We’re four days away from the 2018 Rental Show! On February 19, everything will be live in New Orleans.  We are excited to display our latest products along with some updated classics.  Once at the show it can be challenging to see everything in our booth and to understand how each product works.  In an attempt to highlight our newest and most popular products, we will be blogging about them periodically over the next 30 days.  The blog posts will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The hope is that you will find products that make your rental store more profitable and more efficient.

Who is Granite Industries?

Granite Industries Inc. is a manufacturing company founded in 1997 by Steve Wyse. Steve propelled Granite to the top of the scaffold industry with 43 years of scaffolding experience. We are headquartered in Ohio and have warehouses around the country. In addition to scaffold, Granite is a leader in staging, bleachers, carts and fencing products. Granite Industries has two primary brands under its company umbrella; American Cart hand trucks and Overland Carts electric powered carts.  All three of these brands will be at the 2018 ARA Rental Show in the Granite Industries booth (booth #1051)

Introducing the Granite Industries Top 5

Here’s our list of the top five items to check out at the 2018 ARA Rental Show in New Orleans!

  1. Hose Storage Racks
  2. Tent Stake Storage Racks
  3. Transformer Powered Hand Truck
  4. Dish Tray Storage Racks
  5. Drywall Cart – Basic Model

1.  Hose Storage Racks

Our best-selling new rack of 2017!  This rack is built to withstand the daily rigors of rental shop use.  Extremely popular with rental companies to store all of their discharge hoses.  The racks can be stacked up to three units high.  Each rack is capable of holding 2,000 pounds.  A set of eight inch swivel casters come standard with each rack.  Forklift pockets are built in for easy stacking and moving.  Available leg heights of 33” and 39”.  Each rack is made in the USA and comes with a three year warranty.  Shop Online: Hose Storage Racks

2.  Tent Stake Storage Racks

This heavy duty rack is built to withstand up to 1,500 pounds.  That’s equal to 150 tent stakes (2″ heads, 24″ long, 10 lbs. each).  Easily load tent stakes in the cart, alternating end for end.  E-ratchet strap brackets are built into the cart for improved load security.  The rack is stackable up to three units high.  Add the optional rolling base for even more versatility.  Available leg heights are 23″ or 38″.  Each rack is made in the USA and comes with a three year warranty.  Shop online: Tent Stake Storage Racks

3.  Transformer Power Hand Trucks

The Transformer Hand Truck from Overland Carts changes the way companies operate.  Built on the powerful electric drive system found in all Overland Carts, this hand truck is capable of handling up to 750 pounds.  Unique to this cart is the built in versatility.  The cart has multiple attachments that can be added or removed quickly and easily via one pin.   Each cart runs on a rechargeable battery pack that is capable of providing power for daily use (6-8 hours).  Shop online: Transformer Powered Hand Truck
Available attachments include:

4.  Dish Tray Storage Racks

The NEW dish carts from American Cart is designed to handle all your food service needs. Transport racks of dishes, glasses and tableware in a safe and secure cart. The new line of dish carts and dollies helps speed up setup and tear down at events or just make the kitchen more efficient. The larger Dish Cart and Double Stack Dolly are capable of handling two racks,.  The two stack capacity carts cut down on the trips to and from the kitchen.  Shop online: Dish Tray Storage Racks

5.  Drywall Cart – Basic

The NEW Drywall Cart Basic Model combines simplicity with durability. As with all American Carts, it is made in the USA and comes with a three year warranty. The capacity remains at the industry standard of 3,000 pounds. Built specifically for drywall applications, this cart will make the job easier and more efficient.  Shop online: 
Drywall Cart – Basic Model

What’s the Rental Show?

The ARA Rental Show features some of the biggest and best brands in the rental industry.  The attendees are generally owners or employees of rental stores within the United States and Canada.  Granite Industries has attended the ARA Rental Show every year since we were founded in 1997.  We love meeting the attendees and hearing feedback on our products.  Each year we are more and more impressed with the experience of the show.  This year the show is in New Orleans, which is a favorite location of the Granite staff.  Below are some basics to know about the show;

Official Show Name: The 2018 ARA Rental Show
Tradeshow Dates and Times:
Monday, February 19th – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Tuesday, February 20th – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Wednesday, February 21st – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
More info: http://www.therentalshow.com/

Granite Booth Location – Booth 1051
Granite Industries traditionally has a booth located in the Special Event section near General Tool.  This year is no different; we are located in Booth 1051 in the Special Event section.  The photos below layout the specific location of the Granite Industries booth.  Granite’s booth number for the 2018 Rental Show is: #1051.

What else can I expect to find in the Granite Industries booth?

We make sure to feature products from each category of our company.  Over the next 30 days there will be products highlighted from each category.

General Info

Show: The Rental Show
Association: American Rental Association (ARA)
Website: www.ararental.com
Dates: February 19th – February 21st

Location: New Orleans, LA
Booth Number: 1051
Granite Representatives: Chad Kern, Matt Wyse & Steve Wyse
Shop Online: store.graniteind.com
Visit Granite’s Homepage:

Specials: Available upon request – support@graniteind.com

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you!


Granite Industries was founded in 1997 in Archbold, Ohio.  We've quickly grown to be a leader in scaffolding, staging, bleachers and material handling products.

Granite Industries
595 East Lugbill Rd.
Archbold, OH 43502
Phone: 1-877-447-2648
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT, M-F