By the numbers


Net sales for The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., in fiscal 2012, ended Oct. 31, 2012, up 4 percent over last year. Net earnings were $129.5 million or $2.14 per share.


Number of years Allmand Bros., Holdrege, Neb., has now been in business. Under the leadership of the family’s third generation, the company manufactures portable lighting, heating and traffic safety equipment. The company was founded in 1938 in a small garage in Huntley, Neb., where brothers Leslie and Walter Allmand built their own arc welder when they couldn’t afford one for their repair shop. The company says it worked so well, neighbors then asked them to build welders for them and the business was launched.


Percentage increase in third quarter fiscal 2013 revenue to $582.1 million for Titan Machinery, West Fargo, N.D. The company said gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $94.1 million, compared to $74.0 million in the third quarter last year.


Percentage increase in third quarter revenues for H&E Equipment Services, Baton Rouge, La., to $204.5 million. Net income was $3.7 million in third quarter.



First half revenues of Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, S.C., up 17.7 percent over the same time period last year. The company said it also improved equipment on rent by 10 percent with utilization at 72 percent.


Percentage increase in third quarter revenue for CERF, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to $7.8 million. For the first nine months of 2012, revenues are up 27 percent over last year to $422.5 million.



Worldwide third quarter equipment rental revenue for Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC), Park Ridge, N.J., up
12.8 percent compared to the same time period last year. Adjusted pre-tax income for worldwide equipment rental for the third quarter 2012 was $76.2 million.



Worldwide net sales and revenue for fiscal 2012 for Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., up 13 percent over last year. Net sales of equipment for the year was $33.5 billion. Net income attributable to Deere in fiscal 2012 was $3.065 billion or $7.63 per share.



The number of operational locations for National Trench Safety, Houston, after the company opened a new traffic safety branch operation in Los Angeles in December. NTS now has operations in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.



Total amount the ARA Foundation board of trustees voted to donate to go toward Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, giving $3,000 each to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. These agencies were chosen because “the trustees felt the immediate relief efforts of the American Red Cross and the longer-term assistance provided by the Salvation Army are vital to aiding residents,” says ARA Foundation Chairman Doron Broadfoot, president of The Rent-It Store, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“The people in this region have suffered such devastating damage. We wanted to contribute to the relief efforts on a broad scale. We know that rental companies, which have a great deal of equipment in the area, are supporting the efforts of cities and municipalities. As the philanthropic arm of the equipment rental industry, we wanted to broaden that reach because we know that the recovery and rebuilding will take a considerable period of time,” he adds.

Foundation Vice Chairman Catherine DeBusk, CERP, vice president of Party People Rentals, Phoenix, says the agencies as well as local organization are invaluable to the welfare of those living in the affected areas. “We wanted to show our support for their efforts. A strong financial contribution to both the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army was our way of helping them assist those in need,” she says.