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Hiretech Announces Next-Generation Floor Sander


New HT8 Multi-Speed is the tool rental industry’s first and only multiple speed drum floor sander

PLATTSBURGH, NY – January 16, 2006 - Hiretech, Inc. announced today the design and production of the world’s first multiple speed 8” drum sander. Designated as the HT8 Multi-Speed, this innovative new product has been designed to meet the specific needs of the tool rental industry.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the HT8 Multi-Speed to the tool rental market” said Mark Rogers, CEO of Hiretech. “The HT8 Multi-Speed gives all rental operators the confidence of knowing one machine will suit the drum sanding needs of any type of customer. The HT8 Multi-Speed builds on our long tradition of quality, commitment and innovative design in the floor sander market. The world’s most popular floor sander has just become even better, and now any user, regardless of skill, can sand a floor to a perfect finish.”
Rental operators have until now faced the dilemma of having to provide low-speed drum sanders to satisfy DIY and novice users, at the expense of more skilled users and contractors who benefit from higher drum speed and production rates. The HT8 Multi-Speed introduction means that stores need to stock only one type of drum floor sander, which allows standardizing of the rental fleet and reduction in operating costs. For novice users, the lower speed settings allow an immediate “comfort level” to develop before choosing an optional higher speed setting. For experienced users, the flexibility to adjust speed settings to match job conditions and maintain higher production rates is unmatched in the rental industry. The HT8 Multi-Speed controller provides four different drum rotation speeds, each increasing in rotation to a maximum of 3,300 rpm.
Making its industry debut at the American Rental Association’s The Rental Show in Orlando, Florida from February 6th to 9th 2006, the HT8 Multi-Speed will begin shipping in early March, 2006 to customers worldwide.
In addition to availability on all new HT8 sanders, the HT8 Multi-Speed controller is also available as an upgrade to all existing HT8 and DU8 floor sanders. “We are committed to maintaining our customers’ sander investment” said James Staalesen, Hiretech’s National Sales Manager. “By using Hiretech’s equipment platform, rental stores know they are using the best equipment available, and can easily and affordably upgrade even 30 year old machines to our latest technology. No other floor sander manufacturer even comes close to this” Staalesen added. For upgrades, the HT8 Multi-Speed controller includes a new handle assembly with controller attached. Designed as plug-and-go, existing HT8 and DU8 owners simply swap the handle assembly and attach the twist lock plug to complete the conversion.
About Hiretech, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th year of service to the tool rental industry, Hiretech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hire Technicians Group Ltd. As manufacturers of a full range of floor sander products, Hiretech has long been recognized as the leader in design and manufacturing of floor sanding and steam wallpaper stripping equipment for rental operators worldwide.

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