Custom Equipment announced that recently opened St. Louis-based RG Rentals is now carrying Hy-Brid Lifts’ low-level scissorlifts. RG Rentals, owned by former Midwest Aerials’ owners Dan Tumminello, Joe Alonzo and Henrique Tavares, is an independent company that rents, sells and services scissorlifts, boomlifts and telehandlers. The, rental center, which is offering HB-1430 Hy-Brid Lifts, also maintains customer-owned equipment.
Hy-Brid Lifts comprise a significant portion of RG Rents’ inventory because of increasing demand from contractors for lightweight units. The light weight allows contractors to work on top of delicate flooring such as tile, laminate and raised floors. It also enables contractors to move the lifts over poured concrete several days sooner than heavier alternatives.
“Hy-Brid Lifts comprise about a quarter of our inventory because of this growing demand,” said RG Rents chairman Dan Tumminello. “In addition to their light weight, they also have more lifting capacity than the average lift, so contractors can maximize the amount of equipment and materials they can transport and use at the worksite.”
Alonzo, Tavares and Tumminello opened RG Rentas in January after long careers in the aerial industry. Tumminello and Alonzo owned Midwest Aerials and its locations in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield, Mo., and Bloomington, Ill., before selling the company in 2011. Tavares operated Escalar Lifts in the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte for more than 20 years, selling the business in 2011.
“Dan and Joe rented and sold Hy-Brid Lifts for many years, and I know that, along with Henrique, they will represent Hy-Brid Lifts well,” said Justin Kissinger, Custom Equipment marketing manager. “They are very knowledgeable on scissorlifts and provide around-the-clock service to ensure RG Rents’ customers get fast delivery and service responses.”