2013 For the Record
  • United Rentals has relocated its headquarters from Greenwich to Stamford, Conn., and moved 67 employees from Greenwich and 15 more from its Shelton, Conn., data center to a 47,000-sq.-ft. space within First Stamford place.
  • John Moran, former CEO of Classic Party Rentals, and Mike Bjornstad, former chief operating officer for Classic Party Rentals, have acquired Wine Country Party & Events, Sonoma, Calif. Marshall and Leslie Bauer, the former owners, will remain with the company as investors and partners. Loren Marple, former Classic general manager for California’s Central Valley region, also joined Wine Country Party & Events as a partner/general manager.
  • Graeme Macdonald, who became CEO designate on June 1, will succeed Alan Blake as JCB’s CEO when Blake retires at the end of the year. Macdonald has held a variety of senior roles during his 16 years at JCB and was most recently the company’s chief operating officer.
  • The Hertz Corp., Park Ridge, N.J., plans to move its worldwide headquarters to Estero, Fla. Over a two year period, up to 700 jobs will be relocated starting later this year, while more than 2,000 personnel will remain in New Jersey and the metro New York City area. The new headquarters is scheduled to be completed in early 2015.
  • Haulotte Group, L’Horme, France, has formed a new subsidiary, Haulotte India, based in Mumbai, India.
  • Kohler Co., Kohler, Wis., plans to expand its Global Power business in three Wisconsin locations. The company’s plans include the creation of 300 new jobs through the expansion of its production facility in Mosel, Wis., as well as its facilities in Saukville and Kohler, Wis.
  • As part of its recent acquisition by U.K.-based Arena Group, Karl’s Event Services, Oak Creek, Wis., is changing its name to Arena Americas. Karl’s will be supporting events in North and South America.
  • Leppo Rents, with six locations in Ohio, has now opened Razor Rents in Carrollton, Ohio, which will focus on the oil and gas opportunities in the Carrollton area. The company sees a long-term need in the Utica shale area for infrastructure development in addition to the pipelines and plant maintenance opportunities the Utica shale will likely produce.
  • Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, and Seven Group Holdings, said in late June that they now plan to retain ownership of Coates Hire, Australia’s largest equipment rental company.