Keeping up with the Plant & Hire Aid Alliance

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This month’s Front Porch guest is Joan McKinlay from our UK office, who participated in the Plant & Hire Aid Alliance‘s recent convoy to Slovakia to provide equipment and supplies to Ukrainian refugees. Since the full episode won’t be shared until after the next Plant & Hire Aid Alliance event takes place, we wanted to […]

Podcast: The #PORIC22 Industry Panel

The PORIC22 Industry Panel onstage at the International Conference in 2022.

In a special edition of The Front Porch, we recorded our Industry Panel session at the 2022 International Conference. Panelists include, in order of appearance: John Hiatt, SitePro Rentals Frances Ellison, Curated Events Michelle Kuenning Bullock, Tates Rents Matt Musgrove, Tejas Equipment Rental We talked about the challenges they’ve seen in the rental industry over […]

Jeremy Mackey, Lead Trainer for Learning & Development

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Jeremy Mackey grew up wanting to be a Power Ranger and now he’s delivering lessons and knowledge to Point of Rental users…so, pretty close! We got his backstory, learned what brought him from Oklahoma to Texas and got his fantasy football insights just in time for your drafts (he’s a back-to-back defending fantasy league champion […]

Bridget Otten, American Rental Association

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Bridget Otten grew up in the Quad Cities and knew she wanted to be in the event-creating industry early in life. Now the ARA’s Director of Meetings and Events, she and her team help create memorable networking events nationwide. We talked about her path to where she is today, played a game of “Otten or […]

Sara Wilhite, HR and Payroll Manager

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Sara Wilhite did, in fact, want to be a HR professional growing up! She shares tales from a life in HR with us on the Front Porch this month. We learned about her karaoke skills and the wide range of music she prefers to perform. We also learned a lot about drug testing, how NOT […]

Samantha Ruttura, Our Rental Pumps

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Samantha Ruttura of Our Rental Pumps was born into the construction industry, but found her own niche in the concrete pump rental industry. She talked about growing up on Long Island, how she decided to get into concrete pumping, getting involved in the industry as a whole, and more. We also learned about taking pride […]

Brian Beaudry, NI Content Generator

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Brian Beaudry works on the marketing team, is a producer on this show, and was…well, he was the person we had available when we needed a last-minute guest. We learned about his early dreams of professional sports superstardom, his recruitment into the Marine Corps, how he ended up in marketing after a few career changes, […]

Amy Mulligan, AJM Hire Co.

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We welcome our first Australian guest to The Front PORch! Amy Mulligan joins us from Western Australia – she and her husband founded AJM Hire Co. in 2019 after having wanted to open a hire business for years…only to have to close it as COVID and lockdowns hit Australia. But they’re back into the hire […]

Ross Stratman, Development Team Lead, Essentials

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We talked to Essentials Team Lead Ross Stratman about being a developer for many, many years, some of what he’s done professionally, and how he went from wanting to be a cowboy into becoming a software developer. We also talked about his time at Point of Rental and what it’s like to work with his […]

Behind the Scenes: A 40th Anniversary Webinar

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Instead of going outside of Point of Rental to talk to industry leaders, we looked within for May 2022. After a month spent celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary and planning for the next 40+ years, our regional leaders did an internal “Ask Me Anything” webinar for employees. Since most of the up-front content was pretty […]