US rental companies acted quickly to help those affected by the massive Hurricane Irene last week. With damage expected to reach US$10 billion in value and an estimated 5 million homes without electricity, there was enormous demand for temporary power as well as pumping capacity.
Japanese rental giant Kanamoto established a disaster task force on the day of the earthquake and tsunami and like its competitors is doing its best to help in the recovery efforts. All its staff in the affected areas are “alive and safe”.
Japan’s rental industry is working hard to provide back-up for the country’s rescue operations following the earthquake and tsunami last Friday but is being severely hampered by shortages of equipment and fuel.