First Word: Winner takes all

“I almost hung up.” “This has to be a joke.” “CLICK.” These are just a few of the initial reactions we’ve received over the past six years when we called the winner of Equipment World’s Contractor’s Dream Package sweepstakes.

Fortunately, the first two people stayed on the phone long enough to realize that it really was true – they had won the most lucrative sweepstakes in our industry! I recently called our 2006 winner, Jeff Jay of G&G Construction in Enterprise, Mississippi, just to see how his business was doing since winning the prize. Jeff told me that his F550 serves as his primary service truck and hauling unit for most of his heavy equipment. He has also started a new concrete forming and foundation division of his company using some of the equipment he won. Needless to say, Jeff told me that the experience was “everything he dreamed of.”

Our 2008 Dream Package is up and running now with registrations being taken through September 2008. With more sponsors than ever before, this year’s winner will take home more than $100,000 in products and services. For attendees at this month’s ConExpo Show, most of the products in this year’s showcase will be displayed in Equipment World’s Booth #C-7155. Please drop by to register with us or at any of our sponsors’ ConExpo exhibits listed below.

AlturnaMats (ground protection mats) – S-11407
Baldor (portable generator) – C-5413
Conoco Phillips (lubricant products) – N/A
Ditch Witch (Zahn utility machine) – N-2241
Donaldson Filters (filtration products) S-16526
Doosan Infracore (plate compactor, concrete saw, rammer) – G-130
Ford (F550 chassis cab truck) S-8739
Landoll Trailers (16′ tilt trailer) – S-758
Lincoln Electric (Ranger GXT 250 welder) – S-4017
Sage Oil Vac (mobile oil/fluid change system) – S-9643
Trimble (site control system) – S-17411
VMAC (underhood air compressor) – S-542
Werk Brau (bucket/attachment credit) – G-387

If you’re not at the show this month, you can view the products and register on the Dream Package form which is inserted in this issue of Equipment World magazine or on our website at

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Equipment World’s 2008 Contractor’s Dream Package will make one contractor a lucky winner later on this year. The odds are definitely better than at some of those places in Las Vegas so don’t delay, give it a try! Just don’t be the one to “CLICK” if you get the winning call…

Good luck.