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2009 WINNER – Cathy Ann Lothes – R & L Excavating – Newark, OH

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Newark, OH (October 29th, 2009). Cathy Lothes of R & L Excavating, Inc., Newark,
OH, has been picked as the winner of Equipment World magazine’s 2009 Contractor’s
Dream Package.

Lothes received her prizes on October 29th during Equipment World’s Contractor’s Dream Package Winner Event hosted by Mathews Ford, Newark OH, the local Ford
commercial truck dealer in Cathy’s hometown area. Her prize package includes a Ford
F550 Super Duty truck; a Ditch Witch Zahn utility machine; a Landoll 16-foot tilt trailer;
Lincoln Electric welders; a Trimble site control system; a Baldor portable generator;
Conoco Phillips lubricant products; Alturnamats ground protection mats, VMAC’s
underhood air compressor, and a credit for FAE attachment products. The package is
worth almost $100,000!

R & L Excavating has been in business for 32 years and is involved in road widening,
excavation and various types of construction in the Newark, OH, area. “I am so grateful
for winning this equipment and products,” said Lothes. “Business has been challenging
this year so this good fortune was welcomed news for me and our company! I have been
a loyal Equipment World reader for the past 20 years and never thought I would win their
Dream Package one day!”

Equipment World is the leading business-to-business publication reporting on equipment
and business practices to help America’s construction contractors run more efficient
operations.

Now in the ninth year, Equipment World’s Contractor’s Dream Package sweepstakes is
the only program of its kind as a way for sponsors to promote their products in addition
to traditional print advertising. For the past nine years, a lucky contractor such as Cathy
Lothes wins top-of-the line equipment to add to their feet, and Equipment World
accomplishes its goal of serving its readers and advertisers.
“This is absolutely one of the most rewarding things we do each year. We are grateful to
our sponsors who have made this such a great program,” said Gregg Terry, publisher of
Equipment World”