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Wanted: Nominations for Crime-Fighting Award

Tue January 09, 2007 - National Edition

Nominations are now being accepted for the ARA Insurance Services/National Register Award, an honor bestowed upon an individual who has helped the equipment rental industry fight back against equipment theft.

The third annual ARA Insurance Services/NER award will be presented during a special ceremony at The Rental Show, ARA’s annual convention and trade show taking place in Atlanta, Feb. 7 to 10, 2007. The Rental Show features 700 manufacturers and suppliers of equipment exhibiting their products.

The ARA Insurance Services/NER Award was established to highlight heavy-equipment theft recovery and the hard work of law enforcement personnel to prevent theft and recover stolen equipment. The award recognizes a sworn law enforcement officer or a civilian support person who has “performed exceptional service to the rental industry through the recovery of rental equipment or through theft-recovery initiatives.”

The recipient will be afforded VIP guest status at The Rental Show, including round-trip travel and accommodations and a commemorative plaque. In addition, a $1,000 grant will be awarded to the recipient’s department to aid in equipment-theft investigations.

Nominations may be submitted by Dec. 31, 2006, to Glen Sider at NER by email at, by mail at NER, 108 W. 39th St., Suite 506, New York, NY 10018, or by fax at 212/354-9039.