01.05.10 NES To Offer IPAF Traini...ial Equipment Operators


NES To Offer IPAF Training For Aerial Equipment Operators

CHICAGO, IL, January 5, 2010 - NES Rentals Holdings, Inc., one of the largest aerial equipment rental providers in the country, has announced that they have become an AWPT Training Center in the Chicago, IL market and will offer operator training based on the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training program. AWPT is the subsidiary of IPAF that administers North American training programs for aerial platforms.

NES has offered ongoing, structured operator training to customers and employees, but by offering AWPT training, NES will now be able to provide a line of training that is audited and maintained by an independent third party ensuring consistency and up-to-date training. Additionally, NES trainees who go through the AWPT sessions will be certified with the internationally-recognized Powered Access Licensed-registration (PAL) card.

"NES Rentals has made safety its highest priority," stated Andrew P. Studdert, NES Rentals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Being able to help our customers and employees achieve the goal of obtaining a PAL card through IPAF training demonstrates the commitment we have placed on upholding the highest safety and training standards."

NES' first AWPT Training Center opened in Des Plaines, Illinois, to serve the greater Chicagoland area. The training center offers customer training and will conduct operator training for all branch employees who operate or occupy aerial devices. In addition to AWPT training sessions, NES will continue to offer its manufacturer-based training.

"In our ongoing effort to give our customers the best possible products and services, it was natural for us to expand our current operator training programs with AWPT training," said Teresa Kee, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety for NES. "We are pleased to offer our customers several types of training, allowing them to find the program that will help them operate in the safest, most productive way possible."

To obtain more information on NES Rentals' Des Plaines, IL AWPT training center, please contact Teresa Kee at tkee@nesrentals.com or at 773-695-3999. You can also visit www.nesrentals.com.

About NES Rentals Holdings, Inc.

NES Rentals Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest companies in the $25 billion equipment rental industry. The company specializes in renting aerial equipment to industrial and construction end-users. It rents and distributes new equipment for nationally recognized original equipment manufacturers. NES Rentals also sells used equipment as well as complementary parts, supplies and merchandise, and provides repair and maintenance services to its customers. The company is a leading competitor in many of the geographic markets it reaches with 80 locations in 30 states. For more information on NES Rentals, visit www.nesrentals.com.

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