CEA Welcomes American Rental Association as Newest CEA Affiliate Member

HOUSTON, TXConsumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to announce that the American Rental Association (ARA) has joined as its newest affiliate member.  ARA is an international trade association that represents the equipment rental companies and the manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment.  Given their status as an equipment supplier to the energy industry, as well as a significant consumer of fuel, ARA will work with CEA to promote an energy policy that benefits consumers with lower prices through the safe and responsible development of our natural resources and.

The American Rental Association’s members operate in all 50 states and beyond.  The association has more than 7,500 rental businesses and 1,100 manufacturers and suppliers.

“The American Rental Association is pleased to join Consumer Energy Alliance and to build on the important work the organization is doing to promote a balanced, sensible energy policy that benefits our membership.  This partnership with CEA makes sense for ARA’s members,” said ARA Vice President for Government Affairs John McClelland.  “Many of our members depend on a thriving energy sector.  We supply the heavy equipment used across the industry – from the construction and servicing of pipelines, like Keystone XL, to industrial users like refineries.  And as consumers, our members also depend on affordable gasoline and diesel prices to fuel their fleets. ”

“We are excited to have such an important industry join CEA.  Construction companies and industrial users – often associated with energy development – depend on the availability of heavy duty equipment.  The small businesses that make up ARA’s membership are a critical part of the energy sector, and their voice needs to be heard in the energy debate,” CEA President David Holt said regarding ARA’s decision to join the coalition.  “We look forward to working with ARA to enhance the discussion of energy policy in this country and to promote projects and development that support ARA’s membership.”

To learn more about the American Rental Association, please visit www.ararental.org.