R & L Excavating wins $100,000 Contractors Dream Package

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Cathy Lothes of R & L Excavating, Inc., Newark, OH, couldn’t believe her luck in winning Equipment World’s 2009 Contractors Dream Package. “I am so grateful for winning this equipment and products,” said Lothes. “Business has been challenging this year so this good fortune was welcome 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!”
Lothes will receive her prizes Thursday, October 29, 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.   


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.