Pro Contractor Rentals magazine appoints new editor

Direct Business Media, a specialty niche media services provider covering the industrial and construction markets, recently appointed Clair Urbain as editor of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine and its associated web site, and e-newsletter, Pro Contractor Rentals Weekly.

Clair Urbain, editor
Clair Urbain, Editor

Urbain replaces Mike Martin, who has retired. Urbain brings nearly 40 years of editorial and marketing experience in construction, distribution and agriculture to the company.

“We are thrilled that Clair has joined our company. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to our company, which will serve our readers and advertisers well,” said Rich Vurva, a co-owner of Direct Business Media. “Having worked with Clair in the past, I know him to be an accomplished editor and true professional. He will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Pro Contractor Rentals reaches more than 13,500 rental centers and dealers across the United States, whose primary business is renting equipment and tools to contractors. Its editorial focus is on helping independent rental centers and dealers/distributors that specialize in construction tools and equipment to identify and expand into new markets and applications, improve utilization, manage employees, serve customers, and remain profitable in today’s competitive construction rental market.

Direct Business Media, LLC (DBM) also publishes Industrial Supply and Contractor Supply magazines and their associated websites and e-mail newsletters, the Specialty Tool and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) Member Directory, and the Industrial Supply Association Annual Membership Directory, as well as IDC Industrial Review on behalf of IDC-USA. DBM is staffed and managed by its owners, who are dedicated to providing customers with the highest levels of service, professionalism and integrity in the industry. It is located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.