Growing NH construction equipment rental company to open western Mass. location

Milton Rents to open 7th location at former car dealership in Chicopee
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The Milton Rents store in Gorham, NH.

A growing construction equipment rental company with roots in New Hampshire has purchased a former Chicopee, Mass., car dealership to open its first location in western Massachusetts.

Gorham-based Milton Rents Inc., which will offer a variety of Caterpillar equipment, purchased the former 14,000-square-foot Family Ford building for $1.9 million in May.

The company leases smaller construction equipment, including jackhammers, skid steer tractors, scaffolding and generators.

It was launched started four years ago with the purchase of ProQuip’s three outlets in Chichester, Gorham and Plaistow in New Hampshire. Since then, Milton has opened three new outlets, in Uxbridge and Shrewsbury in Massachusetts, and in Portland, Maine.

Bill Staar, Milton’s chief legal officer, told the Springfield (Mass.) Republican that plans call for opening a total of 40 locations in New England and New York over the next 15 years,

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