Hertz Equipment Rental Wins Latin Builders Association's 2013 Equipment Rental Company of The Year Award

Oct 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from The Hertz Corporation

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has announced that the Latin Builders Association® (LBA), the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States, has recognized Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (hertzequip.com) with the 2013 Equipment Rental Company of the Year award. The annual awards program, which is nominated and voted on by fellow LBA members and colleagues, honors companies who have made a significant positive impact on South Florida's business community.

Lois Boyd, Group President, Hertz Equipment Rental, said: "We feel very privileged to receive this distinguished award from the prestigious Latin Builders Association. We are proud to serve South Florida in a wide array of construction and industrial projects, and will continue to expand our support to customers in the region through new products and services, network growth, and additional staff. South Florida is also close to our hearts as Hertz is in the process of relocating its worldwide headquarters to Estero, Florida."

Hertz Equipment Rental, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses.   In South Florida, branches in Fort Myers, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, and West Palm Beach, along with Jacksonville in North Florida provide a wide range equipment for rent or sale including aerial, compaction and paving, earth moving, generators, forklifts, trucks, trailers and small tools.

The company has additional branches in Lakeland, Miami, and Orlando specially dedicated to providing high-quality equipment for pumping, power generation and energy distribution. Contractors typically use Hertz Pump & Power equipment for dewatering a construction site, bypassing a sewer line, transferring a tank or preparing for hurricanes, or providing portable power solutions for disaster relief or general construction.

Established in 1971, The Latin Builders Association is a non-profit organization that encompasses a vast array of individuals and companies related to South Florida's vibrant construction industry. With more than 750 member companies, the organization embodies the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians and tradesmen, providing a vital forum for discussion, networking, training/development, and representation at the local and state levels.

About Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (www.hertzequip.com) – a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation since 1965 - operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale.  Products include aerial manlifts, air compressors and tools, earthmoving equipment and power generators, forklifts and material handling equipment, pumps, and trucks and trailers.  Hertz Equipment also offers programs and equipment through its customer programs for Aerial, Energy, Entertainment, Government, HERC360 Fleet Management, Industrial Plants, National Accounts and Safety. With approximately 360 locations in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain and Saudi Arabia as well as through international licensees, Hertz Equipment Rental offers daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rentals, tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale.  

About The Hertz Corporation Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, through approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.

Contact: Zoe White +44 1895 553 887 zoewhite@hertz.com

SOURCE The Hertz Corporation