A Letter from Our CEO
Christine L. Wehrman
American Rental Association
Welcome to the Web site for the American Rental Association (ARA), the international trade association for the equipment rental industry. This site has been designed to share information with you about the work of the association which is representative of the industry and completed at the request of members while guided by ARA volunteer leaders and staff members. ARA was begun in 1955 when 21 rental owners took it upon themselves to form an organization based in Moline, Illinois to represent their business interests. Today, the industry reflects a proud heritage created by generations of rental operators, manufacturers and suppliers. We look forward to the future and invite your participation with us.
ARA is a member directed organization, dependent upon a close working relationship between the membership and association. Now in our sixth decade of operation, the ARA is the source for industry research, government affairs, information, business development tools, insurance, education and training, networking and marketplace opportunities for the equipment rental industry throughout the world. Whether you are involved in a rental business, a manufacturer or supplier of rental equipment, a customer of our industry, a member of the media or a future employee, this Web site is designed to help you better understand who we are, what we do and why ARA membership is essential to success within this industry. Thanks for visiting the ARA Web site, I think you will enjoy getting acquainted with the ARA and learning about our dynamic industry.
Come back and visit us often.
CEO, American Rental Association