American Rental Association Named Best Place to Work

The American Rental Association (ARA) has been honored as the Best Place to Work 2021 by the Quad City Times. The recognition is based on an employee nomination and employee voting.

The ARA topped the list of Best Places to work in a region with a strong manufacturing legacy. The area is also a business hub with more than 150 companies on Fortune’s 500 and 1000 lists.   

The ARA consists of 64 employees with headquarters in Moline, Illinois. The central goal of the organization is to support the success of 11,000 members across 52 countries and advance the rental industry through strategic pillars that include education, technology, market intelligence, consumer awareness and workforce development.

The designation as a Best Place to Work showcases the ARA’s commitment to workforce development by modeling the culture and support for employees. The result is strong sense of pride and drive to contribute to the goals of the association.

“There is a positive vibe within the organization and a positive attitude shared by all our employees and staff. That comes through to our members and makes people proud to be a part of the ARA,” said Keith Pearson, Rental Industry Workforce Development Director. “When you have a strong belief in the industry that you are a part of, and a belief in supporting that industry, you take pride in what you do.”

The ARA has been a staple in the Quad Cities community since 1955, which includes Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline and Rock Island, Ill.