Garrett Monti stumps in Washington

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE — Garrett Monti of Quality Cleaning Equipment & Supply in Luling recently joined colleagues from the equipment rental industry and American Rental Association on Capitol Hill to meet with their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House on high priority issues within the equipment rental industry.

ARA’s annual Legislative Caucus brought together more than 85 ARA members from 35 states for an intense advocacy session.

ARA members, comprised of rental business owners from throughout the United States, held meetings on Capitol Hill with their elected representatives and staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about key industry issues.

“It’s important that we take time to educate leaders on what we do in our businesses so they can properly represent us,” said Monti, who is the general manager of Quality Cleaning Equipment & Supply, an equipment rental business specializing in specialty cleaning and restoration equipment rentals.

The Caucus program included remarks from members of Congress, staff members and coalition partners of ARA, which provided attendees updates on these key issues prior to visiting Capitol Hill.

“These one-on-one sessions that ARA members have with their senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., are essential for our industry to communicate how public policy decisions impact business, employees and communities,” said ARA CEO and Executive Vice President Christine Wehrman.

“Each individual can have a tremendous input on future decisions of elected officials.”