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Welcome to the Dealer News Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the moves going on inside the heavy equipment distributor industry. We post a new edition each week with news on hires, promotions, new locations and expansions. Check back for a new edition every Friday!
JCB’s North American dealer network continues to expand with the addition of CSTK JCB. CSTK will now represent the full line of JCB construction equipment – including new, pre-owned and rental models – and provide JCB parts and service at its dealership in Kansas City, Kansas.
CSTK has offered products and services for over 30 years, including transport refrigeration, comfort systems, auxiliary power units, customizable truck bodies, lift gates, trailer skirting and over-the-road and specialty trailers. Other industry-leading JCB products now available at CSTK JCB include wheel loaders, backhoes and Loadall telescopic handlers. They also offer a fully-stocked parts department and a full-service maintenance team featuring professionally-trained JCB mechanics.
Dave Burns, vice president of CSTK JCB says they are “very excited to join the JCB family and offer quality JCB products to the Kansas City metropolitan area.” Dan Schmidt, JCB’s North America’s vice president of sales believes that CSTK JCB is “an outstanding fit for our growing dealer network.”
JCB’s North American dealer network continues to expand with the addition of JCB of Miami. Formerly known as E.R. Truck Equipment, JCB of Miami is one of south Florida’s largest and most experienced construction equipment dealers. The dealership will now represent the full line of JCB construction equipment including new, pre-owned and rental models, and provide JCB service and parts in Miami, Florida.
Since its opening in 1995, the dealership has offered quality products to its customers while specializing in outstanding customer service and client support. The dealership will apply its many years of experience to JCB’s wide range of construction equipment.
That range includes the world’s safest and most innovative skid steer, wheel loaders, backhoes and Loadall telescopic handlers. JCB of Miami also offers a fully-stocked parts department and a full-service maintenance team featuring professionally-trained JCB mechanics.
Joe Bright acquired Snider Bros. Inc in 1962, which has since expanded into four Bobcat dealership locations across Indiana – Anderson, Indianapolis, Whitestown, and most recently, Bloomington.
Bobcat of Bloomington will distribute Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and utility vehicles, as well as a variety of work-saving attachments, throughout the greater Bloomington area.
Blastcrete Equipment Company has retained several key Neal Manufacturing employees following its acquisition of the company in November 2013. Neal, a leading manufacturer of mechanized asphalt sealcoating equipment, now operates as a division of Blastcrete in Anniston, Alabama.
Greg Dodson, Eric Humphries and Edward Langley are staying on with the company. They join Maury Bagwell, who left his position as Neal’s president in 2011 to join the Blastcrete team. Blastcrete president Jim Farrell says that, with Blastcrete’s financial stability, Neal customers can be assured Neal will be there to provide the equipment and service they need for years to come.
Farrell adds that Blastcrete and Neal customers are fortunate to be able to benefit from the experience, expertise and continuity Dodson, Humphries, Langley and Bagwell provide for the Blastcrete division. Dodson and Humphries bring 20 years of industry experience while Langley brings 10 and Bagwell brings 39.
Ruppert Landscape has expanded its Pennsylvania operations to include a new branch in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. That branch will be led by veteran Ruppert Branch Manager Mike Monde, whose leadership and focus lie in the Philadelphia market has enabled this expansion.
This branch, serving the northern Philadelphia, King of Prussia and southern New Jersey region, joins 15 existing branch offices that are located in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, supporting both the landscape construction and landscape management divisions of the company. Phil Key, president of Ruppert Landscape, describes the opening of King of Prussia branch, which has started as a satellite operation over three years ago, as right in line with the company’s five-year plan.
The existing Philadelphia branch will be led by Garth Jorgenson, who has been promoted to the position of branch manager. Jorgenson, who worked side-by-side with Mike Monde for 12 years, has served in multiple positions including area manager, enhancement manager and business development.
Atlas Copco announced that its complete road construction line of rollers, pavers and planners is now available at West Side Tractor Sales Company. The five Indiana locations that will be supporting Atlas Copco Dynapac products are Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Bloomington. Each location is a full-service provider of heavy equipment sales, maintenance, repair and rental services.
“The addition of Dynapac is an opportunity for West Side to enhance the customer experience by providing more product options, top-notch service and quality parts,” says Steve Benck, president of West Side Tractor Sales.
Atlas Copco Midwest Regional sales manager Rich Forrest states that he is “pleased and excited to create a partnership with West Side Tractor of Indiana.”