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At the beginning of the year, most construction businesses weren’t thinking about their crisis management plans.

In fact, 2020 started full of promise for Durante Rentals.

Equipment rental revenues were up in North America and projected by the American Rental Association to continue to grow faster than GDP.

The New York-based chain was planning to expand from its 10 locations in the Tri-State area to New England and throughout the East Coast.

And on Feb. 6, Durante Rentals announced its move to its new headquarters, located at 145 Huguenot St. in downtown New Rochelle, New York.

It was going to be a big year.

That weekend, CEO Anthony Durante, who co-founded the rental company in 2009, headed to The ARA Show in Orlando, Florida, feeling pretty good. The atmosphere at the event, held Feb. 9-12, buzzed with positive electricity.

But back home, the danger was quietly waiting. Read the rest of this article on the Gearflow.com Blog.