Kendall Jones
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA for short, has determined that there are four main safety hazards that accounted for 57.7% of all fatalities in construction in 2013. Dubbed the “Fatal Four” by OSHA, they include…….Keep reading
Construction Net Employment Makes Big Monthly Gains in October
– by Hanley Wood Data Studio
Total seperations decreased significantly in October, resulting in a monthly gain of approximately 33,000 jobs in the construction sector. Construction job openings increased in October after trending down for three consecutive months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). There were 126,000….Keep reading
Obama Signs $305B Highway Bill
– by Keith Laing
 President Obama signed into law a five-year, $305 billion highway bill on Friday, with just hours to spare before the scheduled expiration of the nation’s road and transit spending. Funding had been set to expire at midnight. The new law, paid for with gas tax revenue and a… Keep reading 
Safety Lapses and Deaths Amid a Building Boom in New York
– by David W. Chen
An increase in fatalities and injuries has mostly affected undocumented immigrant laborers and far exceeds the rate of new construction. New York city is experiencing a building boom that has transformed barren blocks and led to a frenzy of construction on commercial and residential buildings across all five boroughs. But that activity has come at a sobering cost…Keep reading
New York Wheel Construction Goes Live
-by REW
The New York Wheel, the 60-story observation wheel that will be the world’s tallest when it opens in 2017, received approval from the New York City Council on changes to the overall project. Live video will available on the New York Wheel website at newyorkwheel.com
The wheel will be located adjacent to the Yankees….Keep reading
Suspects Wanted for $100,000 Construction Equipment Theft
– by NBC New York
Police are working to identify two suspects wanted in connection with a slew of burglaries of construction equipment in Brooklyn. The NYPD released an image of suspects from surveillance footage. The suspects are wanted in connection with six burglaries committed at various construction sites in Brooklyn. The value of the stolen equipment is estimated at $106,670.
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Contact Us
Queens
133-58 31st Drive
Flushing, NY 11354
718-697-6969
Bronx
717 Hutch River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10465
718-239-6969
Mt. Vernon
738 South 3rd Ave
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-663-6969
Elmsford
122 N. Saw Mill River Rd.
Elmsford, NY 10523
914-347-6969
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