At last week's Hire 17, the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) took the time to applaud excellence in the sector.
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Hire 17 showcased numerous new products and exhibitors took the opportunity to show off their equipment.

And at its Excellence Awards gala dinner on Thursday, May 11, the association unveiled the companies and products that showcased excellence (more on some of these products here).

Here are the 2017 Excellence Awards winners and finalists:

  • Best Exhibition Stand - Under 36m2: Briggs & Stratton
  • Best Exhibition Stand - Over 36m2: Genie
  • Best New Product - General: Vermeer for its  CTX100 Mini Skid Steer LoaderT
  • Best New Product - Access: Genie for its Hybrid Genie Z-60/37FE fuel electric articulating boom lift
  • Supplier of the Year - Access: JLG Industries (Australia)
  • Supplier of the Year: Hiretech
  • Rental Company of the Year - Events: Barlens Event Hire
  • Rental Company of the Year - Under $5 million: Swan Hill Hire
  • Rental Company of the Year: Preston Hire
  • Finalists for Rental Company of the Year -  Events were Barlens Event Hire, Illuminated Industries, and South Coast Party Hire
  • Finalists for Rental Company of the Year - Under $5 million were Performance Tower Hire, Redi 2 Hire, and Swan Hill Hire
  • Finalists for Rental Company of the year were: Aim Hire, Preston Hire, Prime Rentals, and TFH Hire Services

Hire 17 was held at Rosehill Gardens in NSW on May 10 and 11.