Herc Holdings completes acquisition of Rapid Equipment Rental; Also announces acquisition of SkyKing Lift Rentals

Herc Holdings Inc. , a North American equipment rental supplier operating through Herc Rentals Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of Toronto-based Rapid Equipment Rental Limited.

Rapid Equipment is a full-service general equipment rental company comprising approximately 110 employees and seven locations serving construction and industrial customers throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) — one of the largest equipment rental markets in North America.

The company also announced that it has acquired Chicago-area SkyKing Lift Rentals, a single-location equipment rental business specializing in mobile elevating work platforms, including scissor and boom lifts. The addition of SkyKing expands the company’s Chicago-area presence to six physical locations.

Larry Silber headshot

Larry Silber, president and chief executive officer

“I am pleased to welcome Rapid Equipment and SkyKing to Team Herc,” said Larry Silber, president and chief executive officer. “With both teams now on board, we have significantly improved our coverage in the dynamic Toronto and Chicago equipment rental markets as we continue to serve a diverse mix of construction, industrial, and government customers.”

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