Business Roundup: News on Terramac, Tri-State Truck, J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, Midwest Equipment Sales, Thompson Machinery

Updated Jan 17, 2017

Terramac adds Tri-State Truck & Equipment to dealer lineup for Mont., Wyo.

Terramac, manufacturer of crawler carrier machines, has added Montana-based Tri-State Truck & Equipment to its North American dealer network. Tri-State will handle a territory covering Montana and Wyoming.

“Tri-State Truck & Equipment is a high-caliber dealership with a strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service,” says Matt Slater, director of sales for Terramac. “We’re certain Tri-State will be a positive addition to our growing dealer network.”

Tri-State will offer Terramac’s line at six locations: Belgrade, Billings, Glendive and Great Falls, Montana; Casper and Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers adds 2 companies to dealer network

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, based in Somerset, Pennsylvania, has added two companies, Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair, to its dealer network.

Kahn Truck Equipment will carry J&J’s full product line in Missouri and Illinois, while Stainless & Repair will represent the company in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.

“We are excited to partner with these companies who share our vision of providing the highest quality products, excellent customer service, and competitive truck equipment solutions to truck dealers and operators,” says Jason Cornell, director of business development for J&J.

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Midwest Equipment Sales launches wholesale website

Midwest Equipment Sales (MWE) has launched a new website aimed primarily at wholesale customers, equipment and tire dealers as well as rental companies at

“The new site makes it easy for customers to find and order tracks, tires and undercarriage parts for compact construction equipment,” the company reports.

“MWE implemented the latest shipping technology allowing us to pull rates and transit times from multiple carriers, giving our customer options that will allow them to find the rate and delivery time that meets their needs. Stock discounts and free shipping are automatically applied to large orders.”

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Thompson Machinery opens Cat Rental Store in Jackson, Tenn.

Caterpillar dealer Thompson Machinery has opened a new Cat Rental Store at its Jackson, Tennessee, operation to serve its west Tennessee customers.

“The addition of the Cat Rental Store in Jackson fills a gap between our Nashville and Memphis locations that expands our footprint in which to serve customers’ equipment rental needs,” says Mike Rattan, Thompson Rental Store general manager. “Our Jackson staff brings a wealth of expertise to the market and will provide a valuable resource to our customers in the area.”

Preston Mysinger, the newly-named Jackson Rental Store manager, says Jackson and the surrounding region are seeing major growth in the industrial and commercial markets, necessitating the addition of the operation.

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Equipment dealers can grow revenue by mastering customer reach and communication

Ways to reach customers are constantly changing. How do you know whether the new ones are worth trying? Trust the companies that specialize in marketing, the ones that are constantly testing new approaches and programs and measure the results. Below are the methods that are working well for equipment dealers.

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