Sunstate

  • Mike Watts, who founded Sunstate Equipment in 1977.
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    Sunstate founder Mike Watts to retire

    2017-01-23T09:47:00Z

    Sunstate Equipment’s founder and executive chairman Mike Watts to retire in February, and majority owner Sumitomo to become full owner of the business

  • Chris Watts.
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    New CEO for Sunstate

    2015-01-15T12:25:00Z

    Chris Watts has now become CEO and president of US rental company, replacing Benno Jurgemeyer who retired at the end of December

  • Sunstate Equipment's new safety-focused logo.
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    Sunstate Equipment becomes IPAF training enter

    2014-06-19T21:12:00Z

    The Southwest equipment rental company joins IPAF's growing number of North American training center.

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    Sumitomo takes majority stake in Sunstate Equipment

    2013-01-08T09:34:00Z

    Founder Mike Watts remains chairman of the business and retains a 20% shareholding.

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    Leadership change at Mobile Mini

    2012-10-04T09:50:00Z

    Mobile Mini president, chief executive and chairman Steve Bunger is to leave the company at the end of the year. At the same time, non-executive director Mike Watts – who is also founder and executive chairman of Sunstate Equipment – will take on the role of Mobile Mini chairman.

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    Sunstate signs up with SmartEquip

    2011-02-22T15:26:00Z

    Sunstate Equipment is the latest US rental company to join the SmartEquip network. The system will link each of Sunstate’s depots with its suppliers, giving parts and service technicians real-time support on products.

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    Japan's Sumitomo invests in US rental business Sunstate Equipment

    2009-12-21T12:50:00Z

    Japan’s Sumitomo Corp has acquired a US$50 million investment in Sunstate Equipment Co, giving it a minority shareholding in the business. The funds will be used to strengthen Sunstate's balance sheet and capitalise on growth opportunities.